============================ Ape Escape Time Attack Guide ---------------------------- (c) 1999 Stephen J. Rhee email@example.com ============================ 0. Version History =================== v1.0 (06/29/99) - initial version. levels up through Oceana. 1. Introduction ================ This guide is intended to help in achieving a 100% success rate in the game by getting Golds in the time attacks for all the levels. Once you have completed a level by capturing all the monkeys, you can enter a time attack mode by pressing the Start button at the level select screen. For each Bronze you receive, 0.5% is added to your success rate. For each Silver, an additional 0.2% is added, and for each Gold, an additional 0.1%. Since there are 19 levels, getting golds on all the time attacks is worth 15.2% of your success rate. Therefore, if you have completed everything else in the game except for the time attacks, you should have an 84.8% success rate. In the next section, each of the levels will be listed along with how many monkeys need to be capture to complete the time attack, the time to beat to get a Gold, and a short strategy. The strategy assumes since you must have completed the level, you have some familiarity with the level and where each of the monkeys are located. 2. Levels ========== 2.1. The Lost Land ------------------- 2.1.1. Fossil Field (time: 0'32" | monkeys: 4) This level is pretty straightforward. Go to your left and catch the first monkey. Then head towards the steps for the second monkey, making sure you pick up the triangles on your way to gain additional time. Next, grab the third monkey in the middle of the area. Finally, use the Sky Flyer to capture the last monkey on the high ledge. 2.1.2. Primordial Ooze (time: 0'35" | monkeys: 4) Since you do not have to capture all 6 monkeys on this level, it is important to select which monkeys to go after to beat the time attack with a Gold. First, capture the monkey you see straight ahead over the small bridge. I found that using the RC Car to quickly reach and stun the monkey works best; otherwise, he will jump over the water and lead you on a time-wasting chase. Next turn around and head back to where you started. There is a high ledge ahead and to the right that you can reach if you use the Sky Flyer. Grab the monkey on that ledge. Next, enter the water and catch the monkey swimming around near that ledge, and finally, head away from where you started and find the final monkey swimming around in the water. 2.1.3. Molten Lava (time: 1'15" | monkeys: 5) Go up the ramp collecting the triangles as you go. Jump into the waterfall to catch the first monkey. Then jump out to the other side and grab the monkey doing a handstand. Next, jump onto the moving platform and wait until it is moving on the upper level. Jump off towards the water. Jump over the water and catch the monkey in the far corner. Now, jump back over the water and over the moving platform. Jump up the steps, avoiding the ramp you will slide down on. Hit the shaking egg with your Stun Club and then grab the monkey that crawls out. Keep going forward through the cave. When you come out, avoid the T-Rex dinosaur and follow the wall until you see the monkey up on a ledge. Make sure to grab any triangles along the way. 2.2. Mysterious Age -------------------- 2.2.1. Thick Jungle (time: 1'30" | monkeys: 5) Head towards the two beehives on the left and hit them with your club to knock the monkey out and then grab them. In addition, hit any man-eating plants along the way with your club to get some triangles. Next, grab the machine gun-toting monkey in the look out tower. Then, head back away from the water towards the cave near the two beehives that were empty. Use the Sky Flyer to jump onto the red bouncing platform across the chasm. Use your club to open the gate, and then quickly grab the monkey on the statue. Head to your right through the vines. Ignore the monkey that you see that jumps into the tree. The tree will take too long to defeat. Instead jump down off the edge onto the small ledge that leads into a cave beneath the monkey in the tree, being care not to jump to far so as to miss the ledge and die. Collect the triangles as you enter the cave where you will find the fifth monkey. 