THQ Nordic has been quite busy since returning to the gaming scene and a big remastered headline of them has finally been released! Yes the title is everyone’s favorite sponge from the bottom of the ocean – Sponge Squarepants: Fight for Bikini Bottom – Re-Watered!
The long-awaited arrival of the remaster port on current generation consoles has delighted both here and long-time fans of the franchise, as well as those arriving at the game. And considering the initial reviews of the game, the developer Purple Lamp has done a very good job of bringing back this kind of nostalgic title!
However, this is not only a complete compliment for the game, some critics prefer the remaster port, some find it terrifying. Whether you should pick it or not, this review will probably guide you to what you are looking for!
Below are some of the industry’s most respected gaming sites, THQ Nordic’s latest title – Spoco Squarepants: Bikini Bottom Rehab for the Battle: Check out the highlights for their review:
Trusted Review 80
Rehydrated is great for licensed platforming for it is amazingly reliable for original expression while ensuring the visual fidelity of the stand alongside modern adventure in the genre. While I would like to expand its dimensions and offer more powerful multiplayer offers, I believe this remake is a must for platforming fans.
PlayStation Universe 80
SpongeBob SquarePants: Bikini Bottom Fight – Rehydrated is not just a good platform, it’s a great example of a game with the full scope of its license. Fans of the platform will surely enjoy their time under the bikini but fans of the franchise will enjoy it. Below the bikini for battle you have plenty of action and humor features that drive you through 15 hours of promotions and some of its puzzles are definitely headscratchers, which you can ask for for a tougher platform
Easy Elise 75
Rehydrated is a good remake that surprisingly updates aspects of the original. While the hard mode is bad and some aspects of the campaign can feel up to date, it’s still a lot of fun to go through the bikini bottom as Spoke and her crew. Most importantly, it captures the charm of the show in a way that fans can appreciate the most. While most licensed games are lost over time, the bikini is reminiscent of the battle for the bottom and feels great to see brought back.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Bikini Bottom Fight – Rehydrated Drowning Respect for Nose
Remasters, ports and remakes are great because they make games more accessible to new viewers and those who excel understand that some features of the game era are outdated and need to be updated or removed. Sponge Squarepants: Fight for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated flops like fish avoiding water come when it comes. It’s a game that was so focused on imitating and embellishing the original that it’s fun and doesn’t know its own parts. It loses sight of the basic elements that can make a collectible platform enjoyable. This game does not promote curious or interested gameplay, movement is not smooth and collecting collectibles never feels profitable. In the end, the game has become an unpleasant nostalgia trip for which no one should pack bags.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Fight for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated is now available for all platforms. Are you planning to pick the Epic Remover port? Let us know in the comments below!