My Reaction to the remaster of Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
That’s right, my fellow millennial and 90’s kids, one of the games that helped make our childhood is getting a long-awaited remake.
Earlier today, THQ Nordic released the above teaser trailer for “rehydrated” version of the classic Spongebob game, Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom.
Released in 2003 for the PC, PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, and Gameboy Advance, the basic plot’s the same across the board. Plankton tries building an army of robots, but they turn on him and start running amok! It’s up to Spongebob, Sandy, and Patrick to defeat the robots and save the city.
I played the game on the PC and console, and I still look back on it with fond memories. It most of the show’s cast (Clancy Brown couldn’t play Mr. Krabs for some reason) and all the silly humor of the show. I loved bashing away at enemies with Spongebob’s bubble blower or tongue-boarding down a mountain. This game was an instant classic, and while the critics had mixed reviews of it, fans of the show remember it as the best Spongebob game ever.
According to what THQ Nordic said, the remaster will feature modern graphics, improved game play, and greater resolution. Most important, though, are the new features being added. A multiplayer mode’s coming, and players will be able to play on split-screen or online, from what I heard. They’re even adding new content that was cut from the original game, like a giant robot Squidward. I didn’t even know they had thought of putting that in the game. So cool.
I, for one, am very excited about this. Spongebob Squarepants is one of my all-time favorite cartoons, and Battle for Bikini Bottom was one of my favorite games as a kid. This is the kind of nostalgia bait that I’ll support. I can’t wait to learn more
We do know that it will release on consoles and Steam, but no release date’s been set. With E3 only a week away, though, I don’t think this is a coincidence. THQ Nordic will be making an announcement about it at E3, and I’m ready! Are you ready, kids?