2.2.2. Dark Ruins (time: 1'20" | monkeys: 5) The enemies on this stage are a little tougher and do not die from one hit from the Stun Club, so I suggest using the Magic Punch. The first monkey you see is very fast. Chase him until you reach the giant circular cage. He will most likely run to the right. Run to the left and wait for him by the bridge and nab him when he comes by. Cross the bridge and enter the building. Avoid these enemies as they split into two when you hit them and take too much time to kill. Head forwards and grap the first monkey you see. Then turn around the corner to your right. Use your slingshot to knock down the monkey hanging avoid the sliding floor. Nab him when he slides off. Then, head to your right over the first opening floor. Use the Magic Punch on the flashing wall to your left. Grab the monkey that is inside and come back out. Go over the second opening floor and exit the building on the upper level. Head left and grab the last monkey. 2.2.3. Cryptic Relics (time: 1'05" | monkeys: 3) Go forward and jump over the rotating wheels ignoring the path to your left. Follow the path until you rach the pushable box. Push it onto the button to open the gate. Go forward and grab the monkey that was behind the gate. Use the Magic Puch to break the flashing part of the cage. Jump down below and head forward, punching the button to open the door. In the cave, go forward until you see a monkey. Grab him and then take the exit to your right. Kill the spinning enemies with your Magic Punch and collect the triangles. Jump over the water with the Sky Flyer and climb up the pole up onto the ledge. Use a double jump and the Sky Flyer to reach the final monkey on the tall column. 2.3. Oceana ------------ 2.3.1. Crabby Beach (time: 1'10" | monkeys: 6) Follow the path and quickly grab the first monkey in the hammock. Look towards the beach and use the Slingshot with guided bullets to stun the monkey in the middle of the beach before you run up to him to grab him; otherwise, he will be too fast and enter the water. Next, grab the monkey on the beach chair. Then, head to the sand castles and capture the monkey there. Enter the passageway. Head straight head and use a double jump and the Sky Flyer to grab the monkey on the high platform. Jump back down and over the two tilting floor panels. Head through the tunnel and do not jump over the gap to where there are two monkeys, but instead use a double jump and the Sky Flyer to grab the monkey that is on the high ledge to your right side just before the gap. 2.3.2. Coral Cave (time: 1'25" | monkeys: 4) Head left along the edge of the water until you come to the wall. Use a double jump and the Sky Flyer to get up the cliff instead of wasting time using the ramp across the water to go up. Don't mess with the wheel to make the bridge lower. Instead, go up the ramp around the where the bridge is up. Use a running double jump and the Sky Flyer to get across to the platform on the other side. This may take practice but it is possible and saves alot of time. There are two monkeys on this platform. The one farther away from you will jump into the water. It is best to try to grab this one first. Now, jump into the water and catch the monkey riding the shark with your Water Net and also catch the monkey that jumped into the water if you did not catch him. Head left in the water, avoiding the sharks and try to get the big triangle on the water floor. Do not use the passageway to leave the area, but instead use the underwater tunnel to your right just before the exit passageway. Get to the platform to your right next to the wall right under the high platform. Use a double jump and the Sky Flyer to reach the vine closest to the high platform. Climb up a bit and jump off and use the Sky Flyer to float down to the high platform where the fourth monkey is. 2.3.3. Dexter's Island (time: 1'10" | monkeys: 3) In this level, you will need only the Super Hoop, the Stun Club, and of course the Time Net. This is the first level where it is really necessary to use the extra speed of the Super Hoop when running to finish the level in time. Equip your Super Hoop and as soon as the level begins, start spinning and run towards the breakable wooden wall. Spin and hit the wall three times to break it. Run inside and quickly capture the monkey and then hit the button on the wall to release the turtle. Use the Super Hoop and quickly spin and run to the dock where the turtle is. Jump on its back and ride it to the ship. Once on the ship, wait for the monkey to run around the ship and come back to you and then nab him. Jump into the water and head towards Dexter. Hit him with the Stun Club and then run inside. Once inside, head straight ahead and jump into the water. Swim quickly straight ahead to the small enclave where the monkey with the gun is. Avoid his gunfire and bombs and grab him.