THQ Nordic revealed a brand new SpongeBob SquarePants sport throughout its tenth anniversary showcase livestream at the moment, and whereas the trailer lacked any precise gameplay, it was bursting on the seams with iconic references to the collection.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake follows SpongeBob and Patrick as they break the material of actuality utilizing the want granted by mermaid’s tears. The trailer doesn’t supply a lot concrete information on gameplay, however it positive does ship heaps of collection references. Here are those I caught.
The trailer plunges us deep into SpongeBob nostalgia from the beginning as Plankton performs the primary piano notes of “Sweet Victory,” a track from “Band Geeks,” season 2 episode 15 of the present. In this episode, Squidward tries to assemble Bikini Bottom to play at a Super-Bowl-style halftime present. This second was so standard within the collection that it discovered its approach onto the true Halftime Show stage through the 2019 Super Bowl.
After SpongeBob and Patrick get sucked right into a portal, SpongeBob rides a bubble surfboard into the subsequent reference. BUT I have a idea that this bubble surfboard is the soul of the departed character, Scooter. Hear me out: In season 2 episode 23 (“Bubble Buddy”), SpongeBob and his good friend Bubble Buddy depart Scooter buried within the sand earlier than a big tide is available in. Scooter drowns offscreen, and is proven as an angel within the subsequent scene. The official SpongeBob YouTube channel references this occasion within the video Scooter’s Haunting Secret | Bikini Bottom Mysteries Ep. 6, which leads me to imagine he might need been reincarnated as a bubble surfboard within the subsequent life. The logic behind my idea is that Scooter, could he relaxation in peace, was browsing within the episode in query, and though Bubble Buddy was…a bubble, the now-deceased Scooter was the one one who surfed within the episode. I is perhaps on to one thing…or I might be overthinking issues. You resolve.
The subsequent noteworthy reference within the trailer happens when SpongeBob squares off towards Sandy Cheeks in his protecting karate gear. This is a nod to season 1 episode 14, “Karate Choppers,” during which SpongeBob reveals off his martial arts prowess.
The fourth reference options caveman SpongeBob, as seen in “Ugh,” the 54th episode of season three, during which a prehistoric Spongebob, Patrick and Squidward uncover hearth.
The fifth reference depicts SpongeBob morphed right into a snail, a sight that may hang-out my desires for nights to come back. This is from the thirteenth episode of season one, “I Was a Teenage Gary,” during which Squidward unintentionally injects SpongeBob with snail plasma. Yeah, let’s simply all collectively overlook this episode exists.
The last reference reveals SpongeBob using Mystery the Seahorse, a nod to season three episode 42, “My Pretty Seahorse.” In this episode, SpongeBob will get a pet seahorse and makes an attempt to cover it at work from Mr. Krabs.
That’s a whole lot of references! Although I’m bitter that we didn’t see any precise gameplay, it was fairly sick to listen to Mrs. Puff’s guitar solo. Hopefully quickly we will focus on how The Cosmic Shake truly seems to be as a sport fairly than simply all of the methods it’s attempting to remind us of the present.