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  • Summary: Compete in more than 40 mini-games including hockey, golf, dodge ball, karate and more, with a wide variety of game styles, each brimming with frantic fun and wacky-humor. Featuring Wi-Fi wireless LAN (Ad Hoc) connectivity, up to four players with a PSP and the game can challenge each other.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 48
  2. Negative: 20 out of 48
  1. Apart from the slow loading times, this is one of the best games on PSP. [PSM2]
  2. The loading times between games somewhat diminishes the fast-paced feel that Wario Ware delivers. [Feb 2006, p.113]
  3. What galls me even more is that the poor gameplay, frustrating loading times, overly cartoony graphics and irritating sound may give monkeys a bad rep.
  4. It's almost unbelievable to me that some very small problems, all related to the nature of the system the game chose to appear on, can turn a mediocre but charming game into a mess with little play value, but that's certainly what happened with Ape Escape Academy.
  5. 45
    Control of the minigames themselves is sluggish at best, making you feel like all the monkeys have been shot with a tranquilizer gun.
  6. 40
    With more mini-game variety (a lot more) and better multiplayer support, it could have been a simple, fun diversion. As it is, however, it's often an exercise in tedium and frustration.
  7. Everywhere that the "WarioWare" series succeeds, Ape Academy fails spectacularly. Where one provides a blisteringly fast succession of well-designed quickfire mini-games, the other serves up a painfully slow collection of loading times interspersed with faulty, bland nonsense.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1