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  • Summary: Bikini Bottom will never be the same. SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab brings the #1 kids gaming franchise and TV property into the bizarre and unusual, introducing never-before-seen art styles and brand new gameplay mechanics that will change your perception of BikiniBikini Bottom will never be the same. SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab brings the #1 kids gaming franchise and TV property into the bizarre and unusual, introducing never-before-seen art styles and brand new gameplay mechanics that will change your perception of Bikini Bottom forever. Embark on a series of fantastic tales through nine visually unique levels. Experience five brand new gameplay mechanics including rampaging, flying, skydiving, chase and hot rod racing. Rampage through Bikini Bottom as gigantic Plankton. Fly through the savage jaw of the enormous bull worm as SpongeBob. Blast off into outer space and survive a hi-speed asteroid field as Patrick. Plunge into the pages of a comic book as Starfishman and become the hero of the seven seas. Speed through the metallic flames, chrome and smoke-filled world of Hot Rod racing. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Krusty Krab won’t hold the attention of older games for very long. Younger gamers will probably be entertained by the loopy level designs and crazy objectives.
  2. Bad writing, average graphics, poor sound and gameplay with seemingly no direction and little resemblance to the Bikini Bottom world combine to bog down a really good storyline concept and what could have been a good platform adventure game, but instead feels like sections of platform adventure jumbled with poor flying and racing.
  3. I'll give em this: It's never boring, always whacked out of its mind, and the control throughout delivers...Nunchuk or not. So in closing, may the Sponge be with you. [Dec. 2006, p.62]
  4. A complete disappointment. Far from fun, it holds you hand through level after level of bland action platform gameplay that makes you wish you could escape from this digital nightmare.
  5. For it to be so repetitive, so easy, and so filled with useless interruptions – is a colossal disappointment.
  6. What a terrible shame, then, that a game with such weird possibilities really does end up being well...typical. [Jan 2007, p.84]
  7. We don’t care if it’s a kids game that parents will buy anyway, that’s no excuse for churning a pile of badness like this. It’s lazy, sloppy and one hell of a bad game.

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  1. Dec 1, 2013
    6
    Spongebob games are usually either extreme successes or miserable failures, with very few coming in between. Yet Creature from the Krusty KrabSpongebob games are usually either extreme successes or miserable failures, with very few coming in between. Yet Creature from the Krusty Krab breaks this pattern, a game that is too repetitive and inconsistent to be called good and too full of good ideas and gameplay design to be called bad. The gameplay is decent, everything feels the way it should and all three characters have responsive controls. The game is full of great ideas and levels, but they are executed poorly. One level features Patrick in a comic-book themed dream, which should lend itself to many creative possibilities. Instead, it's just your typical formula of mashing the square button to take down enemies, move to the next room, rinse and repeat. On top of that, the world looks dirty and depressing, with a darker tint that is not pleasant to look at, a sharp contrast to the vibrance of Battle for Bikini Bottom. In the end, Creature from the Krusty Krab is a wasted opportunity. The ideas and gameplay are both there, but it lacks originality or the entertainment value necessary to be a standout game. Being neither a perfect dream nor a nightmare, Creature from Krusty Krab settles for a space in the realm of mediocrity.

    6/10

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