Ecco the Dolphin

From Sega Retro

n/a

  • Mega Drive
  • Master System
  • Game Gear
  • PC
Ecco Title.png
Ecco SMS Title.png
Ecco GG Title.png
Ecco PC Title.png
Ecco the Dolphin
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Sega Mega-CD, Virtual Console, Xbox 360, Windows PC, Steam, iOS
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: Novotrade sound driver
Genre: Action[1][2][3][4][5]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega-CD
Sega Game Gear
  • English
  • 日本語
  • Sega Master System
  • English
  • Windows PC
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    JP
    ¥6,8006,800 G-4106
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    $59.9959.99[6] 1042
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    1042
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    DM 99.9599.95[10] 1042
    Sega Mega Drive
    PT
    MDJ1042
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    (Limited Edition)
    MK1042 BXSET
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £39.9939.99[9][7] 1042
    Sega Mega Drive
    SE
    (Rental)
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    (Gold)
    FDOL00SMC
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    044360
    Sega Mega Drive
    KR
    GM8091JG
    Sega Mega Drive
    AS
    1042-40
    Sega Mega-CD
    US
    $49.9549.95[11] 4408
    Videogame Rating Council: GA
    Sega Mega-CD
    EU
    4408
    Sega Mega-CD
    DE
    DM 99.0099.00[14][10] 4408
    Sega Mega-CD
    UK
    £44.9944.99[13] 4408
    Sega Mega-CD
    BR
    Sega Game Gear
    JP
    ¥3,8003,800 G-3344
    Sega Game Gear
    US
    $39.9939.99[16] 2516
    Videogame Rating Council: GA
    Sega Game Gear
    EU
    2516
    Sega Game Gear
    PT
    GGJ2516
    Sega Game Gear
    UK
    £29.9929.99[18][19] 2516
    Sega Game Gear
    BR
    077100
    Sega Master System
    EU
    9029
    Sega Master System
    PT
    MSJ9029
    Sega Master System
    AU
    $79.9579.95[22] FECC00SEC
    Sega Master System
    BR
    028270
    Windows PC
    JP
    ¥7,800 (8,190)7,800 (8,190)[8] HCJ-0114
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Windows PC
    US
    $39.9539.95[25]
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Windows PC
    US
    (Jack in the Box)
    85013
    ESRB: Everyone
    Windows PC
    UK
    £29.9929.99[24] MK 85013-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Steam
    US
    $2.992.99[27] 34274
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam
    EU
    €2.492.49[27] 34274
    PEGI: 3+
    Steam
    DE
    €2.492.49[27] 34274
    USK: 6
    Steam
    UK
    £1.991.99[27] 34274
    PEGI: 3+
    Steam
    AU
    $3.493.49[27] 34274
    OFLC: G
    Steam Linux
    US
    $0.990.99[29] 34274
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam Linux
    EU
    €0.990.99[29] 34274
    PEGI: 3+
    Steam Linux
    DE
    €0.990.99[29] 34274
    USK: 6
    Steam Linux
    UK
    £0.790.79[29] 34274
    PEGI: 3+
    Steam Linux
    AU
    $1.351.35[29] 34274
    OFLC: G
    Steam OS X
    US
    $0.990.99[29] 34274
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam OS X
    EU
    €0.990.99[29] 34274
    PEGI: 3+
    Steam OS X
    DE
    €0.990.99[29] 34274
    USK: 6
    Steam OS X
    UK
    £0.790.79[29] 34274
    PEGI: 3+
    Steam OS X
    AU
    $1.351.35[29] 34274
    OFLC: G
    Wii Virtual Console
    JP
    600pts600[36]
    CERO: A
    Wii Virtual Console
    US
    800pts800[34]
    ESRB: Everyone
    Wii Virtual Console
    EU
    800pts800[30]
    PEGI: 3+
    Wii Virtual Console
    DE
    800pts800[30]
    USK: 6
    Wii Virtual Console
    AU
    800pts800[33]
    OFLC: G
    Xbox 360
    JP
    400MSP400[40]
    CERO: A
    Xbox 360
    JP
    (Otameshiban)
    FREEfree
    CERO: A
    Xbox 360
    US
    400MSP400[37]
    ESRB: Everyone
    Xbox 360
    US
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    ESRB: Everyone
    Xbox 360
    EU
    400MSP400[41]
    PEGI: 3+
    Xbox 360
    EU
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    PEGI: 3+
    Xbox 360
    DE
    400MSP400
    USK: 6
    Xbox 360
    DE
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    USK: 6
    Xbox 360
    UK
    400MSP400[38]
    PEGI: 3+
    Xbox 360
    UK
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    PEGI: 3+
    Xbox 360
    AU
    OFLC: G
    Xbox 360
    AU
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    OFLC: G
    Xbox 360
    KR
    iOS
    JP
    ¥333 (350)350i[47]
    iOS
    US
    $2.992.99[45]
    iOS
    EU
    iOS
    UK
    4+

