Release Date: October 22, 2013
Developer: Behaviour Interactive
Platform: [Reviewed: PlayStation 3], Xbox 360, Wii, WiiU, 3DS
Genre: Interactive Drama Action-Adventure
Rated: E 10+ for Everyone 10 and older
Still living in a pineapple under the sea is everyone’s favorite sponge, SpongeBob Squarepants. It’s an all new adventure that sends the crew back to consoles. Plankton finally found the upper hand and is ready to take action in Plankton’s Robotic Revenge. But is it worth jumping into Bikini Bottom for?
It all begins with a crew ship that accidentally drops all of their batteries into Bikini Bottom, conveniently in front of the Chum Bucket. As Plankton finds the batteries, he and his wife come together with a plan involving world domination.
Creating a huge robotic version of himself, he rips apart the Krusty Krab, taking Mr. Krabbs most prizes possession, his formula. Only problem, it’s locked inside a safe with the keys spread throughout Bikini Bottom. With the help of SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward and Sandy, for Mr. Krabbs it’s a race to locate the keys before Plankton does.
Robotic Revenge is a four player frenzy as you take on Plankton’s gadgets and contraptions. You can use each chatacter special action’s or weapons to destroy enemies that come your way. There are plenty of unloackable gizmos available as you earn enough sprockets throughout gameplay. The sprockets are little nuts and bolts hidden inside barrels, enemies and other places.
The simplistic style of gameplay makes Robotic Revenge an easy pick up and play for children of all ages. The control scheme is easy to grasp as the majority of the action consist of you shooting, jumping and attacking enemies. In some cases you’ll notice double jumping on enemies is more effective than shooting, depending on which weapon you use.
SpongeBob has ever looked better as the entire crew in rendered in HD. It was like watching a special edition of SpongeBob during cutscenes. Actual gameplay however was dropped down to normal graphics.
Hand and hand, the original voicing cast giving their time for the game allows the experience to sound just as smooth as it feels to play. Kids will love the visuals and characters, regardless of who is chosen.
Plankton’s Robotic Revenge will definitely draw attention, the only questionable factor is how long. The story has a high replay value, factoring in the change up of players and the opportunity to replay kevels. But in the end, the overall experience only felt fun for the moment.