SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis is a SpongeBob SquarePants video game based on the television series. This is the first SpongeBob game that is based on an episode. This is also the first SB game on home consoles that is not for GameCube. This is also the first time a player can play as Mr. Krabs.
SpongeBob and his friends leave Bikini Bottom on a journey to Atlantis for a hidden Treasure. When they get there, things go wrong. SpongeBob and friends must flee or they will be destroyed by Plankton.
Idle Animations seen in DS
SpongeBob - Sits on the ground and plays his nose like flute.
Patrick - Sits around and looks left and right and then chews on his hand.
Tanklantis Plankpantis - Help Plankton maneuver his tank through Atlantis and shoot ice cream at opposing tanks.
Amulet Adventure - Play as SpongeBob and Patrick as they journey through the abandon caves and find the missing halves of the Atlantis Amulet
Snap Happy - Help SpongeBob take pictures of the museum exhibits with his camera and shoot Krabby Patties at annoying guards
Music Magical Journey - Help Squidward, Sandy, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Plankton sing to help the fuel gauge on the bus stay normal
Bus Building Bonanza - Drive the Magical Flying Bus through the Atlantis gardens and repair it by collecting tool kits
Tour Trouble - Help SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs stay safe on Lord Royal Highness's tour
Money Krabbing - Help Sandy collect money for Mr. Krabs in the treasure room
Squidward the Poser - Help the Atlantis artist paint Squidward by helping Squidward strike the correct pose at the correct time.
Paparazzi Patrick - Help Patrick take some souvenir photos of the Atlantian exhibits
Hide and Sneak - Help the gang avoid the Atlantians after popping the World's Oldest Living Bubble
Armoury Antics - Help Plankton strike the correct movements at the correct time to reach the Atlantis weapon room
Squidward Super Shooter - Help Sandy use Squidward as a ping-pong ball shooting machine to help them defeat the Atlantians
Super Tank Showdown - Like in Level 1 help Plankton maneuver his tank through Atlantis through new areas as not seen in level 1
Operation: Trash Dash - After the gang has said goodbye and left help the Atlantian throw the amulet in the trash by striking the correct movements at the correct time.
Just like the TV special, the game earned mixed to mostly negative feedback.
An IGN review of the Nintendo DS version was headlined "SpongeBob actually managed to be boring." Likewise, the most-criticized aspects of all versions was the clunky camera control, the lackluster AI, and the annoying method of having to return to the start of the level to switch characters. It was also called "too short" and "too easy" for older gamers. A review of the Wii version called the game "second-rate", "sloppy", "tedious" and "really boring". The graphics were criticized for being "bland". The PlayStation 2 version was criticized for the same reasons, but were given a slightly lower rating, because IGN says that Wii Remote controls spice up the shooting games.
There are only two platforming stages in the game. The game has mostly "point and shoot" and button combination stages.
Plankton mentions Robot Krabs when driving the tank in the Wii version.
Each stage has three acts. The other two acts need to be purchased at the shop.
The game starts off with Plankton in his tank destroying Atlantis. Unlike the episode which starts off with SpongeBob and Patrick blowing bubbles. (Which in the game is shown as a flashback.)
Mr. Krabs is bright red in the original PlayStation2 version.
None of this applies to the GBA and DS Versions.
Mr. Krabs doesn't speak. He only makes groaning and laughing sounds.
In a variation of the level Hide and Sneak, Squidward says "When we get home I'm moving back to Squidville". He called it Squidville (the name of the episode) instead of Tentacle Acres (the place.)
In the TV episode, they never stop in the lost continent of Mou to refuel.