Parents' Guide to

SpongeBob HeroPants

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

This pineapple-under-the-sea adventure's a bit stale.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

Meh, It's ok

I own the Vita version, and I liked it. The thing I didn't like that Burger Beard didn't appear.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 7+

Good introduction to the genre.

My kids hadn't played action/adventure video games until I bought them "SpongeBob HeroPants." While it's not the most difficult game, it's not too easy either, which is good if your kids are just learning how to play these types of games. Nothing about the game is bland, and not to mention, the voice acting is top-notch.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Unless you're a huge SpongeBob SquarePants fan who can't wait for this game to appear in the bargain bin of your favorite game store, there isn't anything too exciting here. It's fun to change among characters and unleash each one's superhero transformation, but this action-adventure hybrid doesn't offer anything new to the genre. In fact, even the familiar game mechanics -- such as collecting items (coins/keys/pages/lightning bolts and so on), platform jumping, and combat -- are boring. Some levels are too short and repetitive, and for some reason you can't jump and attack at the same. Plus, there are some graphical issues, such as characters who lose half their bodies inside an object, and character comments grow tiring quickly.

The game isn't a complete fail. It's hard not to fall for SpongeBob's infectious charm, and there's some variety in levels and characters, but overall this game feels more like a plug for the movie it's tied to than a competent standalone game.

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