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Review For: SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (GBA)
Date Written: Nov 17, 2003
Written By: Webmaster Christopher Beley
Rating:

Introduction 

I was a little skeptical before playing this game. I expected bad graphics and a simple yet boring game, but it turned out to be quite amusing but still simple. When you start the game you will have a little story about what is happening. It kind of goes like thisÖ. 

 The story starts out by plankton wanting to build all these robots to get the, what elseÖthe wonderful Krabby Patty, but something goes wrong, like always. Plankton forgot to switch the switch to make the robots listen to him! Now all the robots are all over bikini bottom and they are scaring away all Mr. Crabs customers, but Spongebob comes to the rescue and so the story begins. 

 Well my first comment about this game is that if you donít like Spongebob DONíT BUY THIS GAME! You will not get a lot of it and you will probably not find it as cute and amusing as people who like Spongebob. So you may want to just stop reading now if you donít like Spongebob. Ok, now lets talk about the game play now .

 The game play is relatively simple. You can jump by pressing A and you can shoot a bubble at something by pressing B. When you shoot a bubble at a robot it just paralyzes it and to kill it you can jump on top of it, but it will be replaced almost immediately. During some parts of the game you get to ride a sea horse named Mystery who will eat almost anything. You can press B to eat a robot, plants, etc and if you ate a robot you can spit it out by pressing B again. I personally think the levels with Mystery in it are some of the most fun ones:) 

 At the beginning I said I was skeptical about the graphics of the game and actually the graphics are quite nice. The backgrounds are always different each of the levels and they all look very nice. The only setback in the graphics is that the characters, like Spongebob, seem to be poorly ďdrawnĒ you could say otherwise the graphics are great! 

 The music isnít too bad either. All the music has a tropical sound and is fun to listen to, but the music is so similar it can get annoying. There is, however, a way to turn down or off the music so all you hear is the sound effects:) I didnít turn it off,however, because music seems to make me do better in anything and I like annoying little tunes, but I know a lot of people donít:(   Now for the proís and conís...

PROís

The game is fun, addicting, and will provide quite a few hours of playtime. Also since the game is kind of like a arcade game you may enjoy playing it over and over again, thus, in return, giving you some replay value:) If you love Spongebob you will probably love this game, but make sure you read the conís before buying this game. 

CONíS

Well the biggest con is that you have to remember codes to get back to your saved games. So every time you finish a level you have to write down the code so you can get back where you started (this does, however, allow you to cheat if you know the codes:). Another thing is that your scores arenít saved so you canít have high scores or any of that other nice stuff:( NOTE TO GAME DEVELOPERS: Please donít use codes to save games! 

Well, in conclusion, you will probably like this game if you are a Spongebob fan, but if you arenít, you probably wonít want to buy this game. Also, remember before you buy this that you have to write down codes on PAPER (yes, paper. That thing that no one uses anymore) to continue your game at a later time. I give this game 3 out of 5 stars.


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