THQ Get 'Nicked' Again

SpongeBob SquarePants: Legend of the Lost Spatula and Rocket Power Gettin' Air set for UK release on April 13th 2001 and will each retail at 24.99.

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THQ International Ltd today announced more Nickelodeon licensed Game Boy Color games based on two of Nickelodeon's most popular animated TV series - SpongeBob SquarePants and Rocket Power.

About the SpongeBob SquarePants TV Series:
The series takes place in the Pacific Ocean in the subterranean city of Bikini Bottom inhabited by a humorous sea sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants, who lives in a pineapple with his pet snail, Gary, and loves his job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab. Whether searching for the ultimate spatula to perfect his Krabby-flipping technique, or just hanging out with his best friend Patrick the amiable starfish, SpongeBob has a knack for getting into trouble without really trying.

About the SpongeBob SquarePants Game:
In SpongeBob SquarePants: Legend of the Lost Spatula, players take on the role of SpongeBob as he travels through Bikini Bottom, on a quest to find the Flying Dutchman's Golden Spatula. The objective - to become the greatest fry cook of all time. SpongeBob must find hidden clues, unlock secret levels, avoid jellyfish and even feed hungry ghosts as he searches for the Golden Spatula. SpongeBob is joined along the way by Sandy Cheeks, Squidworth, and Mr. Krabs and, his very best friend, Patrick Star in this under water adventure. With artwork and over 10 game levels based on SpongeBob SquarePants, kids can re-live the cartoon over and over! The game is released on 13th April 2001 at 24.99. SpongeBob SquarePants for Game Boy Color- you will laugh so hard, you'll get the bends!

SpongeBob SquarePants is showing on Nickelodeon UK during Easter and throughout the summer holidays. "In America the series currently ranks the #2 property on all Kids TV with more than 28 million viewers each month," stated the THQ's UK Marketing Manager for children's titles, Sarah Bincliffe. "The popularity of the animated series is rapidly multiplying. UK retailers can't wait for the first SpongeBob SquarePants videogame."

"Stateside, THQ and Nickelodeon's most recent Game Boy Color release, Rugrats in Paris, currently ranks among the top five Game Boy Color titles at retail," added Bincliffe. "And we look forward to that same level of success in the UK with SpongeBob SquarePants: Legend of the Lost Spatula for Game Boy Color."

THQ International and Nickelodeon are also pleased to announce the first interactive Rocket Power adventure for Game Boy Color. Based on Nickelodeon's exciting animated TV series, Rocket Power: Gettin'Air is set for nationwide UK release on 13th April 2001 and will retail at 24.99.

About the Rocket Power TV Series
Created by the team responsible for The Rugrats, Arlene Klasky, Paul Germain and Gabor Csupo, Rocket Power is Nickelodeon's animated adventure series celebrating the fun times and extreme friendships of 10 and 11-year-olds in Southern California. Rocket Power follows Otto Rocket, his sister Reggie, and their pals Twister and Sam, who play hard, eat fast, laugh out loud and never tire of chasing down fun. With boards, blades and bikes constantly in tow, the pre-teenagers learn by taking risks, experiencing failure and, above all else, sticking together to form friendships they'll never forget! Extreme sports, extreme fun, and extreme friends - Rocket Power has it all.

About the Rocket Power: Gettin' Air Game
Join the Rocket Power gang on an all-new adventure that calls upon all their extreme sports skills! Snowboard with Reggie, roller blade with Otto, hang ten with Sam, and get some wicked BMX air with Twister. And don't forget to read Reggie's Zine after each level to check out your results. Do you have what it takes to make the front page?

The game includes a password to save your progress. And with artwork and over 8 levels of varied gameplay that includes snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding, kids can re-live the cartoon over and over.

THQ plan to release Rocket Power: Gettin' Air and SpongeBob SquarePants on PlayStation and Game Boy Advance in September 2001. For further information about both games please go to www.thq.co.uk.