Ecco: The Tides of Time

aka: Ecco II: The Tides of Time, Ecco the Dolphin II, Ecco: Les marées du temps
Moby ID: 6678
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The followup to Ecco the Dolphin, in which Ecco successfully destroyed the Vortex. Unfortunately, it turns out that the Vortex Queen followed it to the Earth and eventually destroyed the Asterite. All the world's oceans are threatened, and actually already doomed.

In order to restore the Asterite and finally defeat the Vortex Queen, Ecco will have to confront once again the tides of time, which have split into two possible futures, the regular one and the dark one dominated by the Vortex Queen.

Ecco: The Tides of Time features even better graphics than its predecessor, and introduces a new gameplay mode in which the camera follows the dolphin from behind instead of from the side.


  • エコー・ザ・ドルフィン2 - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Genesis version)

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The cover art, entitled Ecco II, was painted by Boris Vallejo, who also contributed to the cover of Ecco the Dolphin, this game's predecessor.

SEGA CD Version

The SEGA CD version features a CD-quality digital soundtrack different from the original cartridge game, and full-motion videos.


  • GameFan
    • 1994 (Vol. 3, Iss. 1) - Best Sega CD Action/Adventure Game of the Year

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  • DARK SEA : The Ultimate Ecco the Dolphin Resource
    The best resource on the net for Ecco the Dolphin game information, multimedia, information on the games' development from the creators themselves, and full documentation of the Ecco 2: Tides of Time prototype version.
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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Cochonou.

SEGA CD added by Kartanym. Linux, Macintosh added by Foxhack. Game Gear added by festershinetop. Wii added by gamewarrior. Windows added by lights out party. SEGA Master System added by Игги Друге.

Additional contributors: chirinea, Pat Cdr, Deven Gallo, formercontrib, j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】, ケヴィン, Patrick Bregger.

Game added June 10, 2002. Last modified January 28, 2024.