Ape Escape Racing

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Ape Escape Racing
Developer(s) SCEI, Epics (G-Artists)[1]
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Series Ape Escape
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable
Release date(s)
  • JP December 7, 2006
Genre(s) Racing game
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Ape Escape Racing (サルゲッチュ ピポサルレーサー Saru Get You: Pipo Saru Racer) is a racing game featuring the monkeys from the Ape Escape series. It was released in Japan on December 7, 2006. 11 months after its first release, the game was added into the 'PSP The Best' series'.[citation needed]


In Ape Escape Racing the player 'builds' their monkey into a racing machine, by giving him an engine and tires. The game features 47 'vehicles', each in two forms: one specialized in drifting, one specialized in acceleration. Other moulds for vehicles are unlocked as the player proceeds through the ranks.

The main game consists of playing four tracks in a grand prix. Each improved race time will fill a monkey bar at the top of the grand prix menu. Once this bar is filled, a VS mode is unlocked where the tracks will be played again but an evil, much faster monkey is involved in the races. If the player achieves a #1 overall position, they will 'rank up' and unlock another 4 tracks (and so on).

Levels that have been unlocked can be replayed in normal race form or in a time trial form.

Each of the tracks are set in the same arena, but the path changes to a harder one as more are unlocked. The tracks are set in the following order: The Beach, The City, The Graveyard and The Jungle.

The game uses the PlayStation Portable's wireless capabilities by using Gamesharing and ad hoc for wireless LAN multiplayer races.


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