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A series of multiconsole video games combining multiple cartoons featured on the children's TV network Nickelodeon. Only the first game in this series goes by the title Nicktoons Unite!, but considering all four games are about Nicktoons characters joining forces to defeat a common enemy, we might as well consider it the name of the series as well.

Nicktoons Unite!: Professor Calamitous joins forces with Plankton, Mr. Crocker, and Vlad Plasmius to form an Evil Syndicate. They start stealing energy from their respective worlds in order to power a Doomsday Device to blow up the multiverse. To counter this, Jimmy Neutron recruits Spongebob Squarepants, Timmy Turner (who is of course accompanied by Cosmo and Wanda), and Danny Phantom to help him venture into their worlds to stop the villains. Released for PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, and GameCube in 2005, and Nintendo DS in 2006.


Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island: Spongebob, Timmy, and Danny reunite, accompanied by co-stars Patrick, Sandy, and Sam Manson, having been picked by a Wise Old Crab to save Volcano Island from a new villain named the Mawgu. Jimmy notably sits this one out and communicates with the heroes behind the scenes.

Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots: Professor Calamitous returns, this time planning to take over the multiverse with his army of Toybots, fueled by Ghost energy combined with the fart gas of fairies having been fed Krabby Patties. Spongebob, Patrick, Jimmy, Timmy, Danny, Sam, and newcomer Tak team up to collect master models (collectibles said to hold data that Calamitous scanned from characters around the multiverse that he kidnapped and then dumped back to keep his plan secret) for the Chadbot, a robot servant of Calamitous' who claims he will help them. Along the way, they rescue starring characters from other Nicktoons, including Stimpy and Rocko in the console versions, Invader Zim, Mr. Blik, and El Tigre in the Nintendo DS version, and Jenny Wakeman and GIR in both.


Spongebob Squarepants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom: A slimy cyclops alien race known as the Morphoids and their strange orange goo envelop the Nicktoons' worlds, enslaving all innocent bystanders, so the heroes (Jimmy, Spongebob, Patrick, Danny, and Tak) join forces with the Evil Syndicate (now made up of Technus, Beautiful Gorgeous, and Traloc, with Plankton the only "veteran" member) to get to the bottom of it. In addition, Invader Zim lies his way onto the heroes' side (claiming he's "not evil, just curious"), prompting his nemesis Dib to join the Evil Syndicate. They eventually find out the cause of it all as a result of the Big Bad, an alien named Globulous, continually body snatching Spongebob because he's sick of his life. In spite of having Zim as a new main character to accompany them, The Fairly Oddparents characters are oddly absent from this one. It killed the series.

This series was "succeeded" in 2011 by Nicktoons MLB, and Nickelodeon Kart Racers in 2018.

These games contain examples of:

