Last fall, THQ released a unique action/adventure called Drawn to Life. The platforming was familiar, the graphics were not extraordinary, and the difficulty was no more intense than you'd find in Tak or Barnyard (some of THQ's other action/adventure games). But it wasn't the old content that drew players to the experience – it was the concept behind in the title. In Drawn to Life, players didn't merely jump in and play through each stage. They also got the chance to shape each level artistically by drawing their own characters.
This charming design was hard to resist, making Drawn to Life an instant hit with young gamers. Before long, the creation of a character-driven spin-off was announced – Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition. Using the same drawing and gameplay mechanics as last year's game, the SpongeBob edition won't surprise its players in the same way the series did at launch. But fans of the original won't be disappointed.