The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie GameCube

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
Buy On
  1. 78
    Controls feel responsive and the camera rarely hinders your view of the action. And the humor of the show practically seeps out of every clamshell and bed of kelp you cross.
  2. An above average platform game that delivers in terms of quality and fun. While not as joyous as Battle for Bikini Bottom, it is still a good game which will offer hours of gameplay.
  3. Game Informer
    60
    The core gameplay is simply tired. Jumping around collecting random doodads is just old - it's time to move on to new objectives in platformers. [Dec 2004, p.167]
  4. AceGamez
    80
    The Spongebob Squarepants Movie has impressed me so much that I'm almost embarrassed to admit it. There's loads of variety to keep anybody quiet for ages - it even kept me up, playing until the break of dawn!
  5. Play Magazine
    75
    The game is designed in such a way that it behooves the player to not just pass levels but excel at them. [Jan 2005, p.69]
  6. Nintendo Power
    72
    SpongeBob fans and action gamers looking for a good ride will enjoy this thick slice of inspired wackiness. [Dec 2004, p.146]
  7. All platform games need are a healthy dose of variety and fun. If a yellow simpleton made of sponge can do it properly, then so can you.
  8. The overall gameplay is quite enjoyable. The humor and fun mini-games reel you in, and the added bonuses of unlockable treats such as trailers and costumes keep you playing more.
  9. 70
    The irreverent, goofball sense of humor from the show is intact, which makes up for the sometimes iffy controls.

Awards & Rankings

#27 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
#21 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 14, 2017
    10
    This game was long and fun, it's definitely not as straightforward as you may think it is. The story is the best story I have ever seen for aThis game was long and fun, it's definitely not as straightforward as you may think it is. The story is the best story I have ever seen for a video game inspired by an animated movie. If you watched the series as a child, you will definitely love this game. Full Review »
  2. Feb 2, 2017
    8
    The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie manages to slide its game before its movie counterpart to face numerous other licensed games of 2004 andThe SpongeBob SquarePants Movie manages to slide its game before its movie counterpart to face numerous other licensed games of 2004 and outmatch them all to even the results with its superior spiritual predecessor named Battle for Bikini Bottom. Full Review »
  3. Aug 3, 2016
    6
    This is quiet nostalgic for me, but judging without the nostalgia, it's still a decent game to play. The upgrades and new moves kept meThis is quiet nostalgic for me, but judging without the nostalgia, it's still a decent game to play. The upgrades and new moves kept me playing until the end so that's a huge plus considering that I'm not impressed at all by platformers. Full Review »