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 Using the power of metamorphosis.
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Strange dolphin technology...
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Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Dreamcast Another warped dolphin

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DC-UK Dreamcast Apr, 2000 91 out of 100 91
neXGam Dreamcast Dec 27, 2009 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamezilla Dreamcast Oct 11, 2000 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot Dreamcast Aug 11, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
NowGamer Dreamcast Apr 26, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dreamcast Oct 07, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 PlayStation 2 Feb 06, 2002 16 out of 20 80 Dreamcast Sep 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Mar 04, 2002 7.4 out of 10 74
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 08, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65


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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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