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Video game

SpongeBob's Truth or Square is an arcade party game based on the episode of the same name. It was released on October 26, 2009 at Nick Arcade, the same date that the video game of the same name was released.

Nick Arcade would close down later in 2010, and now this game is considered to be a piece of lost media.

Plot

After being entrusted by Mr. Krabs to keep the Krabby Patty formula safe, SpongeBob is overcome with grief for losing the recipe. He then relies on the help of the most unlikely companion, Plankton, who wants the secret Krabby Patty recipe for himself. With the help of his friends, SpongeBob must use Plankton's memory machine to retrace the happiest moments of his life to find the Krabby Patty formula in time for the Krusty Krab's Eleventy-Seventh Anniversary.

Gameplay

Players can flip tiles to add new spaces. If the card meter is full, then the player will be redirected to a mini-game. Players also can use silly hats to steal opponents' happiness.

Mini-games

  • The Spinner: The player clicks and holds the handle, and keeps moving the mouse up and down to crank it up. There's also the Auto-Spin selection.
  • In the upper left corner of the screen, the first number shows how many tiles the player can flip, while the second one shows how many moves the player has.
  • The player, instead of flipping tiles, can turn them into moves by clicking on "FLIPS INTO MOVES" in the upper left corner.
    The player can turn his/her moves into Happiness ("Happy Points", by clicking on "MOVES INTO HAPPINESS".
    His/her moves don't carry him/her over to his/her next turn.
  • If Grease is oozing out of the Spinner, all the tiles the player flips are slippery.
  • The Camera: The player moves his/her cersor towards the edge of the screen to move the camera and uses the mouse wheel to zoom in or out.
  • The Tiles: The tills the player can flip are highlighted and he/she has to click to flip.
  • The arrows around the player's character tell him/her where he/she can move. The player has to click on an arrow to move in that direction. He/She can also use the arrows keys on the keyboard.
  • Happiness: The yellow bars at the bottom of the screen, near the player's character, are the "Happiness" meter. It increases a bit every time the player does something that makes his/her character happy, like flipping tiles or sliding!
    Happiness is the game's currency: It is used to buy Gizmos and unlock Happiest Moments.
  • Happiest Moments: A number of Happiest Moments that the player sets at the beginning of the game, unlock automatically every time the "card" meter is full. The player has to collect all his/her happiest moments, to make the exit tile appear.
  • Games: If the player wins one, he\she earns a Happiest Moment. If he/she loses one, his/her Happiest Moment lands somewhere on the board.
    There are three kinds of mini-games:
    • Games triggered by landing on the "Gift" tiles on the board.
      • The Gift Games allow everyone to get competitive and earn Happiness. Everyone earns some, but the player earns a lot more if he/she wins.
    • The "Star" game on the Spinner
      • The Star Game on the Spinner is called as a "surprise".
    • The Happiest Moment games triggered when the "Card" meter is full
      • The Card Meter Games are the games the player plays automatically when he/she has amassed enough Happiness ("Happy Points").
  • Gizmos: Once per turn, the player can buy a Gizmo, if he/she has enough Happiness. The number of yellow bars below the Gizmo is its cost.
    Each Gizmo has a different effect. The player selects a Gizmo, clicks the "Green Check", then sets it on the board, or clicks the red "X" if he/she would rather buy a Gizmo later.
  • Winning: Once the player has collected all his/her Happiest Memories, heads for the "EXIT" tile to win the game.

Happiest Memories cards

Image Cards Episode based on
Tex bigcards 01 Doing karate at the Krusty Krab "Karate Choppers"
Tex bigcards 02 Becoming a Krusty Krab Fry Cook "Help Wanted"
Tex bigcards 03 Squidward tastes his first Krusty Krab "Just One Bite"
Tex bigcards 04 Getting into The Salty Spitoon "No Weenies Allowed"
Tex bigcards 05 Meeting Santa "Christmas Who?"
Tex bigcards 06 Meeting Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
Tex bigcards 07 Meeting Sandy Cheeks "Tea at the Treedome"
Tex bigcards 08 Working the first 24 hour shift at the Krusty Krab "Graveyard Shift"
Tex bigcards 09 Becoming co-cashier "Squid's Day Off"
Tex bigcards 10 The first Krusty Krab Talent Show "Culture Shock"

Trivia

  • Irony: All the "Happiest Memories" cards are based on pre-movie episodes.
  • This game was released nine years after the premiere of "Something Smells" and "Bossy Boots" and four years after Nicktoons Unite! was released.
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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

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