  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: The first stages of Bikini Bottom and Zim Town in Globs of Doom have sections where you go inside sewer tunnels filled with Morphoid goo.
  • Adaptational Badass: A lot of the characters in this series normally wouldn't be likely to put up much of a fight against some of the Mooks in the series, but in these games, they're all more than capable of kicking ass. Special mention goes to Rocko, who goes from timid everyman to being able to destroy killer toys.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Globs of Doom renames Tlaloc to Traloc.
  • Amusement Park: The first Retroville stage in Globs of Doom, which takes place in Retroland.
  • Anti-Climax: The ending of Attack of the Toybots. Unless you're playing the DS Version, there is no Final Boss like the previous games before it. Instead, the Nicktoons storm into Calamitous' room only to find out that the entire Toybot conflict was just part of a game show called "The Biggest Genius", which Calamitous seeks to win. Calamitous ultimately loses out the game show to his minion Chadbot who then proceeds to humiliate Calamitous by shaving his mustache off with a razor, and the cutscene just ends there, leaving the whole Toybot conflict unresolved.
  • The Artifact: In Volcano Island, Attack of the Toybots and Globs of Doom, touching a deadly object or falling off a platform simply teleports the player to a safer area, with a "Poof!" effect lifted straight from The Fairly Oddparents. This was Hand Waved in the former two games as Cosmo and Wanda using their power to protect the player, but it's harder to justify in Globs of Doom since Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda aren't present.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Early on in Globs of Doom, Bubble Bass eats some of the goo and grows large enough to lift the Krusty Krab into the air, setting up the first boss fight.
  • Badass Bookworm: Jimmy Neutron, especially in the first game.
  • The Bad Guys Win: A secret ending for Globs of Doom has the villains defeat Globulous and the heroes. The villains are then seen gathered around a table after trapping Globulous in a jar.
  • Be Yourself: How SpongeBob got Globulous to do a Heel–Face Turn. And then he shapeshifted into a giant, slimy cyclops SpongeBob. Uh huh.
  • Big Bad: The Mawgu in "Battle for Volcano Island", Professor Calamitous by himself in "Attack of the Toybots" and Globulous Maximus in "Globs of Doom".
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: The Evil Syndicate, a group of Nickelodeon villains respective to each main character in the games. If the game has a Duumvirate, you can safely place your bets on them ending up as the main villains, even when they seem to be helping at first.
  • Big Boo's Haunt: The Ghost Zone Prison in Nicktoons Unite. Overlaps with The Alcatraz.
  • Big Fancy Castle: Vlad's Castle and Crocker's Fortress in Nicktoons Unite.
  • Big Good: Jimmy Neutron in Unite!, The Wise Old Crab in Battle for Volcano Island and Globs of Doom, and the Chad-Bot in Attack of the Toybots.
  • Bleak Level: Haunted Amity Park in Nicktoons Unite, where the citizens are possessed by ghosts and need to be exorcised by Danny.
  • Blow You Away: Jimmy's main weapon in Nicktoons Unite is the Tornado Blaster, which shoots bursts of air.
  • Bubbly Clouds: Fairy World in Nicktoons Unite and Attack of the Toybots.
  • Call-Back: Timmy, Cosmo, and Wanda appear as their CGI rendering from the "Timmy Jimmy Power Hour" specials, as well as Jimmy referring to the fairies as "holograms" and other references to the events of the specials.
  • Character Select Forcing:
    • Six heroes are playable in Volcano Island, but the characters you use are pre-determined for each level. While some exclusions are justified (no using heroes in levels set before they've been met in the story), others don't make much sense. Timmy in particular gets screwed over badly by this, as it renders him only usable in one story level and his bonus stage.
    • There are ten playable characters in Globs of Doom, but the player is unable to choose who they want to use, and are forced into using arbitrary and seemingly-random combinations.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome:
    • Despite being one of the main characters in the first three games, Timmy, Cosmo, and Wanda are completely absent from the fourth game without a mention.
    • Sam and Sandy are promoted to playable characters in Volcano Island and Attack of the Toybots but are entirely absent in Globs of Doom, not even getting an NPC appearance like Patrick.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • When Timmy flirts with her in the first game, Cindy replies, "Hi Timmy. I didn't know you were back in Retroville.", referring to their encounters in the three Jimmy Timmy Power Hours.
    • Globs of Doom features a boss fight with Bubble Bass, a SpongeBob character not seen since the first season (with the exception of the promotional music video for the Sponge Out of Water Movie, but this was released several years after this video game.)
    • DoodleBob, a one-time villain from the SpongeBob episode, Frankendoodle appears as one of SpongeBob's attacks in the first game.
  • Crisis Crossover
  • Darker and Edgier: Compared to the sequels, the first game is Darker and Edgier than the series it's crossing over, both in music and threats, and with less cartoonish and comedic moments. The sequels, however, are much more Lighter and Softer.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • Jimmy goes from a playable character in Nicktoons Unite to non-playable Mission Control in Volcano Island, before becoming playable again for the rest of the series.
    • Patrick goes from a playable character in Volcano Island and Attack of the Toybots to background character that spouts nonsense in Globs of Doom.
