Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition review

  • Highly amusing premise
  • Must be experienced at least once
  • Allows creativity
  • Fun returns diminish sharply
  • Lazy platforming
  • Terrible new combat system

SpongeBob and Patrick may chatter and chirp out exposition between levels, but the real bones of the plot are filled in not with words but with your stylus. In our Drawn to Life universe, Patrick revives Hitler by stitching his severed head to the body of an octopus. Thus, the newly christened Hitlerpus, an angry, boneless individual who sleeps on a bed of spikes, heads out on a platforming adventure armed only with a set of springy-bouncy high-heeled shoes and a small tabby cat, with whom the Fuhrer shields his head from falling rocks.

So as you can see, thanks to your ability to draw aspects of the game from scratch, Drawn to Life is quite literally what you make of it. As a game, it’s a scourge on the human race – a lazy platformer which isn’t helped by a terrible new combat system where you draw shapes directly onto the playing field. But it simply has to be experienced at least once. Actually, if you played last year’s predecessor, probably only once.

Oct 9, 2008

More Info

Release date: Sep 15 2008 - DS (US)
Sep 26 2008 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Adventure
Published by: THQ
Developed by: THQ
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Comic Mischief
PEGI Rating:


  • OrrG123 - November 3, 2008 4:46 p.m.

    This Game is alright
  • TheWebSwinger - October 9, 2008 10:18 p.m.

    Hitlerpus?? Figures he'd appear on Yom Kippur. Brb gonna call in the Allied Forces.
  • Yay-Yay - December 15, 2008 5:51 p.m.

    I like the game so far but can't get past the rollercoaster stage, I'm not to good at jumping and speeding up and all that yet. Also what is with the boxes with the pictures of Spongebob, Patrick or Squidward--Can you break them or what are they for?

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