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  • Summary: In an effort to cause the kind of global mayhem he has always dreamed of, the evil Plankton has set in motion his most diabolical plot ever to take over the world. The fate of Bikini Bottom has been put in the hands (or small tentacles) of three unsuspecting heroes. Put your platform skills to the test as SpongeBob, Patrick, or Sandy Cheeks, with an array of insane new maneuvers and power-ups at your disposal. Explore a huge 3D world, encounter familiar friends, and finally put an end to Plankton's evil scheme. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. I can't tell you how exciting it is to see a well-crafted console game for children that is designed to be easy to play, but at the same time offers enough variety, levels and challenges to never be boring.
  2. I said it before and I’ll say it again, this is the best Nickelodeon game ever.
  3. Like Bob himself, this game holds its water and is, in fact, remarkably fun. [Jan 2004, p.86]
  4. 73
    I'm constantly amazed by the how much THQ and Heavy Iron got right -- this truly is like playing through an episode.
  5. Does an even better job at capturing the cartoon's craziness. [Feb 2004, p.151]
  6. 60
    Although it's probably not quite interesting enough for non-SpongeHeads (if SpongeBob fans aren't called that, they should be), it's sure to please devoted viewers of the show.
  7. All the stages are based around areas in the cartoon like Bikini Bottom and Jellyfish Fields, but it's all so low-res and blurry that everything looks plain bad.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. May 31, 2013
    This is easily one of my favorite games of all time. There are so levels and areas to explore such as the Flying Dutchman's graveyard and Kelp Forest. This is a very hilarious game and it is a classic. Expand
  2. Apr 10, 2011
    Even if the gameplay is derived from the Jak and Daxter series and the graphics are often overwhelmingly hideous, the team behind Battle For Bikini Bottom have crafted a surprisingly fun platformer with enjoyable gameplay and funny characters. Expand
  3. Jan 8, 2013
    A real gem of a licensed game. All of the humor and charm that made the show great were successfully translated into the game which is a great platformer in its own right. Expand
  4. May 19, 2012
    Surprisingly fun, with good humour and addicting gameplay. The graphics are mediocre most of the time, but that doesn't really detract much from the game itself. Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2013
    Would you believe me that a game like this is actually really fun? In fact, it's one of the best platformers of the last generation. The levels are all interesting, the mechanics are spot on, and the humor is well written. Really, you can't go wrong with this game, which is surprising. I thought it was going to suck. Boy was I wrong. Expand

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