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Players control SpongeBob, Sandy Cheeks, and Patrick Star through a number of locations such as the Jellyfish Fields and can switch between characters at bus stops throughout the game. Core gameplay involves collecting items and defeating the robots which have attacked [[Bikini Bottom]], whilst crossing platforms and avoiding environmental hazards like spikes and flames. A number of mini-games are also accessible throughout the game.<ref name="IGNR">{{cite web|url=|title=IGN: SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Review|author=Irwin, Mary Jane|publisher=''IGN''|date=2003-10-28|accessdate=2007-11-21}}</ref>
Players control [ SpongeBob], [ Sandy Cheeks], and [ Patrick Star] through a number of locations such as the Jellyfish Fields and can switch between characters at bus stops throughout the game. Core gameplay involves collecting items and defeating the robots which have attacked [[Bikini Bottom]], whilst crossing platforms and avoiding environmental hazards like spikes and flames. A number of mini-games are also accessible throughout the game.<ref name="IGNR">{{cite web|url=|title=IGN: SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Review|author=Irwin, Mary Jane|publisher=''IGN''|date=2003-10-28|accessdate=2007-11-21}}</ref>
Three types of item can be collected. Shiny objects are the game's currency, and can be used to pay tolls within game areas or to buy golden spatulas.<ref name="GZR">{{cite web|url=|title=SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Review|author=Bedigian, Louis|publisher=''GameZone''|date=2003-12-02|accessdate=2007-11-21}}</ref> Golden spatulas are used to grant access to new areas; they are hidden throughout the game and can also be earned by completing tasks set by Squidward and several other characters from the cartoon. These tasks can involve defeating particular robots or searching for items. The other collectible item type, Patrick's socks, can be traded for golden spatulas at Patrick's Rock.<ref name="IGNR"/>
Three types of item can be collected. Shiny objects are the game's currency, and can be used to pay tolls within game areas or to buy golden spatulas.<ref name="GZR">{{cite web|url=|title=SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Review|author=Bedigian, Louis|publisher=''GameZone''|date=2003-12-02|accessdate=2007-11-21}}</ref> Golden spatulas are used to grant access to new areas; they are hidden throughout the game and can also be earned by completing tasks set by Squidward and several other characters from the cartoon. These tasks can involve defeating particular robots or searching for items. The other collectible item type, Patrick's socks, can be traded for golden spatulas at Patrick's Rock.<ref name="IGNR"/>

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Not to be confused with the Season 5 episode, The Battle of Bikini Bottom

Video game
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (BFBB) is a video game based on the television show SpongeBob SquarePants. The game has been released for the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox consoles (the Xbox version is backwards compatible for the Xbox 360 console). The player attempts to defend Bikini Bottom from an invasion of robots created by Plankton with a machine called the Duplicatotron 3000. The playable characters are SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy. The Windows version features a series of minigames and differs from the console versions. It is the most successful SpongeBob SquarePants video game as according of very high sales, making it a critical and very large commercial success.


Players control SpongeBob, Sandy Cheeks, and Patrick Star through a number of locations such as the Jellyfish Fields and can switch between characters at bus stops throughout the game. Core gameplay involves collecting items and defeating the robots which have attacked Bikini Bottom, whilst crossing platforms and avoiding environmental hazards like spikes and flames. A number of mini-games are also accessible throughout the game.[1]

Three types of item can be collected. Shiny objects are the game's currency, and can be used to pay tolls within game areas or to buy golden spatulas.[2] Golden spatulas are used to grant access to new areas; they are hidden throughout the game and can also be earned by completing tasks set by Squidward and several other characters from the cartoon. These tasks can involve defeating particular robots or searching for items. The other collectible item type, Patrick's socks, can be traded for golden spatulas at Patrick's Rock.[1]

Though some areas can be navigated by any character, several sections can only be completed with a specific character, due to each one having a unique abilities. SpongeBob can create a bubble helmet for head-butting enemies, launch a bubble-blowing spin attack, wall-jump to reach higher platforms and summon a bubble missile to hit unreachable enemies or buttons.[2] Patrick can throw "Throw Fruits" and tikis at switches, freeze goo rivers using "Freezy Fruits" and stun enemies with a belly flop. Sandy can glide over distances and wields a lasso, with which she can tie up and destroy enemies or swing on hooks to reach distant areas.[1][2]


The game revolves around the theme of robots invading Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob's hometown. The robots were created by Plankton, the evil genius owner of the Chum Bucket, who has built a new machine called the Duplicatotron 3000 to produce an army of robots. He plans to take over the world using these robots, but only after he creates them does he realizes that the switch on the Duplicatotron has accidentally been switched to "Don't Obey" and the robots quickly kick him out of the Chum Bucket.

SpongeBob wakes up to find that his house has been trashed after thinking he wants to play with a robot. He wanders through the house for a while and receives a fax from Mr. Krabs, stating that he would give SpongeBob a golden spatula for every certain amount of shiny objects he collects for him. Outside, SpongeBob finds a disappointed Plankton, who weaves a tale of lies to the hero, claiming that the robots showed up out of nowhere and kicked him out. Fooled by the diminutive villain, SpongeBob embarks on a perilous quest to get rid of the robots and get Plankton back into the Chum Bucket, including bungee jumping, bubble blowing, and traveling through dreams amongst others.

PC Version

Opening: Plankton created a robot army to steal the Krabby Patty recipe, but he had it set to disobey mode, so the robots ignored Plankton's orders and attacked Bikini Bottom instead. Meanwhile, SpongeBob and Patrick are playing with toy robots and having a tea party with them too. When they see a shooting star, they wish that robots were people too. The next morning, the robots break into SpongeBob's house and vandalize it along with the rest of Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob and Patrick go into The Chum Bucket to see that Plankton was the one behind the robot invasion. Plankton admits that it was his fault and that the robots are not listening to him and the only way to control the robots is to set the switch to obey mode. Instead, Patrick fools around with the machine, playing with the obey switch, but he accidentally pulled off the obey switch, which turned off the machine and deprogramed the robots. Plankton tells them that that was his next idea. After SpongeBob and Patrick head out, Plankton tries to tell them that he will be back with another plan.

