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Ape Escape Academy (PSP)

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Description

Specter's fed up with losing time and again in his attempts to take over the world. So he's decided to train his army of monkeys! With the finest tutors at Ape Academy, and himself as headmaster, he's sure to whip his students into shape!

Ape Escape Academy sees you taking on the role of one of the cheeky monkeys from the Ape Escape series. Choose your chimp, then prepare to tackle various classes in Academy Mode. Each 'class' is actually a mini-game. Your goal is to complete as many mini-games as possible from the 9x9 grid, and score as many lines as you can (sort of like Noughts and Crosses). Mini-games range from mind-bending quizzes to wacky sports games, to the just plain silly, like protecting a roast banana from oncoming apes, or flying through the sky delivering parachutes to plummeting primates.

As you unlock games in Academy Mode, you can begin to play them in the "Mini-game Collection". Here, you can choose from available mini-games, and play them as you wish to become better at them. Some mini-games also have hidden statues in them - grab these to unlock more monkey profiles in your Showcase. Finally, you can also choose to play Ape Escape Academy against up to three friends as you fight to find out who's the best.

Screenshots

Ape Escape Academy PSP Main menu
Ape Escape Academy PSP Shot from the intro
Ape Escape Academy PSP Count the running apes mini-game
Ape Escape Academy PSP Bombs catch and toss mini-game

Alternate Titles

  • "Ape Academy" -- European/Australian Title

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The Press Says

Extreme Gamer Jan 31, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Jan 17, 2006 6.1 out of 10 61
Gamer Within Sep 18, 2005 6 out of 10 60
GameBump/Gaming Horizon Jan 25, 2006 5.9 out of 10 59
Softpedia Jan 23, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
HonestGamers Feb 01, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Cheat Code Central Feb 14, 2006 2.5 out of 5 50
Defunct Games Mar 02, 2006 50 out of 100 50
Deaf Gamers 2005 4.5 out of 10 45
Gameswelt Aug 31, 2005 39 out of 100 39

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Ben K (23018) added Ape Escape Academy (PSP) on Sep 17, 2006