This article is about the adventure. For the music, see The Great Escape (Music).
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The Great Escape is an adventure that was added on October 24, 2013, with hard mode following on November 7, 2013. It is the fifth adventure available in the Adventure Base Camp and is an adventure only for member users. You can buy The Great Escape music in the Diamond Shop. On January 18, 2018, this adventure became available for all jammers.


  • The first thing you have to do is talk to Cosmo. Cosmo will say that it is raining sludge, and he believes that it's coming from the volcano. Cosmo describes a tall tower nearby your starting location. He explains that the tower was built by the Alphas to defend Jamaa from the Phantoms. The Phantoms took over the tower and turned it into a dungeon. Cosmo tells you to get captured on purpose, to get inside the tower and free the trapped monkeys, and explore the tower and see what you can learn about the Phantoms' plans.
  • When you're finished talking with him, proceed over the bridge, then dance, hop, and play to attract the Phantoms' attention.
  • The phantoms will take you to a cell, you explore the cell, you will speak with one of the prisoners, he will say to look for a secret lever to open a tunnel. Now, take a torch and explore the secret tunnel.
  • You will find Andy and talk to him; this adventure has many puzzles, use the rotating mirrors to direct the light to the crystals to open doors.
  • Now, you will need to find the keys to free all of the monkeys, search for them. The monkeys will not help you until you find the lever to turn off the Phantom Watchers.

Tip: Be careful with the Phantom Watcher. It looks like a laser beam, and if its beam passes over you, it will put you in a deep sleep instantly.

  • Hop on the Mira emblem with the monkeys, and explore the tower. The tower has seven levels, and you must go through all of them to reach the top.
  • On the top, talk to Greely; he will become angry with you, say that this subject does not concern you, and if something bad happens, nobody will be around to help you. He is surprised you were able to escape the dungeon and reach the top of the tower.
  • An earthquake will happen, you will see a cutscene showing a volcano in eruption.
  • Greely will speak to you again, saying that volcanoes are the most powerful thing in nature. He also says, "Imagine having that POWER: NOBODY in Jamaa would be able to STOP you. Not a SINGLE soul", he will give you a parachute to you leave the tower and will tell you not to tell anyone what, or who you saw there. He warns: If you continue to go in where you should not, you will end up in trouble one day.
  • After that, play a minigame somewhat like Wind Rider and talk to Cosmo.
  • Cosmo will say some things about the volcano and will be surprised when you tell him Greely was in the tower. He says the Alphas will need to sit down and talk to Greely about this, Greely is always interested about the Phantoms.
  • After this, choose your Prize, exit the Portal and finish the adventure.


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Treasure Chest Normal Hard
Top Left Chest Great-Escape Phantom-Cog Phantom Cog Gems 1,000 Gems
Top Middle Chest Gems 1,000 Gems Great-Escape Hard Glowing-Crystal Glowing Crystal
Top Right Chest Great-Escape Mira-Emblem Mira Emblem Gems 1,500 Gems
Bottom Left Chest Gems 750 Gems Great-Escape Hard Rotating-Mirror Rotating Mirror
Bottom Right Chest The-Great-Escape-Prize Polluted-Graham-Statue Polluted Graham Statue Phantom Watcher Phantom Watcher

Animal Passages


Prizes found in the Monkeys only gate located on the 6th floor of the tower in normal and hard mode include:

Clothing Items
Bat Glasses
Bunny Hat
Candy Cane Crown
Candy Cane Tiara
Clover Blanket
Fancy Top Hat
Freedom Helmet
Freedom Mask (Rare)
Hat and Beard
Heart Locket
Horned Leg Pads
Knight Helmet
Lollipop Necklace
Mech Angel Wings
Moon Necklace
Old Blanket
Rare Fox Hat
Rare Heart Locket
Rare Scary Bat Wings
Rare Scary Cat Hat
Shark Fin
Sun Necklace
Worn Blanket
Wreath Necklace


Prizes found in the Kangaroos-only gate in hard mode difficulty include:

Clothing Items
Bunny Hat
Butterfly Wings
Candy Cane Tiara
Freedom Wings
Pink Purse
Rare Tiara
Worn Blanket


  • There is a cell in the dungeon by the monkey named Monty where the player can see a room with lots of beta and rare items in it, such as Arctic Hoods, Fox Hats, and Founders' Hats. The player cannot reach this room, and when Monty is released and on his way to the Mira Emblem, he talks about how the rotten Phantoms put their rare items in a cell that can't be opened.
  • This adventure has a cutscene.
  • There is a secret lever in the cell of a monkey named Luke; it leads to a treasure chest with 200 gems.
  • The tower has many statues of Graham, the Monkey Alpha. It also has many cogs, which indicates the tower may have been an idea of Graham's to protect Jamaa.
  • The monkeys talk about Graham, the monkey alpha, yet he is not in this adventure.
  • A part of the adventure is like the game Wind Rider.
  • The parachute part of this adventure also contributes to Wind Rider achievements.
  • Gems in the parachute part are worth twice as much as they are in Wind Rider.
  • The music from this adventure is on sale at the Diamond Shop for one Diamond.
  • There is a glitch where you can go through the phantom watcher and not get put to sleep.
  • There is a glitch where the video of the erupting volcano goes on endlessly, forcing the player to exit animal jam entirely and forfeit the prize.
  • In Hard Mode, the secret chest behind Luke's cell has 400 gems instead of 200.
  • There is a kangaroo passage only in hard mode.


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