Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future

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Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future
System(s): Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2
Publisher:
Sega Dreamcast
Sega
Sony PlayStation 2
Acclaim Entertainment (US)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sony Computer Entertainment (Europe)
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Jump Pack, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: Action Adventure[1][2], Action[3]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[2] HDR-0103
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.9949.99[5] 51033
ESRB: Everyone
Sega Dreamcast
EU
MK-51033-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM 9999[9] MK-51033-50
USK: 0
Sega Dreamcast
FR
MK-51033-50
SELL: Tous Publics
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.9939.99[6][7] MK-51033-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
AU
$89.9589.95[8] FECC00DCS
OFLC: G
Sony PlayStation 2
US
$49.9949.99[10] SLUS-20394
ESRB: Everyone
Sony PlayStation 2
EU
(NL/DE/IT/FR)
SCES-50499
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sony PlayStation 2
DE
€119.00119.00[11] SCES-50499
USK: 6
Sony PlayStation 2
ES
SCES-50499
aDeSe: Todos los Publicos
Sony PlayStation 2
FR
SCES-50499
SELL: Tous Publics
Sony PlayStation 2
UK
SCES-50499
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sony PlayStation 2
FI
SCES-50499
VET: S/T
Sony PlayStation 2
IT
SCES-50499
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sony PlayStation 2
AU
SCES-50499
OFLC: G

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Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (エコー ザ ドルフィン ディフェンダー オブ ザ フューチャー) is an entry in the Ecco the Dolphin series of games, developed by Appaloosa Interactive and published by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast in 2000.

History

The game was intended to re-invent the series which was left on the Sega Mega Drive, having few ties to the original games as a result. It is also the only Ecco game to be presented in 3D, although a sequel, Ecco the Dolphin 2: Sentinels of the Universe was once planned.

After the Dreamcast's demise, the game was brought the game to the PlayStation 2 in 2002. The differences between the two versions are minimal.

Production credits

Dreamcast version

  • Designed And Developed by: Appaloosa Interactive, Created With Game World Builder™, © 2000 Appaloosa Interactive
  • Produced by: Gergely Csaszar
  • Co-Producer: Csaba Soltész
  • Production Directors: József Szentesi, Csaba Soltész, Kadocsa Tassonyi, Emil Venyercsán
  • Game Design by: Gergely Csaszar, Maurice Molyneaux, Keith Higashihara, Kadocsa Tassonyi, József Szentesi, Csaba Soltész
  • Original Story By: David Brin
  • Music Composed by: Tim Follin
  • Game World Builder™ by: Tamás Kovács, Imre Kullai, István Fey, Zoltán Jánosy
Cinematics Music
  • Composed by: Attila 'Ata' Héger
  • Sound Effects: László 'Duerer' Molnár, Zsolt Galántai, Tibor 'Bakter' Sallai
  • Programmers: Péter Balogh, Zoltán 'Mozo' Molnár, Mihály Brudnyák, László Fehér, Attila Márton, Zsolt Prievara, Szabolcs Mártha, Csaba 'Xamba' Vigh, Zoltán Varga, László Dombi, Balázs Makó, Ignác 'Nacy' Fetser, Tamás Jutasi 'Jts', László Magyar, Tibor Székely, Gergely Szilvássy, Gábor Tyukász, Attila Szalkai, György Borszéki
  • Level Designers And Graphic Artists: Balázs 'Active' Faluhelyi, Zsolt 8 Kemenczés!, Péter Üveges, Támas Kováts, Zsolt 'Udi' Udvarhelyi, Szilárd 'Syl' Siroki, Ákos Röth, Attila Ferró, Zoltán 'Zola' Hollósi, Éva 'Déver' Kovács, Zoltán Nagy, Gábor Markó, Gábor Szász, Endre Számel, Gábor Dosa, András Tarsoly, Nándor Orbán, Bostan 'Bizarde' Florin, Zoltán Felföldi, Péter 'Kp' Kovács, Mihály 'Musaic' Sáránszki, Zoltán Attila Molnár, Patrice Creusot, Laszló Drabant, Zsolt Balogh, Mária Tolnai, Attila Jancsina, Ferenc Nagypál, Tamás Papp
  • Game Testers: Sándor Mezei, Zoltán Somorjai, László Teszár, Csaba Knáver, Péter Ligeti
  • Special thanks to: Naohiko Hoshino, David Nulty, Péter Huszár, Róbert Bujtár, Brandon Justice, Csaba Szórádi, Rukes' Drew Ressler, And last, but not least To all of our families for their love and support. Thank you.
  • Please Visit us at: WWW.ECCOTHEDOLPHIN.COM
Sega® of Europe Credits
Sega® of Japan
Source:
In-game credits (JP)


