The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Xbox

Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. The fighting is pretty straightforward, and once you get a few power-ups, even that becomes simply routine.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine
    89
    Much more than a cheap commercialization; it's a meaty game that kids and some masochistic adults will enjoy endlessly. [Dec 2004, p.84]
  3. While SpongeBob Squarepants: The Movie doesn't break any new ground and won't win any game of the year awards it is a solid single player game that will keep youngsters and maybe even people into their 20's busy for at least twelve hours.
  4. 70
    The irreverent, goofball sense of humor from the show is intact, which makes up for the sometimes iffy controls.
  5. Kids (young kids) will like this game except for the frustration. The vehicle controls aren't very accurate, causing a lot of unnecessary screw ups during that part of the game. Other than that it's a piewalk.
  6. 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!
  7. Xbox Nation Magazine
    70
    Exceedingly colorful, fun to play, and possessed of a great sense of humor, Movie both stands and delivers. It's some delicious sea food meant to be swallowed - whole. [Nov 2004, p.91]
  8. A surprisingly solid platformer with variety, thanks to the complex combat, driving and additional challenges to recommend to platform fans.
  9. 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.
  10. 77
    Once you get into the games antics you'll see that there's actually a solid foundation built for a good quality adventure game, with a nice famous cartoon character under your control.
  11. 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]
  12. 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]
  13. With solid graphics and voice acting identical to the television program, this title should satisfy any fan of the motion picture, especially the little ones.
  14. We've all got a soft spot for SpongeBob here at OXM towers (Ben T in particular), but our osmotic obsession can't mask the fact that this is a by-the-numbers platformer, albeit a charming one. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]

Awards & Rankings

#85 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
#11 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 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 »
  2. Jul 20, 2016
    9
    After playing Battle for Bikini Bottom I had to play this game, luckily it was created by the same developer and at the same level of quality.After playing Battle for Bikini Bottom I had to play this game, luckily it was created by the same developer and at the same level of quality. This game is undeniably awesome, one of my favourites as a kid. Its got great gameplay, a good story, great level design and world building, cool enemies and bosses, and lots of replay value. Full Review »
  3. nanokiwi
    Mar 26, 2006
    9
    Since playing Space Panic and Lode Runner in the 1980s I cant say platformers are my thing - Im mostly an FPS fan. But I got this game having Since playing Space Panic and Lode Runner in the 1980s I cant say platformers are my thing - Im mostly an FPS fan. But I got this game having enjoyed the movie and cas i thought my 3 year old might get into it. Unlike other platformers in the past 25 years it got me hooked! I found it pretty challenging, but the controls are very responsive so I always felt if I kept going at it I would get better. Loved the minigames but boy were they demanding (do children really find this stuff easy?) Well having completed the game I can now say that I am indeed a goofy goober. . . highly recommended. Full Review »