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The Cosmic Shake

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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake (2023) is a whimsical running and jumping game based on the longstanding Nickelodeon cartoon. In a magical world of pirates and cowboys, you run, jump and glide through several different areas, fighting enemies and unlocking secrets. It combines an original SpongeBob story with these classic platforming elements and new abilities to create a unique adventure.

When SpongeBob and Patrick find mermaids' tears that grant them their wishes, the fabric of the cosmos starts to collapse, opening portals into worlds full of pirates, knights, cowboys, and prehistoric creatures. You play SpongeBob and explore these seven worlds, with Patrick (transformed into a balloon) at your side as you fight monsters to save Bikini Bottom.

Play focuses on traversing the many stages, using double jumps, a glider, rolls, and stomps to navigate vast drops, avoid obstacles and defeat enemies. Along the way, you meet classic SpongeBob characters and find costumes to wear that grant you special attacks, like a karate kick, that makes defeating enemies easier (and often more comedic).

The result is a fantastical and entertaining adventure within the SpongeBob universe that provides fun jokes and a simple yet rewarding challenge for gamers of all ages.

It's the most recent game in the SpongeBob SquarePants line of games:
  • 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 SquarePantis (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) Switch, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake 22 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context. The game features combat with alien enemies. The violence is mild and comical, in line with the animated SpongeBob television series. Enemies burst into purple goo when defeated and SpongeBob freezes and falls over in a slapstick manner when he runs out of health. His health is restored if he picks up pairs of magical underpants. There is a Halloween-themed level, featuring some skulls and pumpkins, but it is not particularly scary.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for Very Mild Violence.

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.


SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake usually costs £34.99.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake

Steam Store PC £34.99
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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 31/01/2023, updated in 2023

Out Now: Android, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Platform (Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Purple Lamp (@Purple_Lamp)

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