Descriptionechochrome is a puzzle game with a design inspired by the works of M.C. Escher. The gameplay is based around optical illusions, as the player must utilize five simple laws of perspective in order to join walkways, hide dangers and create path in order to reach the "echoes", checkpoints in the game. This implies that different actions are possible based on the camera perspective, which is changed when the player rotates the camera.
For the PSP there are two different versions. The UMD game offers 105 levels with three game modes for each: Solo mode (walk alone), Pair mode (control a white and black mannequin - when they meet each other they merge into a grey one and the puzzle is solved) and Others (solo mode with the additional of black enemies). The PlayStation store version is called echochrome Micro and only offers 56 levels with the three game modes.
All versions have a built-in editor. On the PS3 levels can be easily exchanged through the PlayStation Network. The system will also automatically download ten custom puzzles, rated highly by other users, to a maximum of 300. When the maximum amount has been reached, older ones are replaced.
- "無限回廊" -- Japanese spelling
- "echochrome: Penso, quindi gioco" -- Italian title
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|Playstation Illustrated||PSP||May 18, 2008||88 out of 100||88|
|IGN||PlayStation 3||May 02, 2008||8.6 out of 10||86|
|Gamer 2.0||PlayStation 3||May 13, 2008||8.2 out of 10||82|
|GBase - The Gamer's Base||PlayStation 3||Jul 07, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Gameswelt||PSP||Jul 21, 2008||79 out of 100||79|
|4Players.de||PSP||Jul 22, 2008||78 out of 100||78|
|Tweakers.net||PlayStation 3||Jul 26, 2008||7.5 out of 10||75|
|GameSpot||PSP||May 22, 2008||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Computer Bild Spiele||PSP||Aug 06, 2008||2.4 out of 6||72|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||PlayStation 3||May 08, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
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1001 Video GamesEchochrome appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Related Web Sites
- echochrome (Official game website (in Japanese))