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General Information
Developer: Blitz Games(PS2, GC, Wii)
WayForward Technologies(GBA, DS)
Publisher: THQ
Designer: Stuart Maine, Alex Johnson, Luke Nockles, Lynsey Rigby, Paul Stockley, Jonathan Tainsh, Peter Theophilus, Mark Witts
Released: PC
USA: October 16 2006
Australia: November 2 2006
PlayStation 2
USA: October 16 2006
Australia: November 2 2006
Europe: November 10 2006
Japan: March 15 2007
GameCube
USA: October 16 2006
Australia: November 2 2006
Europe: November 3 2006
GameBoy Advance
USA: October 16 2006
Australia: November 2 2006
Europe: November 10 2006
Nintendo DS
USA: October 18 2006
Europe: November 24 2006
Australia: November 30 2006
Wii
USA: November 13 2006
Australia: December 12 2006
Europe: December 15 2006
Japan: March 15 2007
Genre: Adventure, Platformer
Modes: Single Player
Platforms: Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Wii
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SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab (Japanese: スポンジボブ Suponjibobu' [1]) is a video game released for the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. The game was a launch title for the Wii.

This game stars SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, and Plankton as it takes place in the dreams of the characters.

Gameplay

The game incorporates several different gameplay mechanics. In addition to basic 3D platforming, the game features driving and flying sequences, as well as a level where the player takes control of giant Plankton and rampage through the city. There are also several mini-games. The Wii version of the game makes extensive use of motion controls.

Synopsis

Diesel Dreaming - (SpongeBob Racing level): The very first level featuring SpongeBob. It starts off with SpongeBob sleeping as he rolls over his bed and removes the blanket to reveal a hot rod. SpongeBob takes control and drives around the track for a test run. As SpongeBob praises his victory, he finds his drivers license in his pants. Plankton then rams SpongeBob, causing him to drop his license which is carried away by the ocean currents.

With the help of Mrs. Puff, SpongeBob tracks down his license and challenges Patrick to a race. After winning (possibly), Plankton rams him again and destroys his hot rod. SpongeBob then searches for new hot rod parts and defeats a horde of thugs in his way. He then challenges Plankton and shows him who's boss, only to be rammed again, this time, by speed-king Gary.

SpongeBob searches out for turbo drives to outfit his engine so he can challenge Gary to a final race. SpongeBob is triumphant and is proud to be the speed-king. However he failed to notice a pit ahead of him and accidentally drives into the pit.

Starfishman to the Rescue -(Patrick Explore level): The second level stars Patrick, who is a superhero in a comic book-like world where everyone resembles him. "Starfishman" goes in pursuit of the villainous "Dreaded Patrick". Along the way, he is repeatedly given advice by a mysterious character who contacts him via phone booths. Halfway, he stops a train from ramming a citizen and finds his missing clothes.

Patrick eventually challenges Dreaded Patrick at his secret lair and beats him in an elevator dual. However Patrick failed to see a surprise attack coming from the minions. At the end of the level, Patrick is tied to a rocket by his foe and launched into space, where he hits an asteroid, a ring-shaped piece of which falls to Earth and traps Dreaded Patrick.

Supersized Patty - (Plankton 2D Escape level): The third level that features Plankton. He grabs a crumb of a leftover Krabby Patty and zaps it with his Enlargatron Ray. The co-ordinates of the ray are however inaccurate and that causes the Krabby Patty to overgrow and mutate into a living patty, who then takes notice of Plankton. Plankton however decides to fight back with size but the inaccurate ray only makes him the height of an average citizen, not enough to dwarf the patty.

Plankton makes a run for it, carrying only his freeze ray. He is pursued by the patty through Bikini Bottom, the Industrial Park, the Jellyfish Power Plant, the Oyster Stadium, and finally through Downtown back to the Chum Bucket. Along the way, he finds a window of opportunity to collect inventory while the patty is sleeping. At the end, Plankton hides behind a coral formation and the patty passes by. However, he gloated about his victory and the patty notices his Antennas. The patty makes a leap and crushes Plankton.

Alaskan Belly Trouble - (SpongeBob Adventure level): Continuing off when SpongeBob drove over the pit, he wakes up from sleeping on his bed-car. The car then flips over and SpongeBob falls off, entering a free fall through a long, narrow tunnel. He reaches the bottom of the tunnel and is eaten by an awaiting Alaskan Bull Worm. Although disgusted, SpongeBob finds the inside of the worm to be intriguing. He encounters Old Man Jenkins, who is building an airplane to escape the bowls of the worm. SpongeBob decides to help and explores the area to find a village under attack by parasites. He rescues the Chief, many of his followers, and his wife (an ironing board).

