SpongeBob Squarepants: Lights, Camera, Pants!
gives the Bikini Bottomers a chance to become stars. As a famous producer, Gill Hammerstein, comes to the undersea town to film an episode of "The New Adventures of Mermaidman and Barnacleboy", everyone wants to take one of the roles.
Lights, Camera, Pants! takes on much more of a party game feel than the previous SpongeBob titles. In the Story Mode, you will simply play through a series of mini-games trying to earn popularity points. Once a character has earned enough points in his or her necessary mini-games, they win the position they are best suited for. But Story Mode is really just practice for the other options. These options let you either go straight into your favorite mini-games (Single Audition Mode) or take part in a multi-player tournament (Tournament Mode) to see who is the best.
In a Wario Ware-like fashion. Tournament Mode has you choosing your character and then forcing all of the players (up to four) to go through mini-game after mini-game. When everything's said and done -- the player with the most popularity points wins.
So what kind of mini-games can you expect to find in Lights, Camera, Pants!? "Flippin' Out" has you flipping Krabby Patties, while "Surf Resc-Goo" tests your fishing capabilities to see what has been washed out to sea. "Pedal of Honor" lets you try your hand at crazy bicycle tricks and "Beats Me" is one for you rhythm gamers out there. That's just a small sample of what SpongeBob Squarepants: Lights, Camera, Pants! has to offer. There are 30 different mini-games that will test how quickly you can press buttons, how well your aim is or how well you can reproduce small musical snippets.
All-in-all, there is enough variety in the types of mini-games present in Lights, Camera, Pants! so that pretty much any gamer (no matter the age) will be able to find an activity that they could play over and over again.