SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge is a 2013 video game based SpongeBob SquarePants. It is notably the first SpongeBob game to be published by Activision, the first to be released on the PlayStation 3 and the Wii U, and the first to be rated E10+ by the ESRB.
Plankton's Robotic Revenge was developed to be a third-person shooter, similar to Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Players can purchase and upgrade their weapons of choice. Home console versions of the game feature four-player co-op, whilst the Wii U version will allow for an additional fifth player when using a GamePad with four other controllers. Portable versions are solely single-player games. The confirmed playable characters include SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, Sandy Cheeks, and Mr. Krabs. If the player chooses to play alone, SpongeBob will be the only character to play.
Despite having a similar plot, this game is not connected in any way to SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom. A cargo ship drops batteries into the ocean. Plankton finds them and uses them to power his giant robot and robot army and takes the safe with the Krabby Patty secret formula. He also takes the map to the key and the two copies of it that opens the safe. SpongeBob and his friends have to stop him, defeat his robot minions and family members, retrieve the batteries, and find the three keys before he does to get the formula back. They fight Plankton in the Dutchman's Triangle, but he survives his defeat and retreats. The gang then fight two of Plankton's family members, who also have giant robots, in other areas. After getting the first two keys and batteries, they go back to the Krusty Krab and fight Plankton again. After he is defeated, they retrieve the last battery and find the last key under the doormat and use it to open the safe. In the bottle was a note saying the formula is in Mr. Krab's pocket the whole time and it is. Squidward was shocked that they've been through this for nothing. That night, when SpongeBob and Patrick were watching TV in Patrick's house, SpongeBob wonders where the batteries went and was amazed that Patrick's TV is working so well. It is then revealed that the batteries were powering the TV from the outside.