The Yellow Avenger is a SpongeBob SquarePants video game which was released for the Nintendo DS in 2005 and for PlayStation Portable in 2006. It was the first SpongeBob video game to be released for both the DS and PSP.
SpongeBob acquires Mermaid Man's powers when he wears his belt. Unfortunately, SpongeBob puts the Dirty Bubble into a washing machine, which causes him to split into countless dirty bubbles! SpongeBob has to stop villains such as Man Ray, The Sinister Slug, The Jumbo Shrimp, Atomic Flounder, The Dirty Bubble, using Mermaid Man's powers to save Bikini Bottom. The story is divided into Acts, each with a different villain trying to wreak havoc on Bikini Bottom. Manray wants to flood Goo Lagoon, Sinister Slug's evil plan is to stop the talent show, Jumbo Shrimp, with the help of Plankton, creates a machine to shrink people the size of Plankton on top of the Sea Needle, The Atomic Flounder causes chaos in the Industrial park and The Dirty Bubble returns to put the end of the Yellow Avenger with the machine the Jumbo Shrimp used in the third act and plans to hit SpongeBob with more Little Dirty Bubbles.
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The Nintendo DS version received positive reviews. GameSpot gave it a 7.4 and IGN gave it the game 7.7. The PlayStation Portable version received mixed reviews. GameSpot gave it a 6.7 and Metacritic gave it a score of 48.
This game is also known as SpongeBob Adventure 2: The Yellow Avenger.
The DS version was given much better reception from reviewers than the PSP version.
SpongeBob can go back to the Sea Needle, and explore there.
The game doesn't save after the player beats it. This is so that the final boss battle can be played an infinite number of times. This also means that the percentage complete of a game file will always be at 99% and never higher.
Although this is the first SpongeBob DS game, it's not the very first video DS game SpongeBob has been featured in. The first DS game SpongeBob was featured in was Nicktoons Unite!, which was released in October 2005.
When SpongeBob is in his room, if one would look closely, one can see under Gary's Food Bowl is the "Town Scared" newspaper from "Pranks a Lot."
The PSP version was later re-released in the PSP Greatest Hits line in 2008. The same version was then re-released again in PAL countries as part of the PlayStation Essentials line.