Wanting to get into the Ape Escape speedrun because it was one of my favorite games as a kid, plus the infinite jumps and movement just looks awesome.
I've watched Markhest1's tutorials and eednob's level guides, but is there anything else? I've been trying to learn from SSBMstuff's WR video but he's a monster and his play is ridiculous looking.
Lastly, does the model of PS2 and region of the game matter? I've seen some games specify what kind of PS2 it is (slim, super slim, fat) when submitting runs, but I don't see it here.
black label NTSC-U on ps2 FDS (doesnt matter what model) is currently the fastest. black label just for the fact of a couple loading optimizations, but not by much. Dont feel obligated to do every crazy route or trick you see ssbmstuff do, use skyflyer when you dont feel confident in infinite jumping, or if you drop IJs skyfly to safety.
Zhank1, your points came across, so all is well! Thanks for the information. I guess I should just check out everyone's run and try to find someone's play that isn't as crazy as ssbmstuff.
BmanRulesYou21, thanks as well, I'll probably just buy the NTSC-U version in that case, my friend owns a PS2 slim (one of the earlier models) that she'll let me have pretty much indefinitely, so hopefully I'll be having some fun with the game soon!
Ape Escape has been released on the PSN store for PS4 and PS5 consoles! With this both platforms have been added, All trophies has been added to category extensions, and a new clarification on rules has also been added.
ANY USE OF THE REWIND FUNCTION AND QUICK SAVE/LOAD DURING A RUN IS STRICTLY