Conclusion: Last review a bit harsh. I thought. It's a game called ape acedemy - how 'grown up' do you expect it to be? I found no problem with the response of the controls. The basic premise is of playing a lot of fairly quick fire mini games in order to win grids in a kind of tic-tac-toe game. Some are quite fun to play, others less so. Given the game is evidently aimed at younger gamers, some of the games may be a tad too difficult as well.
Conclusion: If you have left nursery dont bother with this game. The only games you can play when you first run the title are like simon says, pressing a certain button when you are told to. However the game is not very responsive so I found I needed to press a button more than once for the game to recognise the keypress. The story is that you are at a kind of monkey boot camp. But the games you start with are so patronising I switched it off within 10 minutes.
Summary: I am a big fan of the Ape Escape games on the PS1 and PS2, and so had to grab this when it was released on the PSP. Ape Academy is a very different beast indeed, being more of a general party/adventure title than an outright platforming game, but it's still pretty fun, even if, like most party games, it's lacking the depth and ingenuity to make it a real classic.
Excerpt: "This is a great little fun game for psp full of mini games to complete either aas a single or multiplayer. This game is great for comedy value and shouldn't be taken to seriously. There are different levels of difficulty that can be played, i personally find the first few levels very easy. These are probably better for younger children. The game revolves around taking the monkeys through various tasks such as boxing, hitting things with sticks ...
Summary: This is a great little fun game for psp full of mini games to complete either aas a single or multiplayer. This game is great for comedy value and shouldn't be taken to seriously. There are different levels of difficulty that can be played, i personally find the first few levels very easy. These are probably better for younger children.
Excerpt: "Ape Academy is a fantastic game, but it’s not really a game its more a collection of games. Ape Academy includes 50 "madcap monkey mini games", including some that can be played in a multiplayer mode on just one PSP. The games that are included are really addictive, and if you have only one PSP but loads of mates you can play games such as Monkey Football and Monkey bowling together. My personal favourite game is the shortest; the 1m dash. It’s ...
Pros: A fantastic multiplayer mode on one PSP, and the addictingly good mini games .
Cons: Game play becomes fairly difficult and the graphics aren't the best, but what do you expect
Excerpt: "...that not it at all. Ape Academy eases you in with its cute and basic beginner levels of tap the buttons I tell you when I tell you to but it quickly advances to a level of required skill that will make you wonder why you thought it was so easy in the first place. I find myself playing again and again - just so I can say I figured out how to beat that one stage! The game is very difficult to put down and is very user friendly - I particularly enjoy ...
Pros: A variety of different games and puzzels keeping you entertained for days
Ape Academy (PSP): Ape Academy: Best Left For Kids
6 August 2008
Summary: When games companies release a collection of mini games we expect them to be pretty average unless they're based around a big name. Ape Escape might not be a massive brand, but if you ever owned a Playstation or knew someone who did you'll probably have heard of it. The basic idea was catching monkeys with a net whilst pursuing new gadgets across many varied levels. It sounds pretty basic in idea but it was a lot of fun and so much more than that.
Excerpt: "this game is a stroke of absolute genius. it is highly addictive and you will find yourself playing until the wee hours of the morning. it has plenty of replay value as it is so easy to play. but do not be fooled it is not easy to master and can become very frustrating in the later levels, particularly if you want a perfect score. the 2 player options and wireless modes add even more to this game in playability than you can imagine and trying to get ...