The Chief however finds that his wife is not "pretty-pretty" and gives it to SpongeBob so he can use it for the plane's wings. SpongeBob also rummages through a junk pile for spare parts. He then meets an inventor who is in a dilemma because his Jellyfish power cells were stolen by the same parasites. SpongeBob retrieves the cells (and witnesses the inventor's invention) and finds a propeller for the plane.

SpongeBob and Jenkins are ready to take off but their flight is delayed due to vibrations in the belly. SpongeBob heads to the rear to investigate and learns that a giant chili can is causing pain in the worm's belly. SpongeBob removes it and returns to Jenkins so they can take off. As they are flying through the worm's throat, the worm closes it's mouth, SpongeBob wonders if he can make it.

Rocket Rodeo -(Patrick Rocket level):  Beginning from the horrible fate Starfishman suffered in episode 2, he is alive in space, still attached to the rocket. Patrick now must control the rocket while getting untied to the rocket. He flies through a black hole and finds a space station under bombardment by asteroids. After untying himself, Patrick mans the laser cannons and destroys the asteroids, obtaining lasers for his rocket.

Then Patrick advances to a level where he must destroy pillars and energy crystals to open doors out of a space ship containing aliens and astronaut Jellyfish. He then gets out but must now destroy a U.F.O. in the shape of a Krabby Patty. Things go right and Patrick returns to Earth but he doesn't know how to stop the ship and crashes into the sea.

Revenge of Giant Plankton -(Plankton Rampage level): Plankton is lucky to be alive. He awakes to find the giant patty sleeping beside him. As he tried to sneak away, Karen's wake-up alarm awakens the patty. Plankton sets the right co-ordinates for his Enlargatron Ray and makes himself monster-sized. The patty runs away, with Plankton in hot pursuit. As Plankton chases the patty, he destroys Bikini Bottom in his wake. At one point, Plankton had to find a ticket to get in the drive-in movie theater.

Plankton also removed restaurant signs, re-sculpted Mount Fishmore with his eye laser, and overloads the power grid so he can get past the barriers. He finds the patty hiding in skyscrapers and destroys each floor to force the patty out. Meanwhile, at the end of the level, the Alaskan Bull Worm watches the carnage unfold until SpongeBob and Jenkins force their way through the worm's teeth. SpongeBob finds Plankton giant and the patty that was captured escapes his clutches and clings onto SpongeBob's plane. Enraged, Plankton pursues SpongeBob.

It Came From Bikini Bottom - (SpongeBob Flight level): SpongeBob tries to avoid Plankton while coming up with a way to defeat him. He flies through the city and hides in the sewers to confuse Plankton. Plankton gets furious and chases SpongeBob in hot pursuit. SpongeBob then engages Plankton in a construction site and shoots down targets to drop heavy loads on Plankton's head. SpongeBob then goes on to mining caves. Plankton is starting to get mad. Plankton continues to pursue SpongeBob.

After a long pursuit through the city, SpongeBob engages Plankton again on a radio tower. SpongeBob destroys the support bolts to make the tower unstable, causing Plankton to fall on his rear. As Plankton aches in pain, SpongeBob feels sorry for him and decides to give him a hand. That was a trap and Plankton captures SpongeBob.

Rooftop Rumble -(Patrick Battle level): This level is the second-to-last level. Starfishman arrives from his last story and falls on the rooftops to find Mermaid Man. They team up and now he needs to battle Giant Plankton to help SpongeBob. In the first round, he must avoid his subjects and the cars Plankton is throwing at him. Then he must avoid Plankton's atomic eye by throwing rocks at him, opening up TV dishes, and hiding behind them. After that, he must get recruits from the military by finding a way to turn army searchlights.

Next, he needs to find a way to squish Plankton's hands by attacking his subjects, making Plankton shoot lasers at him to reveal buttons, and pushing all the buttons to stop both of his grips on the building. Finally, he needs to catch up with a shrink ray to shrink Plankton. When he shrinks Plankton, they enter a dream bubble and meet a doctor with a Krabby Patty for a head.

