Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
Buy On
  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. 73
    I'm constantly amazed by the how much THQ and Heavy Iron got right -- this truly is like playing through an episode.
  4. 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.
  5. GMR Magazine
    Like Bob himself, this game holds its water and is, in fact, remarkably fun. [Jan 2004, p.86]
  6. 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.
  7. Nintendo Power
    Does an even better job at capturing the cartoon's craziness. [Feb 2004, p.151]
  8. 50
    It's all not as bad as it could have been, but nothing you can't get from dozens of other games.
  9. 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.
  10. Play Magazine
    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]

Awards & Rankings

#26 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#52 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. SpencerG.
    Jan 8, 2005
    I have the game and Its really fun!
  2. KellyJohnD.
    Jan 13, 2004
    I have the game and i think its really fun. Its a great challenging game for people of all ages.
  3. Jun 9, 2016
    Controls are great! The platforming is very good for the Playstation 2 and the Gamecube. The graphics are actually really good! The soundControls are great! The platforming is very good for the Playstation 2 and the Gamecube. The graphics are actually really good! The sound effects aren't annoying. Yes they aren't and it's spongebob! There is so much gameplay. If you have this game you are very lucky. This game is 100% worth and one of my favorite games of all time. Play it now! Full Review »