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Ape Escape Academy

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GameBump
16 December 2006
Overall 7
7.0
Features 6
6.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.0
Lifespan 5
5.0

Ape Escape Academy

Gaming Target
11 July 2006
  • Summary: Oh my gosh, I was wrong! It was WarioWare with apes all along!
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Expert Review

Eternal Gaming Network
23 June 2006
  • Excerpt: Last year’s Ape Escape: On The Loose for the PSP introduced a few mini-game challenges fit for up to two-players. While the main game was a passable experience, it was fun diving into such mini-games like simian boxing, ping-pong and snowboarding. Ape Escape Academy, though, is all about the mini-games so if you’re expecting to see the usual monkey-catching antics of Spike you’re in for quite a surprise.
  • Pros: Good Graphics, nice effects.
  • Cons: Voice acting weak at best, not enough addictive games.
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Overall 9
8.5

Ape Escape Academy

Playstation Illustrated
11 June 2006
  • Excerpt: Much like the genius who realized that donut holes were as good or better than the actual donut, the rise of "mini-game games" was a great moment in gaming. Mini-games went from being loadtime time-killers to being a game form in their own right. Ape Escape Academy uses a host of mini-games to tell the story of an aspiring rampant monkey who needs to sharpen his skills.
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Ape Escape Academy – Review

GameCritics.com
25 May 2006
  • Excerpt: Making a name for itself by being the first game designed for use with the then-new concept of dual analog sticks, Ape Escape has never truly been at the forefront of platforming action. Take away the newness of its features (or just take away the dual sticks, as the PSP re-release of Ape Escape has) and what's left is an uninspired effort that can't hang with the big boys of the genre.
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Overall 7
6.5
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.0

Ape Escape Academy

Game Boyz
23 May 2006
  • Excerpt: Developer – Shift Publisher – Sony Computer Entertainment Features 1-4 Players Multiplayer on one PSP Wi-Fi Compatible (Ad-Hoc)(1-4 Players) The name Ape Escape is quite synomous with the Playstation Brand, and it only makes sense to continue to publish this legacy on the PSP. This time around the latest version in this franchise tries something different.
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Overall 5
5.0

Ape Escape Academy

The Gamers Temple
23 May 2006
  • Excerpt: Ape Escape Academy is a bit of a departure for the Ape Escape series. To date all of the Ape Escape games have been platform games with a puzzle emphasis as you worked to capture a bunch of clever little monkeys. Ape Escape Academy shows you how these monkeys learned their escape skills in the first place, in an academy for monkeys in which the students are forced to play seemingly endless series of mini games.
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Overall 3
2.5

Expert Review

TheStar.com
5 April 2006
  • Excerpt: Ape Escape Academy totally sullies the franchise's reputation for great ape escapism by blatantly suckering you into thinking you're getting another portable knock-off of a good console game for your personal bus-riding pleasure, except you're so not.
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Overall 3
2.5

Ape Escape Academy

Evergeek
5 April 2006
  • Excerpt: Ape Escape Academy totally sullies the franchise's reputation for great ape escapism by blatantly suckering you into thinking you're getting another portable knock-off of a good console game for your personal bus-riding pleasure, except you're so not.
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Overall 3
3.0

Ape Escape Academy

Defunct Games
2 March 2006
  • Summary: If you can get over the game's sluggish controls and short story mode you will still be left with a game that is no fun to play. With uninspired mini games that with either bore you or frustrate you, Ape Escape Academy is one school you might not want to apply to. This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.
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