SpongeBob's Truth or Square (video game)
|SpongeBob's Truth or Square|
North American Xbox 360 cover of this game
|Developer(s)||Heavy Iron Studios (Wii, X360), Barking Lizards Technologies (PSP), Altron (DS)|
|Distributor(s)||Xbox Family Games
|Distribution||Wii Optical Disc, DVD-ROM, Nintendo DS Game Card, Universal Media Disc|
SpongeBob's Truth or Square is a video game based on the SpongeBob SquarePants episode with the same title. It was released on October 26, 2009. This video game is based on SpongeBob's 10th Anniversary. It is the first SpongeBob game since SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger to be released on the PlayStation Portable. This is also the third SpongeBob game developed by Heavy Iron Studios. It can be considered a sequel to Battle for Bikini Bottom and/or The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, as it is developed by the same company and has recycled sound effects and music. A PlayStation 3 version of the game was planned, but later cancelled for unknown reasons.
SpongeBob has been entrusted by Mr. Krabs to keep the Krabby Patty formula safe. But in all the excitement, SpongeBob loses the formula. He then relies on the help of the most unlikely companion, Plankton. With the help of his friends, SpongeBob must use Plankton's memory machine to retrace the happiest moments of his life (because according to SpongeBob, he's unable to remember anything when he's sad) to find the Krabby Patty formula in time for the Krusty Krab’s "eleventy seventh" anniversary. Little does SpongeBob know, however, that Plankton wants the formula for himself and has inserted robots into SpongeBob's memories to extract the precise location of the formula. But after breaking the controller, Plankton has no choice but to go inside SpongeBob's memories instead. SpongeBob travels through his memories, fighting robots and robot bosses that look like Patrick and Squidward. He then remembers the formula is in the Krusty Krab safe. Plankton finds this out however and turns the entire Chum Bucket into one giant Plankton-bot. After destroying it, SpongeBob tells Mr. Krabs the formula is in the safe. But then finds out it was in his back pocket the whole time. But later finds out it was Mr. Krabs' lottery ticket and that the real formula was in Mr. Krabs' back pocket the whole time.
- Tom Kenny as SpongeBob
- Mr. Lawrence as Plankton
- Bob Joles as Mr. Krabs
- Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick
- Rodger Bumpass as Squidward
- Carolyn Lawrence as Sandy
Players can turn SpongeBob into a Sledgehammer Smash to whack intruders, a WaterBob sponge to spew water, a giant spatula, a spinning blade(or a spinning pirate ship steering wheel), a MuscleBob BuffPants, or even an Explosive Cannon to aim and blast baddies. Players can reminisce through fan’s favorite SpongeBob moments as the game draws upon ‘The 10 Happiest Moments of SpongeBob’s Life’ and 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 has a SpongeBob face. However, the facial expression shown is different between covers. Two more levels are added in the PSP and DS version, Bikini Bottom and The Krusty Krab.
The game has received generally negative reviews, with the Official Xbox Magazine giving it a score of 4 out of 10.