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Revenge of the Flying Dutchman

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Video game
Revenge of the Flying Dutchman


General Information
Developer: Vicarious Visions (GBA)
Big Sky Interactive (PS2, GC)
Publisher: THQ
Released: GBA version USA September 10, 2002 Europe March 28, 2003
PS2 version USA November 21, 2002 Europe March 14, 2003
GameCube version USA December 18, 2002 Europe March 28, 2003
Genre: Platformer
Ratings: Everyone (ESRB)
Platforms: Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
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Revenge of the Flying Dutchman is a SpongeBob SquarePants video game for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Game Boy Advance.


One day, while getting ready to leave for work, SpongeBob tells Gary that he had a bad dream the previous night and Gary conveys that he had a bad dream too, so SpongeBob tells Gary that he will play fetch. After getting the stick, SpongeBob tells Gary to fetch his "favorite fetching stick". However, Gary brings back a chest. SpongeBob opens the chest only to find a series of consecutively smaller boxes. Eventually, he discovers a bottle which he then opens and unwittingly releases the Flying Dutchman (note that this doesn't fit in with the show plot line). The Dutchman starts hypnotizing the citizens of Bikini Bottom to join his ghostly crew with an object of their desire, leaving SpongeBob to save them and defeat the Dutchman by himself.






The game has a total of seven expansive worlds for SpongeBob to explore, each one unique in its own way. Some were inspired by already-existing locales, such as Bikini Bottom and Goo Lagoon. Others, however, were new to the SpongeBob universe and were first introduced in the game, such as Chum World and the Flying Dutchman's Graveyard. Below is a list describing all seven areas:

  • Bikini Bottom: Bikini Bottom is the main hub. After gaining the proper bus tickets, you can access all the worlds in the game from here (except for the Treedome and Flying Dutchman's Graveyard).

Treasure: Dirty Sock

  • Jellyfish Fields: A vast, overrun field of wild jellyfish. It is home to a large jellyfishing contest, cliffs and canyons, and a scenic waterfall, making it a popular tourist attraction.

Treasure: Broken Glasses

  • Chum World: Another of Plankton's attempts at closing down the Krusty Krab- in the form of an amusement park. Despite its negative motivation and abominable scenery, it is quite popular.

Treasure: Withered Backscratcher

  • Goo Lagoon: The big beach of Bikini Bottom. Long, sandy beaches, stormy shores, a wealth of docks and ships, and even a few shipwrecks make up this ideal beach.

Treasure: Gross Clothes

  • Sandy's Treedome: Sandy's underwater house. Sandy accidentally cracked the glass of her dome, leaving it drenched. Although this level is not very wide, its expansive height makes up for it. Later, SpongeBob brings Sandy a gift, which he thinks is an acorn, but it's actually a beehive with angry bees and wasps.

Treasure: Dirty Teeth

  • Downtown Bikini Bottom: A large, bustling city where rooftops cover the sky, and thugs run amok. Filled with the winding, thug-filled streets of the business district, the hazardous machinery of the construction site, and the soaring towers of the high rise, this place is no cakewalk. The main missions here are delivering Krabby Patties.

Treasure: Hairy Hair

  • Flying Dutchman's Graveyard: A big ship-graveyard filled with ghostly vessels and searing lava where SpongeBob takes on the Flying Dutchman head to head to save his friends.

Treasure: Ugly Portrait


A loading glitch with the PS2 version of this game caused the game to freeze when you enter a new or old area. Due to this glitch, the game can sometimes lose your progress and you may be stuck in the same area as before.

Many letters were sent to Big Sky Interactive and they addressed the problem. Some players even sent death threats from getting far into the game, but then losing their data. Due to all of the angry letters from players, Big Sky Interactive immediately shut down.


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  • One of the moves on this game is similar to the Spindash move from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
  • When wearing the Karate gear, SpongeBob can perform a move similar to M. Bison's Psycho Crusher move from the Street Fighter series.
    • In the game's executable, the move is actually called Psycho Crusher.
  • This game features many references to the show, including where Mr. Krabs warning SpongeBob about riding hooks.
  • The ship on the box art is very similar to the design of the ship in the episode "Shanghaied."
  • The French Narrator sounds different in this game.
  • This is the first 3D Platformer for the SpongeBob franchise.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman was the first SpongeBob video game to be on the home consoles, PS2, and Nintendo GameCube, but not released on the Xbox.
  • The GameCube version of this game was released in America on Ray Liotta's 48th birthday.
  • The PlayStation 2 version of this game was released in Europe two years after Legend of the Lost Spatula was released.
  • This game was released on Game Boy Advance and GameCube in Europe three years after "The Paper" premiered in Australia.
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