List of speedrun categories
Any% speedruns complete the full game with any number of spatulas. The main differences between each Any% category are the gameplay restrictions: whether or not Skee Ball Abuse (SBA) and/or cheat codes are allowed.
- No SBA - Most arbritary category. Cheat codes and skee ball abuse are not allowed.
- Normal - Beating the game without cheat codes, skee ball abuse is allowed.
- NG+ - Same as Any% except two cheat codes are allowed: unlock bubble bowl and unlock cruise bubble, together referred to as "New Game Plus" (NG+).
- NCR - Least arbritary category. Same as NG+ except all cheat codes are allowed (NCR = no code restrictions).
84% speedruns complete the full game with all in-game spatulas except for ones from Patrick and Mr. Krabs, which means that collecting socks and 39,500 total shiny objects is not required. Cheat codes are not allowed.
100% speedruns complete the full game with all unique, in-game spatulas with their source requirements.
- Shit% - Get to the Port-o-Head in the Kelp Forest as fast as possible. Some cheat codes are allowed.