GBA Version

Opening: Plankton created an army of robots to steal the Krabby Patty Formula, but the duplicatron was set to disobey, so the robots ignored Plankton and attacked Bikini Bottom. The next morning, SpongeBob and friends saw robots invading Bikini Bottom, which Mr. Krabs thinks is putting him out of business, so his assignment for SpongeBob is to fight the robots to get into The Chum Bucket to shut down Plankton's duplicatron with the help of Mystery the seahorse.

This game is also the introduction to a new character, Prawn. In addition to the several regular robots that litter the levels, SpongeBob and friends will defeat four boss robots along the way: Robo-Sandy, Robo-Patrick, Robo-SpongeBob, and Robo-Plankton. Along the way, they will tangle with three semi-bosses who each has 3 lives: King Jellyfish, Prawn, and the Flying Dutchman.


  • Bikini Bottom (3 parts) - This is the main level. Here, you can access all the other levels. SpongeBob can complete minor tasks, such as annoying Squidward, clearing Sandy's Treedome, and clearing the Krusty Krab.
  • Jellyfish Fields - The first single level. Squidward has been attacked by robots and jellyfish, and SpongeBob needs to go to the top of Spork Mountain to find a jar of "King Jellyfish" jelly for him to use as a coolant for his wounds. The trouble is, the King Jellyfish has to be defeated before you can get the jelly. SpongeBob also needs to save Patrick, who traverses a cave, and get a spatula back for Mrs. Puff, etc. (Unlike most other levels, you do not need any golden spatulas to enter.)
  • Downtown Bikini Bottom - Robots are wreaking havoc here, and SpongeBob needs to defeat them. He also needs to find steering wheels, smash some tikis at the Sea Needle, find an antenna for Larry (as Sandy), and other tasks. You need 5 golden spatulas to enter.
  • Goo Lagoon - A robot has stolen all the sunscreen, and the only way SpongeBob can get it back is to reflect the heat onto the robot to get revenge. While going to the last reflecting tower, SpongeBob has to do other tasks like going through a cave, helping Mr Krabs in a carnival, etc. You need 10 golden spatulas to enter.
  • Poseidome - The first boss level, this level features King Neptune. Robo-Sandy has taken over the poseidome, and SpongeBob needs to defeat it to help King Neptune regain control of it. You need 15 golden spatulas to enter this level.
  • Rock Bottom - Mrs. Puff says that robots have ransacked the Rock Bottom Museum, and SpongeBob must clear it and find the few missing artwork in the process while traversing Rock Bottom. You need 25 golden spatulas to enter this level.
  • Mermalair - SpongeBob must clear the Mermalair, shut down the security system, and other things before ending up defeating Prawn before Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy return from their doctor's appointments. Unlike most of the other levels in the game, you do not need Golden Spatulas to enter this level.
  • Sand Mountain - It's time for Texas-style snowboarding! Sandy and SpongeBob must clear all three slides of Sand Mountain, and SpongeBob will also receive a spatula from Plankton if he can bungee jump into a deep pit. You need 30 golden spatulas to enter this level.
  • Industrial Park - The second boss level. Squidward has been attacked by Robo-Patrick, and SpongeBob must defeat him before he goes on a rampage. You need 40 golden spatulas to enter this level.
  • Kelp Forest - Eerie large kelp forests have always been a hiding place for spooky secrets, but now, robots are threatening visitors and the environment! It's up to SpongeBob to clear the forest, find Mrs. Puff's campers, find Barnacle Boy's energy crystals, and slide down a kelp vine for Mermaid Man. you need 50 golden spatulas to enter this level
  • Flying Dutchman's Graveyard - The Flying Dutchman can't scare the souls out of anyone because robots have taken over his ship and are using it to battle each other. SpongeBob needs to get it back for a Golden Spatula. The Dutchman has promised to give it, but he might change his mind. You need 60 Golden Spatulas to enter this level.
  • SpongeBob's Dream - Since SpongeBob is asleep, he gets to enter his and his friend's dreams. He needs to travel through everyone's dreams and earn golden spatulas from each dream. Unlike most other levels in the game, you do not need Golden Spatulas to enter this level.
  • Chum Bucket Lab - This is the final and most secret of the levels. Here, Plankton's scheme is revealed, and SpongeBob must finish his mission. But first he must battle a robot manifestation of himself and Plankton. He also needs to enter the robot's head and blow some fuses to jam the electrical system and defeat the robot, but Plankton's robot may be harder to defeat. You need 75 golden spatulas to enter.

