SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge

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SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge
SuperSponge-PS1.jpg
Before THQ published good SpongeBob games, they published this and this. Well, they had to start somewhere....
Genre: Platformer
Platforms: PlayStation
Game Boy Advance
Nintendo 64 (cancelled)
Release Date: Sony PlayStation
NA: September 21, 2001
EU: November 16, 2001

Game Boy Advance
NA: November 5, 2001
EU: November 30, 2001
Developer: The Climax Group
Publisher: THQ
Made in: United Kingdom
Franchise: SpongeBob SquarePants
Previous Game: SpongeBob SquarePants: Legend of the Lost Spatula


SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge is a platforming video game developed by The Climax Group and published by THQ for the PlayStation and Game Boy Advance.

Bad Qualities

  1. The controls are very slippery and confusing. You can't just damage an enemy by jumping on them. You have to jump over them and then press the jump button again to butt bounce them.
  2. Some enemies are incredibly annoying, namely the yellow squid enemies that appear in fish hooks.
  3. The Jellyfish net is incredibly weak. It throws a Jellyfish, which bounces on the ground for about 6 feet before disappearing.
  4. The Reef Blower (for some reason, renamed "Coral Blower") slows you down, weakens your jumping power and disables your butt bounce, in exchange for the ability to shoot shells at blocks and enemies. It's extremely frustrating to use.
  5. Man Ray is demoted to being a regular enemy in the later levels.
  6. Completing the game 100% gets you nothing short of a slightly different ending sequence, with the souvenirs purchased from minigames appearing in Patrick's birthday party.
  7. The final boss, instead of being one of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's enemies, or Plankton piloting a robot, is some new thing called "Iron Dogfish".
  8. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are NPCs in this game despite being SpongeBob's favorite superheroes on the show.
  9. The game can be completed in under an hour.
  10. The GBA version, like pretty much every other SpongeBob game on that system (except for Creature from the Krusty Krab), has no save feature at all. Instead, it uses a password system, meaning that if you get a game over and run out of continues then the only way to get back your progress is to enter a password.

Good Qualities

  1. The soundtrack is amazing and fits the SpongeBob theme perfectly. It's also vastly diverse, covering a variety of musical genres and giving all 25 (including bonus) levels a unique feel.
  2. The voice acting is spot-on, outside of Mr. Krabs.
  3. Fun mini-games.
  4. The intro FMV is good, using show clips and editing not unlike the nostalgic Spongebob DVD commercials.
  5. The Flying Dutchman appears as the penultimate boss, although the final boss is some generic monster who never appeared in the cartoon.
  6. The Karate Glove is satisfying to use and is quite powerful. The GBA lets you have it on you at all times.
  7. The GBA version is possibly the most well made GBA port of a fifth generation console.

Trivia

  • Three asset discs have been leaked online; the first two were for the PlayStation version, and the third one was for the Game Boy Advance port, the latter being leaked much later.
    • Disturbingly enough, there are extremely NSFW images featuring SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy hidden in the PlayStation asset discs, alongside unsavoury filenames (which cannot be shown here as that would be violating Miraheze's guidelines). It's unknown whether Nickelodeon or THQ were aware of this prior to the asset disc leaks.
    • The discs also have 51 PlayStation builds and 16 Game Boy Advance builds; so if you're into that stuff, enjoy searching through the archives.
  • One of the discs have unused art, full original music for the show, and deleted scenes.

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Comments


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Danirabbid

3 months ago
Score 1
Wait... the asset disc part in the trivia section is true?
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Glitchedblood

2 months ago
Score 1

There’s an image called “Old Bitch” I’m not kidding

https://tcrf...ld_bitch.png
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Danirabbid

one month ago
Score 0
Well, the company is The Climax Group. They most likely didn't want to work on this game.
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LouBlu08

17 days ago
Score 0
And, of course, SpongeBob Shit List.

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