Truth or Square (Video Game)

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SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob's Truth or Square

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Developer(s): Heavy Iron Studios (Console)
Publisher: THQ
Release Date(s): October 26, 2009 (Xbox 360, DS, PSP), November 6, 2009 (Wii)
Genre: Adventure
Modes of Play: Single-Player, Multiplayer (console only)
Based on: The SpongeBob SquarePants television movie of the same name
Xbox 360
Nintendo DS

SpongeBob's Truth or Square is a video game based on the SpongeBob episode with the same title. It was released on October 26, 2009 for the Xbox 360, DS and PSP, and November 6, 2009 for the Wii. This video game is based on SpongeBob's 10th Anniversary. It is the first SpongeBob game since The Yellow Avenger to be released on the PlayStation Portable, the first SpongeBob game released on the Xbox 360 (besides Underpants Slam!, which was released for Xbox Live Arcade), and the first SpongeBob game on a home console not to be released on the PlayStation 2 since SuperSponge.



After being entrusted by Mr. Krabs to keep the Krabby Patty formula safe, SpongeBob is overcome with grief for losing the recipe. He then relies on the help of the most unlikely companion, Plankton, who wants the secret Krabby Patty recipe for himself. With the help of his friends, SpongeBob must use Plankton's memory machine to retrace the happiest moments of his life to find the Krabby Patty formula in time for the Krusty Krab's Eleventy Seventh anniversary.


Players can turn SpongeBob into a Sledgehammer Smash to whack intruders, a WaterBob sponge to spew liquid and stun enemies, or even an Explosive Canon to aim and blast baddies. Players can reminisce through fan-favorite SpongeBob moments as the game draws upon 'The 10 Happiest Moments of SpongeBob’s Life' and hilarious story elements from the animated television series. In multiplayer mode, players can play as SpongeBob or with a friend playing as Plankton throughout the entire game on both the Wii and Xbox 360 platforms. Each system's cover art is different, much like The Simpsons Game. (To participate in multiplayer on the Xbox 360, you must have a Xbox Live connection, and on Wii, you need Wii MotionPlus.)



Based on Jellyfishing, Jellyfish Hunter, Jellyfish Jam and SpongeHenge

Place-Jellyfish Fields

Minigame: Jellyfishing

Meeting Sandy

Based on Tea at the Treedome and Club SpongeBob

Place: Kelp Forest

Boss: WeeYellow Bot

Talent Show

Based on Culture Shock

Place: Downtown Bikini Bottom

Minigame: Tomatoes

Salty Spitoon

Based on No Weenies Allowed

Place: Salty Spitoon

Boss: Tough Robo-Patrick

The Fry Chef

Based on Help Wanted, SpongeBob vs. The Patty Gadget, and SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One

Place: Jellyfish Fields

Minigame: Fry Cook Games

Meeting Santa

Based on Christmas Who?

Place: The Krusty Krab Freezer

Boss: Tenderizer Bot


Based on Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy and Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V

Place: Mermalair

Minigame: Defeat 200 villains with 10 waterballs

Squid's First Patty

Based on Just One Bite

Place: The Patty Vault

Boss: Robo-Squidward

24-Hour Work Shift

Based on Graveyard Shift and Rock Bottom

Place: Rock Bottom (City)

Minigame: Making Krabby Patties

Krusty Krab Chopper

Based on Karate Choppers and Karate Island

Place: Karate Island (place)

Boss: Demento Bot

Krusty Krab Recall

Based on unknown

Place: Krusty Krab and Krabby Patty Universe

Minigame: OmniBots

Note: This level is exclusive to the DS edition.

That's Not Your Formula, Plankton! (Boss)

Place: Downtown Bikini Bottom Rooftops

Boss: Plankto-Bot

Note: This level is unnamed in the DS edition.

Squidward's Talent Show

Based on Culture Shock

Place: Unknown

Note This level is exclusive to the PSP version.

Ambush at the Krusty Krab

Based on Krusty Krab Training Video

Place: Krusty Krab

Note This level is exclusive to the PSP version.


This game includes a multiplayer mode in which the second player can play as Plankton. In the game, they can stun, zap, or grab enemies. When they stun the enemies, they will be temporarily stunned for a short period of time. This is an advantage to player one. When they zap an enemy, they will be damaged. When they grab enemies, they can shake the enemies left and right or they can slam the enemies down. This stuns them for a limited period of time.


  • This may be a prequel to the episode it's based on.
  • This game is developed by Heavy Iron Studios, which is the reason this game uses many elements from Battle for Bikini Bottom, another SpongeBob game, such as music, enemies, and objects like Tikis. Three bosses (one of which was scrapped from the home console version of Battle for Bikini Bottom but appeared in that game's remaster, Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated) make an appearance in Truth or Square. It also has similarities to the SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie game.
  • Prawn makes a small appearance in the background of the 6th level. He is frozen in Tartar Sauce like Man Ray was in Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III. However, if you walk up to him, SpongeBob says, "Ahhhh! Man Ray!"
  • The level "That's Not Your Formula, Plankton!" may be originally named "Becoming a co-cashier," because the official site called this level "Becoming a co-cashier."
  • The last level for the DS edition is labeled "???" for unknown reasons. In addition, an level called "Krusty Krab Recall" is exclusively on the DS edition.
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