  • Produced by: Gergely Csaszar
  • Co-producer: Csaba Soltész
  • Production Directors: József Szentesi, Csaba Soltész, Kadocsa Tassonyi, Emil Venyercsán
  • Game Design by: Gergely Csaszar, Maurice Molyneaux, Keith Higashihara, Kadocsa Tassonyi, József Szentesi, Csaba Soltész
  • Original Story by: David Brin
  • Music Composed by: Tim Follin
  • Game World BuilderTM by: Tamás Kovács, Imre Kullai, István Fey, Zoltán Jánosy
  • Cinematic Music Composed by: Attila 'Ata' Héger
  • Sound Effects: László 'Duerer' Molnár, Zsolt Galántai, Tibor 'Bakter' Sallai
  • Programmers: Péter Balogh, Zoltán 'Mozo' Molnár, Mihály Brudnyák, László Fehér, Attila Márton, Zsolt Prievara, Szabolcs Mártha, Csaba 'Xamba' Vígh, Zoltán Varga, László Dombi, Balázs Makó, Ignác 'Nacy' Fetser, Tamás Jutasi 'JTS', László Magyar, Tibor Székely, Gergely Szilvássy, Gábor Tyukász, Attila Szalkai, György Borszéki
  • Level Designers and Graphic Artists: Balázs 'Active' Faluhelyi, Zsolt 8 Kemenczés!, Péter Üveges, Tamás Kováts, Zsolt 'Udi' Udvarhelyi, Szilárd 'Syl' Siroki, Ákos Roth, Attila Ferró, Zoltán 'Zola' Hollósy, Éva 'Déver' Kovács, Zoltán Nagy, Gábor Markó, Gábor Szász, Endre Számel, Gábor Dosa, András Tarsoly, Nándor Orbán, Bostan 'Bizarde' Florin, Zoltán Felföldi, Péter 'KP' Kovács, Mihály 'Musaic' Sáránszki, Zoltán Attila Molnár, Patrice Creusot, László Drabant, Zsolt Balogh, Mária Tolnai, Attila Jancsina, Ferenc Nagypál, Tamás Papp
  • Game Testers .: Sándor Mezei, Zoltán Somorjai, László Teszár, Csaba Knáver, Péter Ligeti
  • Special Thanks to: Naohiko Hoshino, David Nulty, Péter Huszár, Róbert Bujtár, Brandon Justice, Csaba Szórádi, 'Rukes' Drew Ressler , and last, but not least, to all of our families for their love and support, Thank You.
Source:
www.eccothedolphin.com (archived)[12]


PlayStation 2 credits

This article needs a list of production credits, either from the game itself, a manual, or other reliable source.
Missing credits: UK manual

Magazine articles

Main article: Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Dreamcast version

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Print advert in GamePro (US) #143: "August 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) #7: "September/October 2000" (2000-08-01)
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Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (UK) #11: "No. 11" (2000-07-13)
also published in:
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #224: "July 2000" (2000-06-14)
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Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #101: "Juin 2000" (2000-0x-xx)
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Print advert in Next Level (AR) #20: "Septiembre 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Neo Plus (PL) #30: "Marzec 2001" (2001-xx-xx)
also published in:

