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  • Summary: Are 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 youAre 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't you! Want to join forces in a brand new multiplayer mode? The battle is on!

    GAME FEATURES
    - Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy and use their unique sets of skills
    - Thwart Plankton's evil plan to rule Bikini Bottom with his army of wacky robots
    - Meet countless characters from the beloved series

    REMAKE FEATURES
    - Faithful remake of one of the best SpongeBob games ever created
    - High-end visuals, modern resolutions and carefully polished gameplay
    - Brand new horde mode multiplayer for up to two players, online and offline
    - Restored content that was cut from the original game like the Robo Squidward boss fight and more
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Jun 22, 2020
    83
    Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated succeeds in breathing new life into this cult game, bringing it to a new generation of players the best way possible.
  2. Jul 8, 2020
    80
    Rather pretty, very accessible, funny and with an effective and varied gameplay, it is difficult to really blame it for anything.
  3. Jun 29, 2020
    78
    SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated is a fun and simple platform game that will delight fans of the series and will appeal to those who are not and want something interesting related to this genre. This remake looks good but does not solve some camera and framerate issues.
  4. Jun 22, 2020
    70
    Even with its many imperfections, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated ultimately succeeds as an attempt to spruce up a 17-year old game. It doesn’t stand alongside the 3D platforming greats, but it’s a fantastic, humour-filled tribute to a beloved show. People less familiar with the yellow sea sponge’s exploits will find it harder to overlook the creaky, PlayStation 2-era quirks. It looks better, but that doesn’t mean it plays better than it did 17 years ago.
  5. Jun 22, 2020
    70
    It’s completely for the fans. Speaking as one of those fans, I think that’s really admirable and despite some late-game annoyances and sound design flaws, I found Battle For Bikini Bottom absolutely worth going back for. Nostalgia may be a powerful tool, but this game is still worthy of your time regardless.
  6. Jun 23, 2020
    65
    This is for one of the best SpongeBob SquarePants videogames ever made. However, the game hasn't been properly updated after the original title was released more than 15 years ago.
  7. Aug 3, 2020
    40
    Battle for Bikini Bottom felt as much a battle to play at times as it did to defeat those robots. It’s great to see a cult classic get a fresh lick of paint, but style over substance just isn’t enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 93
  2. Negative: 10 out of 93
  1. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    Классика игровой индустрии, ведьмак в мире Бикини Боттом .От себя ставлю 12/10,но вот эти выходцы из нижнего интернета снизили оценку игры доКлассика игровой индустрии, ведьмак в мире Бикини Боттом .От себя ставлю 12/10,но вот эти выходцы из нижнего интернета снизили оценку игры до 9.3/10 Лично мне дал... ТОЧНЕЕ Я КУПИЛ 7 копий для себя,сестры, брата, мамы,папы,бабушки и деда,подарил подруге в которую был влюблен,после чего она сразу вышла за меня замуж. Expand
  2. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    This games has wonderful graphics, even though the framerate is a bit low on the nintendo switch. But that's to be expected on the switch,This games has wonderful graphics, even though the framerate is a bit low on the nintendo switch. But that's to be expected on the switch, otherwise you should prefer to play on ps4, xbox one or pc. It brings back the fealing from 2003 and is a wonderful example of what licensed games are capable of. For platforming fans a must play. Thanks THQ Nordic and Purple Lamp Studios. Expand
  3. Jun 25, 2020
    10
    Маленький шедевр, который возвращает тебя в детство, и окунает в море приятных - ламповых воспоминаний. + ну камон, ну кто не любит губку вМаленький шедевр, который возвращает тебя в детство, и окунает в море приятных - ламповых воспоминаний. + ну камон, ну кто не любит губку в штанах?! Expand
  4. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    Remember playing this game back on the GameCube and loving it back then. Playing it again relighted my love for this game. Critics clearlyRemember playing this game back on the GameCube and loving it back then. Playing it again relighted my love for this game. Critics clearly don’t like to play fun games. Expand
  5. Jun 23, 2020
    8
    Nice game plays decently well, little bit of frame drops in small sections doesn’t have smooth shadows but it’s not a deal breaker overallNice game plays decently well, little bit of frame drops in small sections doesn’t have smooth shadows but it’s not a deal breaker overall good port for me. Expand
  6. Jun 26, 2020
    8
    My childhood has returned!

    If you've played this game back in middle school then it's the same game as before. All the collectables are still
    My childhood has returned!

    If you've played this game back in middle school then it's the same game as before. All the collectables are still the same. Plot points, music, locations, platforming, etc. This is as faithful of a remake as possible. The textures are uprezed to modern times. And, while the lines are the exact same, the voice actors were hired to redo their lines with the exception of Mermaidman and Mr. Krabs who have new voice actors. Overall this game is purely for nostalgia sake and I feel like a kid again playing this. If you never got a chance to play this try and tone down expectations for this. I know us fans have praised this so much you'd think it was the only game we ever played. But this is still a 2002 game with better textures. It's still holds up even by today's standards.

    Saddly the Switch version is not as good as the others. Of course we would expect that given the power of the Switch. But it feels like they built the game with modern consoles in mind and after they were done they just downrezed the game to switchs standards. Texture and full model popin are abundant depending on the zone. The hub world feels like it chugs below 30 frames. Zones like kelp forest and flying Dutchman also suffer from too-much-on-screenitus. But these are not consitant and they are still fully playable after they finish loading in.

    However the level that suffers the most from this is sand mountain as sliding down the ramp creates this fog of war effect no more than 50 ft infront of you and the hazards popin sometimes right when you're on top of them. The level is winnable but expect tons of failures and frustration in this. This level needs more attention and pronto. Completely unacceptable. However, for the asking value of $30 this is the correct pricing in my opinion. Anymore and I'd say wait for a sale. The game is totally beatable even with sand mountain being what it is. For those looking for that nostalgia trip this is definitely worth the buy.

    For the rest if you love platformers this is a great buy. If not I'd wait for a sale on the eshop. This is THQNORDIC so they'll probably put it on sale within the month.
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  7. Jun 30, 2020
    0
    Ver. 1.01

    The GOOD: +Beautiful Graphics +Gorgeous levels +Fluid Animations +Fun and fast boss fights +Responsive controls +Amazing
    Ver. 1.01

    The GOOD:
    +Beautiful Graphics
    +Gorgeous levels
    +Fluid Animations
    +Fun and fast boss fights
    +Responsive controls
    +Amazing speedrun potential

    The BAD:
    -Character movement is stiff (unless you become your own smart camera)
    -Smart camera does not work the way it should
    -The framerate is inconsistent
    -Pop-in textures are extremely common
    -loading screens are LOOOOOOONG!
    -lack of modern features such as a centering camera behind player button and customization outfits
    -Clancy Brown still does not voice Mr. Krabs
    -Inflated Shiny Object requirements for Mr. Krab's spatulas
    -Animations and sound effect bugs

    Here's hoping a patch comes soon. The game is fun but rushed and unpolished.
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