SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants!
|SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants!|
|Developer(s)||THQ Studio Australia (PS2, Xbox, Nintendo Gamecube)
AWE Games (PC)
WayForward Technologies (Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance)
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. It is the first SpongeBob SquarePants title to feature multiplayer mini-games, similar to the Mario Party video game series. It is also the last SpongeBob game for the Xbox and PC.
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. 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.
|Tom Kenny||SpongeBob SquarePants|
|Gary the Snail|
|Bill Fagerbakke||Patrick Star|
|Rodger Bumpass||Squidward Tentacles|
|Carolyn Lawrence||Sandy Cheeks|
|Clancy Brown||Mr. Krabs|
|Larry the Lobster|
|Joe Alaskey||Mermaid Man|
|Tim Conway||Barnacle Boy|
|Dee Bradley Baker||Bubble Bass|
|Kevin C. Cucumber|
|Don the Whale|
|Bob Joles||Man Ray|
|Charles Nelson Reilly||Dirty Bubble|
|Jill Talley||Karen the Computer Wife|
|Mary Jo Catlett||Mrs. Puff|
|Nolan North||Gil Hammerstein|
The game includes 30 minigames. In each minigame, four players compete in a contest, trying to get the most points. Each minigame is based off an area or location in Bikini Bottom. Every location has three minigames with it.
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.
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 one to five minigames for the tournament. Any minigame that has been unlocked can be played.
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.
IGN gave the 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. Criticism from IGN was focused on the dialogue being repetitive and the game lacking depth. IGN gave it a 7 overall rating.
- "SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! Release Information". GameFAQs. Retrieved January 12, 2011.
- Castro, Juan (May 25, 2005). "SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, PANTS!!". IGN. Retrieved January 12, 2011.
- "SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! Company Line" (Press release). THQ. June 10, 2005. Retrieved January 12, 2011.