Games (PC Version)

  • Kelp Forest:
    • Vine Swinger,
    • Dock Block,
    • Gary Trivia,
    • Gary Chopper,
    • Dress To Impress,
    • Slime Trail,
  • Jellyfish Fields
  • Jelly Catcher
  • Flower Power
  • Mrs. Puff Trivia
  • Huff n Puff
  • Jelly Trail
  • King Jellyfish
  • Downtown:
    • Traffic Jam,
    • Manhole Memory,
    • Patrick Trivia,
    • Robot Alley,
    • The Magic Shop,
    • Bowling Buddies
    • Goo Lagoon
    • Stepping on the beach
    • Beach Bonaza
    • Pearl Trivia
    • Whale of a time
    • Dress to impress 2
    • Sandcastle building
    • The Mermalair
    • Cave Jumper
    • Open Says Me
    • Sqiudward Trivia
    • Rope Burn
    • The Wall of Gadget
    • Mermalair Dance Party,
  • The Flying Dutchman's Graveyard:
    • Capture The Flag,
    • Shove It,
    • Mr. Krabs Trivia,
    • Hide Me Money,
    • Balancing Act,
    • Walk the Plank,
  • Chum Bucket Lab:
    • Sneaky Feet,
    • Hall of Arms,
    • Sandy Trivia,
    • Robot Roundup,
    • The Spectacular Contraption,
    • Chop-a-Bot

Level Areas

Jellyfish Fields

  • Jellyfish Rock: This area consists of a large lake and a rock shaped like a jellyfish .
  • Jellyfish Caves: This area consists of another large lake and a cave system. The caves have dangerous mini-volcanoes and spike traps.
  • Jellyfish Lake: This area is a lake shaped like a jellyfish and the base of Spork Mountain.
  • Spork Mountain: This area is home to King Jellyfish. A giant slide from the summit leads to a small field.
    File:Spongebob Battle for Bikini Bottom music - Jellyfish Fields

Downtown Bikini Bottom

  • Downtown Streets: The main area of Downtown Bikini Bottom. There are many intersections and barriers here.
  • Downtown Rooftops: The rooftops of buildings in Downtown Bikini Bottom.
  • Lighthouse: This area is heavily guarded by robots.
  • Sea Needle: The tallest point in Downtown Bikini Bottom. There are many bungee jumps here.
    File:Spongebob Battle for Bikini Bottom music - Downtown Bikini Bottom

Goo Lagoon

  • Goo Lagoon Beach: The main beach area of Goo Lagoon. This area has several lifeguard towers.
  • The Juice Bar: This area has many large posts and a balloon challenge.
  • The Giant Sandcastle: A large motel sized sandcastle allegedly built by a friend of Bubble Buddy that suffers major tidal changes.
  • Goo Lagoon Caves: This cave has rising water and falling stalagtites.
  • Goo Lagoon Pier: A carnival area on the other side of the caves.
  • Oyster Island: Although technically not an area, the island is off the coast from Goo Lagoon Beach but can be accessed only from Goo Lagoon Pier.
    File:Spongebob Battle for Bikini Bottom music - Goo Lagoon

Rock Bottom

  • Downtown Rock Bottom: The main area of Rock Bottom. There are several bottomless pits and upside-down buildings.
  • Rock Bottom Museum: The museum of Rock Bottom. It has weird artifacts and the security system is really defensive.
  • Trench of Advanced Darkness: This area is the deeper part of Rock Bottom. There are giant lasers here.
    File:Spongebob Battle for Bikini Bottom music - Rock Bottom


  • Mermalair Entrance Area: The entry to the Mermalair.
  • Mermalair Main Chamber: Mermaidman's and Barnacleboy's headquarters. The Mermalair Computer is located here.
  • Mermalair Secret Tunnel: A series of tunnels leading upward.
  • Mermalair Rolling Ball Area: This room has a difficult rolling ball challenge and a reward should you complete it.
  • Mermalair Villain Containment Area: The prison chamber of Prawn, Mermaidman's arch nemesis.
    File:Spongebob Battle for Bikini Bottom music - Mermalair

Sand Mountain

  • Ski Lodge: This area is the main hub of Sand Mountain. Three lodges lead to three different slides.
  • Guppy Mound: The first slide which is very short and not complicated.
  • Flounder Hill: The second slide. Several spikes are on this slide.
  • Sand Mountain: The third and main slide. There are several intersecting paths and rising boiled pig noses.
    File:Spongebob Battle for Bikini Bottom music - Bikini Bottom

Kelp Forest

  • Kelp Woods: This area has a lake and some branching kelp paths.
  • Kelp Swamp: This area is a large swamp.
  • Kelp Caves: A cave system this is barricaded with numerous gates.
  • Kelp Vines: A large vine slide that leads down. The slide is very narrow and difficult to navigate.
    File:Spongebob Battle for Bikini Bottom music - Kelp Forest

The Flying Dutchman's Graveyard

  • Boneyard Lake: A lake of toxic goo that is leaking from a sunken tanker. There is a hidden path in the goo when its drained by hitting a hatch with your cruise bubble.
  • Graveyard of Ships: This area is a pile of sunken ships.
  • The Flying Dutchman's Ship: Along with the Robot ship, these two are battling each other.
  • The Flying Dutchman Battle Area: A small pillar where Sandy battles the Flying Dutchman.
    File:Spongebob Battle for Bikini Bottom music - Flying Dutchman's Graveyard

SpongeBob's Dream

  • SpongeBob s dream: This area is linked to many dream bubbles. There are Krabby Patties that indicate SpongeBob's likiness.
  • Sandy's Dream: This dream bubble resembles Texas. It is a large dream slide.
  • Squidward's Dream: This dream bubble has a sheet of music notes leading to Squidward's head.
  • Mr. Krabs's Dream: This dream bubble is a large grill guarded by robots.
  • Patrick's Dream: This dream bubble is nothing but a void with Patrick standing. No kidding.
    File:Spongebob Battle for Bikini Bottom music - Spongebob's Dream

Note: Robot attacks are seen in Posiedome, Industrial Park, and Chum Bucket Lab.

Other ways to get golden spatulas

  • The robots stole Patrick's socks, and if SpongeBob returns 10 of them, he can get a golden spatula.
  • The Krusty Krab has been "abandoned," and Mr. Krabs needs shiny objects to restore the restaurant. He's agreed to give you golden spatulas, but only if you can find enough shiny objects.

