Spongebob Moves In Review – A prequel of sorts

On July 25, 2013

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Spongebob Moves In Review – A prequel of sorts

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By: Nickelodeon

Version #: 2.00

Date Released: 2013-06-11

Developer: Nickelodeon

Price: Free

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Have you ever wondered what happened before the Spongebob TV series? How he got his job at the Krusty Krab?

Well, Spongebob Moves In answers most of these questions.

Essentially a prequel to the series, Spongebob Moves In revolves around the days where the titular character first arrived at Bikini Bottom. How he built his pineapple home and how he found his job at the famous eatery. I suppose the most attractive part of the game would be to see how all the characters of the show came to be, a very worthwhile incentive for long time fans of the series indeed.

A build-your-own-city themed game, Spongebob Moves In requires players to complete objectives bit by bit to create their own version of Bikini Bottom. Along the way, the storyline progresses and we get to see how Spongebob as a character develops. Very good indeed.

Game play is pretty exciting, while you build landmarks and whatnot you can also rent out iconic structures like Squidward‘s Easter Island themed home so your little town starts to become populated.

However, it is rather disturbing and worth pointing out that like most free games of this genre, you cannot go far without in-app purchases to bolster your performance. With that said, these purchases are unreasonably expensive with one even costing $99.99. That is absurd.

But for fans of the cute yellow sponge, this game is pretty cool to have.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:No

Learning Curve:Decent to comprehend

Who Is It For:Youngsters and SpongeBob fans

What I Like:The game provides a depth of content beyond the scope of the TV series

What I Don't Like:The in-app purchases are ridiculous

Final Statement:So who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Read the Developer's Notes:
Limited Time Offer! Buy today and receive 50 jars of Jelly Fish Jelly and the Golden Spatula – serving up daily rewards – Free!

Dive into Day 1 of SpongeBob’s life in Bikini Bottom! Move him into his Pineapple house, get a job at the Krusty Krab, and build your very own Bikini Bottom! As your town turns into a thriving undersea city, you’ll unlock new characters, buildings, decorations, and areas like Jellyfish Fields.

PLEASE NOTE: SpongeBob Moves In charges real money for additional in-app content. You may lock out the ability to purchase in-app content by adjusting your device’s settings.
WI-FI: Connect to your nearest Wi-Fi hot spot to download all the awesome SpongeBob content the first time you play the game.

* Watch how SpongeBob arrived at Bikini Bottom
* See how Patrick found his rock
* Learn about Mr. Krabs’ early days at The Krusty Krab

-Build your very own Bikini Bottom!
-Make Bikini Bottom landmarks like Patrick’s Rock, SpongeBob’s Pineapple, the Krusty Krab, and the Chum Bucket
-Perfect the art of fry cooking at the Krusty Krab to feed your Bottomites and earn new and rare recipes
-Play with Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Plankton and many other familiar faces!
-Perform tons of quests to make your favorite characters happy
-Tom Kenny and other voices from the show make it an authentic SpongeBob experience
-Tons of interactive props, decorations and buildings
-Optimized for Retina display, iPhone 5 and iPad Mini!

New characters and buildings to unlock, new areas to expand into, and much, much more!

iOS will keep you logged on for 15 minutes after an initial in-app purchase. Additional purchases won’t require a re-entry of your password during this 15-minute interval. This is a function of the iOS software and not within our control.
SpongeBob Moves In collects personal user data as well as non-personal user data (including aggregated data), and offers in-app purchases. User data collection is in accordance with applicable law, such as COPPA. User data may be used, for example, to respond to user requests; enable users to take advantage of certain features and services; personalize content and advertising; and manage and improve Nickelodeon's services. For more information regarding Nickelodeon’s use of personal user data, please visit the Nickelodeon Group Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy is in addition to any terms, conditions or policies agreed to between you and Apple, Inc., and Nickelodeon and its affiliated entities are not responsible for Apple's collection or use of your personal user data and information. Use of this app is subject to the Nickelodeon End User License Agreement. For Users residing in the EU, this app may include the use of persistent identifiers for game management purposes and installation of this app constitutes your permission to such usage of persistent identifiers for all users on your device.

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