THQ Serves Sea-Worthy Menu with SpongeBob Beach Party Cook-Off

SPONGEBOB VS. THE BIG ONE: BEACH PARTY COOK-OFF has shipped to retail stores throughout North America exclusively for Nintendo DS from THQ. Based on Nickelodeon's upcoming episode airing in April, SPONGEBOB VS. THE BIG ONE, the new SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS cooking game offers a full menu of quirky and innovative dishes that can only be prepared SPONGEBOB-style.

SPONGEBOB VS. THE BIG ONE: BEACH PARTY COOK-OFF is rated E for everyone and is available at the suggested retail price of $29.99. This game is also expected to be available in Europe and Australia later this month.

In SPONGEBOB VS. THE BIG ONE: BEACH PARTY COOK-OFF, Mr. Krabs has signed up to compete in the cooking contest that will determine who will cater Jack Kahuna Laguna's Big Beach Party. Players will be tasked with assisting SpongeBob, Patrick and friends in running the Krusty Krab and training Plankton's cousins in the creation of the best deep-sea dishes. Utilizing the Nintendo DS touch screen and stylus, players will slice and dice their way in the Krusty Krab kitchen to prepare more than 100 different zany entrees, such as a perfectly done Krabby Patty, Anemone Meatloaf, Fried Seaweed Sandwiches and other foods. With more than 25 different cooking activities, players will also learn how to cook SpongeBob-style, which will include new and unique culinary techniques such as "skipping," "painting," and "slingshooting."

As players progress through the game, they will earn rewards that will allow them to customize and decorate the Krusty Krab restaurant. Loaded with authentic voice-overs from Tom Kenny, the official voice talent of SpongeBob, the game also features wireless cooperative gameplay that will unlock additional Sponge-tacular recipes.