echochrome

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 3
79
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 Title screen
echochrome PSP You can choose the level you want to play
echochrome PSP Options when playing, stop and think, fast walk and snap
echochrome PSP Main menu, playing the freeform mode

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation 3 May 02, 2008 4.75 out of 5 95
Gaming Age PlayStation 3 May 12, 2008 A- 91
IGN PSP May 02, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Destructoid PSP Mar 26, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Power Unlimited PSP Oct, 2008 80 out of 100 80
GBase - The Gamer's Base PlayStation 3 Jul 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamer 2.0 PSP May 13, 2008 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com PSP Jul 04, 2008 15 out of 20 75
Computer Bild Spiele PSP Aug 06, 2008 2.4 out of 6 72
Gamekult PSP Jul 09, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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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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