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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: 21 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. 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
  2. Mar 10, 2020
    10
    The new remake BFBB Rehydrated is bringing this great game back to life and I am hoping for the best. Pax East was fantastic! The press demoThe new remake BFBB Rehydrated is bringing this great game back to life and I am hoping for the best. Pax East was fantastic! The press demo really impressed me despite being an old build. Played this on gamecube as a young one and I could be biased because I am huge spongebob fan. Judging without nostalgia I can say that this is definitely worth your MONEY MONEY MONEY! Expand
  3. KellyJohnD.
    Jan 13, 2004
    10
    I have the game and i think its really fun. Its a great challenging game for people of all ages.
  4. Jan 8, 2013
    9
    A real gem of a licensed game. All of the humor and charm that made the show great were successfully translated into the game which is aA real gem of a licensed game. All of the humor and charm that made the show great were successfully translated into the game which is a great platformer in its own right. Expand
  5. Jun 4, 2015
    9
    This game is a great example of why you can't trust many big highly regarded reviewers. They give it a average rating just because it'sThis game is a great example of why you can't trust many big highly regarded reviewers. They give it a average rating just because it's Spongebob. I was on the SpongeBob hate bandwagon years ago too before I played this incredible game. I even gave the show a chance because this game impressed me so much and it's the only still running child intended cartoon I love! there's a reason why the show is loved by so many. It's platforming is even better than Mario Galaxy's but it has such a lower rating just because it's not Mario! It's open world not linear like Mario galaxy more like Mario Sunshine's open world but bigger but still has the great platforming of galaxy's. It's a very forgiving game but that's not to say it's too easy! It's just perfect! Sometimes hard in a good way. Unfortunately though no other Spongebob game is anywhere near as good as this or has as open of a world all the others are more linear. Revenge Of The Flying Dutchman and The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie Games are the only other decent ones they don't come even close to how great this game is. The music is also some of the best I've ever heard may sound unbelievable but its better than any 3Ds Mario games exciting to very chill almost perfect all around. You can also fast travel anywhere in the massive game at any time and it loads very quickly. I could go on but just play it! I promise you'll be shocked in amazement by the end of the 1st level. Expand
  6. Jan 14, 2019
    8
    This game is a lot of fun and captures the charm of the show successfully, even if it doesn't have a ton of replay value.
  7. JesusG.
    Nov 21, 2003
    0
    This game really sucks!!!!!!! Don't buy it/ Don't even rent it

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