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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]






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 (6,090) HDR-0103
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.99 51033
ESRB: Everyone
Sega Dreamcast
EU
MK-51033-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM 99 MK-51033-50
USK: 0
Sega Dreamcast
FR
MK-51033-50
SELL: Tous Publics
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.99 MK-51033-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
AU
$89.95 FECC00DCS
OFLC: G
Sony PlayStation 2
US
$49.99 SLUS-20394
ESRB: Everyone
Sony PlayStation 2
EU
(NL/DE/IT/FR)
SCES-50499
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sony PlayStation 2
DE
€119.00 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)[9]


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

GamePro US 143.pdf

PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US) #143: "August 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
also published in:

ODCM US 07.pdfODCM US 07.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) #7: "September/October 2000" (2000-08-01)

DreamcastMagazine UK 11.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (UK) #11: "No. 11" (2000-07-xx)
also published in:

CVG UK 224.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #224: "July 2000" (2000-06-14)

ConsolesPlus FR 101.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #101: "Juin 2000" (2000-xx-xx)

NextLevel AR 20.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Next Level (AR) #20: "Septiembre 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
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PDF
Print advert in Neo Plus (PL) #30: "Marzec 2001" (2001-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Neo Plus (PL) #31: "Kwiecień 2001" (2001-xx-xx)[13]
  • Neo Plus (PL) #32: "Maj 2001" (2001-xx-xx)[14]
  • Neo Plus (PL) #33: "Czerwiec 2001" (2001-xx-xx)[15]
  • Neo Plus (PL) #34: "Lipiec-Sierpień 2001" (2001-xx-xx)[16]
  • Neo Plus (PL) #35: "Wrzesień 2001" (2001-xx-xx)[17]

PlayStation 2 version

PS2PressInformation 2001-09 Ecco SCEE Ecco Press Release.pdf

PDF
SCEE press release

ETD PS2 CZ advert.jpg

CZ print advert

MAN!AC DE 2002-04.pdfMAN!AC DE 2002-04.pdf

PDF
Print advert in MAN!AC (DE) #2002-04: "04/2002" (2002-03-06)

Artwork

Physical scans

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
40 [18]
95 [19]
80 [20]
80 [21]
77 [22]
81 [23]
70 [24]
73 №633, p33
Sega Dreamcast
75
Based on
8 reviews

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
89 [25]
60 [26]
76 [27]
90 [28]
80 [29]
Sony PlayStation 2
79
Based on
5 reviews

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
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)

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast
  • Official website (archive)
  • Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future on PlayStation.com: US

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://sega.jp/dc/010108/ (archived: 2007-11-26 14:32)
  2. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 2000" (US; 2000-10-03), page 109
  3. DC-UK, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-09), page 70
  4. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 8" (UK; 2000-04-28), page 56
  5. Hyper, "September 2000" (AU; 2000-xx-xx), page 68
  6. Sega Magazin, "Juli 2000" (DE; 2000-06-05), page 21
  7. 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
  8. Play, "11/2001" (DE; 2001-10-24), page 53
  9. http://eccothedolphin.com:80/ecco/credits.html (archived: 2000-12-06 21:24)
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 2000" (US; 2000-08-08), page 182
  11. GamePro, "October 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 228
  12. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 13" (UK; 2000-09-07), page 67
  13. Neo Plus, "Kwiecień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
  14. Neo Plus, "Maj 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
  15. Neo Plus, "Czerwiec 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
  16. Neo Plus, "Lipiec-Sierpień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 84
  17. Neo Plus, "Wrzesień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 84
  18. Arcade, "June 2000" (UK; 2000-05-23), page 74/75 (74)
  19. Consoles +, "Juin 2000" (FR; 2000-xx-xx), page 94/95 (94)
  20. Computer & Video Games, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-14), page 110-111 (110)
  21. DC-UK, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-09), page 70-75 (70)
  22. Dreamcast Magazine, "2001-03 (2001-02-02,09)" (JP; 2001-01-19), page 23
  23. Dorimaga, "2002-18 (2002-10-11)" (JP; 2002-09-27), page 34
  24. Edge, "June 2000" (UK; 2000-05-24), page 80/81 (80)
  25. Consoles +, "Janvier 2002" (FR; 200x-xx-xx), page 104/105 (104)
  26. Play, "April 2002" (US; 2002-xx-xx), page 60 (52)
  27. Play, "01/2002" (DE; 200x-xx-xx), page 112-113 (112)
  28. Playbox, "Février 2002" (FR; 200x-xx-xx), page 51
  29. PlayStation Games, "2002/01" (DE; 2001-12-xx), page 52


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

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)