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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.


Ape Escape Academy PSP Shot from the intro
Ape Escape Academy PSP Running training in army style with a song
Ape Escape Academy PSP First training
Ape Escape Academy PSP Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ape Academy" -- European/Australian Title

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Game Vortex Feb 10, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Extreme Gamer Jan 31, 2006 7 out of 10 70
HardGamers Feb 25, 2006 70 out of 100 70 Aug 31, 2005 65 out of 100 65
GameSpot Jan 17, 2006 6.1 out of 10 61
AceGamez Sep 23, 2005 6 out of 10 60
IGN Jan 19, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55
Softpedia Jan 23, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
Deeko Feb 08, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
PSX Extreme Jan 31, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45


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Ben K (23940) added Ape Escape Academy (PSP) on Sep 17, 2006