Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. A well-made title with a load of personality. This is a no-brainer buy for SpongeBob fans, but platform enthusiasts can’t go wrong here either.
  5. What really makes this one tick, though, is a level of creativity imbedded into each scenario that makes it impossible to put down, regardless of your maturity or lack thereof. [Nov 2003, p.80]
  6. 73
    I'm constantly amazed by the how much THQ and Heavy Iron got right -- this truly is like playing through an episode.
  7. Does an even better job at capturing the cartoon's craziness. [Feb 2004, p.151]
  8. 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.
  9. 50
    It's all not as bad as it could have been, but nothing you can't get from dozens of other games.
  10. 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.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jun 26, 2013
    8
    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. Full Review »
  2. May 31, 2013
    9
    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. Full Review »
  3. Jan 8, 2013
    9
    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. Full Review »