|Type||Subsidiary of Nintendo|
|Founded||March 1989 (disbanded in 1995)|
|Key people||Shigesato Itoi, CEO (1989 - 1995)|
APE was a subsidiary of Nintendo that was established in March 1989 and was disbanded in 1995.
It was primarily founded to create Mother, although APE also provided development support for projects by other studios.
APE disbanded in 1995, and much of the former staff of APE joined a new company named Creatures, also a subsidiary of Nintendo, which was founded on November 8, 1995.
Games by Ape
|Title||Released||Platform||Notes||Added to the Museum|
|Originally released only in Japan for Famicom as Mother.
The previously unreleased NES version was released on the Wii U Virtual Console.
|Wii U: December 3, 2017|
|Monopoly||1993||Super Famicom||Co-developed with Cream Soft and released only in Japan.||Not Yet|
|Co-developed with HAL Laboratory and originally released in Japan as Mother 2.
Localized for North America as Earthbound.
The SNES version was released on the Wii U Virtual Console.
The SNES version was released on the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.
The SNES version was included on the SNES Classic Edition.
|New 3DS: February 19, 2018|
SNES Classic: March 16, 2018
|Co-developed with Jupiter.
It was re-released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.
|Tamori's Picross||1995||Super Famicom
|Co-developed with Jupiter and released episodically on the Satellaview only in Japan with a new puzzle each week.
Although he wasn't featured in the game, it tied into and was promoted on a radio show by the Japanese celebrity, Tamori.
|The Monopoly Game 2||1995||Super Famicom||Co-developed with Tomcat System and released only in Japan.||Not Yet|
|Mario's Super Picross||1995
|Co-developed with Jupiter and released on Super Famicom only in Japan.
It was re-released on the Wii and Wii U Virtual Consoles in Japan, Europe, and Australia, with the original Japanese text untouched.