Golden Spatula Tasks

Bikini Bottom

  • Top of the Pineapple: Get the golden Spatula on top of SpongeBob's house.
  • Top of Shady Shoals: Get the golden Spatula on top of Shady Shoals
  • Top of the Chum Bucket: Get the golden Spatula on top of the Chum Bucket
  • SpongeBob's Closet: Get enough shiny objects to get into SpongeBob's Closet and get the golden Spatula inside
  • Annoy Squidward: Jump around in Squidward's house until he gives you a golden spatula.
  • Ambush in the Treedome: Defeat all the robots in Sandy's treedome.
  • Infestation in the Krusty Krab: Defeat all the robots in the Krusty Krab.
  • Wall Jump in the Chum Bucket: Wall jump the air vent in the Chum Bucket to get a golden Spatula at the top.

Jellyfish Fields

  • Top of the Hill: Get the golden spatula on top of the hill.
  • Cowa-Bungee: Bungee down to get the golden spatula.
  • Spelunkling: Get the golden spatula at the end of the cave.
  • Patrick's Dilemma: Push the buttons to rescue Patrick and get your golden spatula.
  • Navigate the Canyons and Mesas: Get the golden spatula at the top of Jellyfish Lake.
  • Drain the Lake: Use the robots to destroy the fountains to drain the lake and get the golden spatula.
  • Slide Leap: Jump at the end of the slide to get the golden spatula.
  • Defeat King Jellyfish: When King Jellyfish sits down and makes a big sting wave, use your main attack to hit him, but watch out for the jellyfish!

Downtown Bikini Bottom

  • End of the Road: Collect 11 steering wheels to get the golden spatula.
  • Learn Sandy's Moves: Get the Golden spatula as Sandy at the beginning of the rooftops.
  • Tikis Go Boom: Stand behind the tikis to get the cannon to destroy the tikis. Now, press the buttons to make the golden spatula appear on top of the statue.
  • Across the Rooftops: Use Sandy to get to the lighthouse and get the golden spatula.
  • Swingin Sandy: You have 35 seconds to get to the top of where you started.
  • Ambush in the Lighthouse: Defeat all the robots in the lighthouse.
  • Extreme Bungee: Bungee down and destroy the tikis, then do this two more times, and then return to Mr Krabs to get the golden spatula.
  • Come Back With the Cruise Bubble: Use your cruise bubble to press the button and get the golden spatula. (this the only task in the game that you MUST backtrack for)

Goo Lagoon

  • King of the Castle: Get the golden spatula at the top of the sand castle.
  • Connect the Towers: Larry wants you to connect the lifeguard towers and destroy the robot who's stolen the citizens' sunscreen.
  • Save the Children: Pop the balloons holding children in the air using Bubble Bash.
  • Over the Moat: Cross the moat filled with rafts, spring bounces, and fire-breathing dragons
  • Through the Sea Caves: Go through the sea caves
  • Clear the Bumper Boats: Destroy the robots in the bumper boat area
  • Slip and Slide Under the Pier: Get the golden spatula under the pier under the Freezy Fruit
  • Tower Bungee: Bungee jump through floating tikis to get the spatula .


  • Rumble in the Poseidome: Defeat Robot Sandy

Rock Bottom

  • Get to the Museum: Find a secret passage to the museum
  • Slip Sliding Away: Find the spatula at the end of the slide
  • Return the Museum's Art: Find the 6 pieces of art scattered throughout the level
  • Swing Along Spatula: Swing along Texas Trailer Hitches to get the spatula
  • Plundering Robots in the Museum: Defeat the robots in the museum
  • Across the Trench of Darkness: Get across the trench of advanced darkness
  • Lasers are Fun and Good For You: Activate the 3 lasers
  • How in Tarnation Do You Get There?: Cross a treacherous gap for the spatula


  • Top of the Entrance Area: Get to the end of the entrance area
  • Top of the Computer Area: Get to the Mermalair Computer
  • Shut Down the Security System: Activate the 4 buttons found throughout the Mermalair
  • The Funnel Machines: Activate the 3 funnel machines with a Throw Fruit
  • The Spinning Towers of Power: Activate the 8 spinning cylinders with a Throw Fruit
  • Across the Security Tunnel: Get to the end of the security tunnel
  • Complete the Rolling Ball Room: Get a huge ball across obstacles that need to be activated by you
  • Defeat Prawn: Defeat Prawn

Sand Mountain

  • Frosty Bungee: Bungee jump into a dark pit for the spatula
  • Top of the Lodge: Activate the Texas Trailer Hitches and swing on them to get the spatula that's on the highest platform on the lodge
  • Defeat Robots in Guppy Mound: Defeat the robots after Guppy Mound
  • Beat Mrs. Puff's Time: Beat Mrs. Puff's time around Guppy Mound (1 minute, 21 seconds)
  • Defeat Robots in Flounder Hill: Defeat the robots after Flounder Hill
  • Beat Bubble Buddy's Time: Beat Bubble Buddy's time around Flounder Hill (2 minutes, 1 second)
  • Defeat Robots in Sand Mountain: Defeat the robots after Sand Mountain
  • Beat Larry's Time: Beat Larry's time around Sand Mountain (2 minutes, 21 seconds)

Industrial Park

  • Robo-Patrick Ahoy!: Defeat Robot Patrick

Kelp Forest

  • Through the Woods: Get to the end of the forest
  • Rescue all of the Campers: Find the 6 campers scattered in the level
  • Tiki Roundup: Find 3 stone tikis and lay them on their platforms
  • Down in the Swamp: Find a Freezy Fruit and get to the other end for the spatula
  • Through the Kelp Caves: Get to the end of the Kelp Caves
  • Power Crystal Crisis: Find 5 of Barnacle Boy's power crystals
  • Kelp Vine Slide: Get to the end of the slide
  • Beat Mermaid Man's Time: Beat Mermaid Man's time around Kelp Vines (1 minute, 41 seconds). This is considered by most players to be the hardest Golden Spatula task in the game.