Hypnotic Highway - (Race vehicle level): The doctor explains that the reason why they're having the dreams is because they all ate a Krabby Patty before they fell asleep, saying that the particular chemical composition of the patties affected their biorhythms and caused a reaction that resulted in the dreams. This is what caused it. SpongeBob then asks why he knows so much about krabby patties, and the patty responds, "Is it not obvious?!?!" and strips his outfit of to reveal that he is that Krabby Patty. He then runs away and turns into a trophy.

SpongeBob, Patrick, and Plankton chase after him and head into the final level, here they all race in a strange dream to get out of their dream and catch the patty, in which they argue about who's dream it is. If all the sleepy seeds for a person have been collected, the player can access that person in this level.

SpongeBob is the only playable character that can be played if you do not have all of the seeds for either Plankton or Patrick. However, if you use the code SCOOTLES you will get all the sleepy seeds for both characters.

If SpongeBob wins, he celebrates his victory and overlooks his dream bubble to find out that it was a dream. He pops out and brings the Krabby Patty to the Krusty Krab, chopping the patty into average-sized patties for the customers.

One customer complains about relish in his patty and SpongeBob decides to remake it but then notices that he along with the customers have Gary's shell on their backs. SpongeBob then says "Meow" suggesting that he is turning into a snail.

If Patrick wins, he celebrates with a party at the Krusty Krab, bringing the trophy with him. He goes to eat the patty but it jumps out of his hand and he chases it. It runs through the front doors and the doors close on Patrick, knocking him out. He then falls onto the floor and images of Gary circle around above him.

If Plankton wins, he celebrates by building a Krabby Patty utopia and mocks the Krusty Krab. But then the patty appears and says "What the patty gets, the patty can taketh away!". A rain of giant Krabby Patties destroys Plankton's utopia except for the Krusty Krab, and a giant patty with Gary's eye stocks destroys the Chum Bucket. Plankton responds; "Curses!".

SpongeBob wakes from Plankton's dream, Patrick wakes from SpongeBob's dream, and Plankton wakes from Patrick's dream. This entire dream was neither SpongeBob's, Patrick's, or Plankton's dream, but rather Gary's dream. The next morning, he wakes up to find SpongeBob pretending to drive to work, a reference to Diesel Dreaming.

Gary takes a walk around town. He sees Patrick riding a mechanical horse in a way that a blanket on a clothesline in the background make him look like a superhero, reminding him of the Rocket Rodeo level. Gary passes by the Chum Bucket to find Plankton searching for the Krabby Patty crumb. The way he storms the table filled with boxes reminds Gary of the Revenge of Giant Plankton level.

When Gary comes home SpongeBob brings home a Krabby Patty and says that Gary shouldn't eat it before bed or it might give him nightmares, teasing him with it. He then walks into the kitchen and Gary sees him eating the Krabby Patty. Gary sees it moves its mouth, then the bull worm rushes through and eats SpongeBob, leaving the patty and Gary goes to sleep.

Hint: In Hypnotic Highway, there are several shortcuts you can use to get to the end faster if playing as SpongeBob.

Items

There are five normal items you could find in this game, these include:

  • Snooze Zs: Currency in this game, take this to the shop and you can unlock pictures in the gallery, codes, difficulty levels for bonus games, (and possibly every single world in the game).
  • Sleepy Seeds: There are two colors for the sleepy seeds, the pink ones (you need 27 of them to unlock Patrick on the last level) and the green ones (you need 27 of them to unlock Plankton on the last level). As you collect them, your character might make a comment that one would expect from either Patrick Star or Plankton.
  • Fuel: Fuel is essential in the flying levels. They are needed to keep Patrick's rocket and SpongeBob's plane in motion. If the player runs out of fuel, they only have a five second warning to collect more fuel before they crash.
  • Hot Rod Parts: Hidden in the three workshops and are needed to fix SpongeBob's hot rod (Diesel Dreaming).
  • Turbos: There are 5 Turbos scattered around the area. SpongeBob needs them to upgrade his hot rod for the final race (Diesel Dreaming).
  • Detergent: Find 4 of these to make Dreaded Patrick appear and challenge Starfish Man to a showdown (Starfish Man to the Rescue).
  • Clothes: Belongs to the nude starfish near the train station. There are 5 pieces scattered around the city (Starfish Man to the Rescue).
  • Gears and Blueprints: Plankton needs to collect five gears and three blueprints to obtain a Sleepy Seed at the end of each area (Supersized Patty).
  • Jellyfish Power Cells: Hidden in the inventor's workshops. SpongeBob must find them so he can obtain an airplane part from the inventor (Alaskan Belly Trouble).
  • Megaphones: These allow Plankton to unleash his Super Roar, which destroys anything around him (Revenge of Giant Plankton).

