There's trouble in Bikini Bottom! Someone has stolen King
Neptune's crown, and it appears as though Mr. Krabs is the
culprit. Despite being passed over for a promotion by Mr.
Krabs, SpongeBob and his faithful but dim-witted friend Patrick
volunteer to make the perilous journey to Shell City to retrieve
the crown and save Mr. Krabs' life...
Squarepants: The Movie sees
our heroes, Spongebob and Patrick, embark on
a heroic, comedic quest that takes them to new and unexplored
territory. You can play as SpongeBob or Patrick as they work
together to save Mr. Krabs and all of Bikini Bottom.
things first, this is a game aimed at the younger age market
and because of that certain things have to be taken into consideration
when reviewing it. Firstly, it's not going to be as difficult
to complete as most games aimed at a more diverse age range.
And secondly, to keep the little ones happy, it's going to
have to keep their attention.
gameplay is not overly taxing, for an adult, but should prove
challenging enough for any young child. The graphics are large
and colourful, and the game developers have employed an ingenious
way to keep the little ones' attentions - you don't actually
stay in the same level, or as the same character for very
aim of the game is to complete each level in order to collect
a special coin, as you progress you can pick up points which
can then be used to upgrade various aspects of your character
(including health and special attacks).
are three main areas of play. You can control the character
of Spongebob or Patrick (you get to switch between them later
in the game, but at the start the game dictates which character
you play) as you run around Bikini Bottom, drive the Krabby
Patty around the streets or control a Bath Tub as it races
out of control.
characters look and sound authentic to the TV show and movie
- in fact the plot is taken straight from the film. Although,
the links between levels are a bit poor - dialogue with stills.
characters have their own set of unique moves. And as you
earn more points you can upgrade to power-ups like the Cart
Wheel Attack, Electric Guided Sonic Wave Guitar and the Macho
is definitely a fun packed game for kids, and to be honest
there is plenty to keep their parents amused too (although
it will get tiring soon for any hardened gamers).
bad at all! Soak up the action!
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