Parents' Guide to

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Battle for Bikini Bottom

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Benign game misses target audience.

Game PlayStation 2 2003
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 7+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 10+

Perfect for kids NOT scared of robots

It's awsome. Some hard parts like beating times on the slides and probley not for younger kids. Some of the robots scare my 7 year old who acts like she's 4 so that's probley why. It's a fun game and it's on for hours in our house.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (26):

Creative stuff, but the anticipated audience here is unclear. The missions are difficult to complete and simultaneous, and younger players may lose track of what they're trying to accomplish, never mind actually finishing a level. Conversely, more experienced players may tire of the repetitive moves required to complete the almost 100 tasks.

If you just want to see SpongeBob and his friends frolic around Bikini Bottom, there's plenty to soak up. But accomplishing missions requires a level of expertise that may outpace the skills of the show's young fans.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: November 25, 2003
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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