(MD / Mega Drive)

Ecco: The Tides of Time (MD / Mega Drive)

Game Profile

In this sequel to Ecco the Dolphin, everyone's favorite underwater hero must battle the Vortex Queen and her hive of drones. The wicked queen followed Ecco back to Earth from the future and quickly established her hive.

It's up to Ecco to defeat this alien threat by navigating the depths of his side-scrolling world, solving puzzles and receiving help from his marine-mammal friends. When Ecco used the time machine to save his pod, he split the stream of time in two.

He must now restore the rift before the world is permanently changed into a mechanical world, sucked dry by the Vortex.

Game Review


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Posted by Darren Calvert

In this sequel to Ecco the Dolphin, everyone's favorite underwater hero must battle the Vortex Queen and her hive of drones.

Good old Ecco the Dolphin, after saving his dolphin chums from an invading alien race you would have thought he could have just spent the rest of his life in peace spinning a ball on his nose! These plans were shattered when the queen of the Vortex took...

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User Comments (12)



Mendez said:

Can't wait for this game. Much much better than the original in my opinion, and well worth the 800 points.



Mendez said:

Brilliant game, and improves on everything that was in the original.



TheNintendoBoy said:

Excellent game! Very atmospheric, immersive and definitely an improvement on the original, not just in difficulty but in the variety of the missions as well.

Why would anyone write this off because you're playing a dolphin when it's the sequel to a great, unique game which also stars a dolphin as the main character? A more likely reason would be the frustrating (but short) first level.

On a side note, I feel it has a similar atmosphere to Super Metroid, except this feels even more alien because of the underwater setting and story.



"L" said:

I may get this, as a child i loved Ecco the dolphin 1, but when i downloaded it on the vc, i found it boring, and felt like it had lost its charm, never played this one tho...



Boo! said:

This game looks really interesting, but does it have replayability?



Adamant said:

Playing on the hard difficulty level alters some stages to a great extent, in attition to adding a couple new stages, so you'll play the game through at least twice to see everything (sure, you can play on Difficult right away, but the Ecco games have always been rather hard, so it's not recommended. Play Easy first to learn the stages before tackling Difficult). Other than that, it's a fun adventure game you'll certainly wnt to play again every now and then.



Nigel said:

I like it, but it's hard. I haven't played it that much though.



Swithom said:

It requires patience, but this really was the pinnacle of an excellent franchise.



Corbs said:

This was easily the best game in the series to me. While still very difficult, it was much better to look at and had a better flow to it. There were also more things to do as a whole. Not great, but a very good game for those who can take the high degree of difficulty.

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