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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Snake vs. Monkey FAQ

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This walkthrough was originally written for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater on the PS2, but the walkthrough is still applicable to the vita version of the game.
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APE ESCAPE (SNAKE VS. MONKEY) FAQ
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For Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater for the Sony Playstation 2 Entertainment
System.

By:
Charles Alan Ratliff (Vito Raliffé)

If you have any comments or questions, or would like to use this FAQ on your
website, please email me at:

vitoraliffe@gmail.com

Last Updated: November 9th, 2005
Version: Final

Copyright (c)2005 Charles Alan Ratliff. All Rights Reserved.
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The following is a list of all of the websites that can use or display any of my
FAQs onto their website:

www.neoseeker.com
www.ign.com


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Tables of Contents
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I.    Introduction
II.   Escape From The Jungle
III.  Dragnet of the Apes
IV.   Dawn of the Apes
V.    Ape Fear
VI.   Gone With The Apes
VII.  Special Thanks
VIII. Links
IX.   Copyright Information



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Introduction
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This section is a walkthrough for each level of the Ape Escape missions. When
you complete them all, you will receive the Banana Camouflage which can be
accessed by going to the 'Uniform' screen while playing through the story. You
will also receive the Monkey Mask, which can be accessed through the 'Face
Paint' screen if you get the best time on all 5 levels.

My following strategies will be ways to achieve the best time on each level.

I will be placing a number by each monkey so you know how many you should have
at certain points through out each of the levels.

At the beginning of every level walkthrough, I will also post how many monkeys
are in each level.

For easier reading, you can also find every one of my strategies at the
following link:
http://metalgear.neoseeker.com/mgs3/PS2/pages/ape_escape/


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II. Escape From The Jungle
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There are a total of NINE (9) monkeys in this level.

#1-
As soon as you begin, hold R1 to go into first-person view and shoot the monkey
in the grass directly in front of you.

#2 and #3-
Then, to the upper left of the screen, will be a monkey in the grass, and a
monkey on a log that will jump up to the ledge to the right of it. Shoot them
both, and on your way to bag them up, pick up the directional microphone. Then
of course, go directly to pick up the dazed monkey in the grass, and the one
from the log. If you shot the second monkey after he jumped onto the ledge, you
will probably catch him as soon as he lands on the ground, if not, he will be
sitting on the log.

#4-
Jump onto the log where the second monkey was and go into first-person view
(Hold R1) and shoot the monkey that is crawling around and pick it up.

#5-
Climb back over the log, and run all the way to the right, until you see the
grassy hill, and shoot the monkey walking in the path.

#6-
When you pick up Monkey #5, go into first-person view and you will see a monkey
at the top.
Now this one is tricky, if he is to the far left when you shoot him, he will
most likely fall down and basically make you not be able to complete the mission
in under a minute. The best tip is to wait until he is more to the right to
shoot him. It should not take too much time, and you should still be able to
complete the mission to make First Place.

#7, #8, and #9-
Go to the very tip of the ledge after bagging the monkey, and go into
first-person view and look at the very top of the large tree. There is a monkey
standing there, shoot him, and look directly down the tree and shoot the monkey
hanging on the branch. Then, look to the bottom left and there will be a monkey
walking around on the ground, shoot him too.

Jump off the ledge onto the ground, and pick up all three monkeys.

It may take a few tries, but with this strategy you should be able to complete
the mission with the best time, usually around 59 seconds.


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III. Dragnet of the Apes
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There are a total of 15 monkeys in this level.

#1, #2, #3, #4-

As soon as you start, go forward and pick up the Active Sonar and then go
immediately into first-person view (Hold R1) and look up the mossy tree. There
will be a monkey hanging from a branch, shoot it, and then as he falls, hold R2
and select your stun grenades. To the right of the mossy tree, you should see
three (3) monkeys dancing around. Toss the grenade over there, and then go pick
up the monkey from the tree, and then the now 3 dazed ones.

I tried shooting them, but the monkey from the tree will wake up before you have
a chance to take care of them all. You will also probably alert one of them and
they will run off, so just use a grenade.

#5-
After picking up your first four, climb the log that is directly south of where
the three dancing monkeys used to be. Shoot the monkey over here and pick him
up, and then go to the right to the grassy area.

#6-
To your right, and there will be a monkey walking around behind a log, and he
may even jump on the log, either way, just make sure you shoot him and grab him.

#7-
Go the upper right, and you will see a monkey sitting in a hollow tree. Shoot
him and grab him. Then, turn left and go into first person view.

#8, #9, #10-
You will see a monkey on top of the large hill. Shoot him, and as he falls, look
up and shoot the monkey on the top of the tree in front of the hill. Pick up
both of the fallen monkeys, and in front of you, you should see a monkey walking
around in the grass, shoot him and pick him up too.

#11 and #12-
Go directly to your left, and you will see a monkey at the bottom of a grassy
hill, shoot him, and then to the upper right, there will be a monkey in front of
a sign post, shoot him too, and then pick them both up.

