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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 Foe descend on earth after the defense fails...
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast The dolphin dictator Mutaclone can't afford to let you win.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Greetings geezer.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast A Passage from Genesis, meant to simulate the original Ecco games.

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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
Gamezilla Oct 11, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Game Revolution Aug 01, 2000 B+ 83
GameSpot Aug 11, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
NowGamer Apr 26, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
Game Vortex 2000 80 out of 100 80
Planet Dreamcast Aug 29, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Super Play (Sweden) Jul, 2000 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 (10733)