• Hidden monkeys (U.K. version)

    On the title screen, hold R1 + R2 + L1 + L2 then (without letting go) press start. this will bring up the password screen.

    bluemanUnlocks the BLUE PIPOTRON monkey
    RATCHUnlocks the RATCH monkey
    2nd manUnlocks the RED PIPOTRON monkey

    Contributed By: Nintymaster123.


  • Passwords (jp version)

    Press L1+L2+R1+R2+START to enter password screen. All passwords musst be enter in hiragana

    rusarukekaGageru Ape
    kuroihoumonshaKuro Sennin Ape
    yumenokyouenMesaru Gear Solid
    futarinosune-kuMovie 28 and 2 Cinema Files with Mesaru Gear Cast
    pipotoronageinmystery movie 29 (pipotron hidden movie)
    kurankushinsakumystery movie 30 (ratchet and clank 4 PV)
    futarimenootokoPigaru Ape
    rusagu-boisaSAL-1000 Ape
    sabaibaruSurvival Mode
    aoiku-rugaiunlock pipotron blue
    nazonoakaiaitsuunlock pipotron red
    himitsunokiiroiyatsuunlock pipotron yellow
    ginganoraihoushaunlocks Ratchet monkey

    Contributed By: ParaParaKing, lugia46, and StarchChasm.

  • Secret Passwords (Chinese Version)

    Press L1+R1+L2+R2 at the title screen menu to enter the Secret Password screen.

    87797030Unlocks a hidden Mesaru Gear Solid Movie
    72396504Unlocks Ape Olympic
    33483264Unlocks Dark Master
    04077472Unlocks Mesaru Gear Solid
    99876650Unlocks Movie No. 30
    00798001Unlocks SAL-1000 Ape
    56014704Unlocks Sarutimate Fighting
    64686697Unlocks Survival Mode

    Contributed By: leowong1.

  • Secret Passwords (US Version)

    Press L1+R1+L2+R2 at the title screen menu to enter the Secret Password screen.

    blackoutDark Master is on the loose!
    2 snakes (must beat the game first to use)Movie 28 and 2 Cinema Files with Mesaru Gear Cast
    2nd manShimmy is on the loose!
    coolblueUnlocks blue pipotron
    kropsUnlocks monkey that's impersinating spike from AE1
    redmonUnlocks red pipotron
    grobycUnlocks SAL-1000 monkey
    SAL3000Unlocks SAL-3000 monkey
    yellowyUnlocks yellow pipotron

    Contributed By: Ryusui, SenakuJin, and UserShadow7989.


  • All unlockable mini-games (JP version)

    There are 3 mini-games in this game. Here is how to unlock them:-

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Ape OlympicBuy this in Hobby Shop for 1500 credits
    Mesal Gear SolidBeat the game once and buy this in Hobby Shop for 573 credits
    Sarutimate FightingBuy this in Hobby Shop for 1500 credits

    Contributed By: shin8.

  • How to unlock Bonus Morph...

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Super Monkey MorphBeat Specter(finish the game)

    Contributed By: Kalo.

  • How to Unlock Monkey Studio(US version)

    To do this, you will need movie files, to get them, make sure you have the monkeys on yellow light or lower, and don't catch any of the monkeys in the area of the camera.

    Then, step on the footpad behind the camera and press X, after 5 seconds, press X again to recieve the movie file

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Monkey Movie StudioGet all 20 video files

    Contributed By: ChaoticTH.

  • Mesal Gear Solid and Sarutimate Fighting unlockables (JP version)

    Everytime you finish any of this two minigames, you'll be rewarded with 1,000 gaccha chips (money). Here's the Mesal Gear Solid unlockables:
    * To get the a monkey tag, shoot a monkey with the banana pistol then do a combo attack on him.
    * All hostages are hidden. Use a Suika bomb (Watermelon bomb) near the cracked part of a wall.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Croc cap and infinite itemsRescue all 20 hostages.
    Hard ModeFinish Mesal Gear Solid once.
    Secret password "futarinosune-ku"Collect all 30 monkey tags.

    Contributed By: kishinmask.

  • New title screen (JP version)

    A "tatsujin" (expert) hiragana will appear below the "Sarugecchu 3" main title.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Sarugecchu 3 Tatsujin TitleFinish survival mode.

    Contributed By: kishinmask.

  • Saru Cinema Studio (JP version)

    Watch 8 or more saru movies that you got in the Saru Cinema.
    Saru Cinema Studio will replace the "X" slot on the Saru Cinema main menu.
    This mode lets you edit the existing saru movies or create your own.

    Contributed By: kishinmask.

  • Unlockable Mini-games(US version)

    Here are the avaliable Mini-games for the US evrsion of Ape Escape 3 and how to unlock them.

    Note, that the 1st 2 mini-games cost 1500 gotcha coins, while Mesal Gear Solid costs 573 Gotcha coins.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Mesal Gear SolidDefeat Specter once
    Monkey Throw StadiumAchieve 25% or 50% completion
    Ultim-ape fighterAchieve 75% completion

    Contributed By: ChaoticTH.

  • Unlockables

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Mesaru GearBuy after catching Specter for 573 credits
    Survival ModeCapture all apes and catch Specter a second time

    Contributed By: ParaParaKing.

Easter Eggs

  • Changing the title screen animation (JP version)

    Whenever you lose a life, game over or captured by a monkey whom stole your net, return to the title screen, and you will find the animation which is normally Satoru and Sayaka chasing the monkey with the net and Stun Club, change role to the opposite side, the Monkeys will chase Satoru and Sayaka using their equipments and their default items. Whether this will work in the US version is curently unknown.

    Contributed By: CielShadow.

  • Mesal Gear Solid Change Background

    At the Mesal Gear Solid title screen press L1 or L2 to change backround.

    Contributed By: Vinmast0.

  • Survival Mode Completion Bonus

    Upon completing "Survival Mode," the word "Master" will appear below 'Ape Escape 3' on the title screen.

    Contributed By: Morpheus98.

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