SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: E (Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence)
PEGI rating: 3+
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-51968 & SLUS-20680 & SLUS-20680GH
German: SLES-51970
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20680
SLUS-20680GH (Greatest Hits)
Release date: October 31, 2003
2004 (Greatest Hits)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51968
Release date: November 28, 2003
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Heavy Iron Studios
Publisher(s): THQ
Genre: Action, Platformer
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: 71/100
Game description: In an effort to cause the kind of global mayhem he has always dreamed of, the evil Plankton has set in motion his most diabolical plot ever to take over the world. The fate of Bikini Bottom has been put in the hands (or small tentacles) of three unsuspecting heroes. Put your platform skills to the test as SpongeBob, Patrick, or Sandy Cheeks, with an array of insane new maneuvers and power-ups at your disposal. Explore a huge 3D world, encounter familiar friends, and finally put an end to Plankton's evil scheme.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor @ 3.20Ghz
  • Nvidia GeForce GT 430 1024MB
1.0.0 (Stable) GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v01.60(07/02/2002), EE Cyclerate, The game plays fine and overall very smoothly. The FPS stays around 59FPS-60FPS constantly., Shadows underneath enemies, NPC's, and the player display as rectangles/squares this can be fixed by swapping to software mode however this may cost you steeply performance wise.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5 @ 3.0Ghz
  • Nvidia GeForce 210 512MB
1.2.1 [2-02-14] GSdx 5875
  • SPU2-X 5830 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 5822 0.11.0
EE/VU Rounding: Chop/Zero, Game has been going good so far., Rectangle shadows still exist.
NTSC-U Windows 10 v1709
  • Intel Core i7-8700k @ 4.6GHz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
1.4.0 GSDX AVX2 01-05-2016
  • SPU2-X
  • Pokopom Xinput Pad Plugin 2.0.0
USA v02.30, Switching the Renderer to OpenGL seems to have fixed the square shadows issue, and the game is running flawlessly. With adequate power, 8x Native res is easily possible.

Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Manjaro
  • Ryzen 7 5800X
  • GTX 1070
v1.7.5584 Default Default Plays extremely well with ostensibly no graphical issues at default settings. TheTechnician27

Test configurations on macOS:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
? ?
  • ?
  • ?
? ? ? There are no test results for this game on this OS.
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  • Original names: Nickelodeon Bob L'éponge: La Bataille de Bikini Bottom (SLES-53623), Nickelodeon SpongeBob Schwammkopf: Schlacht um Bikini Bottom (SLES-51970)
  • Also known as Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants in: Battle for Bikini Bottom

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