Video game

SpongeBob's Boating Bash is a Wii and Nintendo DS game that was released on March 2, 2010. It is a SpongeBob SquarePants racing and derby game.


SpongeBob is assisted by a D.R.I.V.E. mentor named Seymour Scales to earn his license and pass the last test of the year. Seymour's D.R.I.V.E course stands for Destruction, Recklessness, Impairment, Velocity, and Escape. It all started when SpongeBob failed his driving test after the tutorial on how to play the game. Mrs. Puff told him how to drive the right way, then she told him to drive without assistance. SpongeBob got worried and ended up failing. SpongeBob is upset and is sitting outside of boating school. A bus stops near him, as Seymour steps off and introduces himself. Knowing that SpongeBob has failed his driving test, Seymour informs SpongeBob about D.R.I.V.E. Soon, SpongeBob's friends help him pass, but in the end, when SpongeBob got his license, Mrs. Puff informs him the license is not real. Seymour enters his vehicle, as does SpongeBob. SpongeBob bashes Seymour's vehicle, as random items fall out of Seymour's trunk, stopping/slowing SpongeBob down. SpongeBob ends up winning, while Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy restrain Seymour. SpongeBob is upset and decides to go take Mrs. Puff's driving school again.


The main genre of the game is a destruction derby, with racing as a sub-genre. Players can play as their favorite SpongeBob characters and drive boats to smash opponents. The main gameplay is divided into five sub-genres each forming the acronym D.R.I.V.E. In Destruction, players must smash into their opponents and collect their fallen boat parts. In Recklessness, players must smash and perform different actions to obtain D.R.I.V.E points. In Impairment, players must stun their opponents and strategically push them into pits. In Velocity, players must race their opponents to the finish. In Escape, players must quickly take out their opponents and try to survive a number of rounds. The game even features a multiplayer mode and a replay saving system so the player can watch their favorite replays.

Game modes

  • Destruction
  • Recklessness
  • Recklessness Velocity (Wii version only)
  • Impairment
  • Velocity
  • Escape


Default characters

Unlockable characters


Unlocking criteria

Wii version:

DS version



Plankton (when idle)

  1. "How am I supposed to take over if I'm not doing anything?"
  2. "Let's get going already before I lose an antenna from sheer boredom!"
  3. "Ah, where's my mind control device?"
  4. "Come on and do something!"
  5. "I can't win it if I'm not in it!"
  6. "If I see this stretch of road one more time I'm going to set this controller to self-destruct!"
  7. "You can see me in here, can't you!"
  8. "Left a bit, right a bit, fire!"
  9. "No! Go the other way!"
  10. "I went to college!"
  11. "I will rule the world!"
  12. "Watch out below! I never get to say that."


  1. "This sponge is still mobile!"
  2. "I'm gonna knock you into next week! Or maybe just the next lane..."
  3. "Get off the road grandpa!"
  4. "Should I put my head between my knees now?"
  5. "I've got you in my sight."
  6. "I am so fast!"
  7. "Get back here!"
  8. "Excuse me, can someone please kiss my boo-boo."
  9. "Aww, shucks! I think I ripped my pants."
  10. "Have you read the Highway Code?!"
  11. "Let the boat bits fly!"
  12. "That's the way you take them down!"
  13. "That tickles!"


  1. "Wait, I'm flying?"
  2. "I think I can see my house from up here."
  3. "Hold on tight!"
  4. "This is just like being in a hammock. I need some iced tea."
  5. "Why I oughta!"
  6. "Next time I'm taking a bus."
  7. "This calamari is fresh!"
  8. "Hold on tight!"
  9. "Good enough for an A?!"
  10. "Are you happy now?"
  11. "You can't catch me, I'm the Squidinator!


  1. "I'm a natural."
  2. "It's a bird it's a plane it's a... sea star!"
  3. "I know a lot about head injuries."
  4. "Look at me, I'm flying!"
  5. "Oh yeah I rule!"
  6. "I'm the king of the castle, you're the dirty rascal."
  7. "Aah! Don't knock my toes off! Oh, wait... I don't have toes."
  8. "I'm good at this."
  9. "Excuse me I'm looking for the 101."
  10. "You're a cheater cheater, pumpkin eater."
  11. "I wanna go in your boat mobile next time."
  12. "Is this thing on?"


  1. "Prepare for a long, merciless whoopin'!"
  2. "Your butt is uglier than homemade soup!"
  3. "My friends back in Texas would be jealous of that jump."
  4. "Yee-haw!"
  5. "Don't you dare take the name of Texas in vain."
  6. "Just try and keep up with this land critter."
  7. "Y'all better look out!"
  8. "Tag, you're it now!"
  9. "Hey! I think you need to slow down."

Mr. Krabs

  1. "Being this high won't make me any money!"
  2. "That's coming out of your paycheck!"

Mrs. Puff

  1. "I'm so good at this."
  2. "Have you read the Highway Code?!"
  3. "No, you don't know me, you don't know who I am!"


  1. "1, 2, 3, smash! 1, 2, 3, smash again!"
  2. "Now driving like that will make a teacher cry."
  3. "Fantastic job, son!"


  • All versions of this game have backwards compatibility.
    • The Wii version can be played on all Wii U units.
    • The DS version can be played on all 3DS/2DS/DSI units.
  • This is the first (and so far only) SpongeBob Wii game to use the Wii Wheel.
  • Some of the game's soundtracks are recycled from Creature from the Krusty Krab.
  • There is an exclusive feature on the DS version that is only for the Nintendo DSi, which the player can take a picture and then add SpongeBob-themed stickers to it. However, the player cannot save the pictures. If the player has a DS, it is completely deleted.
    • This will also work with the Nintendo 3DS systems, since they have cameras as well.
  • This game was released on Laraine Newman's 58th birthday.
  • The Wii version have different gameplay, while the Nintendo DS versions have its own gameplay style.
  • This, SpongeBob's Truth or Square, and SuperSponge are the only video games where Ernest Borgnine actually does the voice Mermaid Man. In all other video games appearances of Mermaid Man, he is voiced by Joe Whyte.
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