IGN writes: "One of the reasons the Wii gets such a bad rap from the gaming community is the extensive library of crappy games that clog store shelves. A lot of these games are based on licenses aimed at kids. When a kids' game manages to rise above the dumbed-down, stale gameplay of its colleagues, it's surprising, if not downright shocking. Unfortunately, SpongeBob SquigglePants is not one of these games. THQ has slapped one of the most popular kids' franchises onto an unimpressive game, which requires an external peripheral for no good reason".