SpongeBob and his friends are up to their usual misadventures. SpongeBob encounters the Flying Dutchman, is turned into a snail, mistakes Squidward for a ghost, and so on.
The sound is brisk, clean and chipper. There’s not a whole heck of a lot happening surround-wise — mainly music, with the sound effects rather sparse. There is the occasional moment of left-right effect too, but you have to stay alert for those.
The transfe… is first-rate. The colours are as bright and cheerful as you could hope for, the picture perfectly clean and problem free. Cartoons do appear to lend themselves very well to the format.
The extras are pretty chintzy compared to the first SpongeBob release. The menu is basic, and all you’ve got by way of special features are the Ghastly Ones’ video for “SpongeBob Scardy Pants” and an ad for the SpongeBob game. The “Credits” extra consists of seeing the end credits from each cartoon played. Exciting.
This SpongeBob guy is beginning to grow on me. (I did enjoy the Scaredy Pants episode). Still not quite Ren & Stimpy, though.
Special Features List
- “SpongeBob Scaredy Pants” Music Video
- SpongeBob Video Game Sneak Peak