SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie Reviews (Windows)
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Unlike other recent games based on hit movies, the PC game inspired by The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (hereinafter the SB Movie Game) is a traditional adventure game in just about every possible way. It has an engaging story, lots of dialog-based character interaction, inventory challenges, sequencing challenges, a point-and-click interface, and a save system so rational that (after playing other movie-based games) it will make you weep from sheer relief. There is no leaping, climbing, or shooting –nothing that remotely resembles athleticism. The purity of the SB Movie game’s adventure gaming character is only slightly sullied by three easy arcade sequences. There are even a couple of throwaway references to the Kings Quest and Zork games, which may indicate where the designers’ instincts were leading them.
Quandary (Aug, 2006)
It's a children's adventure game, a rare commodity these days when most children's games, especially those based on other media, go down the action arcade track. It does have a couple of easy mazes (one where the idea is to evade a pursuer), plus couple of other challenges requiring mild dexterity, but it's mostly pure adventuring.
Adventurearchiv (Jan 08, 2005)
"SpongeBob SquarePants - The Movie" is a game, giving you stress-free fun - possibly to parents more than to their children. Nevertheless it's a true family game. The sometimes a bit flashy comic-style may not please everyone, who attaches great importance to realistic presentation or rather likes to play quiet 1st-person-adventures. But I believe that SpongeBob will not only win new fans through the movie, but also through this very felicitous adventure porting. If the first SpongeBob game was already a surprise hit, then I would like to say that SpongeBob this time became even more 'absorptive'! Really displeasing can only be the short playing time at the most!
Edutaining Kids (Apr, 2005)
Kid testers got stuck early in the game. However, after they solved their initial dilemmas, they became more accustomed to the gameplay and had a far easier time completing the game after getting past the original hump. It is important that users read the jewelcase insert for basic instructions. If kids don't know that they often need to combine items in order to solve a problem, they will be hopelessly stuck.
Adventure Corner (Jan 06, 2005)
Die PC-Besitzer haben nämlich ein waschechtes, klassisches Point & Click-Adventure, mit witzigen (aber geschmacksabhängigen) Dialogen und hübscher, zeitgemässer Optik serviert gekriegt. Fans sollten trotz kleinen Verfälschungen durch die Lokalisation sofort zugreifen. Allen anderen sei zuvor aber eine TV-Folge ans Herz gelegt.
PC Action (Feb 08, 2005)
Auch in diesem Fall gilt: Wer schon die TV-Serie nicht leiden kann, wird das Spiel hassen. SpongeBob-Fans und ziemlich kleine Kinder amüsieren sich mit den Abenteuern des abgefahrenen Helden aber sicherlich.
Jeuxvideo.com (Feb 04, 2005)
Bon, il est bien mignon ce petit Bob L'Eponge mais on ne sait pas vraiment quoi en faire. Plutôt rigolo mais rarement drôle, il a de quoi séduire petits et grands avec ses airs un peu idiots, mais ses énigmes tarabiscotées risquent de frustrer la cible des jeunes joueurs et de ne pas vraiment enthousiasmer les autres, il va falloir trouver le bon âge du public en somme. A voir, si vous êtes fan et que vous vous appelez Jean-Marc, Geoffrey ou Pascal, de toutes façons vous allez vous jeter dessus (la vache mais je suis entouré de malades moi !).
PC Games (Germany) (Jan 28, 2005)
Im neuesten Abenteuer des sprechenden Schwamms Spongebob begleiten Sie die gelbe Quasselstrippe und seinen Freund Patrick auf eine Reise nach Muschelstadt, um König Neptuns Krone zurückzuholen und Spongebob den Job als Restaurantmanager der Krossen Krabbe 2 zu beschaffen.
Computer Gaming World (CGW) (Feb, 2005)
That’s not to say that the puzzles aren’t intelligent—in fact, clever kids will probably really enjoy figuring out that the way to let SpongeBob use en overly large turtleneck sweater is to first drop it into some hot springs so it shrinks. But if you or the kids in your life are expecting to “play” the movie, you’ll be disappointed: Gameplay ix essentially a series of one- or two-puzzle levels connected by long slide shows of action from the movie. Grown-up fans will get a giggle or two out of SpongeBob and Patrick’s antics, but you’ll probably get more enjoyment out of watching the wee ones in your life solve puzzles that result in SpongeBob stealing Squidward's toothpaste.
1UP (Aug 22, 2005)
That's not to say that the puzzles aren't intelligent--in fact, clever kids will probably really enjoy figuring out that the way to let SpongeBob use an overly large turtleneck sweater is to first drop it into some hot springs so it shrinks. But if you or the kids in your life are expecting to "play" the movie, you'll be disappointed: Gameplay is essentially a series of one- or two-puzzle levels connected by long slide shows of action from the movie. Grown-up fans will get a giggle or two out of SpongeBob and Patrick's antics, but you'll probably get more enjoyment out of watching the wee ones in your life solve puzzles that result in SpongeBob stealing Squidward's toothpaste.