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echochrome

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
80
3.1
PSP
80
2.6
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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 Pieces are pretty scattered, looks like there is no easy solution for this puzzle
echochrome PSP Main menu, playing the freeform mode
echochrome PSP If there isn't enough levels you can create your own
echochrome PSP Options when playing, stop and think, fast walk and snap

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Playstation Illustrated PSP May 18, 2008 88 out of 100 88
Gaming Target PlayStation 3 May 19, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) PSP Jul 04, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Frictionless Insight PlayStation 3 Feb 08, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited PSP Oct, 2008 80 out of 100 80
Cheat Code Central PSP 2008 3.9 out of 5 78
Gamer 2.0 PSP May 13, 2008 7.6 out of 10 76
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network PlayStation 3 May 27, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Gamesmania PSP Jun 20, 2008 68 out of 100 68
Gamesmania PlayStation 3 Jun 20, 2008 68 out of 100 68

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Related Web Sites

  • echochrome (Official game website (in Japanese))
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