Characters

Playable Characters

Other Characters

Some characters from the TV Show appear at varying points during the game, serving as cameo appearances. Some of these characters are the following:

Note: All voice talents from the show return except for Sandy.

Characters not in the Show

  • French Narrator's Mom (Mentioned as "ma mère" at the end of Super-Sized Patty)
  • Citizens of the worm
  • Mayor Patrick (Played by Bill Fagerbakke)
  • Cheerleader Patrick (Played by Bill Fagerbakke)
  • Race/sports Announcers
  • Elvis Patrick (Played by Bill Fagerbakke)
  • Creatures in the Weird World (Last Level)
  • Bikini Bottom Barnacles (Sports Team)

Vehicles

  • Patrick's Rocket
  • SpongeBob's Plane
  • SpongeBob's Bed Car
  • SpongeBob's Back in The Driving Seat
  • Plankton's Hovercraft

Enemies

Console Version

  • Thug: (Diesel Dreaming) These thug grunts roam the workshops and try to stop SpongeBob from obtaining more parts for his hot rod. They come in large groups and attack with their wrenches. A simple spin attack is enough to defeat them.
  • Armored Thug: (Diesel Dreaming) A massive-build thug that holds a car door as a shield. They attack by slamming their shields onto the ground to create a shockwave. In order to defeat them, SpongeBob must dash into their shields to stun them, leaving them wide open.
  • Dreaded Minion: (Starfishman to the Rescue) Paper-thin starfish enemies that are loyal to Dreaded Patrick. They spawn from nearby posters and come in a wide variety of color groups. They attack with their large fists and depending on their color will determine how many hits to defeat. There are also larger variations that wear protective armor around their bodies but can be easily chipped off by normal spin attacks.
  • Paper Dogfish: (Starfishman to the Rescue) These stationary enemies are found in groups and are hazardous to touch. The only way to defeat them is to use Patrick's Bluster Puff but they respawn after a few seconds so it's best to ignore them.
  • Box Chomp: (Starfishman to the Rescue) Enemies that resemble Chain Chomps from the Super Mario series. These cardboard enemies will lunge at Patrick with their razor-sharp teeth whenever he gets too close. To defeat them, Patrick must slam on the button they are attached to.
  • Jellyfish: (Supersized Patty/Flying Levels) A common enemy found throughout Bikini Bottom that serves as major obstacles. Plankton needs to get past them by freezing them into ice cubes (which they can also be used as platforms). Patrick and SpongeBob need to shoot down large groups of Jellyfish to avoid collision.
  • Supersized Patty: (Supersized Patty) The major enemy of the level that must be avoided at all costs. The patty will pursue Plankton regardless of the obstacles that get in its way and if it manages to catch up with Plankton will result in instant defeat. The patty cannot be defeated but Plankton can freeze it temporarily to halt its progress.
  • Parasite: (Alaskan Belly Trouble) Worm belly dwellers that behave the same as the thugs in Diesel Dreaming. They are found in large groups and attack with their claws. They can also be found riding unicycles which increases their speed.
  • Armored Parasite: (Alaskan Belly Trouble) An enemy that behaves the same as the Armored Thugs in Diesel Dreaming. SpongeBob needs to stun them first in order to defeat them.
  • Goo Sniper: (Alaskan Belly Trouble) These worm-like enemies will emerge from hiding and spit harmful goo at SpongeBob whenever he is within range. To defeat them, SpongeBob must deflect their goo back at them with his spin attack.
  • Defence Copter: (Revenge of Giant Plankton) These military helicopters will fly around the area and fire goo at Plankton. Because they hover out of reach, only Plankton's eye beam can destroy them. They can also be found carrying nets that can trap Plankton and leave him exposed if they are not destroyed by his eye beam.
  • Tank: (Revenge of Giant Plankton) A ground enemy that fires goo at Plankton. They can be easily destroyed by running over them.
  • Mobile Turret: (Revenge of Giant Plankton) A variation of the tank that can fire missiles at Plankton from any direction. Like the tanks, they can also be destroyed easily by running over them.
  • Pop-up Turret: (Revenge of Giant Plankton) These stationary turrets will pop out of hatches and fire missiles at high speeds. They can be found guarding gates and need to be taken out quickly in order for Plankton to progress.
  • Plankton Army: (Rooftop Rumble) These plankton enemies will surround Patrick and attack in a frenzy on the rooftops. They can be simply defeated by a spin attack but often come in endless amounts.
  • Plankton Sniper: (Rooftop Rumble) A plankton operating a goo cannon in a similar fashion to the Goo Snipers found in Alaskan Belly Trouble. They will often attack while Patrick is kept busy dealing with the Plankton Army. Their goo must be deflected back at them to defeat them.

