An ancient evil known as Mawgu threatens to take control
of Volcano Island, and it's up to our Nicktoons heroes to
defeat him. Join SpongeBob, Timmy Turner and Danny Phantom,
along with new recruits Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks and Samantha
Manson for all out battle on Volcano Island. Play as SpongeBob,
Danny Phantom, Timmy Turner, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, or
Samantha Mason. Unlock bonus levels and crazy costumes. Three
different game modes: Single Play, Download Play, and Wireless
Play. Multi-player mayhem: Join or leave the game at anytime...
you've played and enjoyed previous SpongeBob games,
then you'll pretty much know what to expect from Battle
for Volcano Island. However, there's an added twist, not
only can you play as SpongeBob, Patrick Star and Sandy Cheeks,
but you can also control a number of other Nickelodeon characters
including Timmy Turner (Fairly OddParents), and Danny
Fenton or Samantha Manson (Danny Phantom) as you race
through the levels.
is a straightforward action platform game, set on a bizarre
island in another dimension. You start the game with two playable
characters (SpongeBob and Danny Fenton) which you can switch
between whenever the mood takes you. While the instructions
state that each character may come in handy for solving different
problems I didn't find this. In fact if you want you can easily
play through each level without changing character once.
game opens with an introduction with an old crab who warns
you about the evil Mawgu who is spreading toxic waste across
the island turning the indigenous wildlife into evil, deformed
creatures - which it then uses as its slaves. Only by finding
all of the nine "chosen ones" will Mawgu ultimately
be defeated. As SpongeBob and Danny are the first two "chosen
ones" all you have to do is rescue another seven Nickelodeon
you progress through the levels you encounter plenty of mean
nasties that need to be disposed of. You can do this by hitting
them or, if you have enough firepower, shooting them with
each characters individual special power. Extra fire points,
as well as life, are occasionally released when you destroy
one of the meanies roaming the levels. Along the way you can
hit trees (to release hidden items), climb rock faces (using
netting); seek for special items behind destructible walls;
and explore the bright, colourful environments (because there
is always more than one route to the end of the level).
biggest problem with games like this is that reviewers come
to them without a thought about who the finished game is aimed
at. As a game for seasoned gamers, this won't provide more
than a moments distraction. But as a young child's game, which
it's meant to be, it's a hoot. The chance to play as some
of your favourite Nickelodeon characters adds quite a lot
to this game - in spirit at least. As I mentioned before it
doesn't really make much difference who you decide to play
end result is another colourful, entertaining edition to the
SpongeBob line of console games.
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