SpongeBob SquarePants: Wild Pearl Chase is a turn-based RPG game for the PSP, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS based on the highly popular Nickelodeon television show, SpongeBob SquarePants. The game centers around Pearl's disappearance, and the search for her. The game has four playable characters, SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidwaad and Sandy
The player is able to explore the world around him/her by using the D-pad to move around (analog stick may also be used for the PlayStation series gaming systems), and interact with the world around them using the X button/A button. Certain moves can be used to interact with the world around the player (for instance, SpongeBob's Sponged Piper move can be used to cause certain effects, such as mini-games being playable and people cheering). Krabby Patties are an item that rid status conditions, while Jellyfish Jelly heals.
Battles are turn-based. Skills can be used in battles to produce various effects. Skills depend on the character's costume at the time. There are 22 different costumes, which are:
|Physical-oriented Costumes||Magic-oriented Costumes|