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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 Ecco before the temple of controversy.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Inside the tentacled doom machine
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Controls
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast ...tells it like it is.

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The Press Says

4Players.de Dreamcast Jul 31, 2000 90 out of 100 90
neXGam Dreamcast Dec 27, 2009 8.8 out of 10 88
Video Games Dreamcast Jun, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Jul 04, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Game Revolution Dreamcast Aug 01, 2000 B+ 83
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Feb 06, 2002 16 out of 20 80
SegaFan.com Dreamcast Dec 12, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Feb 26, 2002 61 out of 100 61
Super Play Dreamcast Jul, 2000 6 out of 10 60
GameCola.net PlayStation 2 May, 2003 5.2 out of 10 52

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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.

Information also contributed by Bolley Bollington

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