SpongeBob SquarePants Battle For Bikini Bottom Rehydrated is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, and the reviews haven’t been kind with Gamespot calling it “expired nostalgia“. While the game’s quality leans towards negative with only a few outlets still enjoying it, pretty much everyone unanimously agrees that Mr Krabs sounds weird. Here you’ll discover who voices Mr Krabs and why Clancy Brown wasn’t called upon.
As previously mentioned, the reviews for SpongeBob SquarePants Battle For Bikini Bottom Rehydrated haven’t been positive with most outlets agreeing that its bikini bottom stinks. Then again, quality is subjective and open to interpretation as some people still find enjoyment in supposedly outdated controls as Kotaku Australia have dubbed the remake “pure platforming joy“.
While gamers and critics will fight back and forth about whether the game is good or not, both sides can find a truce in agreeing that Mr Krabs sounds awfully weird.
Who voices Mr Krabs in SpongeBob SquarePants Battle For Bikini Bottom Rehydrated?
Joe Whyte voices Mr Krabs in SpongeBob SquarePants Battle For Bikini Bottom Rehydrated.
Mr Krabs was voiced by Joe Whyte in the original SpongeBob SquarePants Battle For Bikini Bottom, and THQ Nordic simply decided to keep the original voices for Rehydrated.
As for why THQ didn’t call upon Clancy Brown to reprise his role from the TV series, it’s supposedly because of “universal feedback from fans”.
Speaking to Nintendo Everything, THQ Nordic producer Martin Kreuch said the following:
“The voice work from the original was spectacular. That feedback was universal from fans. We wanted fans to recall the game that they know and love to keep the nostalgia alive. This is an example of Purple Lamp’s approach to development. “
THQ’s explanation won’t sit well with a lot of people as the voice of Mr Krabs from Battle For Bikini Bottom has always been regarded poorly. To make matters worse, the same goes for Mermaid Man who is also voiced by Joe Whyte.