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Prerelease:SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman (GameCube, PlayStation 2)

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This page details prerelease information and/or media for SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman (GameCube, PlayStation 2).

The game initially started as a pitch to THQ around 2000-2001.



Seen on the right is the earliest known photo of the game, featuring SpongeBob in an early version of Jellyfish Fields.

  • It has a debug print-out on the upper-right, while the upper-left has a very unfinished HUD.
  • Judging from the HUD, Krabby Patties are used in place of doubloons.
  • Spongebob has no costumes.
  • Jellyfish Fields is set at sunset rather than at daytime.
  • The bridge has less of a curve than the final game.
  • Few platforms are visible.

SpongeBob Halloween DVD Trailer

A trailer that was included in the 2002 SpongeBob Halloween DVD, this seems to be a later build than what the photo above has, though still has a large number of differences.


  • The HUD is very different.
  • The doubloons look very different.

Goo Lagoon

  • The Goo Lagoon pier lacks objects.
  • Goo Lagoon has much simpler lighting and seems to also lack a background.

Chum World

  • Chum World is set at evening instead of night.
  • The level looks much more... bland.


  • Strangely, the HUD changes to the final version near the end of the video, suggesting this is actually spliced footage.
  • There are Krabby Patties in place of doubloons in some parts of the video.

Video Detective

A strange video that can be found at https://www.videodetective.com/games/spongebob-squarepants-revenge-of-the-flying-dutchman/66239, it seems to be a much later build of the PS2 release (indicated by the brightness of the skybox), but still not complete.

  • The effect used for collecting doubloons are a star effect, in the final, it's a shine.
  • There's a fence around SpongeBob's backyard that was removed in the final.
  • A pinwheel behind Squidward's house is missing.

Hints Videos

There are two hints videos for this game released. One has been featured on the 2002 DVD SpongeBob SquarePants: Sea Stories, and another on the game itself. Both videos use an earlier version of the game.

  • Chum World is still set at the evening, though the skybox seems more orange.