Proto:The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Game Boy Advance)
This page details one or more prototype versions of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Game Boy Advance).
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An earlier build of the game with some minor differences.
This prototype notoriously has issues running in certain GBA emulators; VisualBoyAdvance, for example, will not run it at all. Therefore, it is recommended you run the prototype in a more accurate emulator, such as No$GBA.
- Photographic and Cinematics are extremely buggy in the prototype, often being corrupted, miscolored, or not displaying at-all.
- The logos at the beginning stay on screen for twice as long in the prototype.
- The copyright information at the beginning, and the title screen are missing.
The bubbles in the prototype are animated and scroll to the top right, while in the final it's just a static image. The shading on SpongeBob's pants is also different, the bamboo poles in the background are darker, and the colors are more dithered.
SpongeBob on the difficulty selection screen was in a pirate outfit in the prototype. It was changed to generic clip-art of SpongeBob in the final. The sign also had a thicker shadow.
SpongeBob's tie was discolored as blue in the prototype, and all the icons are defaulted to Mindy instead of SpongeBob.
A proper "continue" window wasn't implemented yet, so it's just the pause window. Exit continues the game, and resume ends it.
The prototype uses a small, white page indentation as a continue prompt when the final uses a more fitting A button. Additionally, in the prototype, the continue prompt will not appear after a character's dialog is finished.
Thug Tug Thug
The Thug Tug Thug actually resembles Victor, one of the thugs seen in the movie, in the prototype. In the final game, he was changed to a generic green thug. The reason for this confusing change is unknown.
His icon on the password screen was changed too.
He's missing his Chum Bucket helmet in the prototype.
Some of the game's dialogue is different in the prototype. Most of it is a change of punctuation.
|Press A Button when you're done shopping.||Press the A Button when you're done.|
|Patrick we better get to the Krusty Krab, lets go!||Patrick we better get to the Krusty Krab! Let's go!|
|You did it, thanks for savin' me boys, or shall I say men?||You did it, thanks for savin' me boys... or shall I say men?|
|It's. SHELL CITY!!||It's... SHELL CITY!!|
|All hands on deck.||All hands on deck!|
Check for any other differences.
The left side of this pit was changed, probably so that the player could use Patrick's simpler gliding ability rather than forcing the player to use the speed boost ability and jump midair with it.
Patrick's rock has a thinner outline in the prototype.
In the prototype, boss battles have a 600 second time limit. This time limit was removed in the final, due to the superfluous nature of a 10-minute time limit in a game where boss battles last about a minute.