The producer of the superhero show The Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy (Gill Hammerstein) is filming a special episode in Bikini Bottom and using the locals as actors. All of your favorites are desperate to impress the talent scouts who have created a series of action-packed challenges to test the wannabe stars. Join SpongeBob and his friends as you compete against your friends for 9 different roles, including the coveted super villain role, the Sneaky Hermit.
28 artwork and 27 action figure unlockables each, making for a total of 55 major unlockables.
30 auditions to choose from.
Journey to various Bikini Bottom locations like the Krusty Krab to gain roles in the new episode of The New Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.
The following is a list of mini-games (referred to as auditions in the game) available in the game:
When an episode of the popular series "The New Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" is supposed to be filmed in Bikini Bottom and Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy do not show up, with the show in danger of being canceled, the show's producer, Gill Hammerstein, makes it SpongeBob's job to find Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy and gain roles for him and Squidward for the show to go on.
Journey to various stages, winning roles along the way.
Patrick Star - he can ground pound on rocks to destroy them, and hurls ice cream at enemies.
Squidward Tentacles - he can double jump in midair, and he blows a clarinet note that can pass through enemies.
Sandy Cheeks - she can walk on metal spikes and can punch enemies.
When an episode of the popular series The New Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy is supposed to be filmed in Bikini Bottom and nobody shows up to audition except for one yellow sponge, the show is put on hold. With the show in danger of being canceled, the show's producer, Gill Hammerstein, makes it SpongeBob's job to collect props and find actors for the show to go on.
Journey to various locations in Bikini Bottom, locating characters along the way.
Use SpongeBob to perform mini-missions and tasks for other characters in Bikini Bottom, convincing them to be on the TV Show!
Participate in a variety of Mini-Games when you need a break from the Main Game.
Numerous cameo appearances from the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series.
Select cast and props of your movie then watch it.
"Patrick! You're spraying the camera with Cheese Fizz!"
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Gameboy Advance Game pack.
PlayStation 2 disc.
Nintendo GameCube disc.
All versions of this game have backward compatibility.
The PlayStation 2 version can be played on old PlayStation 3 units.
The GameCube version can be played on older Wii units.
The Game Boy Advance version can be played on all DS and DS Lite units.
The Xbox version can be played on all Xbox 360 and Xbox One units.
The PC version can be played on all older computer units.
The gameplay aspect and the mini-game format were possibly influenced by the famed Mario Party titles.
Some people also describe this as a SpongeBob version of Mario Party due to the mini-games.
In the PC version, when SpongeBob has to catch Man-Ray, SpongeBob was unable to catch him. When that happened, he said "He so amazing! I must do something to stop him and convince him to be in the show. Let's see... in episode 17 of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy... Aha! They used the tickle belt on him!" In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III," when he was talking about the tickle belt, he said that it was from episode 17, a reference to this game.
In the beginning scene of the featured "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy episode," where the duo is watching the musical performance, the narrator of the episode says, "Amongst them are Bikini Bottom's finest crime fighters, and also...these guys (referring to Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy)."
This could be a reference to the beginning scene of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV, when the French narrator says, "Through these doors pass all the many kinds of undersea life...and also these guys (referring to Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy)."
In the UK and outside-US countries, the cover art is different, featuring all of the main characters getting prepared for the movie.
In comparison, SpongeBob's movie is different than the others.
The theme used for the minigame "The Bouncers" is a remake of a theme by the same composer from another video game 3-D Body Adventure. The original can be heard here.
There's the cheat code 977548, which can unlock a special feature.
There is a coloring error in the game with Squidward and Plankton wherein some mini-games ("Charge!" and "Inflatable Pants" being notable examples), Plankton will have blue and Squidward will have green. Plankton may also sometimes have gray, although this is probably because of his robot.
The PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox versions have the same gameplay, while the Game Boy Advance and PC versions each have their gameplay style.
Patrick's third-place image is the same as when he was grumpy in "Valentine's Day."
Gill Hammerstein's voice is a lot deeper in the PC version of the game.
The "Rock Bottom" mini-game can give different characters a different max score.
Squidward's has the lowest max score (1,000), Sandy has the highest max score (1,036), and everyone else has a max score of 1,003.
In some concept art found in the PlayStation's 2 cross save, it shows that Monty P. Moneybags may have had Gill Hammerstein's role, before getting replaced.
If that were the case, this could have been Monty P. Moneybags' first, and only, appearance in a video game.
In concept art it shows the "Rock, Paper, Scissors" mini-game didn't use bubbles, instead it was a newspaper, a normal rock, and a pair of tongs.
Because of the use of tongs, in concept art, the mini-game may have been called "Rock, Paper, Tongs."
There is a way to get all of the cross save rewards (only in the PlayStation 2 version) without owning the other three games (Barnyard, Nicktoons Unite, Tak: The Great Juju Challenge), this is done by entering the cheat 2229074466, which unlocks everything.
In concept art for the "Rock Bottom" mini-game, it shows that SpongeBob may have played a saxophone.
In the Lookout scene, if Sandy is the lookout, Mermaid Man will call Sandy a sea creature instead of a land creature.
In this video game, the Krusty Krab has waiters. However, the Krusty Krab is not that kind of restaurant, as it is an undersea fast-food restaurant.
Although, it is possible that the Krusty Krab was temporarily set up like this for the "filming" of the MM and BB episode.