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  • Summary: Bikini Bottom is abuzz! The producers of everyone's favorite superhero show, "The Adventures of Mermaidman & Barnacleboy," are filming a special episode in Bikini Bottom and using the locals as actors. All your favorites are desperate to impress the talent scouts who have created a series ofBikini Bottom is abuzz! The producers of everyone's favorite superhero show, "The Adventures of Mermaidman & Barnacleboy," are filming a special episode in Bikini Bottom and using the locals as actors. All your favorites are desperate to impress the talent scouts who have created a series of action-packed challenges to test the wannabe stars. Join SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Plankton as you compete against your friends for 10 different roles, including the coveted super villain role. SpongeBob goes multiplayer for the 1st time! Play with up to 4 players in both a competitive and co-operative gameplay experience. Compete to earn roles in a 15-minute, full-fledged episode of "The Adventures of Mermaidman & Barnacleboy." Your role changes depending on who plays and wins the game! Play all 30 party-style games in classic SpongeBob-style madness. 3 unique game modes (Story, Quick Game, and D.I.Y. Tournaments) provide endless variety of gameplay. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. 70
    A surprisingly well-made party game that successfully captures the style and humor of the popular Nickelodeon franchise.
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    A decent kids' game, but only if you've got at least two people playing. [Jan 2006, p.99]
  3. 65
    Parents can rest assured with this game. As for the rest of us, unless you're a huge Spongebob fan or have a lot of beer, there are better games out there.
  4. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Hardly deep, but an entertaining set of party games for your younger brother or sister that you may just get a kick from too. [Jan 2006, p.109]
  5. AceGamez
    60
    Of course, the odd SpongeBob appearance and the odd wisecrack from Mr. Krabs makes up for the otherwise abysmal tasting Krabby Patty of a game, but unless you really have an itch for a Sponge game, this probably should be avoided.
  6. All in all, it's hard to see how even the most ardent SpongeBob fan could get a lot out of this game, even with three friends and four controllers on hand. There's just not a big enough selection of games, fundamentally, and too many niggles.
  7. The problem with Story Mode is that additional players cannot join or exit a game in progress.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 9, 2016
    10
    Spongebob has platforming? Racing? A weird game? A game based off a movie? What next? A party game? Well is it good? It is! Minigames areSpongebob has platforming? Racing? A weird game? A game based off a movie? What next? A party game? Well is it good? It is! Minigames are really creative and fun. Has a way better storyline than Mario Party. Also it is hilarious as well.This game is often hated for some reason and I have no idea. Expand
  2. MachM.
    Nov 5, 2005
    10
    Amazing! best game ever.
  3. Feb 12, 2015
    10
    I don't know why people hate this game. Lights camera pants is awesome. One of my favourite games ever. It may be a copy on Mario Party, butI don't know why people hate this game. Lights camera pants is awesome. One of my favourite games ever. It may be a copy on Mario Party, but it's awesome Expand
  4. May 21, 2017
    9
    One of the best party games ever made and is way better than the Mario Party series (apart from Mario Party 1 and 2). This game is so fun andOne of the best party games ever made and is way better than the Mario Party series (apart from Mario Party 1 and 2). This game is so fun and addictive. This is THE best Nickelodeon licensed game of all time.

    I love everything about the game. The graphics, music, sound and gameplay is superb. I love the story in which you take part in a competition to become the super-villain for the new Mermaidman and BarnacleBoy movie. There are multiple locations from the show you play three mini games in in order to progress onto the next. There are a total of 64 mini games in which you play and can unlock for single player and multiplayer. I like when you complete story mode on easy, normal and hard, you unlock a bonus mini game. You can play as the beloved characters from the show. It gets more fun when you play 4 player. There are many game modes that will keep you and your friends entertained.

    There are many unlockables to earn such as pictures and trophies but there are more hidden unlockables to earn if you have multiple save files of other Nickelodeon games for more replayability.

    Overall its a childhood classic.

    The only minor complaints I have with the game are the annoying voice acting and slightly repetitive gameplay.

    Buy it.
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  5. Jun 22, 2017
    6
    Lights Camera Pants has some entertaining mini-games, which do offer an enjoyable multiplayer experience. However, the problem is that, unlikeLights Camera Pants has some entertaining mini-games, which do offer an enjoyable multiplayer experience. However, the problem is that, unlike a game like Mario Party, the mini-games here offer little replayability, as there are very little elements to the games that allow for more than a few playthroughs to feel rewarding. Also, mainly for this reason, the single-player mode also feels very shallow, and after a few tries, not challenging in the least. It is unfortunate, because it is a decent game, but it could have been so much better. Expand
  6. Dec 28, 2013
    5
    Lights, Camera, Pants has the potential to rival the Mario Party franchise and reinvigorate Spongebob multiplayer games. However, in order toLights, Camera, Pants has the potential to rival the Mario Party franchise and reinvigorate Spongebob multiplayer games. However, in order to do so, the games need to be as fun and energized as the early Spongebob cartoons. That being said, this game fails not because of technical hiccups or bugs, but solely due to a lack of originality that could have been exploited from such a rich subject material. The game spans several different themed worlds that each possess three mini-games. The player who earns the most points at the end of this competition wins the coveted role of the super-villain in the new Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy show. The concept is great and allows for a variety of famous locales to be explored. The first four regions are where the game shines, as it features frantic fun flipping Krabby Patties and fighting off Plankton's creations and jamming out to a rock solo with Spongebob's electric guitar. These games work because they are fast-paced and exciting to play with friends. After this point, however, the game falls fast and the creativity soon dies out. Repetitive and simplistic games ruin the rest of the experience, either being too easy to win (one game involving soccer I won 38-0 because of the laughably bad opponent AI) or too frustrating to enjoy, such as a barnacle scraping game that involves spamming the square button until your fingers fall off. Overall, I really enjoy the concept of Lights, Camera, Pants. Done right, this idea could have the potential to challenge any other party game on the market with unique Spongebob themed challenges. However, until the games can be consistently fun and addictive as their source material, Lights, Camera, Pants will remain in the shadows.

    5/10

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