Life was an adventure for Ecco, the young dolphin. The ocean seemed endless with rolling breakers to race through! At high speed Ecco could burst through the waves leaping through the air – almost flying! Until one day, all of that changed. A freak whirlpool of air and water tore the life from Ecco’s home leaving Ecco all alone.
User reviews: Positive (7 reviews) - 85% of the 7 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 1, 2010

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Life was an adventure for Ecco, the young dolphin. The ocean seemed endless with rolling breakers to race through!

At high speed Ecco could burst through the waves leaping through the air – almost flying!

Until one day, all of that changed. A freak whirlpool of air and water tore the life from Ecco’s home leaving Ecco all alone. Now he must fight to stay alive, while traversing the vast ocean in search of clues that will help him save his family and return them to the bay.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows® XP or higher
    • Graphics: 32MB or greater graphics card
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 50MB free disc space
Helpful customer reviews
109 of 124 people (88%) found this review helpful
54 people found this review funny
Posted: November 10, 2011
I hate this game so much. It is pretty much the ONLY game I have NEVER been able to beat. It is REALLY difficult. If you like to torture yourself and are looking for more reasons to hate dolfins, give it a try, but don't say I didn't warn you. My life will be that much more complete whenever I manage to beat this game, and I WILL be throwing a massive party, no joke.
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75 of 87 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Posted: December 2, 2012
One of the scariest games I've ever played, I'm not sure if its the creepy ambient music, or whatever it is, but it ranks in the top 3 of scary games for me.
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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: July 5, 2013
The Mega Drive version had some real sound issues compared to the PC one, which had REALLY good music. But anyway, I really loved this game as a kid, but I haven't played it much since. I... still recommend it.
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4 of 11 people (36%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
My first experience with Ecco was with the reboot on my Dreamcast. That appears to have been a good thing. (Not really) interestingly, I even got stuck in a wall in this game. "Ship it!" Kind of a dull maze game from what I saw so far. Also, I wish Sega made this series a "Genesis/Megadrive Classics Collection" that wasn't literally only for the base console. A superior version of this was released for Sega-CD, and this emulator likely could run that version just as well.

2/5
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10 of 69 people (14%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Posted: December 2, 2012
Very confusing game. You're a dolphin I guess? And you can swim slow or swim fast? And you die really easily? Not recommended unless you are a fan of dolphins, and why would you be?
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