SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
Developer(s)Heavy Iron Studios
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
ReleaseNA: October 31, 2003
EU: November 28, 2003
Genre(s)Platform, action-adventure
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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is a platform video game based on the Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, developed by Heavy Iron Studios and published by THQ for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube consoles. Separate versions, developed by AWE Games and Vicarious Visions respectively, were released for Microsoft Windows and Game Boy Advance. While the versions released for consoles were 3D platform games, the Microsoft Windows version of the game is a mini-game compilation, and the Game Boy Advance received a 2D platformer version.

All versions of the game feature an original storyline, in which the player attempts to defend Bikini Bottom from an invasion of robots created by Plankton with a machine called the Duplicatotron 3000, playing as SpongeBob in all versions, as well as Patrick and Sandy in the console versions. The series' voice actors reprise their roles, with the exceptions of Clancy Brown as Mr. Krabs and Ernest Borgnine as Mermaid Man, with both roles instead being voiced by Joe Whyte. The game was released on October 31, 2003, in North America and in Europe on November 28, 2003.

Battle for Bikini Bottom received mixed or average reviews according to Metacritic. Edge included the Game Boy Advance version on its list for top handheld video games of the 21st century. It was a commercial success. The game has gained a cult following and a large speedrunning community presence.

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