    Ecco the Dolphin (エコー・ザ・ドルフィン), frequently referred to simply as Ecco is a successful video game developed by Novotrade International and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear and later Sega Mega-CD. It is one of the Mega Drive's most well-known titles, and spawned numerous sequels. The game features a bottlenosed dolphin named Ecco on a sidescrolling underwater adventure.

    Gameplay

    The game is noted for its high difficulty level, and though appears to appeal to a younger audience, has a much deeper and darker story than anticipated. Ecco on the Mega-CD features a full redbook audio soundtrack composed by Spencer Nilsen and has re-designed levels.

    Achievements

    Main article: Ecco the Dolphin/Achievements.

    History

    Development

    Ecco the Dolphin was inspired by the works of American author and screenwriter Hank Searls[48] (Henry Hunt Searls), particularly by his two novels "Overboard" (originaly published in 1978) and "Sounding" (originaly published in 1982). These two novels helped build the world of Ecco the Dolphin, with producer Ed Annunziata creating an adventure wherein an intelligent dolphin comes into contact with extra terrestrial lifeforms.

    During development the game was known simply as Dolphin[49].

    The moving background in the dialogue screens of the Mega Drive (and Mega-CD) versions was originally the result of a glitch, kept in because the designers thought it looked cool[50].

    The Mega-CD release of Ecco was the first game on the platform to sport a QSound soundtrack[51].

    Release

    Ecco the Dolphin was the fourth best selling game in the United Kingdom in 1993[52].

    With the launch of Ecco The Dolphin in Europe , Sega France in a colaborative venture[53][54][55][56] with Europe Conservation[57][58][59] (European Organization For The Conservation of Natural Resources and Cultural Heritage[60], a non-governmental organization founded[61] in France, in 1989 by French field Ecologist Jean-Philippe Beau-Douëzy[62][63][64]), the Tethys Research Institute[65][59], Sega UK, and Ecofilmes, joined together in a major awareness-raising campaign for the dangers that menace dolphins and other species in danger of extinction[66].

    Sega France donated 5 francs[67][66][56] of each of the first 30,000[66][56] copies of Ecco the Dolphin sold, to the Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals[65][68][53][54] (a 150.000 francs total), a special marine protected area extending about 90.000 km² in the north-western Mediterranean Sea between Italy, France and the Island of Sardinia, encompassing Corsica and the Archipelago Toscano, which owes[69] its name to a life-size, self-inflatable replica[70][71] of a blue whale built by a team[72][73] of engineers in 1989 for the French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, which was suspended[74] between two cranes, from June 25 to July 7, 1989 in Les Halles, Paris to promote his ocean park Parc Océanique Cousteau (opened in July 1989 by Jacques Cousteau and his son Jean-Michel Cousteau, in Les Halles, as an educational ocean park without living animals, composed only by life-size replicas of marine mammals, the ill-fated attraction closed in November 1992, due to financial problems caused essentially by poor attendance due to the high prices of the tickets and the lack of real marine life). The replica, which was named "Pelagos", was exhibited in France numerous times, over the years, including in 1994 in a suggestive "navigation" on a platform along the Seine river, in Paris. The replica was later donated to Europe Conservation France.

    Ecofilmes contributed to the Pelagos project with more 4.000.000$00 escudos and also contributed with 320$00 escudos of each copy sold to help Portuguese environmental organization Quercus - Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza (Quercus - National Association for Nature Conservation) in a similar project, in Portugal, called Projecto Delfim[75][76] - Centro Português de Estudo dos Mamíferos Marinhos (Projecto Delfim - Portuguese Centre for the Study of Marine Mammals[77][78], founded in November 1992 by Portuguese Biologists Manuel Eduardo de Noronha Gamito Afonso dos Santos[79][80][81][82][83] and Francisco Manuel Reiner Ataíde Garcia[82][83][84]) for the study and conservation of the bottlenose dolphins[85][86][87] of Sado's River[88] estuary (Setúbal, Portugal). Ecofilmes promoted a contest[89] exclusive to Clube Sega members, and included numbered coupons[89], on each copy of the game, which participants, had to fill with their personal details, (adress, Clube Sega[90] member number featured in Clube Sega's membership card[91][92][93], etc) and mail it back to Clube Sega (the old Ecofilmes headquarters in São João da Madeira, Aveiro, Portugal). Participants with the prized coupon won a trip to France, for three people with all expenses paid to see the dolphins of the Pelagos project.

