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SpongeBob SquarePants: Operation Krabby Patty

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Title Screen

SpongeBob SquarePants: Operation Krabby Patty

Developer: AWE Games
Publisher: THQ
Platform: Windows
Released in US: September 24, 2001

CharacterIcon.png This game has unused playable characters.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.

AWE Games' first SpongeBob SquarePants game. The game has two stories, but they both involve playing the same five minigames.

Unused Graphics


Thumbnails for each zone. Some are cropped parts from the loading screens, while some are strange textures.

Hey Squidward!

A thumbnail for the movie menu. It's a frame from one of the cutscenes.

Holy shrimp!

A thumbnail for the main menu with SpongeBob in bed. Unlike the actual menu, he has sleeves, possibly meaning this is from an earlier version.

Ahh... Jellyfish Fields.

A thumbnail with the Jellyfish Fields sign.

Neon wooden lights!

A thumbnail with "BOATING SCHOOL" poorly photoshopped over the Jellyfish Fields sign.


EVIL!EEEEVVVVIIIILLLLL!!And the lights will flicker on and off...Fire!!!

Icons found in the graphics of every level. They could be related to the "editor", which the game's executable mentions a lot.


Sboperationkp boatest.png

A row of boats named boatest.pcx.

Unused Models

Mr. Krabs

Makin' models and not using 'em is wasting me money!

MRKRAB.PRO, an unused model of Mr. Krabs. He does appear in the game, but as a 2D sprite steering the ship in Save Me Money.

Hey, Mr.Krabs is getting all sweaty again!

He was most likely to be a playable character in "Save Me Money" because when you replace "MRKRAB.PRO" with "Z5SPON.PRO" his texture appears correctly, but he will be small. He has animations for when he mounts the cannons.


How the barnacles am I supposed to drive this?

BOAT3.PRO is SpongeBob's boat from the season 2 episode No Free Rides. It was meant for Boating School 101, which only two levels, making this go unused. It has no wheels.

Unused Sounds

new.wav is a sparkling sound effect likely meant for unlocking something. It was later used in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie as the pickup sound.

revbeep.wav is a double beeping sound, and could've been used while backing up in Boating School 101.

cancel.wav is a boink sound meant for canceling something.

Unused Text

SpongeBob.exe, the game's executable, is where all the text is. While there isn't much to find, there's still a few interesting things.


References to removed graphics related to some sort of editor.

Can't save when in editor mode

Another reference to an editor.