"Vacuuming up manliness, even in the corners!"
The video game adaptation of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
, made by the same company as Battle for Bikini Bottom
. The plot more or less follows the film, but with a few changes made. While David Hasselhoff makes a guest appearance in the movie, The game doesn't actually refer to him by name.
There was also a PC version made, and it was a Point and Click Adventure game, as well as a GBA version, which was for the most part a 2D Platformer.
Contains examples of:
- Airborne Mook: The Flinger and MERV enemies.
- All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Much like in the movie, Plankton takes over Bikini Bottom. Only this time it happens earlier, with Plankton statues and monuments being put as SpongeBob and Patrick escape town.
- Badass Driver: SpongeBob and Patrick in the stages where you drive the Patty Wagon.
- Bad-Guy Bar: The Thug Tug in the Bubble Blowing Baby Hunt level.
- Big Door: The Welcome to Planktopolis... Minions level has a few.
- Call Back: a robot from Battle for Bikini Bottom appears as trash at the beginning of Shell City, Dead Ahead.
- SpongeBob refers to himself as "SuperSponge" in one quote, which is the name of another game
- Casual Danger Dialog: SpongeBob and Pat have no problems acting manly and saying one-liners even in the most dangerous of situations.
- Concert Climax: Spongebob stages one in the Krusty Krab for the final boss.
- Convenient Enemy Base: SpongeBob and Patrick land near the Krusty Krab after escaping Shell City.
- Disney Death: The Tearjerking scene where SpongeBob and Patrick dry out under a lamp is still here, but reduced to a cutscene with more comedy and no suspense whatsoever.
- Evil Laugh: All nearby enemies laugh at you briefly If you take damage.
- Expy: The enemies are, for the most part, expies of the robots from Battle for Bikini Bottom. All of the Plan Z Boxes are also similar to a type of Tiki from the same game: There's a standard one, a floating one, one that dissapears if you get too close, an exploding one, and one immune to regular attacks.
- Flunky Boss: Dennis is this in both forms, as well as King Neptune after taking a few hits.
- Mook Debut Cutscene: Each new type of enemy gets one.
- Point of No Return: Most levels have one of these, although several have a way to get back to the beginning once you reach the end.
- Oil Slick: The Flinger enemies shoot out goo that messes up movement and leaves a puddle that does the same.
- Set a Mook to Kill a Mook: Defeating an enemy sends it flying back, damaging or defeating others behind it.
- Slave Mooks: The mooks in the desert, landfill, and Planktopolis levels.
- The Power of Rock: SpongeBob gets a move late in the game that allows him to fire a controllable sonic wave by playing a guitar.