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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 skillsIn 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. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. I can't tell you how exciting it is to see a well-crafted console game for children that is designed to be easy to play, but at the same time offers enough variety, levels and challenges to never be boring.
  2. I said it before and I’ll say it again, this is the best Nickelodeon game ever.
  3. GMR Magazine
    80
    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. Nintendo Power
    72
    Does an even better job at capturing the cartoon's craziness. [Feb 2004, p.151]
  6. 60
    Although it's probably not quite interesting enough for non-SpongeHeads (if SpongeBob fans aren't called that, they should be), it's sure to please devoted viewers of the show.
  7. All the stages are based around areas in the cartoon like Bikini Bottom and Jellyfish Fields, but it's all so low-res and blurry that everything looks plain bad.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. SpencerG.
    Jan 8, 2005
    10
    I have the game and Its really fun!
  2. Dec 4, 2017
    10
    This is a good game but there is no normal little kid who can beat thisThis is a good game but there is no normal little kid who can beat this game. Expand
  3. Jun 9, 2016
    10
    Controls are great! The platforming is very good for the Playstation 2 and the Gamecube. The graphics are actually really good! The soundControls are great! The platforming is very good for the Playstation 2 and the Gamecube. The graphics are actually really good! The sound effects aren't annoying. Yes they aren't and it's spongebob! There is so much gameplay. If you have this game you are very lucky. This game is 100% worth and one of my favorite games of all time. Play it now! Expand
  4. Apr 10, 2011
    9
    Even if the gameplay is derived from the Jak and Daxter series and the graphics are often overwhelmingly hideous, the team behind Battle ForEven if the gameplay is derived from the Jak and Daxter series and the graphics are often overwhelmingly hideous, the team behind Battle For Bikini Bottom have crafted a surprisingly fun platformer with enjoyable gameplay and funny characters. Expand
  5. May 31, 2013
    9
    This is easily one of my favorite games of all time. There are so levels and areas to explore such as the Flying Dutchman's graveyard and KelpThis is easily one of my favorite games of all time. There are so levels and areas to explore such as the Flying Dutchman's graveyard and Kelp Forest. This is a very hilarious game and it is a classic. Expand
  6. Sep 24, 2014
    8
    Truly an awesome game and in my opinion the best video game based on spongebob. The gameplay is fun, graphics are cheesy in a lovable way, andTruly an awesome game and in my opinion the best video game based on spongebob. The gameplay is fun, graphics are cheesy in a lovable way, and storyline is very spongebob-esque. I don't think I'll find a GameCube (besides windwaker and veiwtiful joe) with cel-shading art style level design as good as the jelly fish fields level. Unfortunately that's where the pretty levels and fun gameplay cease. The levels after jellyfish fields are bland and boring and barely kept my interest. But I will admit that I have played jellyfish fields at least 10 times and then just stopped. Overall a good game and a wonderful blend of spongebob and videogames. It's just a shame everything beyond the first level felt so uninspired. Expand
  7. JesusG.
    Nov 21, 2003
    0
    This game really sucks!!!!!!! Don't buy it/ Don't even rent it

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