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FAQ/Walkthrough by oblivion from aoc

Version: 1.20 | Updated: 03/25/16

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                              THE TIDES OF TIME

                                (C) 1994 SEGA
                           DEVELOPED BY  NOVOTRADE

                   Sega Master System Version Walkthrough/FAQ
                             by oblivion from aoc
                                  March 2016
                                 Version 1.20

  TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1.....Introduction     [1.00]
            - Plot         [1.10]
    2.....Controls         [2.00]
    3.....Characters/items [3.00]
            - Enemies      [3.10]
            - Friends      [3.20]
            - Other        [3.30]
    4.....Walkthrough      [4.00]
            - Level0. Opening / ABERTURA  (Opening Sequence)             [4.00]
            - Lvl  1. Residence / RESIDENCIA (Home Bay)..................[4.01]
            - Lvl  2. Trail of Medusa / TRILHA DE MEDUSA(Vents of Medusa)[4.02]
            - Lvl  3. Stone Trail / RILHA DE PEDRA (Maze of Stone).......[4.03]
            - Lvl  4. Sea of Darkness / MAR DA ESCURIDAO                 [4.04]
            - Lvl  5. DDD SWIMMING (1) / DDD NATACAO.....................[4.05]
            - Lvl  6. Celeste Way / CAMINHO CELESTE (Skyway)             [4.06]
            - Lvl  7. Tubes of Medusa / TUBOS DE MEDUSA (Tube of Medusa).[4.07]
            - Lvl  8. DDD SWIMMING (2) / DDD NATACAO                     [4.08]
            - Lvl  9. The Fuga / A FUGA (Getaway)........................[4.09]
            - Lvl 10. Asterite/Vampire / ASTERITE (Asterite Cave)        [4.10]
            - Lvl 11. The Eye / O OLHO...................................[4.11]
            - Lvl 12. Depths / PROFUNDEZAS (Deep Ridge)                  [4.12]
            - Lvl 13. Sea Birds / MAR DE PASSAROS (Sea of Birds).........[4.13]
            - Lvl 14. Convergence / CONVERGENCIA                         [4.14]
            - Lvl 15. DDD SWIMMING (3) / DDD NATACAO.....................[4.15]
            - Lvl 16. Vortex (Vortex Future)                             [4.16]
            - Lvl 17. Owner of the World / DONO DO MUNDO (Globe Holder)..[4.17]
            - Lvl 18. Convergence / CONVERGENCIA  (2)                    [4.18]
            - Lvl 19. DDD SWIMMING (4) / DDD NATACAO.....................[4.19]
            - Lvl 20. New Machine / NOVA MAQUINA                         [4.20]
            - Lvl 21. Queen Vortex / RAINHA VORTEX (Vortex Queen)........[4.21]
            - Lvl 22. Celebration / CELEBRACAO (C                        [4.22]
            - Lvl 23. DDD SWIMMING (5) / DDD NATACAO.....................[4.23]
            - Lvl 24. Atlantis                                           [4.24]

    5.....Password list/menu         [5.00]
    6.....Cheat menu                 [6.00]
    7.....Text dump/translation      [7.00]
    8.....Frequently Asked Questions [8.00]
    9.....Copyright                  [9.00]
    10.....Credits/version history   [10.00]
            - Version history        [10.10]
            - Credits                [10.20]

 Use CTRL+F and type the number to jump to that section.


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1.00 Introduction
===============================================================================

This is a walkthrough for Ecco: The Tides of Time for the Sega Master System
which was developed by Novotrade and published by Tec Toy/Sega, it was released
in 1994 on the Sega Master System. It was also released by Sega under the same
name on the Game Gear in Europe, North America and Japan. But it was called
Ecco the Dolphin 2 in Japan instead.

Note that the Genesis/Wii releases of both games are completely different to
the GameGear/ Sega Master System releases of the game.

It is the follow up to the original Ecco the Dolphin.

If you are not english but want to still play it without using the walkthrough,
a translation for all the text in the game is provided under the text dump
section.

Game Gear players should find very little, if any differences between the two
ports. The passwords appear to differ, but the cheat menu still works.

Official english Game Gear description:

"The evil Vortex has returned and Ecco faces a dangerous adventure. With help
from the beautiful Trellia, guide Ecco through over 16 levels of aquatic action
including amazing 3D scenes. See Ecco morph into a school of fish, jellyfish
and even a seagull as you battle to level the tides of time!"

