SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab (Nintendo Gamecube, 2006)
|SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab is based on the weird dreams of SpongeBob, Patrick, and Plankton. Players will have a chance to play as each character through such nighttime fantasies as hot rod racing, skydiving, destruction, and flying. Featuring nine levels of dream sequence, gamers can rampage through Bikini Bottom as a 50 foot Plankton, race toward the finish line as SpongeBob the speedy hot rod driver, or blast into space during Patrick's intergalactic space shooting fantasy. Players can also take the role of Starfishman and play through the pages of a comic book.
Players have access to three playable characters during the game, SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Starfishman (Patrick Star in superhero form), and Sheldon J. Plankton, and must guide them through nine levels of play in a dreamworld. Four different types of gameplay have been incorporated into the game, known as flying, rampaging, racing, and platforming. During flying sections, the game sets obstacles, one in front of another, and the player must maneuver past them. In most cases, the game will tell the player which way to fly (up, down, left, and right). The most common cases of this is when SpongeBob uses his plane to attack a giant-sized Plankton. In rampage levels, the player controls a giant sized Plankton and uses special powers and moves to destroy everything in their path. The player's laser power is indicated by a bar on the right side of the screen, which refills after use. Racing gameplay is similar to most racing games; it is featured in both the air and the ground's gameplay, fuel must be collected in order to keep the player's vehicle running. The platforming gameplay is spread throughout the game, such as when Plankton must escape from a live Krabby Patty or when Patrick Starfishman saves Bikini Bottom from his evil form, Dreaded Patrick.
The game was nominated for an Annie Award for best animated video game in 2006. It also won the award for favorite video game at the 2007 Kids' Choice Awards. The game received average reviews in addition to some more positive or negative ratings. Nintendo Power referred to the game as the "most ambitious and most successful SpongeBob game to date" in their December 2006 issue.
Several reviewers noted that the fictional world does not resemble Bikini Bottom or the cartoon itself, that the game does not "feel" like a SpongeBob SquarePants title.
|Game||SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab|
|Number of Players||1|
|ESRB Rating||E - Everyone|
|ESRB Descriptor||Comic Mischief, Cartoon Violence|
|Game Special Features||
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