SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake – Video Game vs Show

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake – Video Game vs Show
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake

SpongeBob has been part of everyone’s childhood. We all would have dreamed about the chronicles of Bikini Bottom, which shows the great importance of SpongeBob to its fans. It is an animated Television Series which revolves around the main character SpongeBob. 

SpongeBob SquarePants has been a real success since its launch, earning more than $13 billion for Nickelodeon. This massive success and business opportunity have attracted game developers to produce very engaging games involving the characters from the series. Although the games are not the exact depiction of the TV series still they are full of fun.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is the upcoming video game that is set to be released on 31st January 2023. In this article, we will be discussing the game in detail. We will cover all the related news surrounding the game. Without delaying any further, let’s get into the fun part.

Development and Publishing

Purple Lamp Studios is working on the development of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake. They have also developed other SpongeBob games in the past. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for the Bikini Bottom– Rehydrated was a great hit for Purple Lamp Studios which played a motivational role in the development of The Cosmic Shake. Although the genre of both games is the same yet, a big lot of change has been made between the two which we will see in the later part of the article.

THQ Nordic is the one responsible for the publication of almost all the SpongeBob SquarePants games and The Cosmic Shake is no different. They announced the game on the event of their 10th anniversary in September 2021. They also released a small Gameplay trailer in August 2022. In 2022 a small demo of the game was also available at Gamescom. We would discuss the revelations that the demo brought later. 

Release Date and Versions

THQ announced to release of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake on 31st January 2023. The game will be released on multiple platforms which include Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

A limited-time “BFF Edition” is made available on all platforms which you can preorder now. The game will be delivered with some cute gifts and ornaments for the players. The box will include the SpongeBob statue, an inflatable Patrick, an amulet necklace, miniature bouncing balls, placemats, “Costume Pack” DLC, and a special box.

What’s Different in The Cosmic Shake?

We have mentioned above that there are SpongeBob games out there in the same genre but what set The Cosmic Shake unique is what we are after. 

The Purple Lamp Studios’ SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottoms–Rehydrated inspired this game so it was inevitable that some things will be the same. However, unlike the previous game The Cosmic Shake players will be able to control SpongeBob only. This time the developers focused on the costumes of the characters.

The costume that your character will be wearing will determine how powerful he will be against evil. Now it is all in your hands to save the future of the Bikini Bottoms.

The Gameplay

The much-anticipated part of the article is here. Well to write this is way much energy-filled for us. Although the game is yet to be launched the trailer is out there and the little demo which THQ released gives a pretty good idea of what the game would look like. 

As the genre of the game is action-adventure, so the end goal would be to save the Bikini Bottoms from the evil powers. Well, it’s not just that, there are many fun things to do along the way. 

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake - Gameplay

SpongeBob has several costumes with specific roles suitable for different situations. The demo which was released shows our protagonist in a cowboy hat and blue pants. Adding a sense of coolness and character to SpongeBob. 

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake - Spongebob Custome

The deployment of a pizza box after a long jump to be safe from damage is a cool feature. SpongeBob has also got some cool Karate moves in his bag. While you are going towards the goal there are enemies which SpongeBob has to beat and there are also juice corners to relax the tiring muscles of our warrior.

The gameplay was really fun to watch, which makes us more excited about the game. Don’t forget to open the chute after the big falls.

Graphics of the game

All we have as proof until now is the demo released by THQ a year ago. The technology world runs at a very fast pace, so the game might have a better version than the demo itself. However, the graphics quality reflected in the demo video was not bad by any stretch. The details of everything were kept in mind while developing the infrastructure of the game. 

The fighting bits of the game are as smooth as they come. The bubbles produced after you kill a beast are just adorable. The enemies are designed to not be much scary for the kids. As SpongeBob is the favorite character of many kids and the game will also be played by the kids mostly so it is quite appreciable that the developers kept that in mind.

The sound effects of the actions taken by our character and the environment itself are just spot on. Our personal favorite is the sound of SpongeBob drinking cactus juice. The bubbly sound effects bring a soothing vibe to the whole gameplay.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake - Graphics Game

Key Features of the game

By now we have established that the game will have some amazing graphics paired up with an epic storyline to give the players a uniquely enjoyable experience. However, there are some key features that will enhance the experience of the players even further. 

The players will be able to unlock the classic and new platforming skills for SpongeBob. These skills will include Fishhook Swings and Karate kicks. The costumes we have discussed above are also a key feature of this game that set this game apart from others. There will be more than 30 fun costumes to choose from. 

