SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants!

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants!
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Developer(s) THQ Studio Australia (PS2, Xbox, Nintendo Gamecube)
AWE Games (PC)
WayForward Technologies (Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance)
Publisher(s) THQ
Platform(s) Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, PC, Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Party
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! is a party video game based on the TV series SpongeBob SquarePants. It was released in October 2005 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and the PC. It was released for the Nintendo DS in Korea in 2007, but its North American release was cancelled. The game is based on the Mario Party series of video games, and it is the first SpongeBob SquarePants title to feature multiplayer mini-games. It is also the last SpongeBob game for the Xbox (console).[2]

Plot[edit]

SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights!, Camera!, Pants!, the city of Bikini Bottom is producing a show called "The Adventures of Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy" in which the titular SpongeBob wishes to play as the starring role.[2] SpongeBob must compete with the other characters in the series – including Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs and Sheldon J. Plankton – in order to impress the talent scouts and land the lead role of the villain.[3]

Voice Cast[edit]

Actors Characters
Tom Kenny SpongeBob SquarePants
Gary the Snail
French Narrator
Bill Fagerbakke Patrick Star
Rodger Bumpass Squidward Tentacles
Carolyn Lawrence Sandy Cheeks
Clancy Brown Mr. Krabs
Doug Lawrence Plankton
Larry the Lobster
Newsreader
Narrator
Joe Alaskey Mermaid Man
Tim Conway Barnacle Boy
Dee Bradley Baker Bubble Bass
Squilliam Fancyson
Kevin C. Cucumber
Cannonball Jenkins
Don the Whale
Bob Joles Man Ray
Charles Nelson Reilly Dirty Bubble
Jill Talley Karen the Computer Wife
Various Female
Mary Jo Catlett Mrs. Puff
Nolan North Gil Hammerstein
Various Male

Gameplay[edit]

The game includes many minigames, based on various things. One such mini games is called, "Rock Bottom". The name of the minigames takes of from the city, Rock Bottom in the animated cartoon. In the minigames, four players compete in a contest, trying to get the most points. There is also many other minigames. Each minigame is based off an area, or location in Bikini Bottom. Every location has three minigames with it.

Story Mode[edit]

Bronze mode is the first mode of Story Mode. This is the first movie of the series. Many of the minigames are set so that they will be "easy" to play. Silver mode is the second mode of Story Mode. This is also the second movie of the series. All of the minigames are ramped up so that they will be a little more difficult to play than bronze mode. Gold mode is the third, and final mode of Story Mode. Since, this is the final mode, this is also the final movie of the series. All of the minigames are at the hardest level possible in this mode.

Tournament[edit]

In this mode, up to four players can compete in a tournament, to see who is the best at playing the minigames. The players can choose anywhere between 1, to 5 minigames for the tournament. Any minigame that has been unlocked, can be played.

Single Audition[edit]

In this mode, four players can compete in a single audition/minigame to see which is the best at the minigame. Any minigame, that has been unlocked, can be chosen.

Reception[edit]

IGN gave this game a generally good review. They gave it 8.5 points on its presentation, saying, "Makes excellent use of the license. Great, humorous cinemas and a fun storyline. A decent selection of mini-games. Slick menus. Some minor load times." They gave 7+ points to the graphics of the game, the sound, and the gameplay. A few negative reviews from IGN was that the dialogue was really repetitive. Also, saying the game lacked depth. IGN gave it a 7 overall rating.[4]

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