Flying Dutchman's Graveyard

  • Top of the Entrance Area: Get to the end of the entrance area
  • A Path Through the Goo: As SpongeBall, get to the end of the pathway for the spatula
  • Goo Tanker Ahoy!: Use the Cruise Bubble to shut the goo tanker. Then, the spatula will be below you
  • Top of the Stack of Ships: Get to the end of the Graveyard of Ships
  • Shipwreck Bungee: Bungee jump to get the spatula
  • Destroy the Robot Ship: Destroy the ship and the robots by using cannons
  • Get Aloft There Matey!: Bubble Bounce on a button and jump on the springboard
  • Defeat the Flying Dutchman: Defeat the Flying Dutchman

SpongeBob's Dream

  • Across the Dreamscape: Get to Patrick's Rock
  • Follow the Bouncy Ball: Follow a ball and jump on it at the right time to get the spatula
  • Slidin Texas Style: Complete the slide
  • Swingers Ahoy: Defeat the robots in the arena
  • Music in the Ear of the Beholder: Get to the end of Squidward's dream
  • Krabby Patty Platforms: Destroy all the robots and Duplicatotrons in Mr. Krabs' dream
  • Super Bounce: Get on top of Squidward's house
  • Here You Go!: Talk to Patrick and he will give you the spatula

Chum Bucket Lab

  • Kah-Rah-Tae!: Defeat Robo-SpongeBob
  • The Small Shall Rule....Or Not: Defeat Robo Plankton

List of Characters


Character Moves

All Characters

  • Jump/Double Jump: Characters can jump by pressing the jump button and double jump to jump twice in the air


  • Bubble Spin: Spins while waving a bubble wand
  • Bubble Bash: Launches you upwards with a Viking helmet towards robots or tikis in the air
  • Bubble Bounce: Grow bubble feet and crush enemies or tikis below you
  • Bubble Bowl: An unlockable move after you defeat Robo Sandy. SpongeBob bowls a bubble towards robots or tikis. The longer you hold the button, the faster it will be.
  • Cruise Bubble: An unlockable move after you defeat Robo Patrick. SpongeBob launches a controllable missile bubble. Can destroy any robot(s) or tiki(s) that come in contact with it
  • SpongeBall: Walk over to this icon as SpongeBob and he will transform into a ball. Press the jump button to return to normal SpongeBob


  • Belly Attack: Patrick launches his belly towards near robots and tikis
  • Throw: Can pick up a Throw Fruit, Freezy Fruit, and robot or tiki and throw it
  • Body Slam: While in the air, Patrick can slam down towards robots or tikis below. Also sends a shockwave that can do the same


  • Glide: After doing a double jump, Sandy can use her lasso as a helicopter to reach farther distances
  • Lasso: Can use it to tie up a nearby robot or tiki.
  • Karate Chop: Does a hand chop while on the ground or kick while in the air
  • Texas Trailer Hitches: Can use these hooks to get to even farther distances that the triple jump can't get to
  • Jump-kick: After jumping/gliding, Sandy can kick enemies in the air.

Non-Playable characters


  • Fodder - The most common robot found throughout the game and the easiest to defeat. These robots will come after you and attack with their electric wands. They are worth 5pts.
  • Ham-mer - A robot reminesing the pun of the word "hammer" literally. These robots attack you with a vicious slam attack. They can be often notorious for also knocking players off the edge into the abyss. They are worth 25pts.
  • Tar -tar - A robot that attacks by blasting you with three shots of hot tartar sauce. These robots take a little more effort to defeat with normal attacks but an explosion or strong attack such as the Bubble Bowl can take them out in one blow. Patrick can't pick up Tar-tars. Worth 30pts.
  • Chomp-bot - A robot that will charge after you and try to bite you with their metallic jaws. They are also equipped with toxic gas which they can breath out for extra measure. They are worth 10pts.
  • G-love - A robot that spins like a frisbee and tries to hit you. Normal attacks are rendered useless while its spinning so only air-based and the bubble bounce attack can defeat them. Worth 40pts.
  • Chuck - These are probably the most dangerous robots in the game. They will attack you by throwing a water missile and their aim is very accurate. Getting around them can be tricky, especially when crossing gaps as you must get them to throw the missile out of your path. Patrick can't stun them. Worth 50pts.
  • Monsoon - A robot that hovers around and attacks by creating storm clouds that can zap lightning on you. Only air-based attacks can reach them as they hover high above the ground. They are most common in Goo Lagoon but are rarely seen in later levels. Pat can't stun them. Worth 60pts.
  • Bomb-bot - A small robot that when it spots you, it will begin to beep and follow you until it self-destructs, damaging you with its blast wave. They can be easily defeated however before they can self-destruct. If one does explode, you will not receive Shiny Objects from the robot. If you do distroy it then you get 10pts.
  • Sleepytime - A sleeping robot that wakes up when you get near and blasts lasers at you until you get out of his sleeping radius. Only SpongeBob is quiet enough to sneak near them undetected so if you are playing as Patrick or Sandy, you need to defeat them with distant attacks. The Bubble Bowl is also useless against them because they can deflect the attack away. Pat can't stun them. Worth 70pts.
  • Arf - A cowboy robot that spawns Arf-dawgs from its doghouse. These robots take a lot more effort to defeat and attack you with its doghouse whenever you approach it directly. A unique way of defeating them is to knock the Arf-dawgs into them but they can also be defeated in one blow with a strong attack such as the Cruise Bubble. Worth 80pts.
  • Arf-dawg - A dog-like robot spawned from an Arf doghouse. These robots seek you out and explode after a few seconds after spawning. You don't receive Shiny Objects from these robots but you can use them to attack the Arf. Worth nothing.
  • Bzzt-bot - A robot that will continueously zap you with a gamma-ray laser until you either defeat it or back away. They can be responsible for draining your health very quickly and leaving you vulnerable to other robots. They can hover over anything. If you wait about thirdy seconds they'll shoot spiral fireworks and spin around. The fireworks don't hurt. They are worth 20 points.
  • Tubelet - A type of robot that are always found in groups of three and attack with a flame jet from their tubes. All three must be defeated because they can respawn if left idol for a while and counterattack with a blast wave. They are worth 90 points.
  • Slick - A robot that attacks by shooting globs of oil at you. The globs will affect your traction on the surface if you get hit and even if the glob hits the ground, it will leave behind a puddle of oil that must be avoided. These robots are protected by a shield that must be taken out with distant attacks but the shield can respawn after a few seconds. A powerful attack such as the Cruise Bubble are most effective for defeating them. They are worth 100 points.
  • Duplicatron 1000 - They serve as robot spawners and will continue spawning robots in the area until they are destroyed. Be careful though, the Duplicatrons meet an explosive end so back out once you have dealt with them. Worth 50pts.


