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What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You help free kidnapped citizens, clean up graffiti, and rebuild Bikini Bottom.
Violence & Scariness
You can karate punch or stomp on baddies, and draw your own weapons to use like a giant boxing glove. Defeated enemies disappear and drop coins.
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Products & Purchases
The game takes the Drawn to Life concept and rebrands it with SpongeBob SquarePants characters.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a basic platform game with mild cartoon violence including karate chopping baddies and stomping on their heads. It's a spin-off of the original video game Drawn to Life with a new SpongeBob SquarePants theme. Players get to draw their own hero, along with vehicles, buildings, furniture, and many other things using an MS Paint-style program and color palette. The game provides templates for players who can't draw as well.
Is It Any Good?
Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition features action-oriented gameplay that involves punching or stomping on bad guys and leaping across platforms to make it to the end of each level. The gameplay itself is basic at best, but, like the original Drawn to Life, where this game really shines is in the way it lets players draw dozens of different objects that become part of the environment. You draw the actual character you get to control complete with animations, as well as furniture, buildings, platforms, vehicles, save points, and extra lives.
It's a shame that the gameplay itself couldn't have been more exciting, but Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition still scores points for sticking true to the original game's spirit –- that of encouraging unbridled creativity and giving players a taste of what it's like to actually design their own video game.
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