- Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 8/10 (Trophy Difficulty Rating)
- Offline: 12 (7 , 4 , 1 )
- Online: 0
- Approximate time to 100%: 10-12 hours (Heavily dependent on skill for gold medals)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 + Level Select
- Missable trophies: None (via Level Select)
- Glitched trophies: None
- Does difficulty affect trophies? No difficulty levels
- Do cheats block trophies? No cheat codes
- Special peripherals required: Playstation Move Controller and PS Eye Camera
This is the PS3’s first entry in the long-standing Ape Escape franchise. However, this game has abandoned the traditional dual-analog gameplay of the previous games, and instead is an on-rails shooter-esque game using the Playstation Move controller.
While the game is definately geared towards a younger audience and isn’t super-challenging to beat, getting gold medal scores on every level is rather challenging and will take more effort than your usual ‘kids’ game.
Step 1: Goodies/Misc Trophies
To start off, go into the Goodies section of the main menu. From there, you can quickly earn the "World Ape Explorer" trophy (by viewing the Monkeypedia), and the "Mumbler" trophy (by using the Record function to record your own capture sound).
Step 2: Play Through the Game
You should now play through all 15 levels of the game. Don’t worry too much about Hidden Monkeys or Gold Medals yet; just get to know the levels and the basic mechanics of the game.
You will get the following trophies during this playthrough (and possibly a few others, although if not they will easily come during your cleanup playthrough):
- Catch Rookie
- Monkeys' Regret
- Specter’s Prize
Step 3: Cleanup, Hidden Monkeys & Gold Medals
At this point, while you may have picked up a few Hidden Monkeys and Gold Medals during your main playthrough, you will likely need to go back through each level to collect all of the Hidden Monkeys, and get a Gold Medal high score, ultimately earning "Catch Master" .
I have written a guide detailing all of the Hidden Monkey locations here:
Hidden Monkey Locations
Getting Gold Medal scores in every level is challenging, but the best advice I can give is to become familiar with the levels, focus on not getting hit, and putting together a big combo at some point in the level. If you can keep a combo going while you capture any Hidden Monkeys and the Specter lookalike in each level, you will get huge points that are a major help towards achieving the gold medal scores. Also, make sure you shoot at all the objects, enemies, banana bunches (which are worth points once you have a max 50 bananas) and monkeys you can during the exploring sections - these are not worth a ton of points, but they do add up over the course of a level, and can make the difference to getting the Gold Medal scores.
[PS3T Would Like to Thank Sajjio for this Roadmap]