SpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach Party Cook-Off has shipped

March 3, 2009

Serves A Sea-Worthy Menu To Major Retail Stores Nationwide In Spongebob Vs. The
Big One: Beach Party Cook-Off

New SpongeBob Cooking Game Now
Available Exclusively For Nintendo DS

THQ Inc. today announced that
SpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach Party Cook-Off has shipped to retail stores
throughout North America exclusively for Nintendo DS. Based on Nickelodeon’s
upcoming episode airing in April, SpongeBob vs. The Big One, the new SpongeBob
SquarePants cooking game offers a full menu of quirky and innovative dishes that
can only be prepared SpongeBob-style. SpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach Party
Cook-Off is rated E for everyone and is available at the suggested retail price
of $29.99. This game is also expected to be available in Europe and Australia
later this month.

In SpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach
Party Cook-Off, Mr. Krabs has signed up to compete in the cooking contest that
will determine who will cater Jack Kahuna Laguna’s Big Beach Party. Players will
be tasked with assisting SpongeBob, Patrick and friends in running the Krusty
Krab and training Plankton’s cousins in the creation of the best deep-sea
dishes. Utilizing the Nintendo DS touch screen and stylus, players will slice
and dice their way in the Krusty Krab kitchen to prepare more than 100 different
zany entrees, such as a perfectly done Krabby Patty, Anemone Meatloaf, Fried
Seaweed Sandwiches and other foods. With more than 25 different cooking
activities, players will also learn how to cook SpongeBob-style, which will
include new and unique culinary techniques such as “skipping,” “painting,” and “slingshooting”.
As players progress through the game, they will earn rewards that will allow
them to customize and decorate the Krusty Krab restaurant. Loaded with authentic
voice-overs from Tom Kenny, the official voice talent of SpongeBob, the game
also features wireless cooperative gameplay that will unlock additional Sponge-tacular