Release

This game is the first SpongeBob SquarePants game released on a seventh generation video game console, the Wii.

Reception

The game has been referred to, by Nintendo Power as being the "most ambitious and most successful SpongeBob game to date," in their December 2006 issue. Further to that, the game has received good reviews. The following ratings have been released for the game:

  • Nintendo Power: 8.5 out of 10
  • Play Magazine: 7 out of 10
  • Game Informer: 6.75 out of 10
  • X-Play: 2 out of 5[1]

Key points brought out in the above reviews include:

  • The ease of navigating through each level.
  • The play control is both "perfect" and "responsive".

And key flaws brought out in the reviews include:

  • Bad graphics.
  • Continuous racing and 2D levels.

The game was also nominated for an Annie Award for best animated video game in 2006.[2] It also won the award for favorite video game at the 2007 Kids' Choice Awards.

Alternate Covers

Trivia

  • This is the first SpongeBob game to have a Japanese Release.
  • The game's graphics were developed by Team Rockfish. As the player proceeds through levels, the player will notice a strange fish in obscured areas. That is Team Rockfish's mascot. The fishes serve no purpose other than being a brief cameo in each level. It is also the code for getting 30000 Snooze Zs.
  • This game exaggerates SpongeBob and Patrick's personality, they are usually weenies, however Patrick doesn't freak out around villains as he does in the series and SpongeBob even fought Giant Plankton on many occasions, however Plankton overpowered him and SpongeBob was always defeated by him.
  • In Alaskan Belly Trouble, there is a slight difference between the GCN version and the Wii version. In the Wii version, the environment waves around to simulate the belly but in the GCN version, the environment is completely stationary, possibly due to the graphical limitations of the GCN.
  • When fighting Plankton in Rooftop Rumble, you can see SpongeBob flying around despite the fact that he was captured by Plankton.
  • Super Sized Patty is scrapped from the DS version. Instead, it's replaced with "Krusty Krumb."
  • Almost every major character in the TV series is either seen or mentioned or played as in this game.
  • When the game is loading the final fight between Patrick and Plankton, Patrick is flying backwards for some reason.
  • Every console has a different version of the game.
  • The way that SpongeBob turns into a Snail in his ending is possibly a reference to the episode "I Was a Teenage Gary" where SpongeBob and Squidward turn into Snails.
  • In It Came From Bikini Bottom level, Plankton quotes Hey Spongefool! why don't you just give up, there's no one left to help you no one left at all! This line was also heard in "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" video game.
  • Some people says that this game have many similarities with the game Sonic Unleashed.
  • SpongeBob can drive a plane, despite him not being able to drive a car.
  • The cover art may have been inspired by Plankton's dream in the episode" Sleepy Time."
  • Plankton's dream levels are a parody of Godzilla
  • On the Lego website on the SpongeBob Lego icon, when you go on there's a little level of the Nintendo DS versions of this game.
  • Most of SpongeBob's missions are vehicle missions.
    • With the exception of Chapter 4 which is mainly exploration until the plane is built.
  • The Gameboy Advance version has 2D graphics rather than 3D.
    • It is the only version with 2D graphics.

Errors

  • In the DS version, during the talk screens, SpongeBob's eyes are green instead of blue.
  • In the console version, there are a lot of objects and characters going through things they shouldn't (ex. Supersized Patty minigame, the top of Plankton's antennae can be seen.)
  • When the game was shown in E3 2006 as a showcase of the Wii's game, this was accidentally called SpongeBob SquarePants: Breature of the Krusty Krab.
  • In PS2 after the defeat of the Giant Plankton, when Patrick says "Did I win?," his voice was reused Plankton's.

See also

Nighty Nightmare- The PC version of this game.

References

  1. ^ http://www.g4tv.com/xplay/reviews/1403/SpongeBob_SquarePants_Creature_From_The_Krusty_Krab.html
  2. ^ 2006 Annie Awards by Category - Nominees from the official Annie Award website, November, 2006
Video games (VTE)

Themed
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Crossover
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Other
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