This article is about the game. For the series, see SpongeBob's Robotic Adventure (series).
SpongeBob's Robotic Adventure is the first of the fangame series of the same name released by HafenGames that started development on March 15, 2013. The first public release of the game was on April 21, 2013, as a demo with 4 levels (not including sub-levels). A small research campaign began in late March as a bitly link. A "world of text" was also created shortly after. The first full release (v1.0) was on May 17, 2013. A console remake of the game has been confirmed, but specifically an Xbox version is planedd (either 360 or One).
Plankton has come up with yet another "foolproof" plan to steal the formula. He has created the Robo-Generator 2000™ which, fitting its name, generates robots. Plankton intends on using the robot army to get rid of SpongeBob, allowing Plankton to get into the kitchen of the Krusty Krab, and into the safe. Meanwhile, SpongeBob is watching his favorite shows on TV while a news report interrupts. Breaking news! Plankton from the Chum Bucket has released an army of robots! SpongeBob assumes Plankton's intent on getting the formula with these robots, and he has to do whatever he can to stop him. And so our journey begins...
Left/right arrow keys - move
Up - jump
A - enter melee attack mode
B - blow bubble
The journey begins in SpongeBob's house, where he learns about the basics of the game. These basics include: controls, points, magic bubbles, and various other things. He also meets the first enemy of the game (but not necessarily the easiest): Bob. At the other side of SpongeBob's house, there is a magic bubble. After SpongeBob recieves his very first magic bubble, he goes outside into the Bikini Bottom hub area, Conch Street. There he learns about a new gameplay mechanic, grabbing. He uses the top of Patrick's rock to get onto some platforms which takes him to his next magic bubble. Upon collecting his second magic bubble, he goes to Jellyfish Fields. Only, he doesn't have time to relax and catch jellyfish. He heads for the top of Jellyfish Mountain, avoiding jellyfish stings, and takes a bubbly ride to Downtown Bikini Bottom, where he battles some robots in the first Battle Arena and then "borrows" a boat, which he thinks will make his journey faster than on foot. As he gets in the boat, he realizes that he doesn't have a boating license. He then goes to Mrs. Puff's Boating School to get one. After passing the test, he goes back to the spot where his "borrowed" boat was. He sees that someone has stolen the boat (which was probably the actual boat owner). He gets temporary frustration, and moves along on foot again to Goo Lagoon, where he meets a new robot, Liam, who shoots fireballs. SpongeBob is granted a bubble wand, which blows bubbles--the only way to fight Liam. SpongeBob moves onward from Goo Lagoon, and gets lost. He goes to a bus stop, which takes him down to the depths of Rock Bottom. Rock Bottom, surprisingly, is also infested with robots, including another new one: Gzlorb. This robot shoots a harmful gooey liquid that hurts SpongeBob upon contact. There is also a second Battle Arena, which includes all of the new robots. SpongeBob makes it out of Rock Bottom, and heads to Sandy's dome. SpongeBob goes inside to see if Sandy has some invention that can help him along his journey, but she doesn't. SpongeBob leaves in despair, but then realizes he's almost to the Krusty Krab. He just might have a chance of beating Plankton there--nope. SpongeBob looks inside the safe, and the formula is missing. He goes across the street to the Chum Bucket where he sees the restaurant is loaded. He gets help from a fish who, for some reason, knows where Plankton lab is. SpongeBob goes into the lab room, where he has a boss fight with Plankton. After defeating Plankton, he gets the formula back to its rightful place in the Krusty Krab, and the game ends.
Note: Bonus Levels are not included in the first release of the game.
After the credits are completed, SpongeBob gets the option to do 5 bonus levels. Each one rewards an extra magic bubble.
Bonus Level #1
Patrick has lost his TV remote somewhere, so he asks his good friend SpongeBob to help him find it. SpongeBob finds it at the construction zone, but he has to do quite a bit of platforming to get to it. Once he retrieves the remote, he returns it to Patrick, who gives him a magic bubble he found.
Bonus Level #2
Sandy's treedome gets a crack, letting water slowly flow in. SpongeBob has to throw everything he can at the holes in the dome before the 3 minute timer runs out. If he fails to do so, he has to try again. Sandy's gratitude for having her life saved is shown by giving SpongeBob a magic bubble.
Bonus Level #3
A building is on fire (because that logic makes sense) and SpongeBob owes a life debt to the fish inside. He heroicly runs into the building, avoiding fire as he platforms to the top of the building, where he jumps out of the window with the fish, saving his life. The fish rewards him with a magic bubble.
Bonus Level #4
Squidward lost his clarient, so SpongeBob (trying to be a good neighbor) tears up Squidward's house looking for it. Squidward then admits that it's not in his house, so SpongeBob tears up his own house. He finds it in his bathroom as he remembers that he used it to plunge his toilet. Squidward, disgusted, says that he can keep it. SpongeBob finds a magic bubble in Squidward's back pocket, and asks if he can have it. Squidward let him have it, not caring.
