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Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed

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Title Screen

Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed

Also known as: Gacha Mecha Stadium Saru Battle (JP)
Developer: SCEI
Publishers: SCEI (JP), Ubisoft (US)
Platform: PlayStation 2
Released in JP: July 1, 2004
Released in US: October 20, 2004

MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

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Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed is a party spinoff of the Ape Escape franchise, where the cast of the series compete in a virtual tournament.

Unused Data

In the game's files, there are player stats for Specter and Dark Specter, implying they were meant to be unlockable similar to Jake and Dark Jake. Something to note with their stats: Specter has the lowest base boat speed, at 5, compared to the average of 7.23 while Dark Specter has the fastest base boat speed, at 30.

Unused Music

Leftover MIDI Audio

On the game's disc, under \RAW\SOUND\MIDI\, there are six leftover MIDI files (accompanied by samples) that are unused in the final game. The final game uses compressed audio in .INT format.

BGM21.mid is the game's opening theme.
BGM26.mid and BGM27.mid appear to be sampled versions of songs that play in certain introduction screens.
BGM28.mid is the theme for the main menu.
TEST_M15.mid is a track that is not in the final game, it appears to be the theme for Panic Pyramid from Ape Escape 2.
TEST_M25 is not in the final game either, but it appears to be the Travel Station theme from Ape Escape 2.

Regional Differences

Ubisoft screen

Ae pnp us ubisoft.png The US version had a Ubisoft splash screen added at the start of the game.

Ratchet & Clank Billboards

The Japanese version features various advertisements for one of the Ratchet and Clank titles including a demo FMV, and an animated billboard in certain stages.

Japan US
Ae pnp jp.png Ae pnp us.png

Ratchet & Clank Demo FMV