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SpongeBob HeroPants is a video game based on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water film, and developed by Behaviour Interactive and published by Activision for Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox 360. It was released on February 3, 2015 in North America and March 26, 2015 in Europe.

Why It Sucks

  1. It is a reskin of Plankton's Robotic Revenge, which was also bad. On a related note, the robot enemies and some of the music were recycled from Plankton's Robotic Revenge. THAT'S just lazy.
  2. It is not anywhere faithful to the Sponge Out of Water movie.
  3. Poor graphics, with constant framerate drops and lag. Even the cut scenes lag!
  4. No facial animation for any character.
  5. The camera is bad.
  6. The platforming is dull.
  7. The combat is generic and boring, just like it's prequel.
  8. It is very easy,since the game just keeps throwing extra lives at you.
  9. The plot is extremely paper-thin.
  10. The characters never. shut. up.
  11. Only 15 levels (12 in the 3DS and Vita ports).
  12. You can get bored with the game easily after 30 minutes.
  13. Every character plays the same.
  14. No Wii U, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One versions exist, not even iOS, Android, PC or PS3 versions for that matter. The game was released in early 2015, during the relevance of the current generation of consoles save for the PS3. The 3DS version is better, since the 3DS was part of the current video game generation with the proper target audience. The Xbox 360 was (somewhat) outdated during the time of this game's release. To add insult to injury, considering it is a reskin of Plankton's Robotic Revenge, which was on both the Wii U and PlayStation 3 two years earlier. There's no reason for it not to be on either of them, and not a lot of people play/own on the PlayStation Vita, especially the game's target audience.
  15. It is a very poor grasp of source material. The plot has almost nothing to do with the movie, and to add insult to injury, Burger Beard doesn't appear, despite being the main antagonist of the movie. (Canonically, this game could take place after the movie, but there is no excuse to why the story can't follow the movie's plot.)
  16. Repetitive and generic platformer gameplay.
  17. The upgrades are useless, since they only last for a determined period of time.
  18. There is only one boss fight in the entire game, and the other "boss fight" is just a chase. To add MORE insult to injury, there is no final boss battle! (While the bosses in Plankton's Robotic Revenge were bland, there was a good number of them and at least they felt like bosses.)
  19. Horrible ending.
  20. No originality at all.
  21. It could've easily been ported to the PlayStation 2 in the mid 2000s.
  22. It somehow managed to get nominated for a Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Video Game in 2016, but Just Dance 2016 won that award instead.
  23. It was so bad that it even got removed from Xbox Live, the PlayStation Store, and the Nintendo eShop in April 2016 along with Plankton's Robotic Revenge (not that you are missing out on anything, because the games are still available physically).
  24. Just like Plankton's Robotic Revenge, it is a rip-off of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.
  25. The Xbox 360 version was overpriced, costing $40, when the price should've been no more than $20.
  26. The game can be beaten in less than 5 HOURS!

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The voice acting is passable.
  2. Good one-liners (although repetitive).
  3. The movie it's based on is good.
  4. Activision eventually lost their SpongeBob and Nickelodeon license to THQ Nordic, mainly due to low quality games like this.

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