SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - PC

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (PC)
Also for: PS2, Xbox, GameCube
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: THQ Soft. Co.: THQ
Publishers: THQ (GB)
Released: 21 Nov 2003 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
No Accessories: No Accessories


SpongeBob Squarepants, one of Nickelodeon’s most bizarre productions, is also one of the most popular children’s programmes since the Rugrats. And it seems the big yellow sea sponge is also quite popular among young gamers, as SpongeBob makes his way onto to PC for the fourth time in Battle for Bikini Bottom.

The evil Plankton has set in motion yet another diabolical plot to take over the world and the fate of Bikini Bottom lies in the unlikely hands of SpongeBob himself, along with two of his friends, Patrick and Sandy Cheeks.

It may sound like a far-fetched story, even for a cartoon, but to those familiar with the TV series, it’s just a typical SpongeBob adventure, and a good one at that. In what is essentially a classic 3D platform adventure with regards to gameplay, Bikini Bottom pits players in 16 massive 3D locales in which they must overcome numerous obstacles, jump from platform to platform and defeat any lurking enemies. But no 3D adventure would be complete without a set of unique hero abilities. This time players are armed with the ability to perform crazy manoeuvres such as Tongue Boarding and Underwear Bungee Jumping, and can even make use of Lasso Copters and Cruise Bubbles.

Most of your abilities serve as a means to travel the huge game world, but Bikini Bottom also plays host to myriad bonus levels, secret rewards and hidden items. To find them all will take time, but it’s worth the effort and gives the game a greater sense of longevity.

Visually, the game is nothing to scream about, but it does deliver the cartoon feel that its target audience is going to appreciate. It’s one for the kids, and they’ll love it.


SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - PC Artwork

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - PC Artwork

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - PC Artwork