    Sega UK also joined the campaign donating £5000[66][89] to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society[94][95], to support the cetaceans conservation program conducted by them in the Moray Firth, near Inverness[94][96] in Scotland, where a dolphin named Ecco would benefit from the proceeds[94][96].

    Legacy

    Ecco was has been re-released for several formats over the years, usually as an emulated Mega Drive game. It was included in Sega Mega Drive Collection for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable, and was released as a downloadable title through the RealOne Arcade service (also in the form of a one hour trial version). In 2006 it was released on the Wii's Virtual Console service, and in 2007 became a downloadable title through the Xbox Live Arcade service. Ecco was also included in Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection. In 2010 it was released on Steam and iOS devices. The iOS version was removed from sale on iTunes in 2015.[97]

    In 2013, the game was converted to 3D and released for the Nintendo 3DS as 3D Ecco the Dolphin. It was later included in the compilation Sega 3D Fukkoku Archives.

    Ecco the Dolphin was followed by Ecco: The Tides of Time.

    Comic adaptation

    Sonic the Comic included few "Ecco the Dolphin" comics strips, retelling the general story of the first game in it's own way. The story arcs are: "Ecco the Dolphin" (issue #13 to issue #18) and "Return of Ecco the Dolphin" (#60 to #65).

    Versions

    Version history

    Main article: Ecco the Dolphin/Changelog.
    System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
    iOS
    0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 5.6MB 201211292012-11-29 iOS 6 Support [98]

    Production credits

    Mega Drive version

    Source: In-game credits (JP) [99]


    Note:Additional GFX and Additional Features are added to overseas versions in the Japanese credits.

    Source: US manual[100]

    Mega-CD version

    Source: In-game credits (JP)[101]


    Source: US manual[102]

    Master System version

    Source: In-game credits
    Maximum number of loops have been performed

    Game Gear version

    Source: In-game credits
    Maximum number of loops have been performed
    Source: Game Gear US manual[103]
    Maximum number of loops have been performed

    Digital manuals

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Ecco the Dolphin/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Main article: Ecco the Dolphin/Promotional material.

    Artwork

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    67 №3/93, p133
    80 [104]
    78 [105]
    94 [106]
    83 [107]
    97 [108]
    92 №14, p33
    100 [109]
    95 №3, p60-61
    70 №1993-09, p49
    91 [110]
    96 [111]
    93 [112]
    95 №7, p38-39
    93 [113]
    94 №12, p20-23
    97 [114]
    90 [115]
    90 [116]
    73 [117]
    84 [118]
    92 №40, p44-46
    94 №16, p34-35
    94 №18, p65
    93 №4, p24-25
    91 [119]
    92 [120]
    91 [121]
    72 [122]
    Sega Mega Drive
    89
    Based on
    29 reviews

    Mega Drive, JP
    EccoTheDolphin md jp cover.jpg
    Cover
    EccotheDolphin MD JP CartTop.jpg
    Ecco MD JP Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Ecco The Dolphin Megadrive JP Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Ecco MD JP pcb.jpg
    PCB
    Mega Drive, US
    EccoTheDolphin md us cover.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco MD US Cart Alt.jpg
    Cart
    Ecco The Dolphin MD US Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Ecco MD US pcb.jpg
    PCB
    Mega Drive, US (alt)

    EccoTheDolphin md us cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, EU
    EccoTheDolphin md eu cover.jpg
    Cover
    EccoTheDolphin md eu cart.jpg
    Cart
    Ecco the Dolphin MD EU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, EU (alt)

