DescriptionTravel through time along with Ecco the dolphin, in the only game that could call itself a "dolphin simulator". Indeed, you can do pretty much everything a typical dolphin does, including eating fish, surfacing in order to breathe, using your biological sonar and of course, jumping out of the water to amaze your friends.
The storyline is actually deeper that one may think by looking at the box illustration. As Ecco, you are the only dolphin who managed to escape from a giant whirlpool which sucked down your entire pod. The five shining stars on your forehead show that you are the chosen one to save them. But that task will be not be an easy one, as you will have to travel through time and space with the Atlantean time machine, and meet the mystical Asterite in order to defeat the Vortex Queen.
- "Ecco" -- In-game title
- "エコー・ザ・ドルフィン" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
|The Most Beautiful Game Music Ever Created.||SEGA CD||Guy Chapman (1744)|
|Solitude...||Genesis||J. G. (7)|
|Make use of Cheat Codes!||Genesis||Laura Rosenberger (7)|
|Cult Classic||SEGA CD||ETJB (447)|
The Press Says
|Sega Force||Genesis||May 13, 1993||92 out of 100||92|
|Sega-16.com||SEGA CD||Jul 31, 2004||9 out of 10||90|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Windows 3.x||Aug, 2007||9 out of 10||90|
|1UP!||Genesis||May 22, 2009||89 out of 100||89|
|Defunct Games||Game Gear||Oct 30, 2005||85 out of 100||85|
|Megablast||SEGA CD||Dec, 1993||80 out of 100||80|
|PC Gamer||Windows 3.x||Jan, 1996||75 out of 100||75|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Genesis||Mar, 1993||8 out of 12||67|
|High Score||Windows 3.x||Jul, 1996||2 out of 5||40|
|Gamernode||Xbox 360||Aug 28, 2007||4 out of 10||40|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|win 3.x compatible||5||Terok Nor (18455)
Jul 28, 2014
|Favorite level music from Ecco the Dolphin||1||Johnny de Alba
Aug 29, 2008
1001 Video GamesEcco the Dolphin appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Cut contentThere are two spots high above water along the left and right walls of Origin Beach where there were once glyphs (Or some creature) that was removed from the game. However if you use your sonar against those walls you still get messages from them.
The left one says:
"We hear song in the ocean!"
"We hear our kind in the sea!"
"Never have we heard songs in the sea!"
The right one says:
"You sing our song under the waves - who are you?"
"Could we sing in the sea? Could we live in the sea?"
"Perhaps we will try!"
Ed Annunziata explained that this was the answer to the question Ecco was asked in Home Bay "Why do Dolphins live in the sea?"
Ecco was supposed to be talking to his prehistoric ancestors and convincing them to join him in the deep! Unfortunately they were removed to time constraints.
- Issue #4 - #100 in the "Top 100 Video Games of All-Time" list
Related Web Sites
- DARK SEA: The Ultimate Ecco the Dolphin Resource (The best resource on the net for Ecco the Dolphin game information, multimedia, information on the games' development from the creators themselves, and full documentation of the Ecco 2: Tides of Time prototype version.)
- X360A achievement guide (X360A's achievement guide for Ecco the Dolphin.)