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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.


echochrome PSP Options when playing, stop and think, fast walk and snap
echochrome PSP Main menu, playing the freeform mode
echochrome PSP Looks pretty tricky
echochrome PSP Level F4, looks pretty straightforward

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
Playstation Illustrated PSP May 18, 2008 88 out of 100 88
Worth Playing PSP Jun 02, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamer 2.0 PlayStation 3 May 13, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
GBase - The Gamer's Base PSP Jul 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Frictionless Insight PlayStation 3 Feb 08, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamer 2.0 PSP May 13, 2008 7.6 out of 10 76 PlayStation 3 Jul 22, 2008 76 out of 100 76
Computer Bild Spiele PlayStation 3 Aug 06, 2008 2.35 out of 6 73 (UK) PlayStation 3 May 08, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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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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