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Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (Dreamcast)

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Description

Hundreds of years in the future, mankind and dolphins live peacefully together and share the earth. Dolphins, who are much more intelligent than they seem, act as the earth's caretakers, while dolphins and humans explore the galaxy. An alien force, known as the Foe, seeks to end this happy existence. The Foe damages the Earth's defense system, and alters history for the worse. One extraordinary dolphin, Ecco, must travel through time to set things right.

Ecco is a 3d underwater adventure game. There are more than 25 aquatic environments to explore. Ecco must communicate with other ocean creatures and learn to manipulate his environment if he is to succeed in defeating the Foe.

Screenshots

Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast The infamous "Hanging Waters" level
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast The form of a Foe
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast They don't quite take to Ecco.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Murals depeciting the enslavement of the Dolphins.

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Critic Reviews

Shin Force Aug 27, 2000 9.7 out of 10 97
DC-UK Apr, 2000 91 out of 100 91
Gamezilla Oct 11, 2000 88 out of 100 88
neXGam Dec 27, 2009 8.8 out of 10 88
NowGamer Apr 26, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
Gaming Target Aug 29, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Planet Dreamcast Aug 29, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 07, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure 2001 B- 67
Super Play Jul, 2000 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

David Brin

The original storyline for this game was written by science fiction author David Brin. Brin has won two Hugo Awards, one for Startide Rising and one for The Uplift War. Both novels are part of the Uplift series, and guess what: very intelligent dolphins play a big role in the series.

Extras

Included with the European version of this game is a product catalogue that showcases amongst other things the unreleased Half-Life port for the Dreamcast.

Information also contributed by Bolley Bollington

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quizzley7 (21171) added Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (Dreamcast) on Feb 18, 2002
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