- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
- Offline: 43 (1000 )
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000 : 5-10 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2
- Number of missable achievements: 2 (Home Sweet Pineapple and Patchy's Roll Call)
- Glitched achievements: None!
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Cannot alter difficulty
Spongebob's Truth Or Square is a soul-sucking, mind numbing 1000 points, and is chock full of moments that will make you question whether or not there really are underlying messages and references in children's programming. But, either way, if you're patient enough, a child that enjoys these kinds of games, or just a fan of the show, this is an insanely easy 1000 points.
In Truth or Square, Spongebob has forgotten where he hid the Krabby Patty secret formula, and it is up to you to help him remember where he put it! Of course, Plankton is up to his dastardly deeds of theft once again, so all the memories and plenty of homages to previous episodes of the animated series are distorted and chock full of Plankton's robots to stop you and get that secret ingredient.
The game is composed of 10 stages total, with three stages that act as "big" boss battles. The other 7 stages have collectibles, artwork, as well as a sleeping Patrick to find, and an extremely limited array of attacks to help you through.
Spatula attack (normal)
Water balloon cannon (unlocked in later stages)
Step One: Playthrough #1
Simply play through all 10 stages. You gain one happiness object upon completion of each stage, as well as Patrick a few times, and a good majority of the art boxes if you pay enough attention. As you go through the game, you WILL obtain Livin' Like Larry, Born to be Wild, MuscleBob BuffPants, Money Talks and Robotic Rage as you progress. You should also get A Life in a Day if you destroy everything in sight, are observant enough to find some of the bonus 1x-5x life multipliers floating around, as well as go to all the life chests in Spongebob's house after each stage (note you get six in the bathroom when you jump in the tub and squirt the Mrs. Puff tikis). Upon completing the last stage you will obtain Happy Squared and still be able to go back and play previous levels.
DO NOT SKIP THE CREDITS!!! Once you beat the final boss, let the credits roll normally from start to finish, otherwise you will not obtain the secret achievement Patchy's Roll Call.
Also note that, on this playthrough, you do not upgrade Gary's water bowl at this time. If you do, you MUST upgrade his bed at the same time, or you cannot unlock the achievement Home Sweet Pineapple. I suggest waiting until you're second playthrough when you'll have the needed 16,000 happiness nuggets to upgrade the home.
Step Two: Playthrough #2 and Co-Op
Once you beat a stage, the transportation boxes and Larry tiki's unlock, and you have the ability to go back and play it again at any time by pressing on the photo album in the middle of the living room. Utilize the achievement guide provided on this site by Migueloetb (click here), as well as the links in said guide to find the artwork, happiness objects, and the remainder of the sleeping Patricks (some require you to have the water balloon cannon you get later in the game). Simply go from start to finish again and find the missing objects and pick up all the remaining achievements.
Also use this time to work co-op, which can be done on any stage by having a second player press start on their controller to take control of Plankton. Perform the tutorial to quickly learn how he handles, as the controls handle horribly. Try to find a stage that has machines that just crank out Plankton's robots and use this time to obtain I Will Destroy All of You!, Curse You!!!, and Walking Small since there is absolutely no need for co-op through every stage.
Be advised that when you reach 16,000 happiness nuggets (coins), you can obtain two more quick achievements. First, go to the closet and buy every costume in it to unlock Costume Party. Then, simply exit out of the game by turning it off or returning to the dashboard (so the game doesn't save), then play the game again to have all your happiness nuggets still there, but everything you bought did not save. Then, run around his house and upgrade everything you can find! You need to unlock the locked areas of the house (the kitchen and bathroom) in order to upgrade the rest, and you'll unlock Home Sweet Pineapple! Also, while you're in the kitchen, don't forget to feed Patrick the hotdog on the counter to unlock Weenie Hut!
And there you have it! You need to do two separate run throughs of the game, the second being the more time consuming of course. The only real issue you'll have will be the co-op since you need a second person, or need skill to operate both controllers. Have fun, and happy achievement hunting!