^I'm guessing that they said over 16 levels even though there's 24 listed in
this guide, when you remove the duplicate levels, cut-scene level, and menu
level it comes to 17.


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1.10 Plot
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You are Ecco and the Queen Vortex is taking over the ocean. The only one who
can save the ocean is Ecco. The Queen Vortex took the Asterite's power, when
Ecco restores its power he is given super natural powers to battle the queen
vortex. But Ecco has to go through time to find the queen and defeat her.

This explanation is a rough guess from the machine translated dialog.


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2.00 Controls
===============================================================================

             _______________________________________________________
            | || ___CONTROL_PAD___  ||                              |
            | || \  _____^_____  /  ||______________________________|
            | || |\/"""""""""""\/|  |/______________________________|
            | || | |  \ _|_ /  | |         | 1 START || 2       |   |
            | || | |   /   \   | |         |=========||=========|   |
            | || |<| -(     )- |>|         |  /"""\  ||  /"""\  |   |
            | || | |   \___/   | |  SEGA   | |     | || |     | |   |
            | || | |  /  |  \  | |         | |     | || |     | |   |
            | || |/\___________/\|         |  \___/  ||  \___/  |   |
            | || /_______V_______\         |_________||_________|   |
            |_||____________________________________________________|


    Directional pad - Rotates echo to face another direction.

            1 START - Dash

                  2 - Swim fast

              1 + 2 - send echo/password

  1 + 2 (held down) - opens/closes map screen. Lost? Use this.

             1 or 2 - turns music on/off when in map screen. And enters letter
                      in to password screen.


===============================================================================

3.00 Characters/Items
===============================================================================

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3.10 Enemies
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

   Jellyfish - these slowly go vertically up. Dies in 1 hit.

       Shark - these swim left and right on the same spot. Dies in 3 hits.

     Lobster - these charge at you but stay around the same area. Dies in 1
               hit.

   Sting Ray - these swim left and right on the same spot.

Large angler - these red fish guard entrances, dies in 1 hit.

Falcon/eagle - these attack you when you're a bird, can't be killed.

Vortex drone - a robot

    Seahorse - a rare sea horse which dies in 4 hits. Can be seen in game
               intro.

      Medusa - this guards the Medusa tubes and will try to throw you out of
               the level. Can't be killed.

Serpent head - these serpents are attached to rocks and thrust at you when you
               try to pass. Can't kill most of them.

Queen vortex - the final boss of the game.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3.20 Friends
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Small fish - eat these to restore your health.

        Clamshell - use echo on these to release a pearl which restores
                    hp/air.

         Dolphins - the species of Ecco, many of these are found early on in
                    the game.

  Evolved dolphin - dolphin's from the future, you only find one of these.

     Killer whale - these are your friends that you can talk to, lots of them
                    exist in the game.

Baby killer whale - a baby version of the killer whale.

             Bird - you can transform in to this.

         Asterite - the life form who needs the globes to help you

 Asterite's shell - the shell he is locked away in.


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3.30 Other
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Teleportation rings - rings which transport you other parts of the ocean.

              Globes - you must collect these to restore the asterite.

               Stars - these transform you in and out of other life forms.

            Starfish - you can use these to open blocked passages.

       Yellow blocks - you can use these to plough through coral blocked
                       passages

                Bats - they hang in caves, but don't do anything else.

           Obstacles - including rocks/coral block your path.

        Time machine - Ecco uses this to travel through time.

               Sonar - Whales and dolphins use this to communicate.


===============================================================================

4.00 Walkthrough
===============================================================================

.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.##.
|   Level #: English translation name / Original name (Game Gear name)        |
|  Password: Password to level                                   ^If different|
|    Length: Approx completion time                                           |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.00.
|   Level 0: Opening / ABERTURA (Opening Sequence)                            |
|  Password: N/A                                                              |
|    Length: 0 minutes                                                        |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

This is the menu level. Either:

 - Head left to enter a password.

When you enter the password, you have to press both buttons at the same time
to send the password. For the full password list and explanation, see section
Password/level list [5.00].

To start the game swim to the right.

 - Head right to start a new game.

Sends you to the first level of the game.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.01.
|   Level 1: Residence / RESIDENCIA (Home Bay)                                |
|  Password: N/A                                                              |
|    Length: 5 minutes                                                        |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

Head to the bottom right of the map and you'll see another dolphin blocking
your path. He's hungry for a fish but too lazy to move. Just above him is a
single yellow fish, using your echo-location push him to the right then down
through the rocks in to his path. Don't worry if you eat it accidentally, it
respawns straight away.

