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
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  1. 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!
  2. 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]
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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]
  6. 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.
  7. 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]
  8. 70
    The irreverent, goofball sense of humor from the show is intact, which makes up for the sometimes iffy controls.
  9. 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.

Awards & Rankings

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#20 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
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#14 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Nov 18, 2017
    8
    This game is really fun and nostalgic. The visuals are great, the music is fun to listen to, and the levels are good. It isn't a perfect game,This game is really fun and nostalgic. The visuals are great, the music is fun to listen to, and the levels are good. It isn't a perfect game, but it's decent. I loved this game as a kid and played it for hours. I enjoyed every bit of it and i feel nostalgic just thinking about the game Full Review »
  2. Sep 16, 2017
    9
    This game is phenomenal! It represents the movie greatly! But besides that it's what you expect from a Spongebob platformer game, but this oneThis game is phenomenal! It represents the movie greatly! But besides that it's what you expect from a Spongebob platformer game, but this one has more creativity...well it's based off the movie so obviously it's creative. Full Review »
  3. 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 »