Who remembers those weekend mornings when you would wake up and be all excited because you can play video games for hours on end? For me my excitement would very quickly turn to frustration when ever I played ecco the dolphin!!!!!
Most normal kids would decide to play sonic or street fighter when they switched on their sega mega drives. But nooo me beeing the stubborn little moo that I was decided "I wont let that naughty bottle nose defeat me", clearly I thaught because I learned a new section of the times table at school I had become invincible and I could now take on the ocean with my dolphin friend! Could I hell, I remember getting so angry when playing this game, all sorts of vulgarities came out my mouth due to the pure frustration. And to this day I still havent cleared it because I get so mad haha.
I once heared that this was dubbed one of the most difficult games of all time, I dont know how true this is but it does seem pretty believable. I think because of its high difficulty level, and peoples pure stubborness is what led to copies of this game to apparently out-sell sonic the hedgehog! I also believe this game has also been re-released on more modern consoles? I believe it's on X-Box arcade and I think apple even have an app for it...
It is quite kool how such an annoyingly hard and frustrating game is so popular, just goes to show how great retro can be. What expirences do you guys have with this game? Have you even played it? If not get hold of it and enjoy the feeling of blood boiling
it's actually quite enjoyable in a twisted kind of way!
Take a look at this video on youtube, just the sounds bring back memories of a much harder time haha!
Pixie xEcco the Dolphin (HQ) - Stage 1: Start