SuperSponge is a 2001 2-D platforming video game for the PlayStation (PS1) and Game Boy Advance developed by Climax Group. It is the only SpongeBob SquarePants game released on the PlayStation 1, except for Nicktoons Racing.
Plot synopsisIt's Patrick's birthday, and SpongeBob wants to get him Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's autograph, but they give him challenges. Now he must go around Bikini Bottom to complete the tasks, and get the autograph.
The game consists of five worlds, (or Chapters) that are each divided into four levels. At the end of every fourth level there is a boss. Levels can be completed by collecting the object desired by Barnacle Boy. Scattered through all the levels there are golden spatulas — by collecting all the 100 in a level SpongeBob wins an extra life. In the PS version, spatulas also serve as health measurers.
For, if SpongeBob touches an enemy, he loses all the collected spatulas, and if he is touched by an enemy without any spatulas, he loses a life, which is similar to the rings in Sonic the Hedgehog. In the GBA version, a separate health measure is used, which can be replenished by collecting items like Salty Fries, Salty Shakes and Krabby Patties. Lives also can be obtained by finding underpants.
- It was going to be for the Nintendo 64, but THQ canceled it's release.
- Patrick's Birthday is revealed to be on February 26.
- This is only the 2nd SpongeBob video game to ever be released, the first was Legend of the Lost Spatula earlier that year on the Game Boy Color.
- This is the first SpongeBob game to be released on a home console.
- It is also the only SpongeBob game to be released on the PS1, as the PS2 came out soon after.
- This is one of the few games the late Ernest Borgnine, AKA the voice of Mermaid-Man, lent his voice to. In most later games, like Battle for Bikini Bottom, he is voiced by Jon Whyte, who now voices him in the TV show.
The game recieved mixed reviews for the GBA and positive ones for the PS1. GameRankings gave the PS1 version 96% and a 67.83% for the GBA version.
The game was a Greatest Hits title for the PS1.