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  • Summary: In an effort to cause the kind of global mayhem he has always dreamed of, the evil Plankton has set in motion his most diabolical plot ever to take over the world. The fate of Bikini Bottom has been put in the hands (or small tentacles) of three unsuspecting heroes. Put your platform skills to the test as SpongeBob, Patrick, or Sandy Cheeks, with an array of insane new maneuvers and power-ups at your disposal. Explore a huge 3D world, encounter familiar friends, and finally put an end to Plankton's evil scheme. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. The developers are taking the license seriously and have produced a game that feels more like an episode of the series than the typical cash-grab game with popular characters thrown on it.
  2. The facts remain: it's nicely crafted, fittingly visualized, and undeniably entertaining at times. [Jan 2004, p.74]
  3. Like Bob himself, this game holds its water and is, in fact, remarkably fun. [Jan 2004, p.86]
  4. 73
    I'm constantly amazed by the how much THQ and Heavy Iron got right -- this truly is like playing through an episode.
  5. The visual style, the sounds, and the jokes are straight out of the show, and all come together to create a fun and enjoyable game.
  6. 50
    It's all not as bad as it could have been, but nothing you can't get from dozens of other games...as average as they come.
  7. Heavy Iron may not have been especially creative here, but at least it's stealing from the right places. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. JohnK.
    Jan 13, 2004
    This is truly a fun game, no matter your age! Don't let the mixed reviews fool you-- this game is good. If you liked games like Mario Brothers, Sonic the Hedgehog, etc...(back in the day of course), then you will enjoy this game. Lots of fun colorful environments to explore, and it won't drive you crazy trying to figure everything out. Don't get me wrong, the game is plenty challenging, but you can usually figure out what you need to do relatively quicky. In any event, I highly recommend this game! Great for kids and adults alike, especially if you enjoy the cartoon's humor (which you will see throughout the game)! Expand
  2. MattS.
    Dec 26, 2003
  3. KeeganM.
    Aug 11, 2006
    This game is exellent especially for people who like challenging games!
  4. Mar 5, 2014
    This is without a doubt one of my most favorite video games I have ever played! The game is challenging, adventurous, and pretty long, all of which I like. Now many people might think it's a kid game because it is a spongebob game, but let me tell you, this is truly a game for all ages. In terms of pure enjoyment, this may be my #1 spot. Expand
  5. CaseyB.
    Nov 30, 2003
    I felt that this game was quite enjoyable and It is like playing in the cartoon series. Only problem was that there was not much interaction with other characters. Good game to buy. Expand
  6. NickG.
    Jan 2, 2004
    This game is fun, and challenging, but at times, too challenging.