Most are familiar with the hit Nickelodeon cartoon, Spongebob Squarepants. It is amazing how such crazy ideas can become a favorite among kids everywhere.
Now you can get Spongebob on your Kindle with the game Spongebob’s Treasure Quest. Surprisingly enough, the game provides a good challenge for both kids and adults. So, get ready for some silly family fun!
The object of the game is pretty simple. Spongebob and his buddy Patrick are out to find treasure, but they must get to it before the evil Plankton and his cousins do. Using the Kindle’s 5-way toggle button, you can move Spongebob around the map to uncover the coveted treasure. As you progress through the easy levels, the harder ones will unlock. The game boasts an “unlimited” amount of treasure maps to choose from.
To dig for treasure, you select the square you want with the toggle button. If you uncover one that doesn’t have treasure, a plankton will show up to tail you around. They are pretty freaky looking, and can trap you really quickly. So, watch out!
Spongebob’s Treasure Quest is written in the same goofy way that we know and love from the TV show. I couldn’t help but chuckle a few times at the exchange between Spongebob and Patrick. The graphics are pretty clean and easy to see. The squares on the grid are nice and big, which helps a lot with navigation.
The only concern I would have is that the constant use of the 5-way toggle button can get cumbersome. That is a common issue with most Kindle games, however. Just be careful that you don’t try to go too fast around the grid, or you’ll accidentally run into some obnoxious plankton tails.
There are some clues that are important to take note of. On the top of each row and column, there are numbers that tell you how much treasure is in that row or column. Those numbers come in handy, and so do the various objects that are scattered around the grid. The objects are roadblocks, but at least you know for sure that there is no treasure underneath them.
“We’re huge fans of SpongeBob in our house. Downloaded this app for my kids; great game. I had thought that the Kindle wouldn’t cope that well with its black and white screens, but the game works surprisingly well! It has various levels of difficulty too, and I found myself having trouble beating some of the more challenging levels. It’s a great combination of original classics Sudoku and Snake.”