King Jellyfish from I'm Your Biggest Fanatic is the first non-robot boss in the game.he seems to be able to shoot a powerful shockwave and it seems that, despite being male, he's the one who lays the rest of the jellyfish. You hit him after he does his shock wave attack.

Robo-Sandy is the first robot boss in the game. Her main attacks include a karate chop, a large jump (which for some reason stuns itself), and a clothesline move (this is when it runs to the edge and springs itself across the arena with its hands and feet against the edge and attached to it by springs - the move can be avoided by jumping over or through the springs). You Bubble Bounce, throw her head at a broken scoreboard, and Bubble Bash her head to defeat her.

  • Prawn (voiced by Doug Lawrence)

Prawn is a blue evil shrimp and the second non-robot boss in the game. He also is shown to be armed with a specially designed French horn, and is Mermaid Man's archenemy because he turned all his socks pink.

Robo-Patrick is the second robot boss in the game. His main attacks include spitting moves, freeze breath, ice cream slams, and a spinning move that releases industrial waste around it and leaves the robot vulnerable by making him dizzy.

The Flying Dutchman needs SpongeBob's help to get the robots off his ship so Sandy can fight him. He is the third and final non-robot boss in the game. He is the only boss who SpongeBob does not fight at all, only Sandy can fight him.

Robo-SpongeBob is the third robot boss in the game. His main attacks include a large arm swing that freezes him, karate slams (that flip the platform you're on), and a three part sweeping attack in which it shouts "KAH-RAH-TAE!" and the sound waves will knock you unconscious. According to Robo-Plankton, they were supposed to be married.

Robo- Plankton is the final robot (and overall) boss of the game. His main attack is a sonic blast. According to himself, the robots have always been obeying Plankton through the entire game and that he and Robo-SpongeBob were to marry, hinting that Robo-Plankton is homosexual.

In the movie theater, you can see that a Robo-Squidward was originally planned to be in the game, possibly as a secret boss. This was scrapped before the game's release. But in the Game Boy Advance version, a Robo Squidward is present, and his attacks include slamming tentacles down onto the ground and blowing out musical notes that will stun anyone who gets hit. Robo-Squidward could possibly be located in his dream.

Also in the GBA version, King Jellyfish, Prawn, the Flying Dutchman, and Robo-Plankton are not present. Robo-Squidward is the penultimate boss, and Robo-SpongeBob is the last boss.

