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The best Spongebob games

The best Spongebob games on the Switch and mobile platforms are ready for you to sink your big meaty claws into, so here are our fave picks. Are ya ready kids?

Spongebob games: SPongebob Squarepants on a purple background surrounded by flowers

OOOOHHHH! We all know who lives in a pineapple under the sea, but which are the best Spongebob games to play to bring the spritely sponge to dry land and into your very hands? These absorbent and porous games are sure to get you in the salty swing of things down in Bikini Bottom, so enjoy our picks for the best Spongebob Squarepants games on both mobile and Nintendo Switch.

While we’re talking about animated adventures, here are the best Cartoon Network games, or if you’re looking for even more ocean games you can pick up on your portable consoles, check out our Endless Ocean Luminous review. Or, see our list of the best Nintendo Switch games of all time, plus the best mobile games to try something new.

I’m ready to get into the best Spongebob games if you are!

Spongebob games Krusty Cook Off: customers lining up with orders in front of a food station

SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off – Switch and mobile

You can play this on mobile or Switch, but since its release, the title of the mobile versions has changed to Get Cooking and Cooking Fever. The Switch version costs money, but still has everything in the game unlockable without microtransactions, unlike the mobile game which is free but has paid options in the menu.

This game is addictive, and you’ve gotta be super fast while flipping those patties as customer’s orders pop up very quickly. You run stalls in Bikini Bottom’s classic locations and serve patties, pancakes, and beverages to your hungry public by clicking the correct ingredients to match each order. The gameplay is simple but can get challenging when five fish want the same flavor of burger at once. Think Overcooked in the Spongebob extended universe.

Spongebob games Cosmic Shake: Spongebob dressed as a vampire flying over a city

Spongebob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake – Switch

If you like references to previous Spongebob episodes and movies, you’re gonna love the Cosmic Shake. It’s a full-size game that follows Spongebob and Patrick as they create mischief with wish-granting Mermaid Tears.

Lead everyone’s favorite sponge through multiple platformer levels and use classic items like a Krusty Krab pizza box to glide your way through hurdles in order to save the universe. We had the pleasure of doing a Spongebob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake review if you want a deeper look into the game.

Spongebob games Nickelodeon Kart Racers: cartoon characters in racecars on a bright track

Nickelodeon Kart Racers – Switch

Hop into a patty wagon and take to the streets to race with your favorite Nickelodeon characters, including Spongebob and Patrick. Though it not may be solely focused on the infamous yellow sponge, this is one of the best Spongebob games out there.

There are 24 tracks to zoom around as you pretend that Spongebob has already got his license… or not because you don’t need a license to drive a sandwich.

Spongebob games Battle for Bikini Bottom rehydrated: a fight scene on a beach near the sea

Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated – Switch and mobile

The Battle for Bikini Bottom had its original release way back in 2003, but the Rehydrated edition came to Switch in 2020. Plankton is on his usual mission to take over Mr. Krabs and Bikini Bottom, so Spongebob must save the day. It’s a tale as old as time.

You can play as other characters, too, as you go through weird and wonderful levels fraught with robotic enemies, including a giant Squidward-shaped thing which, honestly, will give me nightmares.

Spongebob games Powerwash Simulator: a first person view of the Chum Bucket and a power washer

PowerWash Simulator – Switch

Last but certainly not least is PowerWash Simulator’s Spongebob Squarepants DLC. The square little dude may not be in it himself, but you have the pleasure of cleaning up his house, the Krusty Krab, and the Mermalair after the Dirty Bubble went on a rampage around town.

There’s even the invisible boatmobile. Don’t ask me how power washing works underwater, because I don’t know either.

I’m off to go binge Spongebob again and eat some glove-flavored candy, so I leave you with some recommendations. Here’s our huge list of all the Roblox game codes you could ever want, some free Pokémon games, and some puzzle games to test your brain.