In this pixelated game, the player plays as SpongeBob, who is chasing after Plankton and the Krabby Patty he stole. To do this, the player has to make SpongeBob move left and right to traverse the levels, and he can also climb ladders and crouch under obstacles. SpongeBob has to climb the ladders in each level to try and get to the top, where he will progress to the next level. There are five levels in total.
At first, the game looks really simple, with SpongeBob having to avoid jellyfish, barnacles blowing bubbles, and occasional gaps in the path. However, this is misleading; the game is actually really difficult, with some of the path either disappearing or invisible paths appearing out of nowhere. Additionally, another SpongeBob, Patrick, and a variety of characters from other Nickelodeon franchises will block the screen at times, making it really hard to see the background.