Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jan 30, 2023
    While it doesn’t do anything new for the platforming genre, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake offers innocent adventures with iconic characters across Bikini Bottom.
  2. Jan 30, 2023
    Its adherence to the cartoon is also its saving grace, as excising the IP from this title leaves you with little more than a simplistic, passable platformer. If nautical nonsense be something you wish, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake will absolutely deliver enjoyment on par with the cartoon itself—just don’t expect there to be much of anything you haven’t seen before.
  3. Jan 30, 2023
    The Cosmic Shake disappointed me in many ways, but I can't say it's a failure, not at all. It's simply a game aimed directly at a particular target group. The youngest SpongeBob fans will have a good time, but the more mature enthusiasts - not so much.
  4. INVEN
    Feb 7, 2023
    It could have ended up with a boring, old-fashioned 3D platformer. However, the features for SpongeBob fans somehow turned the game's outdated style to feel like an old-school. If you can indulge in the series' humor and SpongeBob's new look, you will find some classical fun with this game.
  5. Feb 19, 2023
    That would be unfair to call SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake a bad game. Compared to the previous games, I think it would be more accurate to call it "soulless" rather than "bad". You're not surprised by this though, because every sailor knows that 4/4 string ostinato in D minor means death.
  6. Feb 10, 2023
    Altogether, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake feels like it’s exactly in line with what the cartoon has become. The humour isn’t quite what it used to be, the characters are flanderisations of their original counterparts, and the plot is just too weird that it probably won’t appeal to older fans. But the children will love it.
  7. Jan 30, 2023
    SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is a fun title that harkens back to older console generations whilst taking advantage of today’s technology. It makes for a visually appealing experience but one that may be a tad too shallow for anyone besides the younger side of the sponge’s fanbase. Amusing lines and colourful costumes can only do so much to shore up an ultimately “okay” game, one which does everything it sets out to do surprisingly well, but isn’t really doing enough to be as great as it could be. With all that being said, your kids may end up loving this game to bits, and if that’s who the game is for, then who’s to say they’re wrong?
  8. Jan 30, 2023
    The Cosmic Shake can be a fun collectathon with some charming moments, but the lack of original ideas and finesse make it feel more like an expansion than a brand new game.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. Feb 8, 2023
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Great game! It fixed most of the errors of the first part. I also really liked the fact that there is no need to look for shovels scattered throughout the location for plot advancement. The graphics have become much better compared to the first part. The music has also become more complex and advanced, I can't help but praise the developers for it. And yes, finally SpongeBob is fighting with someone normal, and not with robots (already tired of so many games). As for the disadvantages: it was disappointing that you can only control SpongeBob. Due to the reduced number of playable characters, SpongeBob becomes too strong and pumped up compared to the first part (looks a little silly) In particular, I can attribute the number of locations to the disadvantages. I think it would be possible to do one or two more. Well, as it is, the game is beautiful, head and shoulders above the first part. And I personally thank the developers for the release on the Nintendo Switch platform) Full Review »
  2. Feb 2, 2023
    Ah Ok, I new Spongebob game, nice, i think. This game has some problems but man, is funny really really funny to tell the real what i reallyAh Ok, I new Spongebob game, nice, i think. This game has some problems but man, is funny really really funny to tell the real what i really think, it is a good surprise. I would never image something like this Full Review »
  3. Feb 1, 2023
    While the main campaign of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE COSMIC SHAKE was quite enjoyable, it felt lacking in many areas. To start with theWhile the main campaign of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE COSMIC SHAKE was quite enjoyable, it felt lacking in many areas. To start with the positives, it has a very in depth and complex gambling minigame where you play poker with Patrick and many of the other fun cast members you meet along your journey. This is the only positive unfortunately because the fun cast of characters is actually only okay.
    To start with the negatives, I actually lied about there being a gambling mini game, there is none. This is a major blow to me as a spongbob fan as we all know spongebob is well known for his horrible gamlbing addiction.
    Overall, it's a fine return to form but lacks in certain areas that could be improved in the next game. Prime example: gun play is overall lacking and the weapon balance really needs to be adjusted more often in order to compensate for causal and competitive play. Still better than the previous entry, Spongebob Aquarepants: Truth or Square. but needs to be enhanced further.
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