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Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Draw your own adventure, SpongeBob style.

Game Nintendo DS 2008
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If you love drawing, you’ll love Drawn to Life!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (6 ):

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.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: September 15, 2008
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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