I'm stuck on the forest temple...I quit after fighting the baboon and receiving the boomerang and saved, but after i came back i was at the beginning of the temple again and not able to get across the fallen rope bridge as i have no monkeys and i go back to get them but they r not there..do i have to go and restart the whole game?
Did you come out of the mini-boss room before you saved and quit? Firstly, when you come out of the boss room, you should have headed left, as there is a monkey to save. Try heading to the eastern room from the main chamber. Then see if you can find a way out north from that room (somehow...it might not be possible). If you can do that, proceed across the bridges and save the monkey you find.
If you can't find a way, I would say start over maybe. (or wait for more advice from others).