SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! for Windows is a slightly different game from the console versions. The story is the same with the popular TV series "The New Adventures of Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy" being in danger because the cast has failed to show up. It is up to the player, as SpongeBob, to find a replacement cast in the inhabitants of Bikini Bottom.
Unlike the console versions which focus on multiplayer gameplay, in the Windows version SpongeBob has to work alone. He has to walk around and talk to the various inhabitants in order to convince them. Here and there he has to play a mini game to advance in the story.