    • The Mawgu goes from the Big Bad of Volcano Island to a brief joke in the intro of Attack of the Toybots.
    • Timmy is only playable in one level in Volcano Island and is absent entirely in Globs of Doom.
    • GIR starts off as an unlockable playable character in both the console and DS versions of Attack of the Toybots, but becomes a non-playable boss in Globs of Doom.
  • Derelict Graveyard: Shipwreck Cliff in Battle for Volcano Island.
  • Difficulty Spike: Nicktoons Unite! is considered relatively easy, for the most part. That is, until you reach the Fantastic Voyage of Goddard level. The Final Boss battle against the Evil Syndicate is even seen as easier than that level.
  • Disguised in Drag: The boss battle against the Girl-Eating Plant in Globs of Doom invokes this: in order to damage it from the inside, SpongeBob and Technus have to find several clothing stores and put on dresses, which fools the plant into thinking they're girls and eating them.
  • Down in the Dumps: The second Bikini Bottom stage in Globs of Doom.
  • Dual Boss: The DS version of Globs of Doom has the infected Almighty Tallest as the penultimate bosses.
  • Easter Egg:
  • Eternal Engine:
    • The near-entirety of Attack of the Toybots takes place in one.
    • Plankton's Jellyfish Factory in Nicktoons Unite.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Rocko attacks by spinning.
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot:
    • The final level of Nicktoons Unite is outright called "Fantastic Voyage of Goddard"; there, the party shrink themselves to hunt down a giant fleabot inside Goddard that spies for and holds the coordinates to Calamitous' secret hideout.
    • The battle against the Girl-Eating Plant in Globs of Doom has you trying find a way to get swallowed by it so that you can beat up its innards.
  • Flunky Boss: Everyone in Nicktoons Unite, and everyone but the final boss in Globs of Doom. Crocker even shouts out for mooks to appear.
  • Game-Breaking Bug: The console versions of Globs of Doom have a particularly nasty one where it causes the save files to become corrupt and unplayable, pretty much forcing the player to start the game all the way from the beginning again. This has contributed to the death of the Nicktoons crossover series.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Due to not being able to choose which characters you use in Volcano Island, some cutscenes have different teams from gameplay: Fetid Forest has you use a team of SpongeBob, Danny, Patrick and Sandy, but the cutscenes at the end of the level have Sam instead of Patrick, despite Sam not participating in the level. Similarly, Ancient's Peak has a team of SpongeBob, Danny, Sam and Sandy, but Patrick replaces Sam in the end-of-level cutscene.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: Plankton's mecha in Nicktoons Unite.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Knock off the skirtlike casing of one particular type of robotic enemy in Attack of The Toybots, and they'll be revealed to be wearing what looks like polka-dot underwear.
  • Green Hill Zone: Jellyfish Fields in Nicktoons Unite and the second Zim Town stage in Globs of Doom.
  • Guide Dang It!: Volcano Island has some in the case of Patrick and Sandy's unlockable costumes. While SpongeBob, Danny, Sam and Timmy all have collectibles that can easily be found by just going though the levels normally, Patrick and Sandy's collectables are much more vague. Patrick requires tusks, which you can only collect by attacking shaking bushes and then attacking the boar that comes out, and Sandy requires feathers, which require you to attack similarly shaking palm trees and then keeping the camera focussed on the bird that comes out. Neither of these are stated in the game itself.
  • Hub Level: Jimmy's Lab in Nicktoons Unite, Camp Castaway in Battle for Volcano Island,note  and the Mawgu Lair in Globs of Doom. Only Attack of the Toybots is devoid of a hub level and instead has a simple level select screen.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A bunch in Globs of Doom.
  • Jungle Japes: The first Papununu stage in Globs of Doom.
  • Killer Teddy Bear: Mr. Huggles bears are just one of the many killer toys the characters have to fight in Attack Of The Toybots.
  • King Mook: The giant fleabot in Nicktoons Unite, which led the flea robots populating the stage you find it in.
    • There's also The Great Carrapace and King Gorge in Battle for Volcano Island. The former of which is to the sand monsters and the latter of which is to the Florian guards.
  • Large Ham: Globulous.
  • Lethal Joke Character: The unlockable Mr. Huggles in Attack of the Toybots can kill all enemies in one hit.
  • Living Toys: Attack of the Toybots, duh.
  • The Lost Woods: Fetid Forest in Battle for Volcano Island starts out in a dark and dreary forest before eventually leading underground into an Ooze mine.
  • Macro Zone: Fantastic Voyage of Goddard in Nicktoons Unite, since it takes place inside Goddard.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Provides the page quote.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Beautiful Gorgeous, and how.
  • Multiple Endings: The console version of Globs of Doom has two, as alongside the standard ending achieved by simply beating the final boss, there's a second ending so well hidden it may as well be an Easter Egg. After the villains defeat the heroes and Globulous, the villains go and play cards, with Globulous trapped in a jar.
  • Off-Model: Everybody in Globs of Doom. Dib seems to just be permanently locked in a thousand-yard stare, Danny Phantom not only suffers from the same thousand-yard stare as Dib, but seems to be making a constant derp face throughout the game, Zim appears to have a huge overbite with how his model is rendered, and Jimmy Neutron looks like a walking corpse with no emotion whatsoever.