Once that is done go through to where the dolphin was waiting to the next
level.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.02.
|   Level 2: Trail of Medusa / TRILHA DE MEDUSA (Vents of Medusa)             |
|  Password: BGGGJ                                                            |
|    Length: 10 minutes                                                       |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'


Head up and round to the right when you pass a shark, head down and you'll see
a yellow crystal and killer whale. Send an echo to the killer whale and it will
swim by you.

Now head up and right until you see a yellow block. DASH in to the yellow block
and it will land next to the reeds on the right, now push it through the reeds
on the right.

Go off the screen then push the yellow block and it will fall through the hole
then go round and push it through the last remaining reeds.

Now go through the new opening and use the echo location on the yellow crystal
so it changes colour.

Now head back to where the shark was then straight up to find a crystal which
you just unlocked. Use echo on it.

Go to the top left to find a bundle of three star fish, using your echo push
them towards the right then down, then right again in to a wall of blocks.
DO NOT go off the screen or the star fish will return to where they started.
And be careful not to lose them inside the rocks.

Head to the surface then keep going left as far as you can, then head straight
down until you find your killer whale friend and a new crystal. Use echo on
them both.

Head back to the surface then go as far right as you can, then go down until
you see a new crystal you just unlocked. Echo on it to open and go through to
the next level.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.03.
|   Level 3: Stone Trail / RILHA DE PEDRA (Maze of Stone)                     |
|  Password: BHHGJ                                                            |
|    Length: 10 minutes                                                       |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

The levels are getting bigger now, so don't get lost, and try not to get hit
by enemies.

Head right then down until you see a sunken ship, go through the passage at the
bottom left, pass an octopus, then keep heading down until you see a yellow
crystal. Dash it.

Dash in to it so it changes colour, then head back up to the sunken ship you
went past.

Now head right and go down the first passage you see.

You should see the crystal you unlocked, echo it. Then carry on down.

Keep going down until you see a large orange fish on the left, go round him
or dash in to him. Keep going left and the screen should start shaking and
some rocks will start falling.

NOTE you will now get a HP and AIR bar at the top left of the screen.
RED = HP
BLUE = AIR

Keep going left then head straight down as far as you can then left to find
a killer whale and an orange crystal, echo both the whale and dash the crystal.

If you need air or hp, head right and you'll see a clam shell, go around and
echo that to get an instant refill.

Otherwise go up and right a bit until you see a sunken ship, then head right
to find the crystal you just unlocked, echo it and continue through the path
to finish the level.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.04.
|   Level 4: Sea of Darkness / MAR DA ESCURIDAO                               |
|  Password: VEECB                                                            |
|    Length: 15 minutes                                                       |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

Again, the level size has increased yet again, so watch your health and air!

Head straight down the bottom left until the screen goes dark, using your echo
location map screen, navigate this area. Pass an octopus then head straight up.
I highly recommend using a clamshell at the bottom right of the dark area to
restore your air/life.

Head up and right past a shark until you see two yellow blocks, push the left
one down under the rock and under the one on the right, as you need to make
a small tower with them.

Now go to the right one and slowly push it onto the yellow block you placed
under it.

Now go back round to the bottom of the stack and push it along until you can
push the upper yellow block through the reeds which are blocking your path.

Continue down your new route, to find a baby whale, echo him and he'll ask you
to follow him.

Make sure you replenish your air/hp from the clamshell you pass. Do not go to
the edge of the screen or the task will be restarted.

Eventually you will meet a larger dolphin from the future who will teleport
you after saying a bunch of things. Even though the game doesn't give you the
password + level name, you will go to the next level.

.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.05.
|   Level 5: DDD SWIMMING (1) / DDD NATACAO                                   |
|  Password: FBBCJ                                                            |
|    Length: 1 minute                                                         |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

You must go through the teleportation rings, and you can only miss 4 before
the level restarts. The number of rings remaining that you are allowed to miss
is displayed at the top left of the screen.

You only need to through three so it's a VERY EASY level.

The rings are displayed sometimes above the water and sometimes in them.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.06.
|   Level 6: Celeste Way / CAMINHO CELESTE (Skyway)                           |
|  Password: AEACK                                                            |
|    Length: 5 minutes                                                        |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

This is a completely new type of level, you are must navigate through a maze of
jelly. If you swim out of the jelly for too long you fall off and have to
restart the level.

