The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: E (Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence)
PEGI rating: 3+
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-52895 & SLUS-20904 & SLUS-20904GH
German: SLES-52985
French: SLES-52896
Spanish: SLES-52986
Dutch: SLES-52896
Italian: SLES-52897
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20904
SLUS-20904GH (Greatest Hits)
Release date: October 27, 2004
February 7, 2012 (PS2 Classics)
CRCs: 536FEB77
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Playable
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52895
Release date: February 4, 2005
CRCs: 536FEB77
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Heavy Iron Studios
Publisher(s): THQ (US, EU), SCEA (US)
Genre: Action, Platformer
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: GameRankings72/100, Metacritic75/100
Game description: An all-new adventure for SpongeBob SquarePants, based on the animated feature film. There's trouble in Bikini Bottom -- again! Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and Mr. Krabs is the main suspect. Despite having been passed over for a promotion by Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob and his faithful (but dimwitted) friend Patrick volunteer to make the perilous journey to Shell City to retrieve the crown and save Mr. Krabs' life. Play as SpongeBob or Patrick as they interact with characters from the movie, earn "manliness" points to gain power-ups, and explore vast environments in the "Patty Wagon."

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5 @ 3.00 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 210 @ 512 MB
1.2.1 GSdx (r5875)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5830)
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 (r5822)
Game will not load past the menu. Game will not load past menus like before.
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1792 MB
1.2.1 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • LilyPad
Europe v02.00(14/06/2004), Doesn't get past the first loading screen after starting a new game.
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 TI @ 2 GB
1.3.1 (git 2015-09-21) GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • LilyPad
Game works fine but requires patch else it will hang right before going in-game. You can also enable automatic gamefixes as the patch has already been added to the database. Hangs at menus without the patch. Some stages may be bit slow.
PAL Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
  • Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40 GHz
  • AMD Radeon R9 280 @ 3 GB
v1.5.0 (dev-2053 g0d3f02e) GSdx 1.1.0 AVX2
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
BIOS: Europe 2.20, Game works fine as long as Automatic Gamefixes are enabled. Lacks a widescreen patch unfortunately, but that's because nobody ever bothered to make one due to the game never working properly before. Therefore it is recommended to play it in 4:3 format until a widescreen patch is made available. In terms of performance, the game runs great. FPS remains stable at 50 even while a lot of stuff is going on in the screen. Ryudo

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 Runs ostensibly flawlessly (extremely minor graphical issue in first level resolved with High blending). Would need further testing for a 'Perfect' status, but I've found nothing that would make it imperfect currently. TheTechnician27


  • Original names: Nickelodeon Bob Esponja: La Película (SLES-52986), Nickelodeon SpongeBob Schwammkopf: Der Film (SLES-52985), Nickelodeon SpongeBob: Il Film (SLES-52897)
  • Also known as Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie

Known Issues

Fixed Issues

Freeze at loading screen

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Major
  • Description: The game freezes during the first loading screen.
  • Workaround: Fixed in v1.5.0 developer builds found: here. Go to System > Automatic Gamefixes and enable them. For older versions a patch is available here

Square shadows

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Square shadows appear on characters and enemies in older PCSX2 versions that use the Direct3D9 renderer.
  • Workaround: Use literally any other renderer and/or upgrade to the latest version.

Gameplay Screenshots

Gameplay Videos

Public compatibility forum links