Episode References

  • This game makes a lot of references to its show:
  • In the episode Neptune's Spatula, there is a golden spatula in a museum exhibit, which SpongeBob pulls out with ease. In the game, there many golden spatulas in levels, which SpongeBob and friends earn by completing certain tasks. The golden spatulas serve as keys to unlock levels depending how many spatulas the player needs. Plus, the stadium where King Neptune and SpongeBob had a cook-off is also where SpongeBob and Patrick fight Robo-Sandy.
  • In the episode Plankton!, Plankton offers SpongeBob a golden spatula.
  • At the Posiedome, when Robo-Sandy appeared, Patrick said "It's a Giraffe."(Bubblestand).
  • In the Treedome section of the game, the player can clearly see that SpongeBob is dehydrated due to him being a sea creature. This also happened in Tea at the Treedome and Squirrel Jokes.
  • The level 'The Mermalair,' is based on the episode Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III. The mini-boss battle is also a reference to the episode, in which Prawn was released and imprisoned in a similar experience that Man Ray had.
  • In the episode Pre-Hibernation Week, SpongeBob and Sandy go to the industrial park, in which SpongeBob melted after taking the course. In the game, the industrial park is where SpongeBob and Sandy go to fight Robo-Patrick.
  • In the episode Club SpongeBob, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward were stranded in a kelp forest. In the game, the same kelp forest serves as a level, but the field wasn't completely covered in kelp. Instead there are open spaces in the level where the player can explore.
  • In the episode Sleepy Time, SpongeBob traverses around the dream realm to visit some of his friends' dreams. The level 'SpongeBob's Dream' is based on the episode, in which SpongeBob has to enter his friends' dreams in order to get Golden Spatulas and to reach Patrick's Dream.
  • On the design of SpongeBot SteelPants, SpongeBot SteelPants has rocket jets for legs. It's similar to when SpongeBob blasts off in the water when he was picked hall monitor in the episode Hall Monitor. Plus, the first form of Robo-SpongeBob is simular to when SpongeBob puts on his karate gear in various episodes like Karate Choppers, or No Weenies Allowed.
  • When SpongeBot SteelPants is defeated for the first time, Robo-Plankton will repair him into a form similar to when SpongeBob got Anchor Arms in MuscleBob BuffPants. Also, during the Goo Lagoon scene, the Juice Bar from the same episode is seen.
  • As SpongeBot SteelPants grows due to Robo-Plankton's repairs, Patrick thinks that he's shrinking. This is a reference to the episodes Suds and Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV.
  • Rock Bottom is shown, a reference to the episode Rock Bottom.
  • If SpongeBob approaches the vending machine in the first parts of the level, a bus will arrive and then leave again. This is based on SpongeBob's failed attempts to get on the bus in Rock Bottom.
  • One area in that level is is the Trench of Advanced Darkness.
  • Upon entering the Rock Bottom Museum, the player can see that the paintings are actually episode frames from various SpongeBob episodes.
  • If the player falls into a pithole or goes to a restricted area long enough, hans will come out and will take the player out of the danger. Similarly, in the episode Suds, when SpongeBob (and Patrick) are about to get their treatments, Hans comes out and takes them to their treatments.
  • Bubble Buddy appears in the game, a reference to the episode Bubble Buddy.
  • When SpongeBob encounters Bubble Buddy for the first time, Bubble Buddy says to try to "defeating the giant monkey men and saving the 9th dimension." This line is a recycled line from Big Pink Loser.
  • When you defeat the robots in the Rock Bottom Museum, Bubble Buddy said "I think it's time for a victory screech!" Then, he and SpongeBob does one. This is a reference to The Algae's Always Greener and Club SpongeBob.
  • When you return 10 socks to Patrick, he says "Here's your golden backscratcher.", to which SpongeBob replies "Spatula." and Patrick says "I don't speak Italian." This line was used in Wormy.
  • When the player goes down a slope while playing as SpongeBob, SpongeBob will go down the slope on his tongue, and Sandy goes down on a clam, just like in the Sand Mountain scene in Pre-Hibernation Week.
  • SpongeBob also crashed into a sandman in the episode, just like how you have to crash into 8 sandman along the slope to get one of Patrick's socks.
  • In the episode Hooky, SpongeBob gets his pants caught on a fishing hook. In some points of the game, SpongeBob can bungee-jump on the fishing hooks (with his pants caught on them, of course).
  • In the episode Ripped Pants, a woman forgot to put on sunscreen. In the Goo Lagoon scene, the robots stole people's sunscreen.
  • The police station from the episode Life of Crime is seen.
  • One of SpongeBob's moves, the Bubble Bowl, is named after the stadium with the same name from Band Geeks.
  • In a few points in the game, a mime fish can be seen. This is a reference to the episode The Sponge Who Could Fly, where SpongeBob saves Patrick from a mime fish.
  • King Jellyfish from I'm Your Biggest Fanatic is a boss in the game.
  • At the end of the Sand Mountain level, Patrick says "I want the warm now!". This is similar to when he said it on the episode Survival of the Idiots.
  • In SpongeBob's Pineapple, you will see the same picture SpongeBob looks at when Squidward comes back from the hospital in Jellyfishing.
  • Inside Patrick's rock a picture of SpongeBob and Patrick together is seen hanging on the wall, it also appears on the information for the level Rock Bottom to show the player how much artwork the player has collected. This picture was seen when SpongeBob snuck into Patrick's house at night in The Secret Box.
  • When SpongeBob is reading the note on the typewriter, from Mr. Krabs, in his house, you hear SpongeBob say "And it even smells sweaty, just like him!", this is a reference to when SpongeBob says "Boy Mr. Krabs, you sure are sweaty" in the episode, Arrgh!
  • At the part when Robo-Patrick appeared, he was slamming Squidward with the ice cream. Squidward was almost out but then the robot stopped Squidward by freezing him.
  • In the PC version when Plankton says You *dolphin chirp* robots. it reference to the episode Sailor Mouth.


  • When SpongeBob enters the Krusty Krab, if you look out the front window, Mr. Krabs (who was standing right outside the KK) is nowhere to be seen. Additionally, a mime (who is absent if you are outside) can be seen pressing itself against said window. The same is seen at Sandy's treedome, with Patrick and Sandy visible inside, while not present outside the domain.
  • In Sandy's dream, all the platforms you can stand on, except the giant acorn, are shaped like Texas.
  • In the PC version of this game, when one of the robots throws a crumpled up piece of paper at Plankton, Plankton says, "You *dolphin chirp* robots!".
  • The title of this game could be a parody of the 1992 film Godzilla vs Mothra:The Battle For Earth or Godzilla and Mothra:Battle For The Earth.
  • This game introduces a brand new villain to Mermaid Man & BarnacleBoy, Prawn, who they consider to be their "archnemesis" and "worse than Man Ray, the Atomic Flounder, and the Dirty Bubble". He has never been seen in any episode to date. This is surprising considering the game made was very early on in the series and he has still never been brought back up. But this could be because he resembles Plankton in a lot of ways. Also, he has been contradicted by Mermaidman and Barnacleboy restating in future episodes that the Dirty Bubble is their #1 archnemesis.
  • Fans had stated that this was the best SpongeBob video game ever made. Some heavily demand a sequel.
  • In Sandy's dream, if you talk to Larry the Lobster after you complete the slide he asks you to come and work out with him in his dream bubble, this indicates that Larry may have a crush on Sandy.
  • The Gamecube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox gameplay are the same gameplay as The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Video game).
  • In Goo Lagoon, there is a hidden Atari 2600 controller made of sand that can be found near the giant sand castle.
  • There are three references made to Battle for Bikini Bottom in the series, the first one: there is an episode called The Battle of Bikini Bottom, the next two ones in House Sittin' for Sandy, in which robots cause havoc, also, SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy have the main roles in this episode, just like they are the three playable characters in this game.
  • The Robots from this game make a cameo in the movie game as garbage, meaning that SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy had succeeded in defeating them.
  • The slide is a reference to the slides in Super Mario 64.
  • In almost all of Mr. Krabs appearances he is voiced by Clancy Brown, but in this game he is voiced by Joe Whyte, who also plays Mermaid Man in the game. He will now play Mermaid Man in the TV show, after Ernest Borgnine's death.
  • The plot of this game has almost nothing to do with the TV episode.


