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  • Summary: Wish-granting Mermaid's Tears in the hands of SpongeBob and Patrick... What could possibly go wrong? Sure, the very fabric holding the very universe very together could come very undone, opening up portals into Wishworlds full of knights, cowboys, pirates, and prehistoric snails. But that'sWish-granting Mermaid's Tears in the hands of SpongeBob and Patrick... What could possibly go wrong? Sure, the very fabric holding the very universe very together could come very undone, opening up portals into Wishworlds full of knights, cowboys, pirates, and prehistoric snails. But that's nothing everyone's favorite sponge can't handle - with the right cosmic costume! Everybody do the Cosmic Shake!

    Features

    * Unlock classic and new platforming skills like the Fishhook Swing and Karate Kick
    * Don more than 30 F.U.N.tastic costumes like SnailBob and SpongeGar
    * Travel to 7 distinct Wishworlds like Wild West Jellyfish Fields and Halloween Rock Bottom
    * Experience all the buddy movie banter with SpongeBob's permanent companion Balloon-Patrick
    * Meet all your favorite Bikini Bottomites from the series, voiced by their original actors
    * Enjoy the in-game soundtrack featuring 101 songs from the series, including Sweet Victory
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THQ Nordic - Save The Date 2022
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jan 30, 2023
    86
    SpongeBob: The Cosmic Shake does not come to revolutionize the genre of platformers and adventures, however, it offers a lot of fun and a wide world very well recreated.
  2. Jan 30, 2023
    85
    SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is the best SpongeBob game ever. There’s a lot of love that went into this project and you really feel it as you jump, swing, and kick about. A solid pick up for platforming and SpongeBob fans alike, this game is an example of what game software for children (and licensed property) should strive to be.
  3. Jan 30, 2023
    80
    There’s no denying that THQ Nordic and Purple Lamp did a fantastic job on SpongeBob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake, as it shows in its gameplay. The graphics have levelled up since the last title, the music is still awesome and the characters within Bikini Bottom haven’t changed a bit. From Squidward being grumpy, Patrick being a little clueless, to Spongebob having a happy and quirky demeanour. In terms of the coins and the jelly, it’s a personal preference and not a deal breaker, but it needs to be noted how THQ Nordic and Purple Lamp chose to utilize them. Not having other ways to spend your jelly and coins was a missed opportunity, though others may not be bothered by it at all. The vibes, graphics, gameplay and the loveable characters will always have me returning to Bikini Bottom. Gimme that Cosmic Jelly, I’m going to become a Jellionaire!
  4. Jan 30, 2023
    70
    Despite a few hiccups and disappointing aspects of The Cosmic Shake design, at its core it achieves its goals. Playing it felt the way I remember Battle for Bikini Bottom playing and all of the jokes and references felt aimed at older SpongeBob fans, pulling straight from the classic episodes. There are tons of small jokes and references in the levels that will make you smile and SpongeBob and Patrick will have you at least chuckling more often than not. It's not a revolutionary platformer, but it is good enough to keep you engaged throughout the entire game's length. If you have no reverence or appreciation for SpongeBob, whether it be the old games or the cartoon, The Cosmic Shake likely won't appeal to you. But for those of us who love SpongeBob, the Cosmic Shake is a great time with some old friends.
  5. Feb 1, 2023
    70
    Spongebob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake is a standard platform collect-a-thon that is held up by its content and humor. I was smiling the entire time I was playing it and it lasts just the right amount of time. I feel like Rehydrated was a touch more interesting on the whole, but this follow-up is more than worth your time if you are a fan of the genre or subject matter. Spongebob is timeless and can be enjoyed by anyone of any age, even if your nostalgia for it is as nonexistent as mine is.
  6. Jan 30, 2023
    65
    Spongebob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake does a lot of things really right and well to make this feel like a Spongebob game for the current generation. But its lackluster objectives and its sometimes repetitive platforming and combat hold it back from being great. Instead, we’re left with a decent game that’s well worthwhile for a casual Spongebob or action-platforming fan, but a bit short of expectations for anybody who hoped this would take over as their new favorite Spongebob game.
  7. Jan 30, 2023
    40
    SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is a lazy, generic platformer. It's five hours of content that feels like it was made by people who watched some footage of a bad 90s platformer and decided that was how they wanted to proceed. This writer's kids love SpongeBob, they were done with this game in about ten minutes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 2, 2023
    10
    A Game that’s worth playing for anyone who enjoys a fun comedic platformer starring everyone’s favourite sponge
  2. Feb 2, 2023
    9
    While not revolutionary, I will say it's still a very fun and simple game that I very much enjoyed!
  3. Feb 2, 2023
    9
    Great game, lovely and tight gameplay and a wonderful story that feels almost exactly like an episode from the show. Mild slow down and frameGreat game, lovely and tight gameplay and a wonderful story that feels almost exactly like an episode from the show. Mild slow down and frame drops but those are few and far in between. For a licensed game it’s surprisingly well made and it’s obvious the developers put their heart into it. I recommend it to anyone who has an interest in anything SpongeBob related. Expand