    Mega Drive, UK (Limited Edition Boxed Set)
    Ecco MD UK le back.jpgNospine-small.pngEcco MD UK le front.jpg
    Cover
    EccoTheDolphin md eu cart.jpg
    Cart
    Ecco MD UK le contents.jpg
    Contents
    Mega Drive, FR
    Ecco MD FR cover.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco the Dolphin MD FR Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Ecco the Dolphin MD FR Leaflet.pdf
    Leaflet
    Mega Drive, PT (1st Version)
    Ecco MD PT Box Front (1st Version).jpg
    Cover
    Ecco the Dolphin MD FR Leaflet.pdf
    Leaflet
    Mega Drive, SE (rental)
    Ecco MD SE Box Rental.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, AU
    Ecco MD AU back.jpgNospine.pngEcco MD AU cover.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco MD AU cartback.jpgEcco MD AU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, AU (Gold Collection)
    EccoTheDolphin md au cover.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco MD AU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, BR
    Ecco md br cover.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco MD BR Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, KR
    Ecco MD KR Box.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco MD KR carttop.jpg
    Ecco MD KR cartback.jpgEccotheDolphin MD KR cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, Asia
    Ecco MD AS Box.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco MD AS Cart back.jpgEcco MD Asia Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Ecco MD AS Manual.jpg
    Manual
    MD AS EpilepsyWarning.pdf
    Epilepsy Warning

    Mega-CD version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    94 [123]
    80 [124]
    90 №1, p100
    93 [125]
    92 №21
    95 [126]
    90 №11, p84
    96 [127]
    97 №13, p46-49
    83 №12, p57
    88 №4, p27
    92 №21, p56-57
    96 [128]
    95 №37, p148
    90
    84 [118]
    87 №47, p50-51
    78 №23, p42
    90 [129]
    90 №15, p11
    95 №6, p8-9
    Sega Mega-CD
    90
    Based on
    21 reviews

    Mega-CD, US
    Ecco scd us backcover.jpgEccoTheDolphin scd us cover.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco scd us disc.jpg
    Disc
    Ecco mcd us manual.pdf
    Manual
    EccoTheDolphin MCD US RegCard.pdf
    Reg Card
    Mega-CD, EU
    EccoTheDolphin scd eu backcover.jpgEccoTheDolphin scd eu cover.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco MCD EU spinecard alt.jpg
    Spinecard
    Ecco1 mcd eu disc.jpg
    Disc
    Mega-CD, EU (Later Print)
    Ecco MCD EU Box Back Alt.jpgEcco MCD EU Box Front Alt.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco MCD EU spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    Mega-CD, BR
    EccoSCDBRCover.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco the Dolphin MCD BR Manual.pdf
    Manual

    Master System version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    88 [130]
    94 [131]
    92 [132]
    94 [133]
    86 №57, p62
    91 №34, p56-57
    Sega Master System
    91
    Based on
    6 reviews

    Master System, EU
    EccoTheDolphin sms eu cover.jpg
    Cover
    EccoTheDolphin sms eu cart.jpg
    Cart
    Master System, AU
    Ecco the Dolphin SMS AU Cover.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco the Dolphin SMS AU Cart Top.jpg
    Ecco the Dolphin SMS AU Cart Back.jpgEcco the Dolphin SMS AU Cart Front.jpg
    Cart
    Ecco the Dolphin SMS AU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, AU (silver)
    Ecco the Dolphin SMS AU Cover.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco MS AU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Ecco the Dolphin SMS AU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, BR
    EccoTheDolphin SMS BR cover.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco sms br cart.jpg
    Cart

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    90 №24, p168
    93 [134]
    85 [135]
    85 [136]
    82 [137]
    88 [17]
    96 №37, p148
    92 [138]
    93 [18]
    82 №47, p42
    93 №25, p75
    90 №15, p79
    85 №9, p10
    Sega Game Gear
    89
    Based on
    13 reviews

    Game Gear, JP
    Ecco GG JP Box Back.jpgEccoTheDolphin gg jp cover.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco GG JP Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Game Gear, US
    Ecco GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngEccoTheDolphin gg us cover.jpg
    Cover
    EccoTheDolphin gg us cart.jpg
    Cart
    Ecco gg us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Game Gear, EU
    Ecco the Dolphin GG EU Box Top.png
    Ecco the Dolphin GG EU Box Back.jpgEcco the Dolphin GG EU Box Spine.jpgEccoTheDolphin gg eu cover.jpgEcco the Dolphin GG EU Box Spine2.jpg
    Ecco the Dolphin GG EU Box Bottom.jpg
    Cover
    EccoTheDolphin gg eu cart.jpg
    Cart
    Ecco the Dolphin GG EU Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Game Gear, BR
    Ecco GG BR Box.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco GG BR Cart.jpg
    Cart

