This game is not a great game, the driving part is really hard to control your car. It just doesnt seem to steer very well. As for the regular game, moving spongebob takes some practice and getting used to, I found myself getting frustrated really fast, but once you get it down, it becomes pretty easy. For the most part the game is not hard, you have as many continues as you want so you dont have to worry about it if you die. The game really isnt all that fun either, I found the levels to be very repetative, but for some reason I found myself playing level after level, wanting to beat the game. It took about 6 hours to beat the game, then I wished I wouldnt have wasted my time. It has some fun minigames, but you cant play them until you unlock them in story mode. (I think that sucks.) I think the controls are very difficult for a kid to master, steering while driving was way harder than it should have been. This is definitely not a BUY, rent it if you want, but dont waste too much time on it. Like I did!
Controls were very hard to get used to, with hardly any explanation on screen to show a small child what they should be doing (as an adult I was left confused). As for the winches, both my daughter and myself put this game back in the mail after a lil while of frustration.
The graphics also turned SB into a scary guy rather than his usual fun self.