Apple Arcade today gained a new, mostly side-scrolling title, “SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit” from Nickelodeon, exactly a week after introducing a dungeon crawler called “Towers of Everland”.

Save the Krabby Patty Formula

From the blurb:

Trouble has come to Bikini Bottom! The evil ‘mastermind’ Sheldon J. Plankton has once again hatched a plan to steal the secret Krabby Patty formula. This time he has enlisted his army of cousins to capture all of SpongeBob’s friends!

This side-scrolling arcade adventure has you playing as SpongeBob, but you’ll meet a bunch of characters from the popular cartoon series as well, including Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and the Jellyfish King. In this game, you must collect coins and spatulas, as well as crush obstacles, rescuing SpongeBob’s friends to defeat Plankton’s minions and take back the formula.

Here’s a video with the first ten minutes of gameplay.

This game is available across the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.

Key features

Here are the key highlights for this game:

  • Immerse yourself in SpongeBob’s universe in the craziest platform running game yet
  • Explore your favorite locations from Bikini Bottom to Glove World to the Chum Bucket
  • Jump on trampolines, avoid the stinging jellyfish and zoom down zip lines
  • Unlock trapped allies to join on your epic underwater quest
  • Journey together to collect coins, spatulas and complete all the levels
  • Interact with tons of familiar faces including Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton
  • Featuring the iconic voice cast of SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Transformation machines morph SpongeBob into a variety of silly forms
  • Unlock new abilities with each transformation and defeat countless obstacles
  • Find puzzles and unveil secrets in every level
  • From Plankton to Jellyfish King, face the most dangerous villains known to man or sea creature in challenging boss fights
  • Outwit bosses and use their own weapons against them…all in the effort to take back the Krabby Patty formula

Apple Arcade subscribers can download “SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit” for free.

Apple Arcade availability

Apple Arcade is a video game-subscription service that provides more than a hundred games exclusively designed for Apple’s platforms in exchange for five bucks per month. Most of the titles included in the subscription are playable across the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.

A free one-month trial is available.

All Apple Arcade titles are playable without an Internet connection, serve no ads, include no in-app purchases whatsoever and sync progress across devices via iCloud. The service supports the Family Sharing feature allowing a single subscription to be shared with a family of six.

To learn more, visit apple.com/apple-arcade.