SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

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This article is about the Nintendo GameCube version. For the Game Boy Advance version, see SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (Game Boy Advance).

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is a 3D platformer developed by Heavy Iron Studios and published by THQ. The game was released for many platforms including the Nintendo GameCube and the Game Boy Advance, and is a collect-a-thon similar to certain 3D platformers such as Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie.

A separate Game Boy Advance version was provided by Vicarious Visions, who developed many Crash Bandicoot and Spyro games for the same system.

In 2020, a remake, titled SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated was released for multiple platforms such as the Nintendo Switch and was developed by Purple Lamp Studios and published by THQ Nordic.


The game begins with a narration from the series' narrator, known as the French Narrator, introducing the players to Bikini Bottom, the game reveals that Plankton is producing a huge number of robots through the Duplicatotron (in the Game Boy Advance version, it's the Duplicatron), however, things go haywire as robots began to disobey Plankton due to accidentally switching to "Don't Obey" mode. Meanwhile, SpongeBob and Patrick are playing "robots and racehorses" in SpongeBob's pineapple, they began feeling tired upon naming their robots and then Patrick reveals to SpongeBob a "magic wishing shell", which would have the robots come to life, and when asking for proof if it works after placing inside a toy robot and then shaking the shell, Patrick tells SpongeBob that it worked when he put a cookie inside that created a number of cookie crumbs, SpongeBob and Patrick then say good night to each other.

The next day, SpongeBob wakes up and finds his house being ruined by robots, which SpongeBob believes himself to be the cause due to a news report making him feeling more guilty, upon finishing some tasks by Gary, he then proceeds to exit out his pineapple, and then encounters Plankton, who SpongeBob believes is stealing the formula as usual, only for Plankton to deny and tell him that the robots had "bent his only spoons", leading to SpongeBob feeling sorry for him, after collecting a number of Golden Spatulas from his neighborhood, Jellyfish Fields, Downtown Bikini Bottom and Goo Lagoon by finishing some tasks, SpongeBob and Patrick then get teleported to the Poseidon by King Neptune, with the duo having to fight a robot Sandy, after done fighting the robot, SpongeBob gets awarded a Golden Spatula.

Afterwards, he then helps with Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy and Sandy for their tasks, such as defeating Prawn for the former and destroying some robots for the latter, and then enters Rock Bottom and Sand Mountain for more tasks, later, SpongeBob and Sandy then enters the Industrial Park, where Squidward gets frozen solid by Robot Patrick, after defeating him and saving Squidward, SpongeBob become more suspicious about Plankton, as he helps out with defeating the robots inside the Krusty Krab, finding students for Mrs. Puff in Kelp Forest and defeating The Flying Dutchman in the Dutchman's Graveyard, SpongeBob then finds out that Plankton was responsible for the creation of the robots through a conversation when talking to Plankton, and then immediately enters the Chum Bucket, where SpongeBob finds Plankton plastering Obey to make the robots obey him, only for the robots to obey Robot Plankton, and after defeating Robot SpongeBob, the game's final boss, SpongeBob then goes inside the Robot to destroy the sockets, which Robot Plankton fails to prevent by attacking SpongeBob, after successfully defeating the giant robot, SpongeBob and Patrick thinks the day is saved, only for Sandy to tell them that there are more robots, the game then ends with SpongeBob making a monologue about defeating robots, before he rubs his nose as the game then abruptly ends.


The gameplay is similar to that of Super Mario 64 as the player controls the show's characters, SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy to collect many golden spatulas as requested by Mr. Krabs and to collect them to open the gates to advance to the next area, there are 100 golden spatulas in total to collect in the game, and upon collecting them all would show a cutscene of all the characters singing along to the show's theme song, there are a total of six bosses (including the mini-bosses such as King Jellyfish, Prawn and The Flying Dutchman), the player would also collect Shiny Objects, which are flower shaped things that vary in specific colors, these are necessary as Mr. Krabs has to give the player seven golden spatulas for each deposit and to deposit them to a giant clam to either advance to another area or to collect more spatulas, among these collectibles are Patrick's socks, which are scattered around by robots, they are also necessary as giving 10 socks in total each tjme to Patrick would reward the player a spatula similarly to Mr. Krabs.

In the Game Boy Advance version is instead a 2D platformer where SpongeBob is the only playable character and the spatulas are changed into the game's version of Coins from the Mario franchise.