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  • Summary: Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and Mr. Krabs is the main suspect. Despite having been passed over for a promotion by Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob and his faithful (but dimwitted) friend Patrick volunteer to make the perilous journey to Shell City to retrieve the crown and save Mr. Krabs'Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and Mr. Krabs is the main suspect. Despite having been passed over for a promotion by Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob and his faithful (but dimwitted) friend Patrick volunteer to make the perilous journey to Shell City to retrieve the crown and save Mr. Krabs' life. Play as SpongeBob or Patrick as they interact with characters from the movie, earn "manliness" points to gain power-ups, and explore vast environments in the "Patty Wagon." Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 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!
  2. An above average platform game that delivers in terms of quality and fun. While not as joyous as Battle for Bikini Bottom, it is still a good game which will offer hours of gameplay.
  3. 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.
  4. The overall gameplay is quite enjoyable. The humor and fun mini-games reel you in, and the added bonuses of unlockable treats such as trailers and costumes keep you playing more.
  5. Nintendo Power
    72
    SpongeBob fans and action gamers looking for a good ride will enjoy this thick slice of inspired wackiness. [Dec 2004, p.146]
  6. All platform games need are a healthy dose of variety and fun. If a yellow simpleton made of sponge can do it properly, then so can you.
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Sep 10, 2014
    10
    This is a review based on four playthroughs and 30+ hours of gameplay, so you can take my word for it when it comes to this game. If you loveThis is a review based on four playthroughs and 30+ hours of gameplay, so you can take my word for it when it comes to this game. If you love platformers, there's a very high chance you will love this game.
    Story: 10/10 - The game follows the story closely, but expands upon certain areas. You get to go deeper into the Thug Tug bar, Goofy Goober ice cream parlour, and many more areas, including Planktopolis (one of the most difficult areas of the game, but still enjoyable.)
    Gameplay: 9/10 - This is as good as any Spongebob game is ever going to get. You roam around as Spongebob or Patrick in a level, where you'll fight a multitude of different enemies to get to your goal: a GG token. These tokens are an essential part of the game, as they let you progress to the next level. Most are collected in challenges, while some are collected at the end of levels. Extra items like treasure chests (to unlock extra items, like alternate costumes) and GG tokens can also be found off the beaten path in most levels. The stages in this game come in three types: Roaming, Driving, and Boss. Roaming is the regular platformer gameplay. Driving sections put you in a vehicle to complete an objective. Boss battles pit you up against enemies such as King Neptune or Dennis the Mercinary, with these foes having a larger amount of health than typical enemies. You can collect floating weights (in game currencey) to upgrade Spongebob and Patrick's special moves, such as the Butt Smash, Explosive Glove, and more.
    Graphics: 9/10 - Characters and enviroments look exactly as they should. Not a blurred texture to be found here.
    Sound: 10/10 - From walking sounds to character voices, everything is as it is in the show. Music for the levels is perfect, ranging from creepy (Welcome to Planktopolis, Minions) to comical (I'm Ready... Depression). Each track fits the enviroment and situation perfectly.
    Overall: 10/10 - Overall, the Spongebob Squarepants Movie game is an addicting platformer with a wide variety of enemies, unlockables, and level types. If you are a platformer lover, this is definitely the game for you.
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  2. Feb 14, 2017
    10
    This game was long and fun, it's definitely not as straightforward as you may think it is. The story is the best story I have ever seen for aThis game was long and fun, it's definitely not as straightforward as you may think it is. The story is the best story I have ever seen for a video game inspired by an animated movie. If you watched the series as a child, you will definitely love this game. Expand
  3. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    Hey Lois, I'm playing movie
    Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooovie
  4. Sep 16, 2017
    9
    This game is phenomenal! It represents the movie greatly! But besides that it's what you expect from a Spongebob platformer game, but this oneThis game is phenomenal! It represents the movie greatly! But besides that it's what you expect from a Spongebob platformer game, but this one has more creativity...well it's based off the movie so obviously it's creative. Expand
  5. Jun 14, 2018
    9
    I played this game as a kid but replaying it now the charm still holds. Levels are fun (and still challenging), the abilities are great and itI played this game as a kid but replaying it now the charm still holds. Levels are fun (and still challenging), the abilities are great and it has ton of replay value. Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2017
    8
    This game is really fun and nostalgic. The visuals are great, the music is fun to listen to, and the levels are good. It isn't a perfect game,This game is really fun and nostalgic. The visuals are great, the music is fun to listen to, and the levels are good. It isn't a perfect game, but it's decent. I loved this game as a kid and played it for hours. I enjoyed every bit of it and i feel nostalgic just thinking about the game Expand
  7. Aug 3, 2016
    6
    This is quiet nostalgic for me, but judging without the nostalgia, it's still a decent game to play. The upgrades and new moves kept meThis is quiet nostalgic for me, but judging without the nostalgia, it's still a decent game to play. The upgrades and new moves kept me playing until the end so that's a huge plus considering that I'm not impressed at all by platformers. Expand

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#17 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
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