Mass Effect: Space monkeys and other galactic curiosities

20 Nov, 2007

So you've got your space ship and the whole galaxy is just a quick swoosh away. But besides levelling up by collecting artefacts, salvaging probes and searching for minerals, what reason is there to make like a tourist and embark on a spot of intrepid planet hopping? We'll tell you what - space monkeys. After all, everyone loves monkeys, even the spindly, dead-eyed kind. Right?

After hiking from one end of Mass Effect's galaxy to the other, we've collated a rough guide to some of the more interesting, beautiful and curious points-of-interest that can be found on the various desolate planets. From space monkeys and pyramids, to killer worms and stunning vistas, we tell you where to find the good stuff. And, if you still can't be bothered to engage thrusters, we've got video proofery of the lot, so at least you can pretend you've been there...

Space monkeys and other animals

Most of Mass Effect's planets are desolate wastelands, unsuitable for sustaining life. However, there are some more agreeable environments that do support some unusual species. Despite a distinct lack of trees and bananas, you'll find monkeys on Eletania - the cheeky little beggars have nabbed a crucial piece of equipment and need frisking.

The planet Nodacrux is home to some horse-looking things with teeny arms (and possibly possessing the ability to communicate?), while some prehistoric-sized beetles can be found crawling around Ontarom. And, yes, in the true spirit of any great explorer, we shot them just to see what would happen...

Where to find space monkeys:
Attican Beta - Eletania

Where to find horse-looking things with teeny arms:
Maroon Sea - Vostok - Nodacrux

Where to find prehistoric-sized beetles:
Kepler Verge - Newton - Ontarom

Want to see some space monkeys? Of course you do - hit the movie player to make all your simian dreams come true...

Space monkeys and other animals

Most of Mass Effect's planets are desolate wastelands, unsuitable for sustaining life. However, there are some more agreeable environments that do support some unusual species. Despite a distinct lack of trees and bananas, you'll find monkeys on Eletania - the cheeky little beggars have nabbed a crucial piece of equipment and need frisking.

The planet Nodacrux is home to some horse-looking things with teeny arms (and possibly possessing the ability to communicate?), while some prehistoric-sized beetles can be found crawling around Ontarom. And, yes, in the true spirit of any great explorer, we shot them just to see what would happen...

Where to find space monkeys:
Attican Beta - Eletania

Where to find horse-looking things with teeny arms:
Maroon Sea - Vostok - Nodacrux

Where to find prehistoric-sized beetles:
Kepler Verge - Newton - Ontarom

Want to see some space monkeys? Of course you do - hit the movie player to make all your simian dreams come true...