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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 Pieces are pretty scattered, looks like there is no easy solution for this puzzle
echochrome PSP Title screen

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Gaming Age May 12, 2008 A- 91
Worth Playing Jun 02, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Destructoid Mar 26, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Power Unlimited Oct, 2008 80 out of 100 80
GBase - The Gamer's Base Jul 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gameswelt Jul 21, 2008 79 out of 100 79 Aug 22, 2008 78 out of 100 78 Jul 11, 2008 15 out of 20 75
Computer Bild Spiele Aug 06, 2008 2.4 out of 6 72 Jun 20, 2008 68 out of 100 68


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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))
Sciere (505899) added echochrome (PSP) on May 31, 2008
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