SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom out on mobile this month

THQ Nordic and developer HandyGames have announced that their remake of 2003’s SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom will be launching on mobile devices later this month.

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated will officially release on Apple and Android devices on January 21st, THQ confirmed. It is being billed as a “premium” title and is priced at $9.99 / €9.99 / £8.99 with no microtransactions. A tad cheaper than the £250 F.U.N Edition that came with a pair of socks.

Rehydrated was met with mostly favourable reviews when it launched in June 2020, currently sitting on an OpenCritic score average of 70. It’s likely that not all features (such as the newly added competitive mode) will make their way into this mobile version. Here are some more details:

The SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated mobile port features all of the irreverent humor and Bikini Bottom adventures found in the PC and console game available at iOS and Google users’ fingertips. Originally released in 2003 and remade (some say with the help of a secret formula) in 2020, the Battle for Bikini Bottom is a cult-classic game featuring high-end visuals, modern resolutions and carefully polished gameplay. In the mobile version, the controls have been meticulously optimized for devices with touch screens, with a controller also available.

Features:

  • Play as SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy and use their unique skills
  • Curb Plankton’s evil scheme to rule Bikini Bottom with his army of rusty robots
  • Experience memorable encounters with countless characters from the series
  • Enjoy overhauled visuals for modern devices and polished controls for a marvelous mobile experience
  • Play with a gamepad thanks to full controller support
  • Ravel in childhood memories with the characters’ original voices from the TV series

When we reviewed the game at launch, Thomas awarded the remake a solid 7 out of 10, concluding that “SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated is a solid remake that perhaps stays a little too true to the original. The updated visuals bring the game more inline with the original cartoon series, but some dated game design holds the port back from being truly exceptional.”

You can pre-order the game now – here are the App Store and Google Play links.

Source: Press Release

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