This Week In Games: Spongebob Pokemon

This Week In Games: Spongebob Pokemon

Sometimes we all need something colourful and absurd to take our mind off things. Spongebob is good for that.

Bikini Bottom is back for this week in games, with Purple Lamp Studios’ remaster of Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom on all major platforms. Beyond that, it’s a week of indies and some smaller titles getting a second lease of life. The curious Splatoon-esque battle royale Ninjala launches, and sim racing fans will have the console release of Assetto Corsa Competizione. 

There’s also a new Pokemon: Pokemon Cafe Mix, a “free-to-start” puzzle game. That doesn’t inspire a whole lot of confidence, to be frank, and the lack of Psyduck has tanked my interest by about 1000. Interestingly, Star Wars Episode 1 Racer is coming to the PS4 this week — but not the Switch. Wonder what’s happening there.

Here’s the leaderboard for the week:

  • Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated | PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione | PS4, Xbox (Retail)
  • Pokemon Cafe Mix | Switch, iOS, Android
  • Truck & Logistics Simulator | Switch
  • Duke Nukem 20th Anniversary World 3D Tour | Switch
  • Night Call | Switch
  • Ninjala | Switch
  • AntVentor | Switch
  • Blair Witch | Switch
  • Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia | Switch
  • Towaga Among Shadows | Switch
  • Dungeons 3 Complete Collection | Xbox, Switch
  • Tower of Time | Xbox, Switch, PS4
  • Hunting Simulator 2 | Xbox
  • Yes, Your Grace | Xbox, Switch
  • Secret Government | PC
  • Danger Scavenger | PC 
  • The Almost Gone | PC
  • Little Witch Nobeta | PC
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 | PC
  • Sliptime Sleuth | PC
  • Hylics 2 | PC
  • Bounty Battle | PS4
  • Conan Chop Chop | PS4
  • Covert | PS4
  • Hunting Simulator 2 | PS4
  • Jump, Step, Step | PS4
  • Octonaut | PS4 
  • Pancake House | PS4
  • Pawarumi | PS4
  • Party Pumper | PS4
  • Pushy and Pully in Blockland | PS4
  • Rugby Challenge 4 | PS4
  • Star Wars Episode I: Racer | PS4, Switch
  • Super Toy Cars 2 | PS4
  • A Summer With the Shiba Inu | PS4
  • Ultracore | PS4

Onto the trailers. Let’s start with Spongebob.

Good week for catching up on the Pile of Shame. Towaga looks like it’d be good fun on a controller, though. And Ninjala has a neat style to it that makes me wish it was on all platforms with cross-play.

See anything you like this week?


  • Covert for the PSVR has my attention.

    One of the biggest barriers to me playing the PSVR is that when I chuck that headset on and plug in the earbuds, I’m completely shutting out my partner, who is likely sitting right next to me, being ignored. It means that the only time I play PSVR games is when she’s out of the house or asleep.

    Now that something has come along that directly, deliberately, and loudly addresses this complaint in full, by allowing my partner to play something that’s actually engaging and vital to gameplay, (rather than some token supply drop style bullshit) it would be churlish of me to ignore it.

  • I am interested in Pokemon Cafe Mix that comes out on Nintendo Switch this week as a free to play download and also the Pokemon Presents livestream is on again this week as Ishihara-san from The Pokemon Company is due to give us more details on the next Pokemon game since last week’s Pokemon Presents livestream we had some exciting news Pokemon Smile is out now on the App Store and Google Play and requires no in-game purchases as well as New Pokemon Snap based on the original N64 game that was developed by Kirby developer HAL LABORATORY 20 years ago and that it’s coming to the Nintendo Switch very soon and that New Pokemon Snap will be developed by BANDAI NAMCO.
    There are only 5 days left until Game Freak reaches it’s target of 1 million trainers to defeat Zeraora and the 1 million trainers receive a bonus Shiny Zeraora via the Pokemon Home mobile app.
    So get battling Alex Walker or you will miss out on getting that bonus Shiny Zeraora.

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