Jump in the mind of monkeys in the new Ape Escape

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While Ape Escape 3 was a blast to play, it was far from revolutionary. If you look back at all of the Ape Escape platformers, the series hasn’t deviated much from the dual shock formula. In each game you run around rotating the right analog stick to swing your net and catch wandering monkeys. Instead of using the same formula from the other Ape Escape games, Sony has some significant tweaks in Sarugetchu: SaruSaru Daisakusen. Instead of controlling Spike with his electrified monkey catching net, you guide Spike’s miniature ship into the minds of the helmet wearing primates. When you are inside a monkey’s mind you take control of it and gain their abilities. Need to swim? Then track down a mer-monkey. Need to open a door that’s connected to a fan? Find a dancing monkey, take over it and make a burst of wind from dancing to spin the fan and open the door. Famitsu has more pictures of SaruSaru Daisakusen with different monkey skills, like boxing enemies with power punches for you to see.

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