On the day that Spongebob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated released, speedrunners had already figured out a way to bypass almost everything in the game and skip straight to the end. Watch as Michael Hartinger (Project Manager, Purple Lamp Studios) and Martin Kreuch (Producer, THQ Nordic) witness this very feat happen right before their eyes. But a two-minute video is no fun, so we also had them watch a full any% speedrun right after.

Also, due to overwhelming popular demand, for the first time ever in a ‘Devs React to Speedrun’, we invited the actual speedrunner (SHiFT) to commentate along with the developers so he can explain the nitty-gritty of what’s happening on screen. Enjoy!

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Interested in learning more about Battle for Bikini Bottom speedrunning? Check out SHiFT’s multi-part documentary here:

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Category: Bikini