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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (Series) Review
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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is a running and jumping game based on the Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. It's an original story where you defend Bikini Bottom from an invasion of robots.

You collect items and defeat the robots, while crossing platforms and avoiding environmental hazards like spikes and flames. You need specific characters to beat some areas. You can play as SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy.

It gained a cult following, with a large speed-running community which led to a rerelease as SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated in 2020 on Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

There are lots of different SpongeBob games available, although these have not stood the test of time so well:
  • Legend of the Lost Spatula (2001) on Gameboy Colour
  • Operation Krabby Patty (2001) on PC
  • SuperSponge (2001) on Gameboy Advance and PlayStation
  • Employee of the Month (2002) on PC
  • Revenge of the Flying Dutchman (2002) on GameCube, PlayStation 2, Gameboy Advanced
  • Battle for Bikini Bottom (2003) on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC and Gameboy Advanced
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) on PC, Gameboy Advanced, GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, iOS and Mac
  • Lights, Camera, Pants (2005) on Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Gameboy advanced and PC
  • The Yellow Avenger (2005) on Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable
  • Creature from the Krusty Krab (2006) on PlayStation 2, Gameboy Advanced, Nintendo DS, GameCube, Wii and PC
  • Atlantis Square Pantis (2007) on Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS and Gameboy Advanced
  • Underpants Slam (2007) on Xbox 360
  • SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom (2008) on Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2 and Wii
  • Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition (2008) on Nintendo DS
  • The Big One: Beach Party Cook-Off (2009) on Nintendo DS
  • Truth or Square (video game) (2009) on Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable and Xbox 360
  • Truth or Square (arcade game) (2009) on PC
  • Boating Bash (2010) on Wii and Nintendo DS
  • SpongeBob SquigglePants (2011) on Wii and Nintendo 3DS
  • SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip (2011) on Nintendo DS and Xbox 360
  • SpongeBob Moves In! (2013) on iOS Android
  • Plankton's Robotic Revenge (2013) on Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • SpongeBob HeroPants (2015) on Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360
  • Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated (2020) on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8-12 year-olds

Release Date: 31/10/2003, updated in 2020

Price: 50% off

Platforms: GameCube, PC, PS2, PS4, Switch, Xbox and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Platform

Accessibility: 8 features

Developer: Purple Lamp (@Purple_Lamp)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 11 hours and 16 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online. The new SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Hydrated version has these multiplayer modes.

CostsCosts

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom usually costs £24.99. 

Spongebob Squarepants: Battle For Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 with fear and violence.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

8-12 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
 
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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