Kei's lives

A Shirt is the representing item to show how many lives a Player has. Each character has their own icon for this and every time the player reaches a game over or loads the game they are given by default three lives.

The shirts are only used in Ape Escape 1, Ape Escape 2, and Ape Escape 3. Much like the Cookies, they can be obtained multiple ways:

  1. Randomly after killing an enemy.
  2. Collecting 100 chips (Only in Ape Escape 1).
  3. Bought in the store in Ape Escape 3.
  4. From the Gotcha Box in Ape Escape 2.


  • The main character can hold up to 99 shirts/jackets, which is the typical cap on items in many video games.
  • Despite being called Shirts, Spike is the only playable character to have a regular t-shirt for his icon. Even though Jimmy and Kei's life icons are described as jackets in the games, Jimmy's top looks more like a vest while Kei's top is actually his baseball uniform. Yumi is the only playable character that wears a real jacket that matches the appearance of her life icon.
  • In Ape Escape: SaruSaru Big Mission, the life icon isn't a t-shirt, but a battery, since the player is controlling the movement of the laboratory, not the character's.


Ape Escape 1
Ape Escape Spike Shirt

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Characters Casi  · Jake  · Natalie  · Professor  · Specter  · Spike
Gadgets Dash Hoop  · Magic Punch  · Monkey Radar  · R.C. Car  · Sky Flyer  · Slingback Shooter  · Stun Club  · Time Net  · Water Net
Levels (/ Apes/ Enemies)
Hub World
Time Station
Prehistoric Era/ The Lost Land Fossil Field  · Primordial Ooze  · Molten Lava
Cenozoic Era/ Mysterious Age Thick Jungle  · Dark Ruins  · Cryptic Relics
Dimension/Dimension X Stadium Attack
Primitive Age/Oceana Crabby beach  · Coral Cave  · Dexter's Island
Ice age/New Freezeland Snowy Mammoth  · Frosty Retreat  · Hot Springs
Dimension/Dimension X Gladiator Attack
Recent Past/Medieval Mayhem Sushi Temple  · Wabi Sabi Wall  · Crumbling Castle
Present-Day/Futurama City Park  · Specter's Factory  · TV Tower
Present-Day 2/Specter Land Monkey Madness
Dimension/Dimension X Peak Point Matrix