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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.

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echochrome PSP Options when playing, stop and think, fast walk and snap
echochrome PSP Pieces are pretty scattered, looks like there is no easy solution for this puzzle
echochrome PSP If there isn't enough levels you can create your own
echochrome PSP Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Pocket Gamer UK May 21, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameZone May 16, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
Playstation Illustrated May 18, 2008 88 out of 100 88
Destructoid Mar 26, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Futuregamez.net Sep 01, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Worth Playing Jun 02, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) Jul 04, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Fragland.net Aug 22, 2008 78 out of 100 78
Gamer 2.0 May 13, 2008 7.6 out of 10 76
GameSpot May 22, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75

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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))
Sciere (365983) added echochrome (PSP) on May 31, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Spenot (8432)