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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
Developer Heavy Iron Studios/AWE Games
Publisher THQ
System(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, PC

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is a 3D platformer developed by Heavy Iron Studios and published by THQ under the Nick Games label. SpongeBob and Patrick are playing a game of Robots & Racehorses, but they both lament about wanting real robots to play with. So, SpongeBob makes a wish on Patrick's Magic Conch Shell that real robots would appear. The next morning, robots invaded Bikini Bottom, causing trouble wherever they went. SpongeBob, believing he was responsible for this mess, goes to set things right.

In actuality, though, SpongeBob is innocent. The robots were created by Plankton in one of his futile efforts to steal the Krabby Patty Secret Formula. It backfired because his robot-making machine, the Duplicotron 5000, was set to "don't obey" instead of "obey".

Battle for Bikini Bottom was well received by critics and gamers alike for featuring solid 3D platforming, tight controls, humorous gags, and a perfect recreation of the SpongeBob atmosphere; the music sounds just like it does on the show, the locations such as the Mermalair and Industrial Park are familiar, and there are numerous references to past episodes.

This article only deals with the GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox versions. The Game Boy Advance and PC versions are entirely different games, so they do not apply to this article.

Completion Requirements[]

  • Defeat the final boss.
  • Collect all 100 golden spatulas.
  • Collect all of Patrick's dirty socks. These are exchanged for more golden spatulas.
  • Collect all three pairs of golden underwear (these extend SpongeBob's health).
  • Collect enough shiny objects to purchase access to the art gallery.

Master Run Ideas[]

  • Speed Run
  • No Death Run: this includes SpongeBob going too far off the map and having Hans pick him up.
  • No Damage Run: There's a point in the tutorial where a safe falls on SpongeBob's head to demonstrate taking damage; since this is required to show the player how health works, this can be forgiven.