(Wii Virtual Console / Mega Drive)

Ecco Jr. (Wii Virtual Console / Mega Drive)

Game Profile

The aquatic adventures of Ecco come to life for a younger generation of gamers. Perfect for kids, Ecco Jr. finds our young hero heading out to sea with a variety of tasks he must perform in order to get there.

Along with his friends Tara the baby orca and Kitnee the young Atlantic dolphin, Ecco Jr. will interact with sea lions, sea horses and other aquatic life as he makes his journey to the Big Blue. Introduce your kids to the classic series of Ecco the Dolphin titles by downloading Ecco Jr. today.

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Posted by Marcel van Duyn

The aquatic adventures of Ecco come to life for a younger generation of gamers.

Ouch - what happened here? Ecco the Dolphin, suddenly transformed into a kid-friendly educational game?In this game, you play as Ecco Jr., a younger version of Ecco, or one of his two friends (Tara the baby orca or Kitnee the baby Atlantic dolphin). There...

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User Comments (21)

KeeperBvK

#1

KeeperBvK said:

Well, it was just a matter of time before this would be announced, wasn't it? ;)

Jazzem

#2

Jazzem said:

Haha, wow, I played through and completed this in a night on the Mega Drive Collection. I'm not quite sure what drove me to do it until the end!

Nice simple fun I guess, but not the sort of thing you'd want to pay much for on its own.

__Bob Emmerich

#5

Bob Emmerich said:

My 5 yr. old played this on the Sega Genesis Collection and he liked it. I think the fact that they named it Jr. was to intone that it was a young childs game. Not meant to be played by anyone over 5.

The_Indigo_Effect

#6

The_Indigo_Effect said:

The lackluster titles released this week would have provided NEO GEO with an opportunity to release a GOOD game. I believe the aforementioned system is up to a whopping four games; certainly they have a much wider selection of titles than they let on.

__Soos

#8

Soos said:

^ Maybe it mentions how dolphins are like the rapists of the sea.

WaddleWave

#9

WaddleWave said:

Anyone that is owner of a Sega Classic's Collection know that this game is WAY too easy...is entertaining for kids, unlike a "certain" NES game that teaches math. Simple objectives and no complicated stuff.

Mr_Z

#10

Mr_Z said:

I thought this was a lot of fun as a kid. One star is a bit harsh in my opinion.

Mipsymoodle

#11

Mipsymoodle said:

i cant imagine how many people actually bought this, sending out educational games are like spitting in someones mouth

Ricardo91

#15

Ricardo91 said:

Maybe it got a T rating because it has a secret ending where Ecco and his buddies get taken to the tuna factory lol. =P

psyduck

#16

psyduck said:

I also think this game deserves more than 1 star. My daughter loved this game when she was 6 years old and it was one of the few games that she could actually finish without my help.

#17

said:

A piece of crap game, a mockery to a good Sega series, and you can get it elsewhere for cheaper. Just send your money in an envelope to Sega so you can give it away to them without having to have this on your list of Wii Shop purchases.

MarkyVigoroth

#18

MarkyVigoroth said:

For everyone wondering of the T Rating the video had:

Look at the ending. It shows that the rating applies to the whole collection, so the rating may be applying to the truly violent games in the collection. (And besides, Sega would have known better than to put violence in a kiddie game.)

For everybody who hates this game:

Like I said, this is a KIDDIE game. It is aimed at smaller children who are not that experienced with gaming. (You could go through a level in under a minute due to your skill, 4-year-olds are not as fortunate.) The difficulty is made with the little ones in mind. (As psyduck-san said, Ecco Jr. was the 1st game psyduck's 6-year-old daughter could beat by herself.) Please consider this before you insult this game.

And no, I never played it, yet I could assume that it may be too easy for me (even though I get a knack for enjoying every game I ever played).

P.S. I wonder if Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa would be a better choice? Then again, it may not be, considering the difference in difficulty.

Kurachi

#20

Kurachi said:

i havent played it, but i dont think its JUST for kids
thats what they say about games themselves, but grown ups still play games
its like saying pokemon games are for kids only, while grown ups play it too

i'll buy this one first to start with ecco, as i never played any before, after that i will buy 1 of the other 2, i'll yet have to decide which

Nick102

#21

Nick102 said:

Hey, I was browsing around here and thought I'd join.

Just to clarify, when Sega made Ecco Jr. they had this thing going on during the Genesis days called the "Sega Club", which was a name brand used for games targeted towards younger children to get them to play video games (they were also doing this with the Sega Pico toy). Besides this they had games made based off of things like Richard Scarry, The Magic School Bus, The Berenstain Bears and Sesame Street, and also this game called Wacky Worlds that had Sonic in it and was kind of like Sega's version of Mario Paint since it was packaged with a mouse.

So basically Ecco Jr. was purposefully made to be a kiddy game back then. My guess is that it was only included because the other two Ecco games were on Virtual Console, and of course they make no mention of it being a Sega Club title whatsoever.

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