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Description

echochrome 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.

Screenshots

echochrome PSP You can choose the level you want to play
echochrome PSP Pieces are pretty scattered, looks like there is no easy solution for this puzzle
echochrome PSP Level F4, looks pretty straightforward
echochrome PSP Looks pretty tricky

Alternate Titles

  • "無限回廊" -- Japanese spelling
  • "echochrome: Penso, quindi gioco" -- Italian title

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Critic Reviews

Pocket Gamer UK PSP May 21, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Frictionless Insight PlayStation 3 Feb 08, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameDaily PSP May 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GBase - The Gamer's Base PlayStation 3 Jul 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) PSP Jul 04, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited PSP Oct, 2008 80 out of 100 80
The Next Level PlayStation 3 May 21, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameswelt PSP Jul 21, 2008 79 out of 100 79
Tweakers.net PlayStation 3 Jul 26, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
PlayLipse.fr PSP Jul 27, 2008 14 out of 20 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Echochrome 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))
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