Retro Gaming- Ecco the Dolphin: (1992)

Ecco the Dolphin

When it comes down to classics from the action adventure genre of gaming Ecco the Dolphin for the Sega Genesis is one of the many games from the 16 bit era of gaming that comes to mind.  Not only was the visuals for Ecco the Dolphin impressive but the creators found a way to make the game both creative and realistic simultaneously.  While players can use Ecco to destroy enemies by raming into them he also has the ability to sing and utilize echolocation which is helpful in completing the game.  Even though, Ecco the Dolphin was been re-released for many different game consoles such as the Game Boy Advance and the Nintendo 3DS it would have been interesting to see how well the would have looked on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System back in the early 90’s.

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A potential SNES port of Ecco the Dolphin would have been interesting back in the 90’s especially since action adventure games were big on that console.  But since Ecco the Dolphin was not ported for the SNES it was one of those games that Sega Genesis owners had the pleasure of having if they decided to purchase the game.  The element of time travel regarding the stories plot in some ways added depth to the game along with realistic gaming mechanics such as having an air meter that would players could monitor to prevent Ecco from drowning underwater.  Ecco the Dolphin was probably one of the more memorable titles of the Sega Genesis aside from Sonic the Hedgehog series and is considered to be an underrated title from the 16 bit era of gaming.

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