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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.
  • Spongebob is seen wearing his Karate outfit on the Goo Lagoon pier, which not possible in the final game.

Video Detective

A strange video that can be found on Video Detective. 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.


Some concept art for the game can be found on Darrin Leblanc's website, including what may be an early design of the Chum World clownfish and a few alternate versions of the Eel enemy.