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Ape Escape 3

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Ape Escape 3

Also known as: Saru! Get You 3 (JP)
Developer: SCE Japan Studio
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PlayStation 2
Released in JP: July 14, 2005
Released in US: January 17, 2006
Released in EU: May 5, 2006
Released in AU: 2006
Released in KR: May 2, 2008

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
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Ape Escape 3 is the third game in the Ape Escape series (minus the various spin-offs). The game features two new characters Kei and Yumi (or Satoru and Sayaka), both of whom go through various movie-themed levels.


English Translation Differences
Nearly completely different English text.

Unused Graphics

TV Station End Screen

In the US version, a texture file can be found called "ui_clear_bg_zero" which depicts a seldom oddly colored monkey standing in a room of placeholder textures alongside 4 short cylinders. It can be inferred that this was meant to be shown to players after beating the TV Station stage at the very beginning of the game, as the final version just cuts straight to Aki(e). It is also in the same folder as all of the other level end screens, and guess that it was going to be the TV Station stage because of the short cylinders likely being weirdly textured tables, and the file named "zero", which is the common name for that of the TV Station stage in other places in the files.

Simian Cinema Menu

In the US version in files for the Simian Cinema movie maker, there are multiple unused files for UI designs. Some textures appear to have used the same style as the level names, others use the same font with a different palette. It is unknown for sure how much the UI changed but early designs seemed to be a lot less stylized.

Ape Escape 2 Leftovers

In the files for the simian cinema (along with other places as well), an Ape Escape 2 texture can be found which consists of Jimmy/Hikaru's life icon, a coin from that game, the Slingback Shooter reticle, and even menu icons.

Regional Differences

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  • What content does have the final bonus tape in the Japanese version?
  • There's also a Korean version with differences as well...

Japanese Version

  • The title screen contains a completely different theme. (also used for the Japanese version of Ape Escape 2 and is more globally a general theme for the series in Japan).
  • There is a glitch in Airplane Squadron which makes it possible to go out of bounds.

European Version

  • The European version uses a completely different text font when compared to the US version.
  • The European version uses a completely different title logo when compared to the Japanese and US versions.
  • A completely different English (UK) dub was made compared to the US version.
  • The main characters use their original Japanese names instead of the US ones.
  • Different "password cheat codes".
  • The final tape (only unlockable by a cheat) is an advertisement of Ape Escape P (aka Ape Escape: On The Loose).

American Version

  • The American version replaces Ape Ratchet with a red version of SAL-1000 named SAL-3000.
  • Different "password cheat codes".
  • The final tape (only unlockable by a cheat) is an advertisement of Ape Escape Academy.