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Ape Escape Academy (PSP)

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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 Title screen
Ape Escape Academy PSP Balance mini game – you need to move that tower forward maintaining its balance.
Ape Escape Academy PSP Count the running apes mini-game
Ape Escape Academy PSP Main menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Ape Academy" -- European/Australian Title

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The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameBump/Gaming Horizon Jan 25, 2006 5.9 out of 10 59
Cyber Gaming Network (CGN) Feb 08, 2006 2.75 out of 5 55
Defunct Games Mar 02, 2006 50 out of 100 50
PSX Extreme Jan 31, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
Deeko Feb 08, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45 (UK) Aug 30, 2005 4 out of 10 40
Gameswelt Aug 31, 2005 39 out of 100 39
1UP Jan 18, 2006 3 out of 10 30
GamingExcellence Feb 13, 2006 1.3 out of 10 13


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Ben K (23100) added Ape Escape Academy (PSP) on Sep 17, 2006