PlayStation 2 version

PS2PressInformation 2001-09 Ecco SCEE Ecco Press Release.pdf

PDF
SCEE press release
ETD PS2 CZ advert.jpg
CZ print advert
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Print advert in MAN!AC (DE) #2002-04: "04/2002" (2002-03-06)

Artwork

Physical scans

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 Konzol (HU)
95
[21]
Arcade (UK) PAL
25
[22]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
95
[23]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
75
[24]
DC-UK (UK) PAL
80
[6]
Dreamcast Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
77
[25]
Dorimaga (JP) NTSC-J
81
[26]
Edge (UK)
70
[27]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
82
[28]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
73
[29]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
85
[30]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
82
[31]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
95
[32]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
86
[33]
Neo Plus (PL)
80
[34]
Sega Dreamcast
79
Based on
15 reviews

Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future

Dreamcast, JP
EtDDotF DC JP Box Back.jpgEtDDotF DC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
EtDDotF DC JP Spine.jpg
Spinecard
EtDDotF DC JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, US
EtDDotF DC US Box Back.jpgEtDDotF DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
EtDDotF DC US disc.jpg
Disc
Ecco dc us manual.pdf
Manual
Ecco dc us inlay.jpg
Inlay
Dreamcast, EU
EtDDotF DC EU backcover.jpgEtDDotF DC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
EtDDotF DC EU disc.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, AU
Ecco DC AU back.jpgNospine-small.pngEcco DC AU front.jpg
Cover
EtDDotF DC EU disc.jpg
Disc

PlayStation 2 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 Konzol (HU)
95
[35]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
89
[36]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
75
[37]
Neo Plus (PL) PAL
80
[38]
PlayStation 2 Official Magazine - UK (UK) PAL
80
[39]
Playbox (FR)
90
[40]
Play (DE)
76
[41]
Play (US)
50
[42]
PlayZone (DE) PAL
69
[43]
PlayStation Games (DE)
80
[44]
PSM2 (UK) PAL
52
[45]
Sony PlayStation 2
76
Based on
11 reviews

Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future

PlayStation 2, US
EtDDotF PS2 US Box.jpg
Cover
EtDDotF PS2 US Disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, NL/DE/IT/FR
EtDDotF PS2 NL Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, UK
Ecco DotF PS2 UK Cover.jpg
Cover
Ecco DotF PS2 UK Disc.jpg
Disc
Ecco DotF PS2 UK Manual.pdf
Manual
Ecco DotF PS2 UK Flyer.pdf
Flyer
PlayStation 2, FR
EtDDotF PS2 FR Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, FR (Display)
EtDDotF PS2 FR display cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, DE
EtDDotF PS2 DE Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, ES
EtDDotF PS2 ES Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, ES (Display)
EtDDotF PS2 ES display cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, IT
EtDDotF PS2 IT cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, FI
EtDDotF PS2 FI Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, AU
EtDDotF PS2 AU cover.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1999-05-06 GD-R Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1999-05-08 GD-R E3 Demo Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1999-11-23 GD-R Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-01-26 GD-R Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-02-17 GD-R Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-04-08 GD-R Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-04-17 GD-R 7AM Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-04-17 GD-R 2PM Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-04-19 GD-R Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-04-21 GD-R Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-07-06 GD-R Page
Sony PlayStation 2
 ?
CRC32 35a2964e
MD5 b169b43932f64e34925eb825350d7a27
SHA-1 669f32d9f3bc42736f91de84f5dc946aeaeb2cf7
2,318,598,144 DVD-ROM (EU) SCES-50499 (V1.02)
Sony PlayStation 2
 ?
CRC32 31c4ee40
MD5 7a3986d0c0feee7e99992dff346fbd5e
SHA-1 38ceb0e7a0af144396023c8f20dc12cbfffbdd11
2,318,499,840 DVD-ROM (US) SLUS-20394 (V1.01)
Sony PlayStation 2
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2001-11-07 DVD-R Page

