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Ecco the Dolphin (Genesis)

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Written by  :  Laura Rosenberger (7)
Written on  :  Jul 25, 2006
Platform  :  Genesis
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Summary

Make use of Cheat Codes!

The Good

As said before, the game was good and the sounds matched perfectly. I unfortunately didn't get past the level that had octopuses in it. The first level with these things, in case there were more afterwards.

I always ended up getting lost in the underwater mazes and then dying. However, I did have a Game Genie at the time and did not hesitate to make Ecco not need to surface to breathe. Sweetness!

The music was just about the only thing I really liked about the game.

The Bad

That you were on your own and didn't have even one dolphin to help out on the more difficult levels. Which I understand that is the idea of the game, it's you, Ecco...that saves the pod. But it still wasn't cool.

The Bottom Line

If you like to be alone and be the "hero", figure out things on your own with minimal help, and love dolphins. Then this game is for you! However, be wary of the dangers that lurk beneath the deep blue sea and be careful in taking care of yourself. Because, it's all you, Ecco.