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Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. Mar 1, 2023
    90
    SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is great! If you like the sponge-meister and pals there's no way you won't have fun with this gut-busting romp. Old-heads and sponge-newbies alike - get shaking.
  2. Jan 30, 2023
    80
    SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is a charming and hilarious 3D platformer that’s a joy to play, with excellent level design, fun environments, and a story that captures the essence of the show. It’s a must-play for any SpongeBob fan, or anybody that just wants a new platformer to play.
  3. Jan 30, 2023
    80
    SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is an astoundingly good game. There is so much creativity packed into its seven different worlds that I could not stop playing it over the past weekend because I was too excited to see what was next. This is, without a doubt, the best SpongeBob game I’ve ever played, and I hope Purple Lamp Studios keeps the keys to the license for years to come.
  4. Jan 30, 2023
    80
    SpongeBob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake is a triumphant and varied 3D platformer that no fan of the series or the genre will want to miss. It’s not the game that’ll change your mind if 3D collectathon-style games aren’t your thing, but it demonstrates at every step that it’s not just some half-hearted cash-in. Focused level design, lots of gameplay variety, tight controls, and a charming cast voiced by the original voice artists all combine to make this one of the best SpongeBob games yet. Though it’s occasionally let down by performance issues, we’d still give this one a strong recommendation to anyone who likes a 3D platformer and a Krabby Patty.
  5. 75
    This game is totally amusing and entertaining, even with a few glitches that might cause a slight slow down in-between scenes.
  6. Mar 7, 2023
    75
    SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is the kind of thing I love to champion — a mid-budget licensed platformer with a few rough edges that could have easily existed in the ’00s. Sure, it’s not breaking any new ground and could use a little polish when it comes to level design and performance on the Switch, but the final product is a joyous ride from start to finish. For fans of the series like me or anyone else who can’t get enough of that yellow sponge, this undersea multiverse adventure is worth checking out.
  7. 75
    SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, is a surprisingly endearing 3D platformer. The evolution of your traversal options is excellently paced and synthesizes naturally into constant, new challenges. The combat, while uninspired, is functional. The drive to push for 100% completion may be asking a bit too much given the structure of the worlds, but the levels themselves are fun to explore. The Switch version turns in crisp visuals, and generally stable performance, outside of a few specific areas. That being said, when the engine does come under stress it grinds the game to a halt. While it may not often affect actual playability, it's hard to ignore when the image simply freezes for five seconds. Perhaps appropriately, this feels like a lost licensed platformer of the early 2000s. That comes with the good and the bad, but there is certainly a lot to like here, even if it's a bit rough around the edges.
  8. Jan 30, 2023
    75
    SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is a decent platformer, it's not great, but it's not the biggest disaster ever either. It comes at a time when platformers are a bit scarce, or at least if we talk about medium or large productions in the industry.
  9. Jan 30, 2023
    75
    SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake can be considered as another movie of our fluffy friend since it has the same original graphic level of the animated show. It is entertaining in the story as in the gameplay. However, the game feels very easy, since it is focused on a more childish public that does not want to complicate itself with complex mechanics.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 5 out of 27
  1. Feb 28, 2023
    7
    Cosmic shake is a slightly better game than BFBB but still has the same issues that BFBB had such as unstable framerates and pop-in. StillCosmic shake is a slightly better game than BFBB but still has the same issues that BFBB had such as unstable framerates and pop-in. Still pretty good though since it's fun to move around. Full Review »
  2. Feb 15, 2023
    10
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  3. Feb 6, 2023
    9
    Very Nice 3D Plattforming Game with funny Spongebob humor. I really like how perfect the developers implements the character of the TV SeriesVery Nice 3D Plattforming Game with funny Spongebob humor. I really like how perfect the developers implements the character of the TV Series into the Game. Everyone who watched and enjoyed the TV Series in his Childhood will also have fun with that Game.
    The Gameplay works fine, the Showplaces are looking great. and also the technique works mostly absolutely okay.
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