Developer: SCEI (Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporated)
Publisher: SCEI (Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporated)
Released: June '99
Review by: Cheesy Boy
Ape escape is one of those games that you just look at and say ďI donít want to play it.Ē Well Iím here (or some where else at the time) to say: Itís not entirely true.
Now, I have been visually spoiled while playing on my new Game Cube. So I try to go back to when the PS first came out, and more specifically MONKEY Escape. But itís hard. Yet when I compare it to other games, itís got some okay to almost pretty graphics. Actually considering when it came out itís good. Though when I review (if ever again. Working, nay, doing something is not my strong suit) old system games, the Graphics section will be short, and lacking.
The music is okay, doesnít enhance the game, but doesnít take it away either. Though the sound had one thing I think enhanced the game. The screams of the monkeys. There is nothing like seeing the monkeys realize you there, and watch them scramble. It makes it more fun to catch them, and foil there evil yet flawed plan (just shoot him with a GUN for gods Sake.)
The controls enhance the experience of playing. You catch monkeys using a laser club, laser net, sling shot, a fly catcher esq. flying devise, and a remote controlled car. If you canít catch the monkey, you can ďpretend your invisible, where you crouch into a ball and pretend your invisible (the brain enhancing device the monkeys wear obviously works well because the monkeys fall for this every time.) Or you could just touture the idiots by hitting them with the car, you canít catch them with the car, yet itís all in the name of underhanded fun. If that's not your barrel of fish, then just hop in the tank and shot the little shits.
The controls are my favorite part. This is one of the few gems that uses the duel analogue controller, and just about the only one that uses it well. One controls were you go (typical), while the other controls the direction you hit. There are hard to get used to, yet it is worth it to work at it. And when you get used to it, it becomes second nature, and you get more freedom control wise than most games.
The most fun you can have in the game, is not the story. There is a mini game. Space monkey. An old school, space invader esq. game. You can fly all over the screen in your ship with the right control stick, then shoot in any direction using the left control stick. You are attacked by expanding pigs, flying heads, and weird things which I believe to be flowers (giant evil flowers mind you). But all of the space shooter games need upgrades, and this does not fail to please. You can get three guns (The Mini Game gets a Nine, only if the game were so lucky).
I choose not to retype this, for if one of us is choosing to be lazy, it will be me. Just scroll up you pricks. Bye from Cheesy guy, or Ghandi, or Cheesy Ghandi, or what ever the hell that guy calls me... What's his name again? Oh yea, Kaine...
Considering it's release date, they are pretty good
Doesn't really enhance game, but it's not too bad
Capturing Monkeys? Works for me
Allows more freedom than most games
Overall (not an average): 6.5/10
Prelude to Monkey Greatness