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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

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MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
76
3.6
PlayStation 2
70
3.5
Xbox
76
4.4

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 6 3.6
PlayStation 2 5 3.5
Windows 3 3.8
Xbox 4 4.4
Combined MobyScore 18 3.8


The Press Says

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90
GameCubeGameZone
This game has been a pleasure to review! I can't tell you how exciting it is to see a well-crafted console game for children that is designed to be easy to play, but at the same time offers enough variety, levels and challenges to never be boring. Like the best of the Disney animated movies, this game offers fun for children, but also enough twisted humor to appeal to adults. The gameplay is simple, but still offers older children enough to do that they will also enjoy playing. The development team has done a wonderful job of keeping their focus on the kids. Parents, this is a great choice for your children's console collection, and you may well find yourself playing when the kids have gone to bed.
86
PlayStation 2GameZone
You can find pleasure in the strangest places. Take this game, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom, for instance. It is, by all accounts, a "kiddie" game. But it plays extremely well, and is actually better than the recent Crash, Sonic and Spyro games. Surprised? I sure was. But I shouldn't have been. This game comes from the same company that published Tak and the Power of Juju.
85
XboxGame Vortex
Spongebob Squarepants: The Battle for Bikini Bottom is a must buy for fans. This is one of the better Spongebob titles to come along and is a blast to play. The action is good and dialog is funny enough that even non-fans may want to check it out as well. Who knows, you may even become a fan yourself. This is an excellent buy for kids as well.
85
GameCubeGame Vortex
Anyways, while SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom may not be groundbreaking, its unique style and 'charm' transform what could have been a boring and typical platformer into a very entertaining experience. If you're a fan of the show, or a fan of the platforming genre, you should definitely give this one a try.
80
GameCubeHonestGamers
So just in case you fell asleep somewhere over the course of the review, let's skip ahead to the summary: SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is exactly the sort of pleasant surprise I was looking for. Filled to the brim with great level design, solid visual flair, awesome support from the studio and even a lengthy and often difficult quest, this is one of those license-based games that deserved every bit of attention it got... and a great deal more. A lot of 'serious' gamers may skip over this one because of its cartoony veneer, but they really shouldn't. If you like platformers, pick this one up today!
80
XboxGamerDad
It's Spongebob and it features all the real character voices. Since these are some of the funniest actors in the cartoon business they generally rise above the mediocre script and make the game funnier than it should be. There's a plethora of inside jokes and the offensiveness level never rises above that of the show. If your kid loves the TV show, then flop on the deck and float like a fish.
80
PlayStation 2GamerDad
If platforming nonsense be something ye wish! Spongebob Squarepants, bona fide phenomenon, wacky, wild, inheritor of the genius of Looney Toons, has only been represented in gaming by mediocre to interesting adventure games and generally poor 2D sidescrollers. It's about time the square one got his props with a full 3D platforming adventure.
75
Xbox4Players.de
Unter dem Strich präsentiert sich die Schlacht um Bikini Bottom als ein spielerisch zwar wenig innovatives, aber dennoch unterhaltsames Jump&Run: Dafür sorgen die gute Cartoon-Optik im Stil der Serie, die offene Spielumgebung, die gelungene Steuerung und die feine Soundkulisse. Vom Schwierigkeitsgrad her wird zwar ein jüngeres Publikum angesprochen, doch auch die etwas älteren Schwammkopf-Fans dürften ihren Spaß haben. Es fehlt zwar ein gutes Stück zu Kalibern wie z.B. Ratchet & Clank 2 oder Beyond Good & Evil, doch das Abenteuer verströmt sofort das Flair der TV-Serie und präsentiert sich als eine der besten Lizenz-Umsetzungen der letzten Monate – auch wenn der ganz große Wurf nicht gelungen ist.
75
GameCube4Players.de
Unter dem Strich präsentiert sich die Schlacht um Bikini Bottom als ein spielerisch zwar wenig innovatives, aber dennoch unterhaltsames Jump&Run: Dafür sorgen die gute Cartoon-Optik im Stil der Serie, die offene Spielumgebung, die gelungene Steuerung und die feine Soundkulisse. Vom Schwierigkeitsgrad her wird zwar ein jüngeres Publikum angesprochen, doch auch die etwas älteren Schwammkopf-Fans dürften ihren Spaß haben. Es fehlt zwar ein gutes Stück zu Kalibern wie z.B. Ratchet & Clank 2 oder Beyond Good & Evil, doch das Abenteuer verströmt sofort das Flair der TV-Serie und präsentiert sich als eine der besten Lizenz-Umsetzungen der letzten Monate – auch wenn der ganz große Wurf nicht gelungen ist.
75
PlayStation 24Players.de
Unter dem Strich präsentiert sich die Schlacht um Bikini Bottom als ein spielerisch zwar wenig innovatives, aber dennoch unterhaltsames Jump&Run: Dafür sorgen die gute Cartoon-Optik im Stil der Serie, die offene Spielumgebung, die gelungene Steuerung und die feine Soundkulisse. Vom Schwierigkeitsgrad her wird zwar ein jüngeres Publikum angesprochen, doch auch die etwas älteren Schwammkopf-Fans dürften ihren Spaß haben. Es fehlt zwar ein gutes Stück zu Kalibern wie z.B. Ratchet & Clank 2 oder Beyond Good & Evil, doch das Abenteuer verströmt sofort das Flair der TV-Serie und präsentiert sich als eine der besten Lizenz-Umsetzungen der letzten Monate – auch wenn der ganz große Wurf nicht gelungen ist.
75
GameCubeNintendo Spin
