If you or your kids love SpongeBob SquarePants, you will likely love this. For two minutes. Before you realise you have better things to do.
This app presents you with SpongeBob in an underwater scene, and you can do pretty much whatever you like to him; touch his mouth to make him speak a limited number of phrases, touch his eyes to make him wink, and touch the background to create bubbles that he stares at. If you tilt the iPhone, he slides with Gary the snail to one side, and you can move the device up sharply to make him jump. You can even stretch him and make him dance. It’s all very amusing, but despite its great use of the ‘Phone’s features, it certainly won’t keep you or your kids transfixed for more than a few minutes. If you really love the character, though, or have a very young child in mind, it’s a fun and quirky few minutes of whimsical, watery entertainment that probably delivers just about enough to justify the price, but it does little more than that and won’t make for any converts.