SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
Developer(s) Heavy Iron Studios
Publisher(s) THQ
Series SpongeBob SquarePants
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) AUS October 31, 2003
NA November 10, 2003
Genre(s) Action, Platform
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
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In an effort to cause the kind of global mayhem he has always dreamed of, the evil Plankton has set in motion his most diabolical plot ever to take over the world in SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom. The fate of Bikini Bottom has been put in the hands (or small tentacles) of three unsuspecting heroes. Put your platform skills to the test as SpongeBob, Patrick, or Sandy Cheeks, with an array of insane new maneuvers and power-ups at your disposal. Explore a huge 3D world, encounter familiar friends, and finally put an end to Plankton's evil scheme.


There are no reported problems with this title.


Red Triangles

Translucent red flat planes appear on the ground in many areas /w IR >1x. This minor graphical glitch doesn't affect game play. This effect can be fixed by disabling Scaled EFB Copy. If playing at higher resolutions, enable Vertex Rounding. Resolved by enabling Vertex Rounding in 5.0-14810.

Box Outline

The outline of a box appears over the upper left corner of the screen /w IR >1x. Prior to Hybrid XFB in 5.0-5874 XFB Real must be enabled to remove it at IR 1x.

Resolved in 5.0-14810 by adding a patch to all versions of the game that fix the offset rendering.

16:9 Aspect Ratio Fix

The Widescreen Hack has clipping issues in this game that can be fixed with a Gecko Code. This is an updated version of the code that fixes the previous issue where the shadow would disappear.


$16:9 Widescreen
043D07E0 3F400000 $Vertical Aspect
043D07E4 3F800000 $Horizontal Aspect
043D07E8 3F800000 $FOV
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043D07F8 41000000
C2134024 00000003
3C808032 38600003
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60000000 00000000
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C213402C 00000002
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7E2803A6 00000000
C2134030 00000013
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FC119800 41800010
EE319824 EE528824
FE209890 C262BE68
EE3104F2 EE5204F2
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EE318824 EE529024
3A200000 9A22BE6C
8A22BE74 2C110001
4182002C 3E20802B
D2317DD0 FE208850
D2317DBC D2517DC4
C262BDDC EE73982A
EE5204F2 FE409050
D242BDB4 4E800020
60000000 00000000
C213403C 00000004
3A200001 9A22BE6C
8222BE70 7E2903A6
4E800421 e3e10058
60000000 00000000
C20209AC 00000002
3883E178 38600003
60000000 00000000
040209b0 48113681
C20209B8 00000004
7C000278 3A200001
9A22BE6C 8222BE70
7E2903A6 4E800421
60000000 00000000
C2020A84 00000002
3884E178 38A00078
60000000 00000000
04020A88 481135A9
C2020A90 00000004
7C000278 3A200001
9A22BE6C 8222BE70
7E2903A6 4E800421
60000000 00000000
C20BAB60 00000002
38600003 38E00006
60000000 00000000
040bab64 480794CD
C20BACFC 00000004
3A200001 9A22BE6C
8222BE70 7E2903A6
4E800421 e3e100f8
60000000 00000000
C20C3CA4 00000002
C0C29710 3A200001
9A22BE74 00000000
C21D0AB4 00000008
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2C110001 4082002C
C222BE60 FE404890
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FE408890 FE204890
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60000000 00000000
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3A200001 9A22BE74
8222BE70 7E2903A6
4E800421 3A200000
9A22BE74 EC0004B2
D003000C C0030004
EC000472 D0030004
60000000 00000000
042363f0 C082BE78
0423642c C022BE78
C209913C 00000003
D0A10068 8222BE70
7E2903A6 4E800421
60000000 00000000
C2099168 00000004
3C608026 3A200001
9A22BE6C 8222BE70
7E2903A6 4E800421
60000000 00000000


$16:9 Widescreen
04003700 C0028C8C
04003704 EC010032
04003708 D0010008
0400370C 480BD1CC
040C08D4 4BF42E2C


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21687 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
r4492 Windows 7 Intel Core i3 @ 2.53 GHz Intel GMA X4500HD Freezes at "Loading..." screen CoolKirby
r7719 Windows 7 Intel Core i3 @ 2.53 GHz Intel GMA X4500HD Playable, minor graphical and sound issues CoolKirby
3.0-235 Mac OS X 10.7.3 Intel Core i5 @ 2.7 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6770M Graphical errors render the game virtually unplayable. That is, if you're lucky enough to even get the game past the main menu. Swiftwinter
3.0-651 Windows 7 Intel Core i5 @ 2.9 GHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 Cutscene audio cuts out. Otherwise runs playably at 18-30FPS. (14-30FPS During Boss Fights) ACE013
3.0-692 Windows 7 AMD Phenom II X4 810 ATI Radeon HD 4600 Works fine, but a lot of lag spikes. Cutscene audio is out of sync, maybe because of the FPS issues that I'm getting. Goldtex
3.5-1344 Windows 7 AMD Phemon II X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6850 Menus run normally and at full speed. Upon entering game, constant rhythmic lag spikes. Otherwise running fine. WinCamXP
4.0.2 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.4 GHz AMD Radeon HD 7970 D3D9 & OGL cause the top left of the screen to be chewed up by a black & white rendering of Spongebob. Red triangles do not appear at 1x Resolution + No AA, but I'd personally take red triangles over 480p any day. AA reduces the effect on higher resolutions, but causes it on 1x. Otherwise, it plays like a charm. WinCamXP
4.0.2 Mac OS X 10.11.2 Intel Core i5 @ 2.4 GHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 Lots of problems even if you do the lowest settings you can have for playable gameplay it mostly averages 30 fps (which causes stuff like audio so slow hard to hear) it makes it hard to hear music and dialogue but thats minor, its playable if you use a low tech pc like me. mgracer48
4.0-4963 Xubuntu 14.04 AMD A10-5800K @ 3.8 GHz AMD Radeon HD 7660D 1440x900 Full Speed, Sometimes drops to 48FPS in cutscenes. Be very careful with settings and game settings, turn speed up disc transfer rate off and skip EFB access from CPU off. iBloodLust
4.0-9175 Mac OS X 10.11.2 Intel Core i5 @ 2.4 GHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 Game doesn't even start mgracer48
5.0 Windows 10 AMD FX-8320 @ 3.8 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Game runs perfectly. No issues if you can get past the weird red triangles. Joshe343
5.0 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-3470 @ 4.0 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Runs perfectly at 1080p. Enable real external frame buffer to remove the blue box and disable Scaled EFB Copy to fix the red triangles MISSINGNO.
5.0-5874 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.5Gghz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 x2 Blue box in top left corner with IR >1 Kolano

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