It’s an interesting choice for THQ Nordic to pick the remastered treatment for SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom rather than a full remake. A remake would give the developers the chance to smooth out the experience.
Most licensed 3D platformers of the era were rough around the edges with poor puzzle concepts, boring levels, and other design issues the genre has more or less corrected over time. But with a remaster, or at least with this remaster, there isn’t the opportunity to fix what didn’t work or rethink the concept. With this remaster, it’s simply the old game freshened up with a new coat of paint.
But oh, what a coat of paint it is.