Spongebob Squarepants is such a lucrative name, THQ could have completely skimped on this game and still made millions off all the kids who idolize--and can't get enough of--this show. But Bikini Bottom is a surprisingly good platformer. Yes, it's rather simple and doesn't do much to separate itself from the many other platformers out there, but it also doesn't come with the same problems and frustrations that they do. It's easy to enjoy this game as a mindless diversion, especially for fans of Spongebob Squarepants. If you're in need of a platformer, and you don't care what it is as long as it involves running and jumping and collecting stuff, Battle for Bikini Bottom is not a bad idea.
73
XboxIGN
The love for the SpongeBob franchise really shines through in Battle for Bikini Bottom -- and if it weren't there this would be a very dreary title. I'm constantly amazed by the how much THQ and Heavy Iron got right -- this truly is like playing through an episode. While SpongeBob is a little too easy, it's still a lot of fun to romp through Jelly Fish fields or go clam boarding with Sandy. This game offers a lot of variety and each area feels like a fresh and distinct entity rather than just a palette swap. If you aren't a fan of SpongeBob, you'll probably find this a pretty average experience.
73
GameCubeIGN
The love for the SpongeBob franchise really shines through in Battle for Bikini Bottom -- and if it weren't there this would be a very dreary title. I'm constantly amazed by the how much THQ and Heavy Iron got right -- this truly is like playing through an episode. While SpongeBob is a little too easy, it's still a lot of fun to romp through Jelly Fish fields or go clam boarding with Sandy. This game offers a lot of variety and each area feels like a fresh and distinct entity rather than just a palette swap. If you aren't a fan of SpongeBob, you'll probably find this a pretty average experience.
73
PlayStation 2IGN
The love for the SpongeBob franchise really shines through in Battle for Bikini Bottom -- and if it weren't there this would be a very dreary title. I'm constantly amazed by the how much THQ and Heavy Iron got right -- this truly is like playing through an episode. While SpongeBob is a little too easy, it's still a lot of fun to romp through Jelly Fish fields or go clam boarding with Sandy. This game offers a lot of variety and each area feels like a fresh and distinct entity rather than just a palette swap.
72
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Одним словом, BfBB — приятная игра. В отличие от раскрученной Finding Nemo или блеклых «Мумми-Троллей», в ней чувствуется нечто большее, нежели желание просто подзаработать на популярном товаре. Где-то за суетой главного меню скрывается душа игры. «Квадратные штаны» — это стильно, весело, качественно и местами довольно интересно… и все-таки за очередным подарком для своего юного друга я, наверное, опять пойду в «Детский мир».
72
XboxTeamXbox
SpongeBob Squarepants: The Battle for Bikini Bottom does a lot of things right. It offers players the usual options as most platformers, but it blends everything together nicely with the style of SpongeBob. The game plays as an episode of the show, with plenty of jokes referencing actual episodes in the past. For any fan of SpongeBob Squarepants, this is a title to check out. The visual style, the sounds, and the jokes are straight out of the show, and all come together to create a fun and enjoyable game. For anyone that isn't a fan, there is enough here to warrant a look because that little yellow sponge has enough humor so suck anyone in.
71
GameCubeGame Freaks 365
Overall, I am pleased to say that this game was a very entertaining use of the many hours that I put into it during my review period, contrary to what I had anticipated. My opinion is that if you are a fan of either SpongeBob SquarePants or the platformer genre, and especially if both, this game is well worth having in your collection.
70
XboxGaming Target
Spongebob’s game is an amazingly good action title with some great presentation. It also follows the licensed product very closely. I do have a few problems with some of the game’s design though. Although the game is easy to play so that almost anybody can pick up, that is also part of the problem. You can die as much as you want, and you’ll never see any kind of Game Over screen whatsoever. There is even a giant hand that picks up one of your heroes if they travel too far off the game play area, which makes the game even easier. Spongebob Squarepants: BFBB is not very challenging, and the whole ocean theme certainly isn’t for everyone. That said, if you are searching for some solid platforming action then you may want to look at this Bikini Bottom for some fun. This is a dream come true for anyone who loves Spongebob and his Squarepants.
60
GameCubeGamerDad
Bikini Bottom, its colorful cast of characters, most landmarks, items, etc., have all been translated into full 3D. The effect is… expected. But something is lost in the translation. Part of the problem is a lack of polish and detail. The characters look plastic, rather than truly 3D.
50
Windows7Wolf Magazine
В итоге перед нами классная детская игрушка, созданная, как уже говорилась, по мотивам мультика. Игра полна искрометного юмора, который вряд ли кого-то оставит равнодушным, особенно если вы хоть немного говорите на английском. Графика могла бы быть получше, но на фоне нынешних детских игр смотрится вполне презентабельно. Дети будут довольны, однозначно.
35
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
While it is deserving of the hallowed rank of the best SpongeBob SquarePants game yet, in the broader scheme of things it’s still not a very good title. For some reason, the industry really seems to be stuck in a rut. Why does every cartoon-based license need to be transformed into a platformer where you need to collect a billion different items? I don’t get it. In SpongeBob’s case, the gameplay engine is solid, and I love the animations that Heavy Iron Studios came up with. I also like the fact that you can play as Patrick. That fat oaf slays me. The challenges are not so flattering, and the characters’ move sets are very bizarre. If you’ve had neurosurgery more than twice, you may find a thimble’s worth of entertainment here. If not, you’ll get more kicks out of a sponge…just an ordinary pantless sponge.