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Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
79
3.8
PlayStation 2
72
3.6
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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 Leave the controls alone long enough and Ecco looks at you with confusion.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Following some tracks.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Ecco's star shine
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Oh yes I remember those games, damned hard!

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The Press Says

4Players.de PlayStation 2 Feb 18, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution Dreamcast Aug 01, 2000 B+ 83
GameSpot Dreamcast Aug 11, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
NowGamer Dreamcast Apr 26, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
Game Vortex Dreamcast 2000 80 out of 100 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dreamcast Oct 07, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Feb 06, 2002 16 out of 20 80
SEGA-Portal.de Dreamcast Sep 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Mar 04, 2002 7.4 out of 10 74
Gameplanet PlayStation 2 Feb 25, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

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.

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.

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