Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia

Online game

Boat-O-Cross is a SpongeBob SquarePants online game. It is based on "Boating School."


In this game, the player controls SpongeBob's boat and has to finish the course without crashing or hitting any obstacles. The player presses the arrow key to drive forward, presses the down arrow key to reverse, presses the right arrow key to lean forward, and presses the left arrow key to lean back. In total, there are five levels.


Playable characters

Non-playable characters



HOW TO BEAT Spongebob SquarePants Boat-O-Cross Game


  • If the player manages to beat all five levels, it takes the player back to the first level of the game.
  • If the player reaches the next level, the player gains an extra life.
  • The boatmobile that SpongeBob uses has the number 18 written on it, just like in the episode "Boating School."
  • Mrs. Puff only appears on the "Game Over" screen and she is inflated.
  • There is a sequel to this game called Boat-O-Cross 2, which itself has a sequel called Boat-O-Cross 3.
  • The game contains off-screen nodes, which read "GAME," "UI," and "AUDIO." It also contains an asset pre-loader and the dummy leaderboard name "Kaith." They are impossible to be seen without decompiling the game.[1]
  • The game, as well as its sequels, are notorious for their supreme difficulty, mainly to do with the player's bizarrely floaty physics. This has led to Boat-O-Cross briefly enjoying viral attention.