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Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future

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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 Murals depeciting the enslavement of the Dolphins.
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 Dolphins that have altered themselves.

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Shin Force Dreamcast Aug 27, 2000 9.7 out of 10 97
DC-UK Dreamcast Apr, 2000 91 out of 100 91 Dreamcast Jul 04, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Aug 29, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Apr 10, 2002 4 out of 5 80 Dreamcast Sep 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Sep, 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
Super Play Dreamcast Jul, 2000 6 out of 10 60 PlayStation 2 May, 2003 5.2 out of 10 52
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast 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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