The game received mostly positive reviews and won numerous awards like the Kids Choice Award for Favorite Video Game. Official PlayStation Magazine gave the game 4.5 out of 5. The game sold well enough to claim Player's Choice, Platinum Hits, and Greatest Hits.


Sound Glitch

This glitch is randomly triggered. Sometimes when you go into the pause menu, you hear a bunch of random sounds from the game. The same goes to the "Victory" theme and when you collect Shiny Objects. Visiting the Spongeball Arena after completing the game will activate this glitch, but you may need to visit the area multiple times and you need to make sure you use the "Press R to Go to Bikini Bottom" exit and not the "Press B to Exit" exit. To undo the glitch, save and quit the game, shut the system off and then restart the system and return to your game.

Music Glitch

In Sand Mountain at the beginning of the Guppy Mound slide, the "Downtown Bikini Bottom" theme will play instead of the "Slide" theme. (Only for a short while.) Also in Flounder Hill and Sand Mountain slides, the "Slide' theme will continue to play even when you reached the bottom.

Goo Lagoon slide Music Glitch

At the carnival in Goo Lagoon, a little bit before the slide, if you jump on some tents on the right hand sign of it, and then jump off at the right part of the last tent to get to the slide, the music that usually plays when you go down the slide won't play and you will just hear the regular Goo Lagoon theme.

Tubelet Easter Egg

If you set your console to a certain date, the Tubelet robot will spit out a different colored flame than its original color. The holidays are:

  • January 1- New Year's Day (Rainbow colored flames)
  • March 17- St. Patrick's Day (Green colored flames)
  • April 1- April Fools' Day (Pink colored flames)
  • July 4- Independence Day (Red, white, & blue colored flames)
  • October 31- Halloween (Yellow-orange colored flames)

Invisible/Tan SpongeBob

A glitch in the Squidward's dream level, where if SpongeBob used the bubble cruise power while standing on an orange note, he will turn invisible when he falls, and Hans will pick up an invisible SpongeBob. When he brings him back to the start, SpongeBob's entire body turns tan. To deactivate the glitch, fire another Cruise Bubble and as long as SpongeBob is not on a falling surface, he will return to normal when the Cruise Bubble pops.

Seeing inside people's bodies

If you get in front of any body who can stay in their place, you can revolve the camera 180 degrees, (console version only) press any button that zooms in, and control the camera down and you can see inside of them.

Out of boundaries in Jellyfish Fields

At Jellyfish Caves, go near the first bus stop in the game, and you will see a Floating Tiki nearby. Jump on the sign right next to the bus stop and double jump off of it to get to the tiki. Double-jump off the tiki, then use your Spin Attack twice to jump even farther, and then land in the plain desert. (You can also do this glitch with Patrick, but its easier with Spongebob). You'll see that you are out of the basis map. Then, when you reach the point of the map, you'll see a dimensional edge that if you jump off, you will unwittingly fall for a very long time. Eventually Hans will find you and take you safely back up to the cave entrance.

Dimensional Hub

Go down the slide at Spork Mountain in Jellyfish Fields. Jump off the correct point of the slide, and make sure you land on a path. You'll be able to walk down that path and eventually see a dimensional version of SpongeBob's, Patrick's, and Squidward's houses. When you go inside them, part of them disappear. This is because the hub is currently not in the map. You'll be able to explore the area for a bit, but Hans might eventually find you.

Spinning in the Sky

On rare occasions, in the Flying Dutchman's Graveyard, when you see Chuck for the first time, and stand on the moving platform when he hits you, he could knock you into the goo, like always. But sometimes, you'll travel through the goo and into an upside-down sky. You can't move around, but you can make the sky move with your control stick.

The Glitched Tiki

In the Flying Dutchman's Graveyard, there is a glitched wooden tiki that, if you destroy the five other tiki's it is in a group with, using the bubble bowl power from the right distance, you will be able to walk through it and it will become "invincible" so you can't destroy it. It will stay in one position, and it won't chatter it's teeth or stare at you the way it should. In Jellyfish Fields, there is a glitched Stone Tiki that will not break (this is very rare, though).

Kelp Vines Glitch

If the only visible checkpoint on the kelp vines halfway through the slide is activated, and SpongeBob falls, as soon as Hans lets go of him back at the checkpoint but before SpongeBob regains movement, SpongeBob can perform a Bubble Bowl that will launch him into the middle of the Kelp Forest without Hans detecting him. (Do not double jump while being launched, this will double the distance and you will be too far to walk back to anything.) SpongeBob may now turn around and actually walk underneath the Kelp Vines. Interestingly, there is a lone Thunder Tiki and Stone Tiki along the way.

Out of Boundaries Glitch

If you go by Jellyfish Fields' Taxi in Bikini Bottom, and go in the out-of-bounds sand while taking the taxi, Hans will take you to Jellyfish Fields after the second time of doing this. Go back to Bikini Bottom and you will be able to go anywhere out of bounds. This glitch only prevents you from falling out of bounds, though the sand still affects you with it activated. To make you invincible with the sand too, you have to jump in the waterfall lake near the beginning of the level, with the spatula in it (with autosave activated). You will be able to go everywhere, and the save icon will be still on the bottom of the screen.NOTE:If you get caught by Hans after doing this glitch this glitch is deactivated.


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