Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ape Escape is a 3D platform game for the PlayStation, which launched a series of the same name. It was the first game to require an analogue controller rather than their use to be optional. The game''s story follows a young boy who travels through time in an attempt to prevent monkeys from changing the future. The game was re-made in 2005 for the Playstation Portable called Ape Escape On the Loose with improved graphics and new voice acting. The game was first released in North America on June 18, 1999, and shortly after in Japan under the name Saru! Get You! on June 24, 1999. It was released in PlayStation Network Japan on August 30, 2007. The brainchild of Kenkichi Shimooko, Ape Escape''s Pipo Monkeys went on to become unofficial mascots of Sony. Ape Escape was the first game on the PlayStation to require use of the DualShock controller. Reviews of the game were mainly positive, focusing on the platforming aspect of it as well as the style.