SpongeBob SquigglePants (Video game)

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Developer(s): WayForward Technologies
Publisher: THQ
Release Date(s): April 12, 2011 (Wii), May 17, 2011 (3DS)
Genre: Action, consisted of nanogames
Modes of Play: Single-Player
Based on: The television series SpongeBob SquarePants, with elements from the WarioWare video game series
Nintendo 3DS

SpongeBob SquigglePants is an action video game based on the SongeBob SquarePants television series. The game was published by THQ and developed by WayForward Technologies. The game was first announced on March 23, 2011 and was released for Wii in North America on April 12, 2011 and for Nintendo 3DS on May 17, 2011.

[edit] Info

It is the fourth game to use the uDraw GameTablet accessory and borrows its elements from the WarioWare series, consisting of a string of mini-games. The game contains over 100 mini-games (nanogames) which require using the uDraw GameTablet. Some of the mini-games involve catching nuts, bowling, keeping jellyfish up in air, trying to get across a bridge, wiping jellyfish away and more. The game also includes coloring pages that players can color in. Players can also make their own paintings and put it on the gallery or print it out on paper using an SD Card.

[edit] Nanogame Levels/Art Styles

  • SketchBob
  • B-Movie
  • Simply Bob
  • Comic Book
  • Punk
  • PixelBob
  • IconBob (3DS only)
  • Remix
  • Hyper Remix

Also, there are some nanogames that are only found within the remix stages and have no definite style. There are also minigames that can be unlocked by collecting certain medals.

[edit] Reception

The Wii version of the game received mixed to average reviews, with a GameRankings score of 60% based on 2 reviews. Game Rankings has a percent of 60 based on 2 reviews. Nintendo Power gave the game a 7/10 and IGN giving the game a 5/10.

Nicole Tanner of IGN gave the game a mediocre score, criticizing it for annoying actors and short gameplay. Tanner stated "Squiggle away from this game... far, far, away," and summed up her review by saying "SpongeBob SquigglePants is a game that young kids who are already SpongeBob fans might find entertaining for an afternoon. Some of the mini-games pay homage to classic arcade games in a cool way, but the live actor will almost certainly make you want to punch something. With the wealth of SpongeBob games already available, there's no reason to shell out the money for what is essentially a WarioWare rip-off that requires an additional peripheral purchase to boot."

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