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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 Main menu
Ape Escape Academy PSP First training
Ape Escape Academy PSP Title screen (EU)
Ape Escape Academy PSP Title screen (JP)

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Ape Escape Academy Screenshot
Ape Escape Academy Screenshot
Ape Escape Academy Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ピポサルアカデミ~ア -どっさり!サルゲ~大全集-" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Piposaru Academia: Dossari! Sarugee Daizenshū" -- Japanese title
  • "Ape Academy" -- European/Australian title

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Critic Reviews

Game Over Online Jan 19, 2006 75 out of 100 75 Aug 25, 2005 15 out of 20 75
Extreme Gamer Jan 31, 2006 7 out of 10 70
HardGamers Feb 25, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Softpedia Jan 23, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
Cheat Code Central Feb 14, 2006 2.5 out of 5 50
HonestGamers Feb 01, 2005 5 out of 10 50
G4 TV: X-Play Feb 22, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
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 (23926) added Ape Escape Academy (PSP) on Sep 17, 2006