Since his debut on television in 1999, Spongebob Squarepants has become an integral part of many people’s formative years. Since then, SpongeBob has appeared in several different mediums, including movies and video games. We can still have a good time with our beloved Bikini Bottom denizens in SpongeBob games, despite the fact that they aren’t AAA blockbusters on par with Elden Ring.
Not all SpongeBob games were released for current-gen systems, but that doesn’t make them any less entertaining. The ten most entertaining SpongeBob SquarePants video games are listed below.
- Spongebob Squarepants: Battle For Bikini Bottom (2003)
This 3D platformer is one of the best-remembered Spongebob games. It was first released for the PS2, GameCube, and Xbox. Robots start to attack Bikini Bottom after one of Plankton’s experiments goes wrong. At the same time, this is happening, Spongebob wishes he had more robot toys to play with. Spongebob, Patrick, and Sandy have to go around and stop the robots from taking over Bikini Bottom.
The game was so popular that a new version of it came out in 2020. The remaster made the graphics better, added a multiplayer mode, and made the game less frustrating in other ways.
There are still more Spongebob Squarepants games in the works, but you can try any of the ones above to get a feel for the series. Some have held up better than others, but they’re all good for remembering the past.
- Spongebob: Krusty Cook-Off (2020)
Spongebob: Krusty Cook-Off is a mobile game that was based on games like Diner Dash that are about running a restaurant. Spongebob will go around and serve people food to help his friends reach their goals. Being the one who serves food is fun, and it makes you feel like you’re working at the Krusty Krab. The goals and objectives get harder, but it’s still a great way to kill time on a phone or tablet.
- Spongebob Squarepants: Lights, Camera, Pants! (2005)
Spongebob Squarepants: Lights, Camera, Pants! is different from the other games on this list because it is meant to be played with other people. Characters are trying out for parts in a new TV show by playing different minigames to show how well they fit. It’s a silly game that’s even more fun to play with other fans of the show.
- The Spongebob Movie Game (2004)
The story of the Spongebob Movie Game is the same as that of the animated movie. It does change and depending on where you played it, it wasn’t the same game. For consoles, it was a 3D platformer. For the PC, it was a point-and-click adventure, and for the Game Boy Advance, it was a 2D platformer.
- Spongebob Squarepants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman (2002)
On the PS2 and GameCube, this game is a 3D platformer, but on the Game Boy Advance, it is a 2D platformer. Follow Spongebob as he tries to save his friends from the Flying Dutchman, which he set free. The game has a lot of fetch quests and must be completed as a whole, but otherwise, it is not too dissimilar from modern 3D platformers.
- Spongebob Squarepants: SuperSponge (2001)
Spongebob Squarepants: SuperSponge was one of the first platform games for the PlayStation. It is a 2D game with four levels. Spongebob is helping Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy run errands so that they can get an autograph for Patrick’s birthday. Even though it’s old, it’s still a good 2D platformer.
- Spongebob Squarepants: Employee of the Month (2002)
As a follow-up to Operation: Krabby Patty, Spongebob Squarepants: Spongebob gets free tickets to Neptune’s Paradise, which is the newest amusement park because he is Employee of the Month. Spongebob can’t redeem his tickets until he helps everyone he meets, which is a shame. It has a lot of fetch quests, but it’s a better game than the one before it.
- Spongebob Squarepants: Operation Krabby Patty (2001)
There were five individual games on each side, and the order in which you played them changed based on the plot. References to the first two seasons of the program were abundant, but the book hasn’t held up very well at all.
- Spongebob Squarepants: Creature from the Krusty Krab (2006)
There is a narrative connection between the three dreams. The game has its good points, but other things, like the way it moves, hold it back. Even by Spongebob standards, the story is strange, like when Spongebob is being chased by a giant Plankton.
- Spongebob Squarepants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge (2013)
Spongebob Squarepants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge, a 3D platformer that came out in 2013, was one of the few games where all the original voice actors were used. Even though the game had a lot of big-name voice actors, it was still just an average game in the end.