Bonus Level #5
SpongeBob's spatula breaks. He goes to the local Ultimate Spatula Store, where he has to do some platforming to get to the top of the shelves to find a spatula that looks identical to his last one. On his way back from the store, he sees a magic bubble on the road, which he picks up.
The soundtrack of the game was composed of songs from other SpongeBob games and some original.
A list of songs in the soundtrack are as follows:
- SpongeBob's Pineapple - Overworld music from Battle for Bikini Bottom
- Bikini Bottom - Original
- Jellyfish Fields - Jellyfish Fields music from Battle for Bikini Bottom
- Downtown Bikini Bottom - Downtown Bikini Bottom music from Battle for Bikini Bottom
- Battle Arena - Name's Dennis music from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
- Goo Lagoon - Wipeout by findartistname
- Rock Bottom - i forget
- Sandy's Treedome - i forget
- Krusty Krab - Krusty Krab music (extended) from Employee of the Month
- Safe - Dramatic Impact by APM
- Chum Bucket - original
- Plankton's Lab - original
- PlanktonBot Boss Fight - original
- Credits - Overworld music from Battle for Bikini Bottom
List of enemies/robots (easiest - hardest)
|Reward||Attack style||Can be attacked with|
|Jelly||Easiest enemy (more like an obstacle). Swims around in a fixed range.||Jellyfish Fields||
|Bob||Easiest robot. Dashes towards SpongeBob at a moderately high speed.||SpongeBob's House (Tutorial)||5 points||Melee||Melee, Bubbles|
|Gzlorb||Shoots a harmful gooey liquid at SpongeBob.||Rock Bottom||20 points||Distance||Melee, Bubbles|
|Liam||Hardest enemy/robot. Flies around while shooting fireballs at SpongeBob.||Goo Lagoon||30 points||Distance||Bubbles|
|PlanktonBot||Hardest and only boss. Helped by robots. Shoots lazers.||Chum Bucket||Krabby Patty Formula + 2000 points||Distance||Bubbles|
|Points||Each point collected adds one unit to the score.|
|Signs||Reading a sign will tell you information about what's about to come up in the game.|
|Krabby Patty||Collecting one will give you one more unit of health, if one or more has been lost.|
|Construction Box||Using a construction box costs points, but a reward is given (e.g. filling a gap) from doing so.|
Collecting a magic bubble will add to your magic bubble counter and proceed to the next level.
|Mini Bubbles||Mini bubbles are at the end of mini tasks or at secret areas. They give you half of a magic bubble. There are usually 2 mini bubbles and 1 magic bubble in each level.|
- Downtown Bikini Bottom - Jelly, Bob
- Rock Bottom - Jelly, Bob, Liam, Gzlorb
- Plankton - Chum Bucket - 100 health
Demo (v0.9) - April 21, 2013 - Download (requires Windows XP or higher; 512MB RAM, 128MB graphics) Mac?
v1.0 - May 17, 2013 - Download
v1.01 - May 18, 2013 - Download
v1.1 - May 19, 2013 - Download
Before the demo was released, videos were uploaded leaking samples of in-game stuff, such as the soundtrack or a few levels in gameplay. These were made early in development, so things may be different than they are currently. Soundtrack
Rating (by age)
HafenGames Rating Board - 10+ (official rating)
JellyfishJam38 Productions - 7+
Pineapple Entertainment - 10+
RamDarre Productions- 7+ (Cartoon Violence)
TheSethMovieChannel Studios - 10+
Skinflint Plankton Productions - E (Everyone)
Fred Rechid Productions - PG
United Rock Entertainment - All 8+ (A 8+)
Theinvisiblehotdog Incorporated - Ages 7 And Up
Sponge Network's Video Game Ratings Category- 7+
SpongeTastic! Games Ratings: Preteens (Ages 10-12) for Cartoon Violence
- The game uses some of the soundtrack from classic SpongeBob games (e.g. Battle for Bikini Bottom, The Movie Game, etc.) which have been modified slightly.
- The game has currently been only released for PC.
- All graphics are done by HafenGames.
- Original music and sound effects were composed in FL Studio 10.
- The game uses the Krabby Patty font.
- The game uses some sound effects from classic SpongeBob PC games (e.g. Employee of the Month, Operation Krabby Patty, etc.) but the demo only had original sound effects.
- The game uses the song Wipeout by The Surfaris.
- Demo v0.9 - April 21, 2013 - SpongeBob's House, Bikini Bottom, Jellyfish Fields, and Downtown Bikini Bottom
- v1.0 - May 17, 2013 - full game, no bonus levels
- v1.01 - May 18, 2013 - see README.txt
- v1.1 - May 19, 2013
- v1.? - TBA