I enjoyed this in my more spectator role and I know my son loved the game so I would have to say this is a hearty recommendation, if you yourself are a fan or you have a fan in the family… this ought to put a smile on their dial.
Battle for Bikini Bottom is like comfort food. It’s easy to indulge and uplifting in all the right ways. Like a childhood blast from the blast, it’s quickly easy to see why this licensed platformer became a cult-classic. It’s hard to judge whether it will find an audience now. The platforming genre is gearing for a new renaissance with the upcoming Ratchet & Clank and Crash Bandicoot 4, but maybe this is should be seen as a love letter to a bygone era and transition from the old to the new.
Such a great game. I got the platinum trophy, so I have seen everything that the game can offer and I think it's one of the best 3D platform games I've ever played. The original one was fantastic, but this one is so much better. The graphics and the atmosphere are just stunning, you feel like you were actually in Bikini Bottom. Simply a great remake **** game. 10/10
Although the gameplay and character
models feel refreshed (Patrick’s limbs are
delightfully floppy), the level design pales
when compared to newer 3D platformers.
Fully remade,2 including a remastered
soundtrack, Battle For Bikini Bottom proves
to be fun on a technical level, but the barren
worlds, many NPCs you cannot interact
with, and vexing objectives (the rolling ball in
Mermaid Man’s lair, anybody?)
make it fun and frustrating in
equal measure. Fans won’t want
to leave this one at the bottom
of the sea. [Issue#178, p.82]
Basically, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated is full of all kinds of weird little gameplay quirks that show this is just a reskinned version of a 17-year-old game. There’s nothing terrible about it, to be sure, but unless you’re coming in with fond memories of the original, you probably won’t find much here that’s worth your time.
Remasters, ports, and remakes are nice because they make games more accessible to new audiences, and the ones that excel understand that some features from the game’s era are antiquated and should be updated or removed. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated flops like a fish out of water when it comes to this. It’s a game so focused on emulating and embellishing the original that it doesn’t know the parts of itself that are fun and the parts that aren’t. It lost sight of the basic elements that make a collectible platformer enjoyable. This game doesn’t promote curious or keen gameplay, the movement isn’t smooth, and gathering collectibles never feels rewarding. Ultimately, the game winds up being an unpleasant nostalgia trip that nobody should pack their bags for.
Best child game we played ever with my daughter. Low metacritic score reduces metacritic reliability. If you dont have pediatric knowledge you cannot give points. Newbie who thinks he s a gamer . Read here well. I spit on your game knowledge.
Not a great remake, yes it has better graphic and looks amazing but the new animation still look stale, as well as some of the game play. Sliding is no longer fun, the removed certain things to the original (like mrs puffs close up), and the multiplayer is horrible. Yes, if you don’t own a older console this is good to play, but compared to the original it’s bad.
It's not a bad game, it's fun, and colorful, with decent animations and voice acting. The problem with this game is that's annoyingly outdated to the point, where you need to do the same part over and over and over again, because of technical limitations. The limitations that I rarely see in modern platform games (e.g. Ratchet and Clank). It's ok to play, but I wouldn't put it as the first choice.
SummaryAre you ready, kids? The cult classic is back, faithfully remade in spongetastic splendor! Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy and show the evil Plankton that crime pays even less than Mr. Krabs. Want to save Bikini Bottom from lots of rampant robots with your mighty bubbles? Of course you do! Want to underpants bungee jump? Why wouldn'...