Ecco The Dolphin

  • Developer: Appaloosa Interactive
  • Genre: Arcade/Action
  • Originally on: GameGear (1993) , Sega CD (1993)
  • Runs on PC, Windows
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Overview

Ecco the Dolphin swims across the Game Gear screen with the same smooth, realistic movement, beautiful backgrounds and entrancing music that turned you on to the previous versions. Based on the same storyline of the popular Sega CD and Genesis versions, Ecco the Dolphin Game Gear has crisp graphics and an excellent player interface. Ecco is easy to guide whether charging killer shafts or jumping gracefully over a land barrier. With 17 complex levels, Ecco the Dolphin is ideal for those who want to solve the mystery of the deep.

Ecco's pod has been swept away in a mysterious storm. Alone, the young bottlenose dolphin begins a journey across the seas that takes him from the deepest parts of the ocean to lost cities under the sea. Ecco's adventure begins in Home Bay, where the vortex swoops his family away, and takes him through Open Ocean and Deep Water to the City of Forever. Finally, he heads into The Tube and The Machine, where his quest... or his life... is soon to end.

Ecco defends himself by charging his attackers. Button 1 executes the charge. Button 2 is Ecco's swim button. You can also use sonar to pinpoint your location, talk to other mammals of the sea and gather information from the glyphs throughout the levels. Hold the Start Button until Ecco's sonar wave bounces back. You will see a map of the surrounding area. The map is a critical tool to survival. Without it, you won't be able to locate underwater air pockets for breathing; find hidden passages, feeder fish and glyphs; and avoid enemies.

Ecco the Dolphin on the Game Gear is a real treat. This game pushes the technical limits of the Game Gear. Add to that first-rate game play and a very popular subject (who doesn't love dolphins?) and you've got a winner.

Future Shock

Trellia, Ecco's descendant from the future, is his guide in this new adventure.

She begins by warning Ecco that he and his undersea comrades face two possible futures.

One is tranquil and beautiful; Ecco's descendants swim freely through the sea and the skies, and all creatures live in harmony.

The other future is cold and forbidding.

Ecco must embark on a race against time itself.

Ifhe fails, an evil, deadly future will reign.

Countless dangers and obstacles stand in Ecco's way.

Through his travels, Ecco must break through shell barriers, unlock door glyphs guarding the unknown, solve barrier puzzles by pushing blocks with his nose, seek and aid the Asterite, and jump through silvery teleport rings in astounding 3-D levels.

Ecco: The Tides of Time provides all gamers with a solid challenge and hours of underwater un.

A password save and unlimited continues help you progress through the 17 huge levels.

So what are you waiting for?

Take a deep breath, and dive in!

Hot Hints

  1. Ecco doesn't have to go through a teleport ring to activate it - he only has to touch it.
  2. Follow the orca closely, or else you'll scroll offscreen and have to begin again.
  3. The Globe Holder harbors the last of two very important items. To defeat it, you must sing it toward a wall where it takes damage when it bounces. Don't get crushed when it springs back.
  4. Use your sonar map in the block-pushing puzzles.
  5. To leap over rocks, jump diagonally upward at the water surface.
  6. Ecco may receive accolades from friend singers before he's finished the game.
  7. Sing to a clam to restore air and health completely.

Overview

Ecco's back with a splash.

No sooner has the botilenose dolphin defeated the sinister Vortex Queen and restored peace to the waters than new troubles disturb the sea.

Sega's Ecco: The Tides of Time for the Game Gear takes one player from Ecco's underwater home bay into the future, where the sky and the ocean have merged to form dangerous and challenging pathways to unknown lands.

This time around, Ecco must swim his way through new mind-bending puzzles, harrowing force-scrolling adventures, and enemy-ridden sea worlds.

Dazzling 3-D graphics and a huge new underwater cast await.

Are you ready to take the plunge?

Overview

His intelligence is legendary. His agility and power, a unique blend of strength and grace. He is Ecco the Dolphin, Sega's most famous underwater mammal. His expanded one-player adventures on the Sega CD will delight dolphin lovers and gamers alike.

Ecco the Dolphin on the Sega CD introduces the use of 3-D sound for a gaming experience like no other. Because Ecco's undersea environment is a critical part of the game's beauty and challenge, Sega has added QSound, 3-D stereo sound, to the musical score. When the Sega CD player is connected to two stereo speakers, QSound expands Ecco's environment into the room. This effect surrounds you with music and game sounds, immersing you in Ecco's undersea world. QSound, coupled with Ecco's . complex game play and rich graphics, make Ecco the Dolphin a gaming experience all players will enjoy.

Echoes from the Deep

Ecco is a young bottlenose dolphin on a perilous quest across 33 massive levels to find his pod, mysteriously swept away in a vicious storm. This CD version features five new levels... and adds a few surprises to the levels familiar to Genesis players.

Ecco's undersea adventures expose him to the beauty, mysteries and dangers of the deep. His aquatic quest will take him to sunken shipwrecks, the legendary city of Atlantis and to Deep Gate, where it seems no air-breathing mammal can survive. You must rely on Ecco's undersea adventures expose him to the beauty, mysteries and dangers of the deep. His aquatic quest will take him to sunken shipwrecks, the legendary city of Atlantis and to Deep Gate, where it seems no air-breathing mammal can survive. You must rely on Ecco's sonar to get information from sea creatures and mysterious crystal glyphs. Sharks and other deadly enemies cross your path often... and you must always remember that you need air to live.

Ecco the Dolphin is a rewarding and spectacular game. It has a password feature to let you save your progress; you won't finish this game in one day Think like a dolphin, move like a dolphin and, with QSound, live in the dolphin's world. Ecco the Dolphin is one of a kind.

Think and Move Like a Dolphin

Press Button A to activate Ecco's sonar. Use sonar to get special messages from the crystal glyphs and other sea animals. Hold down Button A for a map showing Ecco's location.

Button B makes Ecco charge. Use this with the D-Button to catch fish or to attack enemies.

Button C Is Ecco's swim button. Press C repeatedly to build speed, then hold it down to maintain your speed.

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System Requirements

PC compatible, SystemP-100

Systems: Win9xWindows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game features:Ecco The Dolphin supports single modeSingle game mode

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