External links

References

  1. File:EtDDotF DC JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://sega.jp/dc/010108/ (Wayback Machine: 2007-11-26 14:32)
  3. https://sega.jp/history/hard/dreamcast/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-10-23 17:28)
  4. http://www.sega.com:80/games/dreamcast/post_dreamcastgame.jhtml?PRODID=304 (Wayback Machine: 2003-12-20 18:07)
  5. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 2000" (US; 2000-10-03), page 109
  6. 6.0 6.1 DC-UK, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-09), page 70
  7. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 8" (UK; 2000-04-20), page 56
  8. Hyper, "September 2000" (AU; 2000-xx-xx), page 68
  9. Sega Magazin, "Juli 2000" (DE; 2000-06-05), page 21
  10. Press release: 2002-02-19: Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. Acquires Rights to Publish `Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future' and `Headhunter' for PlayStation 2 Computer Entertainment System
  11. Play, "11/2001" (DE; 2001-10-24), page 53
  12. http://eccothedolphin.com:80/ecco/credits.html (Wayback Machine: 2000-12-06 21:24)
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 2000" (US; 2000-08-08), page 182
  14. GamePro, "October 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 228
  15. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 13" (UK; 2000-09-07), page 67
  16. Neo Plus, "Kwiecień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
  17. Neo Plus, "Maj 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
  18. Neo Plus, "Czerwiec 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
  19. Neo Plus, "Lipiec-Sierpień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 84
  20. Neo Plus, "Wrzesień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 84
  21. 576 Konzol, "Augusztus 2000" (HU; 2000-xx-xx), page 38
  22. Arcade, "June 2000" (UK; 2000-05-23), page 74
  23. Consoles +, "Juin 2000" (FR; 2000-0x-xx), page 94
  24. Computer & Video Games, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-14), page 110
  25. Dreamcast Magazine, "2001-03 (2001-02-02,09)" (JP; 2001-01-19), page 23
  26. Dorimaga, "2002-18 (2002-10-11)" (JP; 2002-09-27), page 34
  27. Edge, "June 2000" (UK; 2000-05-24), page 80
  28. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 2000" (US; 2000-09-05), page 174
  29. Famitsu, "2001-02-02" (JP; 2001-01-19), page 33
  30. Fun Generation, "06/2000" (DE; 2000-05-17), page 68
  31. GameFan, "Volume 8, Issue 10: October 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 18
  32. GamePro, "October 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 140
  33. Mega Fun, "07/2000" (DE; 2000-06-07), page 72
  34. Neo Plus, "Lipiec-Sierpień 2000" (PL; 2000-xx-xx), page 77
  35. 576 Konzol, "Január 2002" (HU; 2002-xx-xx), page 48
  36. Consoles +, "Janvier 2002" (FR; 200x-xx-xx), page 104
  37. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 2002" (US; 2002-04-02), page 107
  38. Neo Plus, "Grudzień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 54
  39. PlayStation 2 Official Magazine - UK, "January 2002" (UK; 2001-12-29), page 104
  40. Playbox, "Février 2002" (FR; 200x-xx-xx), page 51
  41. Play, "01/2002" (DE; 2001-12-19), page 112
  42. Play, "April 2002" (US; 2002-xx-xx), page 62
  43. PlayZone, "02/2002" (DE; 2002-01-02), page 96
  44. PlayStation Games, "2002/01" (DE; 2001-12-19), page 52
  45. PSM2, "January 2002" (UK; 200x-xx-xx), page 72


Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future
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Books: Official Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future Perfect Guide (2000)

Prereleases:
Sega Dreamcast
Prototype 1999-05-06 | 1999-05-08 | 1999-11-23 | 2000-01-26 | 2000-02-17 | 2000-04-08 | 2000-04-17 7AM | 2000-04-17 2PM | 2000-04-19 | 2000-04-21 | 2000-07-06 |
Sony PlayStation 2
Prototype 2001-11-07
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)