    PC version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review

    <meta itemprop="ratingValue" content="Division by zero.">

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    576 KByte (HU)
    88
    [139]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    76
    [140]
    Dimension-3 (US)
    75
    [141]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK)
    80
    [23]
    Score (CZ)
    70
    [142]
    Svet Kompjutera (YU)
    79
    [143]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    94
    [144]
    Windows PC
    80
    Based on
    7 reviews
    PC, JP
    Ecco PC JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngEcco PC JP cover.png
    Cover
    PC, US
    Ecco PC US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngEcco PC US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco PC US Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Ecco PC US Box Back JewelCase.jpgEcco PC US Box Front JewelCase.jpg
    Jewel Case
    PC, US (Jack in the Box)
    Ecco PC US JitB back.jpgEcco PC US Box Front JitB.jpg
    Cover
    PC, EU
    Ecco PC EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngEcco PC EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    Ecco PC EU Box Back JewelCase.jpgEcco PC EU Box Front JewelCase.jpg
    Jewel Case

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 45547390
    MD5 18b49fe6ad55975b6021b40b193035f5
    SHA-1 2cad130f3118c189d39fd1d46c5c31a5060ce894
    1MB 1992-10 Cartridge (US/EU)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 6520304d
    MD5 fdfc181b6f949788f336662dbabf5929
    SHA-1 1440fb5821ebb08048f73a0a71ac22e0cdbcf394
    1MB 1993-05 Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1 2c24350bc21ffa0e6110ab87d475977b69d6c089
    1993-04-21 EPROMs Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    1993-06-29 CD-R disc Page
    Sega Mega-CD
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    635,997,264 CD (EU) 4408
    Sega Mega-CD
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    658,266,000 CD (US) 4408
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 6687fab9
    MD5 bea00f9b73ac248bafa7e406a5489b32
    SHA-1 3bfdef48f27f2e53e2c31cb9626606a1541889dd
    512kB Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 a32eb9d5
    MD5 a506fc04c7a0dfaf37423ff0a38aeb2e
    SHA-1 5f0de698e8e0d4323b36bd78e2bd1af1c3370f3e
    512kB Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 866c7113
    MD5 ccd970b22303887734fafb8e45b1e43f
    SHA-1 7c6c8f44d5aa799726adc3a9e21c9f35cacea87f
    512kB Cartridge (US/EU)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1 070298f87402e874576f295828edde142482a085
    1993-06-14 EPROM Page
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1 e9c260c5b2e5288a4b190987ef1f9744203c9eb3
    EPROM unknown build date

    External links

    References

    1. File:EccoTheDolphin md jp cover.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
    3. File:Ecco the Dolphin GG EU Box Back.jpg
    4. File:EccoTheDolphin gg jp cover.jpg
    5. 5.0 5.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/gamegear/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-12-07 04:57)
    6. 6.0 6.1 GamePro, "February 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 41
    7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Mean Machines Sega, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-xx), page 24
    8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 http://sega.jp/pc/ecco/ (Wayback Machine: 2001-11-02 15:13)
    9. Computer & Video Games, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-15), page 24
    10. 10.0 10.1 Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 27
    11. GamePro, "August 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 98
    12. Computer & Video Games, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-15), page 100
    13. Computer & Video Games, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-15), page 42
    14. 14.0 14.1 Megablast, "4/93" (DE; 1993-xx-xx), page 35
    15. Video Game, "Outubro 1993" (BR; 1993-xx-xx), page 6
    16. 16.0 16.1 GamePro, "December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 229
    17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Mean Machines Sega, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-09-28), page 96
    18. 18.0 18.1 Sega Magazine, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-10), page 126
    19. Computer & Video Games, "September 1993 (Go! Issue 23)" (UK; 1993-08-15), page 6
    20. Sega Magazine, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 92
    21. Sega Pro, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-06-16), page 57
    22. Megazone, "February 1994" (AU; 1994-01-26), page 38
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    Ecco the Dolphin series
    Ecco the Dolphin (3D) (1992) | Ecco: The Tides of Time (1994) | Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (2000)
    Spin-offs and others
    Ecco the Dolphin (LCD) (1994) | Ecco Jr. and the Great Ocean Treasure Hunt! (1994) | Ecco Jr. (1995) | Ecco the Dolphin CD (1995)
    Unreleased
    Ecco the Dolphin (32X) | Ecco II: Sentinels of the Universe‎
    Ecco the Dolphin related media
    Music
    Ecco: Songs of Time (1996)
    Book
    Ecco: The Tides of Time Official Strategy Guide (199x) | Official Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Perfect Guide (2000)