Battle for Bikini Bottom (BFBB) is a 2003 platformer video game developed by Heavy Iron Studios for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox consoles. When it was released, it was already a good game that sold well for casual play, but over a decade later it still has the attention of many dedicated fans, especially thanks to its active speedrunning community. New aspects of the game have been found in its later years, causing BFBB to transform into an entirely different game than what people might remember from their childhoods. Its growing modding community has also unraveled many secrets regarding the game's design, development, and quirks. On June 5, 2019, THQ Nordic announced on Twitter and YouTube that a remastered version of the game will be made and it is called "SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated." It is made by a different developer, Purple Light Studios, and it will be on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. It will contain cut content from the original game, like the Robo Squidward boss fight, Patrick's Screaming for Ice Cream level, and the third part of RoboBob. It will also contain online multiplayer with friends. The release date is sometime late in 2020.
BFBB speedrunners have developed many resources and tutorials to encourage and assist newcomer players into picking up the game. This wiki attempts to consolidate as much of these resources into one hub in order for it to be easily searchable. Even if you don't plan to speedrun this game, you can see from these resources all the glitches and tricks that have been discovered.
Battle for Bikini Bottom has also received interest by people who have unpacked the video game's contents and reverse-engineered the engine and game assets, in order to discover hidden content, gain an insight on how the game was developed, and find new tricks suitable for speedrunning the game. The wiki houses in-depth technical information useful about the game as well as links to tools and guides for modding the game yourself.
Feel free to join us on Discord if you're interested in the game! You are welcome to join both communities if you have a heavy interest in anything related to BFBB.
- Battle for Bikini Bottom Discord community for people interested in BFBB at all, including speedrunners.
- Modding Discord community for people interested more in the technical and modding scene behind this and other Heavy Iron games.
- BFBB speedrunner leaderboards on speedrun.com
- BFBB unused content on TCRF wiki
- All pages on this wiki
Want to contribute to the game's resources? Create an account and check out the Editor Portal for information on how to help out on the wiki, or join the above Discord communities to find other ways to help grow the game.