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Bikini Bottom 500 is a SpongeBob SquarePants Plug It In & Play motion racing video game that was released in 2009. The controller is motion-sensitive, allowing the players to control their boatmobile.

Details/Rules

For each course (track), the player will compete against five computer players (Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, and Plankton) to win a trophy by finishing first, second, or third to make three laps around the course. The player must also dodge obstacles, such as jellyfish and rocks, as well as ones laid down by the competitors (see below). When the player runs into an obstacle, their boatmobile receives some damage. If the boatmobile receives too much damage, they will forfeit the race.

There are also UltiMotion minigames in each course, requiring players to do what the activity on-screen says to do. Another minigame is optional for adding health to the boatmobile, similar to the UltiMotion events.

Characters

  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Patrick Star
  • Squidward Tentacles
  • Sandy Cheeks
  • Eugene H. Krabs
  • Sheldon J. Plankton
  • Jellyfish

Themes and Courses

The game features five different race course themes, each with three race courses. The themes in the game are as below:

Controls

Controls, aside from the motion-sensitive main wheel controller, the game includes:

  • A - select/confirm, gas
  • B - back, fire weapon (see below), honk horn
  • > - move curser right, turn right
  • < - move curser left, turn left.

Weapons

Weapon bubbles can be run over to get one of these weapons:

Player Weapons:

  • Shield Bubble - Adds a bouncy shield around the player, making him/her invincible to the other players (as well as damaging their boat) and obstacles for a limited time.
  • Krabby Patty - Shoot this weapon at competitors to temporarily slow and give damage to them.
  • Checkered Flag - Gives the player a speed boost for a short amount of time.

Computer Weapons:

  • Shield Bubble
  • Computer players drop ice cubes, power drills, banana peels and other obstacles randomly, which must be dodged or the player's boat mobile will receive damage.

Trivia

  • Players can only play as SpongeBob when a new profile is created. In time, they are able to play as other characters.
  • This game's playing style and concept is similar to the online game 3D Powerkart Grand Prix.


Video

SpongeBob SquarePants - Bikini Bottom 500 Trailer

SpongeBob SquarePants - Bikini Bottom 500 Trailer

Video games (VE)

Themed
Battle for Bikini BottomCreature from the Krusty KrabDrawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants EditionEmployee of the MonthLegend of the Lost SpatulaLights, Camera, Pants!Nighty NightmareOperation Krabby PattyPlankton's Robotic RevengeRevenge of the Flying DutchmanSpongeBob SquigglePantsSpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach Party Cook-OffSpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantisSpongeBob's Boating BashSpongeBob SquarePants Diner DashSpongeBob Diner Dash 2SpongeBob's Surf & Skate RoadtripSpongeBob Moves In!SpongeBob's Truth or SquareSuperSpongeSpongeBob HeroPantsThe SpongeBob SquarePants MovieThe Flying DutchmanThe Yellow AvengerUnderpants Slam!

Crossover
Nicktoons: Attack of the ToybotsNicktoons: Battle for Volcano IslandNickelodeon Party BlastNickelodeon Toon Twister 3-DNicktoons BasketballNicktoons Freeze Frame FrenzyNicktoons MLBNicktoons Movin'Nicktoons RacingNicktoons Unite!Nicktoons Winners Cup RacingSpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom

Other
Bikini Bottom 500Nicktoons Nitro