Come back down the hill, and go to your left. You will see a monkey walking
around, and a monkey sitting on top of a large tree trunk.

#13 and #14-
Depending on whichever one is closer, shoot that one first, and shoot the second
one, then pick them both up at the same time.

#15-
Come towards the screen, and you will see another monkey sitting inside a hollow
tree trunk, shoot him and grab him up and you are done!

You should easily complete this one before 1 minute and 45 seconds. You will
most likely complete it 5-9 seconds before then.

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IV. Dawn of the Apes
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There are a total of 21 monkeys in this level.

As soon as you begin, move forward and grab the Thermal Goggles and continue
forward until you reach the red structure and fence.

#1-
Turn to your right, and shoot the monkey hanging from the crooked steel bar.

#2-
Then, go up the stairs, and when you do, you will hear the usual sound and music
that is played when a monkey spots you. Ignore this, and continue up the stairs
to shoot the monkey lying down. Make sure you do grab him in time though, or he
will fall all the way down the stairs making it take a few seconds longer to
grab him.

#3-
Right after you grab Monkey #2, turn around and you will see the alarmed monkey
walking along the pillar. Shoot him, and jump off the ledge to pick him up as he
hits the ground.

#4-
Right after grabbing Monkey #3, go up past the first set of crates next to the
brick building. Then, immediately look to your right and shoot the monkey hiding
in the grass.

After grabbing him, come back towards the screen past the dancing monkeys and
music, and look to your right.

#5 and #6-
You should see the head of a monkey right above the broken brick wall. Shoot him
and grab him, and then turn to your right and go into first-person view, you
will see another monkey running around some trees, pick him up, and then go
towards the dancing monkeys.

#7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15-
Throw a stun grenade into the crowd of the dancing monkeys, and pick all of them
up.

#16 and #17-
Go up and onto the ledge of the partly destroyed brick building, and go into
first-person view. You will see a monkey on top of a set of crates, and you may
see his friend walking around (the monkey with glasses). Shoot the one on the
crate, and if you do not see the nerdy monkey walking around, he will be behind
the crates. Go back there and pick him up too.

Come back towards the screen, and go through the doorway to your right. You will
see a monkey sitting on a window ledge, ignore him for now. Just make sure you
do not alarm him, so try to stay as far away as you can from him.

#18 and #19-
Keep going up and go through the doorway into the room. Shoot the monkey in the
corner, and then grab him and turn around to shoot the monkey on the window
ledge. Go up the two sets of crates and through the window to pick him up.

#20 and #21-
Then, shoot the monkey in front of you, and as soon as you pick him up, take the
ladder to your left to go to the roof of the building that you were just in. As
soon as you reach the roof, shoot the monkey who is laying down and drinking
fruit, and then do a roll to grab him up faster.

Using this strategy, you should have a few seconds to spare to get First Place.


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V. Ape Fear
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There are a total of 18 monkeys in this level.

#1 and #2-
As soon as you begin, go forward and move to the front of the large tree that is
located to your right when you start. Make sure you are not too close to the
trunk though, or you will not be able to shoot the monkey above you, but the
branch instead :P. Look up, and shoot the monkey sitting idly on the branch, and
then look down and to your left, you will see another monkey running towards
you. Shoot him real quick, and then proceed to pick up both of the dazed
monkeys.

#3-
Continue going to the upper right, and you will see a trench with a bridge
leading to a building over it. When you get near the bridge, stop and enter
first-person view (Hold R1) and look a little to the right of the bridge. You
will see a monkey's head pop up. Shoot it and grab it, and then climb back onto
the ledge from where you fell to grab him (Press Triangle).

#4-
Then, before crossing the bridge, shoot the monkey that is looking around in
front of the building and go grab him.

#5-
Immediately climb the ladder to reach the roof of the building, and look to your
upper left and shoot the monkey doing some kind of weird dance or something.

Roll off the building so you fall off the left side, and then equip your stun
grenades. Now sometimes, you may be noticed by one of the monkeys inside of the
room and he will run off. If this happens, do not worry, because the monkey is
going in the same direction as you soon will be. I find that instead of going
into first-person view and throwing the stun grenade inside of the window, you
should just toss it at the wall so it bounces off. For some reason when you do
this, it dazes all three monkeys in the first room, and even the other monkey
lying in bed in the second room.

#6, #7, #8, #9-
Run inside after tossing the stun grenade, and pick up all three dazed monkeys,
and then run into the room through the doorway to the right. Go into
first-person view and look to your right. You will see a monkey lying on a bed,
if he is already dazed, just go and pick him up, if not, just shoot him.

#10-
After capturing him, go out through the doorway to the right. Go up a little,
and you should notice a monkey lying on a porch in front of a shed, shoot him
real quick and pick him up, and then go directly to your right towards Mesal
Gear.

#11-
Go into first-person view and look up at the top of Mesal Gear and shoot the
one-eyed monkey down. If you get in between the shadows, you can probably catch
him before he hits the ground.

