Excerpt: Mini-games are totally in at the moment, not the least thanks to the Nintendo DS and games like WarioWare. Monkeys have always been cool, think of Monkey Island, King Kong or even Donkey Kong.
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.
Conclusion: A poor showcase for the hardware and a sloppy attempt to cash in on the pick-up-and-play fun of mini-game collections like Wario Ware, AEA is anything but a top-tier game. Stay away from this one.