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Video game
Video game

SpongeBob's Truth or Square

General Information
Developer: Heavy Iron Studios (Wii, Xbox 360), Barking Lizards Technologies (PSP), Altron (DS)
Publisher: THQ
Series: SpongeBob SquarePants
Released: NA: November 11, 2009

JP: January, 2010

Genre: Action
Modes: Single-player, Multiplayer
Ratings: ESCB:E


Platforms: Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, PSP
Media: Wii Optical Disc, DVD-ROM, Nintendo DS Game Card, Universal Media Disc
Input: Wii Remote and Nunchuk, Xbox 360 Controller, Gamepad.
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SpongeBob's Truth or Square is a SpongeBob SquarePants video game that is based on the season 6 episode special Truth or Square. It was released on October 27, 2009.



Players can reminisce through fan’s favorite SpongeBob moments as the game draws upon ‘The 10 Happiest Moments of SpongeBob’s Life’. They consist of ten different levels. They are called Jellyfishing With Patrick, Meeting Sandy Cheeks, Pretending To Be Tuff With Patrick, Becoming A Fry Cook, Santa Santa Santa!!!, Meeting Mermaid Man And Barnacle Boy, Squidward's First Yummy Krabby Patty, 24 Hours Of Fun At The Krusty Krab With Squidward, Kara-tay With Sandy, and the final boss level is Hey, That's Not Your Formula Plankton! Also included are hilarious story elements from the animated television series. In multiplayer mode, players can play as SpongeBob or with a friend playing as Plankton throughout the entire game on both the Wii and Xbox 360 platforms. The power ups in the game can help SpongeBob during one of his happiest moments here are the power ups. These are based on SpongeBob's skill's the spatula slam and the spin slap and the cannon shot. The hammer makes Patrick appear and use SpongeBob as a mallet. The Gloves with halves of his face on them makes Sandy appear and use SpongeBob as a pair of Karate Gloves and spins around until the time limit goes down to 0. Clarinet makes Squidward appear and use SpongeBob as a Clarinet to shoot music notes at robots, which turns SpongeBob into a stronger version of himself . Jump into a Shower (or in the house, the bathtub.) to invest SpongeBob with water. Also when you fill yourself with water in levels you can spray the water out on platforms that look like sponges spray them to make them bigger. There is also a Downtown Bikini Bottom stage and Krusty Krab stage included only in the DS and PSP versions and a Mr. Krabs power up exclusive to the DS version.


Unlike the critically-acclaimed special of the same name, the game received mediocre reviews with scores of 6.2 for all systems. 

Level relation to episodes and their images


  • Some of the game's stages resemble the ones from Battle For Bikini Bottom (Jellyfish Fields, Kelp Forest, Mermalair and Rock Bottom) .The game also includes Tikis and Robots just like Battle For Bikini Bottom.
    Truth or Square game play screenshot on Xbox 360
    LolspongeAdded by Lolsponge
  • The music used in this game are recycled from SpongeBob episodes and two SpongeBob games (Battle For Bikini Bottom and SpongeBob Movie).
  • Ironically enough, the stages take place in events of SpongeBob's life that are similar to events in the SpongeBob episodes (such as faking a fight to get in the Salty Spittoon and the story of the Hash-Slinging Slasher).
  • In the game, defeating the PatBot takes place at night while the episode it’s based on takes place in the day, although the DS version of it takes place in day.
  • The boxes around the level you can teleport to when you complete the level resembles the box from Idiot Box. They also are similar to the boxes in Battle for Bikini Bottom and The SpongeBob Movie Game.
  • This game reveals SpongeBob's real muscles instead of fake ones.
  • Prawn, the mini-boss in the Mermalair from Battle for Bikini Bottom appears in the Truth or Square Mermalair frozen in tartar sauce exactly as he appears when defeated in Battle for Bikini Bottom (except bigger and SpongeBob said he was Man Ray by mistake and realizes he was Prawn, but calls him Mr. Shrimp).
  • Each platform cover has a different SpongeBob face.
  • Robo Squidward, the cut boss from Battle for Bikini Bottom, appears as a boss in Squidward's First Yummy Krabby Patty.
  • On the Nintendo DS version, in Spongebob's pineapple, there is a 1% chance that Squidward will appear dressed up as Santa. He will start to say different quotes that he would say when acting like Santa.
  • In other Spongebob games, jellyfish are common enemies, but the jellyfish in this game only appear in the first level, but as platforms.
  • Spongebob's tongue slider appears again in this game.

SpongeBob's Attacks

  • The Spatula/Hammer attack
  • The Whirl Pool 
  • The Balloon Attack
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