SpongeBob's Boating Bash is a go-kart-styled racing game with straightforward controls and fast action, set in the underwater world of the animated series. Some modes of play encourage reckless driving or demolishing competitor's vehicles with well-placed collisions. The game uses colorful, flat shaded 3D graphics that mimic the look of the cartoon. Players steer from a behind-the-boat perspective, using the Nunchuk thumbstick or simply tilting the Wii Remote in the direct they want to go. A split-screen multiplayer mode supports up to four. SpongeBob, Patrick Star, Squidward, Sandy, and five other characters from the long-running Nickelodeon show are available for play, along with a wide choice of vehicles and more than 100 customization options.