  • Original Generation: Every NPC except Tucker, Squidward and Jimmy in Battle for Volcano Island, and Globulous.
  • Palmtree Panic: Summoner's Rock and Calamity Cove in Battle for Volcano Island.
  • Powered Armor: Sam wears the Fenton Ghost Peeler in Battle For Volcano Island. Finding enough batteries will activate the suit, temporarily increasing the power of Sam's attacks.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: Not only does Danny get screwed big time by this trope but Calamitous, mostly an ineffectual Jimmy Neutron villain, gets bumped on the Sorting Algorithm Of Villain Threat to a Multiuniversal Threat (At first with his Evil Syndicate, and then by himself, with an army of living toys. Really.)
  • Promoted to Playable:
    • Patrick, Sandy, and Sam go from NPCs in Unite! to playable characters in Battle For Volcano Island and Attack of the Toybots.
    • Plankton goes from being one of the antagonists in Unite! to playable in Globs of Doom.
  • The Protagonist: Despite the series primarily being an ensemble crossover, SpongeBob, being Nickelodeon's Mascot, is the closest thing to a main character: he has a major role in every game, he's one of the first playable characters in each, he's front and centre on every game's box art, and he and Danny are the only members to be playable in every game. It's most prominent in Globs of Doom, where he's used by the Big Bad to communicate, he's playable in the most levels, and he's the one who convinces Globulous to make a Heel–Face Turn, with Globulous then proceeding to become a SpongeBob copy named SpongeGlob.
  • Puzzle Boss: Calamitous and his pseudo-Boss Rush in Nicktoons Unite, Cujo the Ghost Dog and the mutated Girl-Eating Plant in Globs of Doom.
  • Reformulated Game: While the console versions tend to be 3D-platformers, the handheld versions are 2D-sidescrolling platformers with some extra differences from the console versions. Some of the handheld versions even take on different new genres entirely; the GBA version of Battle for Volcano Island becomes a collectathon puzzle-platformer while the DS version of Attack of the Toybots becomes a Final Fight-esque 2D-sidescrolling beat-em-up.
  • Remilitarized Zone: Fort Crabclaw in Battle for Volcano Island.
  • Rewarding Vandalism: Lampshaded in Globs of Doom by the character you're controlling when you do such things.
  • Roofhopping: The second Amity Park stage in Globs of Doom is set entirely atop roofs.
  • Secret Character:
    • Attack of the Toybots features certain characters who have to be rescued before they can become playable, depending on the version:
      • The console versions get Stimpy and Rocko;
      • The DS version gets Zim, Mr. Blik and El Tigre;
      • And both versions get GIR and Jenny Wakeman.
  • Shout-Out:
  • The Smurfette Principle:
    • Jenny is the only playable female character in the DS version of Attack of the Toybots. Averted in the console versions, where Sam is playable as well.
    • Beautiful Gorgeous is the only playable female in Globs of Doom.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad:
    • SpongeBob gets top billing for Globs of Doom, which is justified by him being a focal point of the game's story rather than a part of an ensemble cast.
    • To a lesser extent, Danny is usually second to SpongeBob in terms of plot importance, though that may be a tad bit justified due to being one of the few Nicktoons who regularly fights and beats up super powered baddies in his own home series.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Title: The series is titled SpongeBob SquarePants and Friends in Europe.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Most apparent in Battle for Volcano Island as the characters will immediately fall through the water that isn't shallow. Lampshaded by the Wise Old Crab.
  • Take Your Time: The Evil Syndicate starts up their Doomsday Machine in the pre-boss cutscene of Unite!, but no timer is ever present during the fight that follows.
  • Teamwork Puzzle Game: Each version of Unite is one in its own different way. Also, the GBA version of Battle for Volcano Island and the DS version of Globs of Doom.
  • Temple of Doom: Crystal Ruins in Battle for Volcano Island and the second Papununu stage in Globs of Doom.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Zim in Globs of Doom.
    • An interesting variation of this occurs in Attack of the Toybots. An unlockable costume allows you to play as Dark Danny (Dan Phantom). Yes, that Dark Danny instead of Danny Phantom.
  • Token Good Teammate: Dib is this to The Syndicate in Globs of Doom.
  • Under the Sea: The Bikini Bottom levels in general in any game sans Battle for Volcano Island.
  • The Very Definitely Final Dungeon: Ancient's Peak in Battle for Volcano Island and Calamitous' Lair in Attack of the Toybots.
  • Voices Are Mental: In the case of Globulous!SpongeBob, first averted and then played straight after Zim's Town.
  • A Winner Is You: In the GBA version of Battle for Volcano Island, your reward for obtaining all 23 Rip-Zipper pieces and 115 Gold Hearts (which requires a No-Damage Run on every level) is a giant monolith that says "Congratulations! You've completed the game 100%! Thank you for playing!".
  • The Worf Effect:
    • Having actual powers, Danny is easily be the most powerful member, but is nerfed down for gameplay purposes. The games often explain that he's unable to use his full power due to various reasons, such as Professor Calamitous interfering with the Ghost Zone in Attack of the Toybots.
    • Timmy can actually wish that whatever problems the team is facing to be solved, but Da Rules doesn't allows any changes in any universes other than Dimmsdale.


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