#12-
Go to the upper left between the two destroyed walls and shoot the monkey
walking around here.

#13, #14, #15-
Then go up and to the right and shoot the monkey walking around the building if
he is over there yet, if not, continue to your upper right and get him when you
come back to shoot the monkey on the roof. Go to your right and shoot the monkey
wearing the glasses, and then go up past the two sets of crates located on the
left side of the building. Look behind the crates, and you will see a monkey
huddled up in a corner. Take care of him, and go back to your left.

#16-
Go into first-person view, and shoot the monkey hanging from the communications
antenna on the roof of the building.

#17 and #18-
Continue to your left and keep outside the fence. You will see a monkey running
around the trees here, take care of him, and then go back to your right, and
this time, follow the trench while keeping inside the fence. You will see a
monkey crawling around in here, take care of him and your done!


Using my uber tactics, you can complete this level at about 2 minutes and 20
seconds. I did. :P

It may take some practice though ;)



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VI. Gone With The Apes
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There are a total of 18 monkeys in this level.

#1 and #2-
As soon as you begin, run to your left until you reach the room and face
forward. Shoot the monkey behind the desk, and then look to your left and shoot
the monkey lying down. Go and pick them both up.

If you try shooting the monkey lying down first, it will alert the other monkey
that is behind the desk, so just follow the above strategy.

#3-
When you pick up the second monkey, shoot the monkey that is walking in the
hallway in front of you. Continue down to the end of the hallway, and enter the
door on the right.

#4-
You have a good chance of alerting him when you walk in, so immediately shoot
the monkey sitting down at the back, and when you go to pick him up, you will
probably alert another monkey.

#5-
Go into first-person view and shoot him. He may either try and run around or he
may crawl under the table to the far right of the room. You may have to crawl
under the table to grab him if this is the case.

#6-
Continue to the right, and shoot the monkey huddled up in the corner. After
grabbing him, go back the way you came, but stop in the middle.

#7-
Shoot the monkey walking on top of the rail on the second floor, and grab him as
he comes down. Then leave through the door that you came in.

#8-
Come towards the screen and take your first right and follow the hallway. Shoot
the monkey walking around here, and continue to follow the hallway.

#9-
Go past the windows, and take care of the monkey walking around in this long
hallway.

After you do, enter the library, which is the first door to your left (the room
with the four barred windows that you just passed).

#10 and #11-
As soon as you enter, go into first-person view and take care of the monkey that
is huddled up on the desk. Pick him up, and continue to the left of the room and
take care of the four-eyed monkey clapping around at the suggestive poster.

Go back the way in which you came and continue down the hallway. Take the next
left to enter the courtyard outside. If you wish, you can ignore the monkeys
that are outside until the very end (since you capture the last monkey in the
same courtyard) but I find taking care of them now to be faster.

#12 and #13-
When out there, shoot the monkey on the ground, and when you pick him up, do a
180 and look up to the far left of the roof above the door that you entered
through, and shoot the monkey sitting up there. Stand in front of the door to
pick him up, and then continue further down the hallway and go up both sets of
stairs.

#14-
Follow the hallway, and take care of the monkey walking up here, and then go
down the hallway on the far right and go through the second door on the right to
enter the bathroom.

#15-
Go right to the very last stall, and shoot the monkey who seems to be having
bowel troubles (like Johnny Sasaki) and then leave through the door that you
came in. Go left to enter the locker room.

#16-
The monkey in here may be either walking around, or sitting in the corner in the
back right. Take care of him, and if you want a Camera, open the locker door
third from the left to obtain it.

#17-
Come back down the hallway, and take your first left and go past the paintings.
Follow the path, and shoot the monkey in the hallway here.

If he spots you and runs away, he will go outside and climb down into the
courtyard, if so, leave him for last and continue on right towards the end of
the hallway, and exit out through the door.

#18-
As soon as you do, shoot the monkey to your immediate left, and if the previous
monkey (#17) went down into the courtyard, go down there and take care of him to
complete the mission!

You should be able to complete this with a good 15-20 seconds left to spare.


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VII. Special Thanks
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Special Thanks goes to Krunal for quickly telling me how to format a FAQ
properly since this happens to be my first one. Thanks man, and I am glad to be
working with you on the Metal Gear Portal.


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VIII. Links
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These are links to my other Metal Gear FAQs.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2) FAQs=


Boss FAQ - http://www.neoseeker.com/resourcelink.html?rlid=105924&rid=98394

Items FAQ - http://www.neoseeker.com/resourcelink.html?rlid=113633&rid=105774

Weapons FAQ - http://www.neoseeker.com/resourcelink.html?rlid=107800&rid=100196





Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots FAQs (PS3)=


Trailer FAQ - http://faqs.ign.com/articles/652/652079p1.html








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IX. Copyright Information
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This FAQ is by:
Charles Alan Ratliff (Vito Raliffé) - vitoraliffe@gmail.com
Copyright (c)2005 Charles Alan Ratliff. All Rights Reserved.

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