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Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (Dreamcast)

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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.


Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Greetings geezer.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Ecco before the temple of controversy.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast The infamous "Hanging Waters" level
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast The dolphin dictator Mutaclone can't afford to let you win.

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The Press Says Sep 07, 2001 A 100 Jul 31, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Gamezilla Oct 11, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Video Games Jun, 2000 85 out of 100 85 Jul 04, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Game Revolution Aug 01, 2000 B+ 83 Sep 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Planet Dreamcast Aug 29, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games May 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Sep 06, 2000 D 25


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David Brin

The original storyline for this game was written by Science-Fiction writer David Brin. Brin has won two Hugo Awards (the Hugos are the Oscars of SF), 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.


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.

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quizzley7 (21221) added Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (Dreamcast) on Feb 18, 2002
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