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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (2003) 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
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake (2023) PC, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 10 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Collecting and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game. The new SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Hydrated version has these multiplayer modes.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 11 hours and 16 hours to complete.

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 Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. There are plenty of checkpoints and the enemies can mostly be defeated in one or two hits, and the SpongeBob adventure appeals to younger children, while the platforming remains fun for older ones too.

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.

CostsCosts

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

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated

Steam Store PC £24.99

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

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There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • 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.
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

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

Out Now: GameCube, PC, PS2, PS4, Switch, Xbox and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-2 (2 online)

Genres: Action, Platform (Collecting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 8 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Purple Lamp (@Purple_Lamp)


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