This game shows that Spongebob still has it, despite it's few flaws.
This is my first movie game review! And what better game to start off with than Spongebob. Well, there are better but I just feel like reviewing this first.
This game is a standard 2D Platformer with a story. Spongebob wants to be the manager of the Krusty Krab but he doesn't get the job because he's just a kid. Later King Neptune's crown is stolen and Spongebob and Patrick decide to go to Shell City to get it back. That's pretty much the story in the movie, but by now everyone should've seen it.
The controls were complicated at first but you can get used to them. You use the control pad to move, a to jump. You can also ground pound or make Patrick rip off his pants to parachute downward(Did you see my underwear?) If you collect buckets you can get Spongebob to inflate with water and destroy everything on the screen.
One thing I liked about this game is that the levels play differently every time. Like in the Shell City levels, there was a thermometer and if it went too high you would lose a life. There were also lots of secret levels to unlock which makes replayability in this title high.
There are few levels in each world, and they are based off areas in the movie, like Bikini Bottom, Shell City, the Thug Tug, and even David Hasselhoff! The last level in each world is a boss fight. These boss fights involve waiting for a weak spot and striking.
One thing the game did wrong was giving you unlimited health. If you get hit you just get stunned for a few seconds. However there is a time limit and certain things can kill you. And there are lives. You can buy more, and there are checkpoints in each level, which is nice.
Another problem was saving the game. The game uses a password system, which I loathe. The problem is that this is a new era of gaming, and password systems were outdated.
Also, the game was pretty short, however, there are some secret levels which make replayability higher. But you have to buy them though.
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie is a decent game. The graphics are fine, the controls work, and it's pretty fun. Only problems were that the game saves with passwords, the game was short, and giving you unlimited health made the game a little easy. But even with those flaws, it still works.
This game gets a 7 out of 10 with the title of Good.