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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 The form of a Foe
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Sucked into the doomsday weapons.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Eating a fish.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Ecco before the temple of controversy.

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Critic Reviews Sep 07, 2001 A 100
Shin Force Aug 27, 2000 9.7 out of 10 97
DC-UK Apr, 2000 91 out of 100 91 Jul 31, 2000 90 out of 100 90 Jul 04, 2000 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot Aug 11, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
Planet Dreamcast Aug 29, 2000 8 out of 10 80 Sep 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Jun, 2000 73 out of 100 73
Digital Press - Classic Video Games May 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60


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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.


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 (21164) added Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (Dreamcast) on Feb 18, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10740)