Beginner Tips to Fix the Multiverse in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake - MGW

Beginner Tips to Fix the Multiverse in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake

Patrick and SpongeBob in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Video Game

It’s been a long, long time since we’ve been graced with a brand-new SpongeBob SquarePants game, but it seems that time was well spent. Publisher THQ Nordic and developer Purple Lamp Studios had just released SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, a new, multiversal third-person action-adventure game starring everyone’s favorite yellow sponge.


In this latest SpongeBob game, you’ll Join SpongeBob, Patrick, and many of the other residents of Bikini Bottom on a journey across dimensions to try and fix what holds them together after the rectangle and the star played around with reality-bending Mermaid’s Tears. Now, their universe and plenty of others are under threat of collapsing, so to preserve life in Bikini Bottom, you’ll need both skills and silly costumes to stop The Cosmic Shake.


That’s a pretty big responsibility, but you won’t have to do it alone. With the following tips, you’ll be able to sweep up this mess in no time! So grab your karate gear, your jellyfishing net, and your spatula, and let’s get started!



Smash N’ Grab

Like the classic third-person action-adventure games of yore, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake will present you with multiple large, semi-open stages for you to explore and complete objectives in. Remember playing those games as a kid? Going through every area and carefully making sure you broke every single thing you possibly could?


Maybe it’s been a long time since you’ve played a game like this, or maybe this is your very first one. Either way, you’re going to want to play this game like a kid, and break EVERYTHING. The currency in Cosmic Shake is cosmic jelly, and it’s hidden in just about every breakable object in the game. Sometimes it’s a box, sometime’s it’s something else that doesn’t look breakable. Just go through and hit everything, just to be sure. You’re going to need all the cosmic jelly you can get for those unlockables!



Take a Tour of Bikini Bottom

As you make progress through your multiverse adventure, you’ll be able to hang out in Bikini Bottom in between stages. It acts as a kind of hub world where you can jump into different dimensions, but it has more going on than that.


Bikini Bottom in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake


Take the time to look around, you might find some cool stuff in Bikini Bottom. If you look in the right places, you’ll be able to find more collectibles, enemies, and even some extra sidequests to take on. Even if you’ve already scanned the place, go back over it every few stages, you might find new things to see!



Clean Laundry

Most games use little hearts to represent health points, but not SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake. No, this game decided to use pairs of underwear to visualize how much damage the sponge can take. Sure, it’s silly. Until you’re on your last pair of underwear. Then, just like in real life, things get serious.


If you find yourself with one pair of underwear left, you should probably be extra careful, but there is a pretty easy and reliable way to get another one. Just seek out Patrick in whichever stage you’re in. He’ll know you’re low on health and offer you an extra pair of underwear. There’s no way to know if they’re clean or dirty, but underwear is underwear, and that means you can take one more hit.



Come Back Later

Throughout The Cosmic Shake, you’ll find areas that you can’t gain access to the first time you see them. It’s frustrating for sure, but don’t spend too much time trying to get in there. You won’t be able to. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to access that area eventually, you just need a new power or ability.


The Cosmic Shake is structured like a Metroidvania game, which means the entire world is presented to you, but there are areas that require a special ability, item, or skill in order to access. Just make a note of these places as you come across them, and you can go back later with the right moves.




At the beginning of the game, all you’ll have in terms of attack is a Crash Bandicoot-esque spinning attack. It works, but it’s not super effective for many situations. But, it won’t be long before you get a move that you can really do some damage with.


When you start making your way through the second stage, you’ll learn a karate kick move. With that, you can jump, zip, and kick enemies quickly and efficiently, and you should! Just make it through the first stage and you’ll be set.


  • Mike Alexander

    Mike has been playing video games since he was able to hold a controller, having been fascinated by Sonic 2 on his mom’s Sega Genesis. That fascination and passion for the art form has grown exponentially nearly 30 years later, and he doesn’t see that fading away anytime soon.

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