Co-op mode in SpongeBob HeroPants can be played by up to four players at the same time. Other players can join or leave the game at any time. Co-op is not required to complete the game; one player can complete the game playing alone.
  1. There are some puzzles I can’t finish. What should I do?
  2. How can I add more players to my game?
  3. Someone joined my game and chose a character that already has upgrades. Is this normal?
  4. Other players in my game can’t keep up and automatically respawn near me. Is there a way to prevent this?
1. There are some puzzles I can’t finish. What should I do?
There are several Co-op Puzzles throughout the game.

Co-op Puzzle
co-op mode
Co-op Puzzles require at least two controllers. There are two ways to solve Co-op Puzzles.
  1. Find a teammate to jump in and help you out.
  2. Solve the puzzle by yourself, going back and forth between the two controllers until the puzzle is solved.
2. How can I add more players to my game?
Any player who wants to join a game will need a separate controller. With another controller plugged in or synced to the console, a player can join a game one of two ways:
  1. From the character selection screen – Player 2 selects a character and joins the game.
  2. In-game – Player 2 presses the Start button, selects a character, then joins the game.
The game can be played by up to four players at once.

3. Someone joined my game and chose a character that already has upgrades. Is this normal?
Yes. If another player chooses a character that you have already upgraded, the player gets to play with the upgrades.

In Co-op mode, each player collects and spends his or her own coins for upgrades. However, upgrades bought by any player are applied to all players.

4. Other players in my game can’t keep up and automatically respawn near me. Is there a way to prevent this?
There is a safety mechanic built into the game that prevents other players from getting stuck or left behind. To avoid this, allow other players to continue exploring, or just wait for them to catch up.