The game will have seven Wishworld, each with its own unique ambiance and gameplay. Wild West, Jelly Fish Fields, and Halloween Rock Bottom were looking the most attractive ones. SpongeBob’s best friend Patrick will be always there for buddy banter which adds much more fun while playing the game.

All the characters in the game are voiced by the people who did the voiceover in the TV series. This initiative will add authenticity to the gameplay. The in-game playlist is also a marvel of its own. It includes 101 songs in total, which are all from the series. The infamous Sweet Victory is also added to the playlist.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake– Game vs TV series

Although these games don’t depict the same storyline as in the TV series. However, the concept is inherited somehow. But The Cosmic Shake comes in conflict with the TV series in some aspects. Here we will ponder how much the game is like the series.

As the TV series has been showing that Bikini Bottoms is under the sea. This implies that SpongeBob must be immune to the salty water, however, this is not the case in the game. SpongeBob receives damage from the salty water. 

The storyline of The Cosmic Shake is not 100% like any episode of the TV series. Yet the enemies from the series are chosen in the game too. Gary will be seen as the boss enemy in the game and Sandy Cheeks will also be seen in action against SpongeBob in the martial arts world. Mr Krabs will be the robber baron in the wild west world. 

The boss enemy Gary must be kept away from his candy supply and the rest will depend on your skill to defeat him in the arena fights. 

The hype of the game

If a game involves SpongeBob it is not possible that it is not the talk of the town. Throughout the years whenever the SpongeBob game is announced the fans like us have waited for it desperately. Well, you are reading this article out of excitement and love for the game which shows how eagerly people are waiting for the launch day.

The trailer of the game is loved by fans and everyone is giving suggestions and predictions about the storyline of the game. Discord servers are filled with discussion threads about the game. Even Twitter has a hashtag running. If you ask us SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake will be a big hit.

The Financial Analysis

SpongeBob SquarePants is a massive franchise now. Thanks to the success of TV series among the kids, the financial gains for the franchise have been massive.

SpongeBob has been valued at $13.4 billion dollars, which is a staggering amount. In this big amount, video games have played a big role. $13 billion out of $13.4 billion are made out of merchandise which includes videos, DVDs, CDs, games, and books. And the rest $400 million is made from the box office.

This massive cash inflow shows how big the SpongeBob community is. Keeping all the past endeavors and the hype for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake in mind we can say that this game will bring in a massive amount of money. We can only predict until official numbers are released.


  1. Will SpongeBob the Cosmic Shake be on PS5?

As announced by the THQ, the game will be released for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Still, it can be played on PlayStation 5 but the features specific to PlayStation 5 will be missing. 

We would not recommend you play it on PlayStation 5 because the missing features will take away all the fun.

  1. What will cosmic shake be about?

The game starts when SpongeBob and Patrick are given a mermaid’s tear by a fortune-teller Kassandra. In their excitement, they undo the fabric which holds the whole universe together and the chaos begins. Players will control SpongeBob and lead him to victory over Gary who is the boss enemy. 

PC System Requirements

If you will be playing SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake on a console you can skip this part of the article. However, if you will be playing on PC, you must know what are the minimum specs you need to run the game. We will also add the requirements which we recommend to run the game smoothly.


OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 / 11 

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 925/ Intel Pentium Dual Core G3320

Memory: 4 GB

Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870

DirectX: Version 11

Storage: 10 GB 


OS: Windows 10 / 11 

Processor: AMD FX 6300 / Intel Core i5-3570K

Memory: 8 GB

Graphics: Radeon R9 380 / Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti

DirectX: Verison 11

Storage: 10 GB


In this article, we have covered an upcoming SpongeBob Squarepants video game name SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake. As the game is yet to come out, a lot of questions revolve around it. We addressed all the related issues and discussed them in detail.

Firstly, we briefly explained how Purple Lamp Studios and THQ teamed up to plan, develop and publish this game. All the credit goes to the stakeholders involved who made this possible. We also looked at the release date set for the launch day. 31st January is a very solid date to be honest–end of first month of the year and something to cheer about in life.

Before going into the gameplay of The Cosmic Shake we ponder up what sets this game apart from the previous games. There have been action games before but this one is looking to lit up the community. After that, we walked through the gameplay. The exciting storyline shown in the trailer and the gameplay presented in the demo combines to increase our excitement for the game.

The financial aspect of anything reflects the success very efficiently. We have also added a small section to discuss the financial aspects of SpongeBob franchise. Based on the previous achievements we have predicted The Cosmic Shake to be a massive success in terms of money. 

We have also added a small section in which we have anticipated the hype of the game. The trailer and demo of the game is well received by the community and it looks like that the game itself will be a big hit too. In the last section of the article we have answered some frequently asked question related to the game.

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