It's not easy to see the attraction of SpongeBob SquarePants as far as we're concerned. His jaundiced complexion and freakish giant goggle-eyed head are just too weird and frightening, and not in a good way. And besides, when we were kids cartoons were based around cool things, like robots that could turn into trucks, cat people with magic swords and mysterious cities of gold. Who cares about a talking sponge?
Well, quite a lot of children around the globe, judging by the success of the SpongeBob TV series and feature films - not to mention the fact that more than 10 million SpongeBob videogames have been sold, according to publisher THQ.
And now its coffers are being boosted even further with the release of SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, PANTS!, which is basically a collection of mini-games in the Mario Party vein.