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SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Arcade game with a few bugs but plenty of laughs.

Game Apple Arcade 2020
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The most important thing about a game from this franchise isn't the gameplay, it's the characters. And on that front, SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit hits the target. Utilizing the show's voice cast and some clever writing makes the game a goofy, fun diversion that will have you smiling as you progress. As a game, though, it's a little less on the mark. The arcade aspects are fun but can be repetitive. And the controls are often imprecise, so timing a jump to avoid death is more challenging than it should be. That gets frustrating fast.

If you can get past that, though, the levels do have plenty of hidden areas to explore. And the shape-shifting machines, which turn SpongeBob into different shapes (such as an accordion) do create some nice diversity the first few times you encounter them. It's a game that's made for a younger audience, who will laugh at the jokes and won't notice the repetition. But older players might find it a bit lacking.

Game Details

  • Platform: Apple Arcade
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Nickelodeon
  • Release date: May 31, 2020
  • Genre: Arcade
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Descriptions
  • Last updated: June 5, 2020

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