SpongeBob SquarePants was an important part of many childhoods when he first appeared on television in 1999. Since then Spongebob has found its way into other forms of media such as movies and video games. While not the AAA blockbusters like Elden Ring, Spongebob games are still opportunities to have fun with our favorite Bikini Bottom characters.
Not every Spongebob game came out on modern consoles, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t fun to play. Here are the top ten Spongebob Squarepants games, sorted by fun.
#10. SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge (2013)
Spongebob Squarepants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge, a 3D platformer released in 2013, was one of the few games to feature all of the original voice actors. The star-studded voice acting only got the game so far, and at the end of the day it was an average experience.
#9. SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab (2006)
While not the earliest game on this list, Spongebob Squarepants: Creature from the Krusty Krab follows the dreams of Spongebob, Patrick, and Plankton. The three dreams eventually come together as part of the story. The game has its moments, but other parts of the game (like the pacing) drag it down. The content is also weird by Spongebob standards, like being chased by a giant plankton.
#8th. SpongeBob SquarePants: Operation Krabby Patty (2001)
Spongebob Squarepants: Operation Krabby Patty is a point-and-click adventure on PC that features two different stories: the right side and the wrong side. Each side had five mini-games that you would play in a different order depending on the story’s needs. It was loaded with references from the first two seasons of the TV show, but hasn’t aged well.
#7. SpongeBob SquarePants: Employee of the Month (2002)
A sequel to Operation: Krabby Patty, Spongebob Squarepants: Employee of the Month has given Spongebob free tickets to Neptune’s Paradise, the newest amusement park. Unfortunately, SpongeBob is stuck helping everyone he meets while trying to redeem his tickets. It’s packed with fetch quests, but it’s a better experience than its predecessor game.
#6. SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge (2001)
Spongebob Squarepants: One of the first platformers for the PlayStation, SuperSponge is a 2D platformer with four different levels. SpongeBob runs errands for Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy to get an autograph for Patrick’s birthday. Despite its age, it’s still a decent 2D platformer experience.
#5. SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman (2002)
This game is a 3D platformer for PS2 and Gamecube, but a 2D platformer for the Game Boy Advance. Follow SpongeBob as he must save his friends from the Flying Dutchman after being responsible for unleashing him. It’s a game full of fetch quests and requires 100% completion, but it’s not all that different from 3D platformers of the present day.
#4. The Spongebob Movie Game (2004)
Based on the animated film, Spongebob Movie Game follows the same story. It makes some changes and it wasn’t the same type of game depending on where you played it. It was a 3D platformer for consoles, a point-and-click adventure for PC, and a 2D platformer for the Game Boy Advance.
#3. SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! (2005)
Unlike other games on this list, Spongebob Squarepants: Lights, Camera, Pants! is a party game intended to be played with others. Characters attempt to audition for a role in an upcoming TV show and take part in various mini-games to demonstrate their suitability. It’s silly fun that gets even better when you play with friends who are also fans of the show.
#2. SpongeBob: Krusty Cook Off (2020)
Spongebob: Krusty Cook-Off is a mobile game inspired by restaurant games like Diner Dash. SpongeBob will walk around serving food to customers to help his friends achieve goals. Being the one who serves food is a pleasant experience and feels like working at the Krusty Krab. The tasks and goals get harder, but it’s still a neat way to pass the time on a mobile device.
#1. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (2003)
Originally released for PS2, Gamecube and Xbox, this 3D platformer is one of the most remembered Spongebob games. After one of Plankton’s experiments goes awry, robots attack Bikini Bottom. This coincides with the same moment Spongebob wishes he had more toy robots to play with. It’s up to Spongebob, Patrick and Sandy to go around and save Bikini Bottom from the robots.
The game was so popular that it received a remaster in 2020. The remaster added a multiplayer mode along with improved graphics and more anti-frustration features.
There are more Spongebob Squarepants games in the pipeline, and you can check out the series with any of the games above. Some have aged better than others, but still a good opportunity for nostalgia.
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