Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
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Video game

SpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach Party Cook-Off (also known as SpongeBob SquarePants: Frantic Fry-Cook in Europe) is a SpongeBob SquarePants video game that was released in March 2009.


The player, as SpongeBob, runs the Krusty Krab. When both Mr. Krabs and Plankton want to cook for Jack Kahuna Laguna's beach party, Jack demands a contest to decide who will cook at the party. Plankton's cousins want to help him, but Plankton will not pay them for their work. Mr. Krabs will not pay much, but it is better than nothing.

Throughout the game, the player will play through five "Episodes," each with a new judge after every three Workdays, and a new theme for the Krusty Krab. The player will then need to help SpongeBob train a group of Plankton's cousins to become the best chefs in Bikini Bottom.


The game consists of cooking mini-games, similar to Cooking Mama, and restaurant management. The player oversees the staff of Planktons as they work to fill the orders of the day. Occasionally, the player will be asked to help a Plankton complete a task by playing a mini-game representing a cooking activity. In all, there are 25 different mini-games that are used to represent tasks like slicing, stirring, whisking, and garnishing.[1]

While the Planktons do most of the work during the regular shifts, challenges where the player must prepare an entire recipe on their own are unlocked after a few shifts. The player can also buy new recipes, manage the menu, and decorate the restaurant.[2]


Cheat codes

All cheats activated.

The "Tropical Skins" cheat in-game.

Cheats can be entered by clicking on the Management button and then the wrench button. After clicking the "Enter Cheat" button, the player is instructed to order a sequence of seven numbers. There are 7 total cheats for Beach Party Cook-Off. The first five can be toggled from the "Activate Cheat" menu, while the Secret Recipes are instantly activated and added to the menu.

The game's cheats remained unknown until May 4, 2022, when they were datamined and tested.

Code Name Description
7291953 Free Will "The planktons don't need your help."
8423829 Good Cooking "Always get a Perfect rating when working on food."
3146721 Mo Money "Make a little extra cash when a dish goes out."
1147736 Play any Mini-Game "Play any food mini-game."
7896536 Tropical Skins "Tropical skin for planktons."
7925743 Secret Recipe 1 Unlocks the Cherry Fritter recipe
2728838 Secret Recipe 2 Unlocks the Organic Kelp and Bean Salad recipe



International covers



SpongeBob vs. The Big One Beach Party Cook-Off - Trailer

American commercial


NINTENDO DS Spongebob Squarepants Frantic Frycook

International commercial


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