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This game was just right for my eight-year-old son: it features decent (but repetitive) voice acting; the environments are colorful and varied, and generally offer just one main task for each area; and the game changes genres regularly, which is good for short attention spans.
While the controls are generally pretty good, there is one control that causes absolute frustration on multiple levels: the winch. The idea is to hold the remote vertically and move it around as if you are turning a wheel (mounted horizontally) with a handle on top. The motion is something like a mixing motion would be if you had a very big bowl. However, the controls were, for lack of a better word, "wanky." Yes, wanky and erratic. Sometimes it would work, and sometimes it wouldn't, no matter how hard we tried.
The visuals are pretty much what you'd expect from a Spongebob game--cartoony and bright. I was a little disappointed that Spongebob doesn't seem to be able to register emotion, since his emotionalism is one of the show's key elements.
For the record, my son loved the part with Patrick as Starfish Man vs. the Dreaded Patrick the best of all. In fact, he stated that he wished he could play nothing but that part.
In the end, I would say this is a good game to -rent- if you have an interested child.
Over all the game was decent and it had it's moments of pure fun. The racing was horrible in fact it wasn't a race if you define race by 2 or more competitors racing to the finish line. Sure you had 2 or more competitors racing but you were truly only racing against a drecreasing clock. The Starfish man level was entertaining just because of the thought of everyone in the level was patrick... too much patrick can make a person stupid and laugh uncontrolably. By far the most fun I had playing this game was the giant Plankton level. There is just something to be said about smashing up buildings with wreckless abandon.