To jump over the gaps, just go to the edge and use dash.

This is a very easy level, just go slowly.

Head in the up direction SLOWLY OR YOU WILL FALL OFF!

When you have the option to go left over a gap or up, go left.

You will then have the option to go over a gap up or down, go down.

Continue on this path to finish the level.

This level can be done within 1 minute if you make no mistakes, and it MUCH
easier than it seems.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.07.
|   Level 7: Tubes of Medusa / TUBOS DE MEDUSA (Tube of Medusa)               |
|  Password: AEBDK                                                            |
|    Length: 20 minutes                                                       |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'


This is similar to the last level, but a little more difficult.

Start by going right as much as you can until you reach the edge of the
screen. Then head up over 4 gaps and you should find a crystal and some green
stars above it.

THE NEXT BIT IS HARD!

As soon as you touch the green stars you will turn in to a bird, you only
control it using the directional pad. If you touch the water you return to
Ecco form.

As soon as you touch it head diagonally up through the air, DO NOT STOP or the
hawks will get you. Eventually when you are at the top left of the screen you
will run in to some water, go in to it. There should be a killer whale nearby
This whale warns you about Medusa floating around.

Head down to find another killer whale, talk to him then he'll swim away.

Continue on the path...

THIS IS THE LAST PART, BUT ALSO THE BY FAR THE HARDEST.

Slowly go up until you see a gap, wait right at the top until you see the
tentacles coming, lure him down the path.

When you've lured medusa down you have to swim fast past him when there's a
nice gap. If he catches you try and swim back in to the side, if you fail
you have to restart the level. His head is harmless.

This part is hard, don't be surprised if you mess it up a few times and have
to restart the level!

Once you've passed him continue on the path to finish the level. And don't
hang around either, Medusa slowly follows you.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.08.
|   Level 8: DDD SWIMMING (2) / DDD NATACAO                                   |
|  Password: CAKAI                                                            |
|    Length: 1 minute                                                         |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'


Yep, it's the exactly the same as level 5, except a different background.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.09.
|   Level 9: The Fuga / A FUGA (Getaway)                                      |
|  Password: BBBOJ                                                            |
|    Length: 1 minutes                                                        |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'


A new color scheme for this level. Another large level too.

Just over the rocks on your left and head straight down, keep to the left and
you will see a yellow crystal, go past the killer whale and touch it. Then take
some air above it.

Now while staying deep in the water, keep heading right until you find the
crystal you unlocked, echo it to move it. Head left and up to get some air from
the air pocket.

Then head down to find two yellow blocks, push the lower one across so that it
is at the between the two spikey walls, then go round and push the upper one
right to make a stack. Then go round and push the stack a long so you can push
the upper one in to the coral blocking your path.

Take the new patch then head straight up and keep to the left to find an air
pocket. Also eat some fish if you are low on hp.

Now head up the left route next to the air pocket to the surface, then head
right in to a large ring to finish the level.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.10.
|  Level 10: Asterite/Vampire / ASTERITE (Asterite Cave)                      |
|  Password: EGOQA                                                            |
|    Length: 5 minutes                                                        |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

This level is just a long downward tunnel, where you must avoid the red
serpents.

My strategy is wait for the shell to reach the bottom, then keep hitting button
2 as fast as possible whilst swimming down the middle. You avoid most serpents
this way, and you save your health to fight the final serpent at the bottom.

Keep dashing the serpent at the bottom about 5 times until it dies. When it
dies two globes will appear, quickly swim straight back up in to a large ring
to finish the level.

GAME GEAR NOTE:
This is more tricky for Game Gear players, because when you dash attack the
serpents' head, Ecco will also take damage.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.11.
|  Level 11: The Eye / O OLHO                                                 |
|  Password: NQHGC                                                            |
|    Length: 35 minutes                                                       |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

This is by far the longest level so far, but not the hardest. It involves
collecting pairs of globes.

I'll split the section up in to globes.

BE WARNED, IF YOU DIE YOU HAVE TO RESTART COLLECTING THE GLOBES ALL OVER
AGAIN!

Here is the order the crystals of the level are unlocked:

    START
    |  O|
    |   |
    |KEY|
     \  |
     /  \
   ,|    |,
  :1:    :7:
   ;|    |;
  :2:    :6:
   ;|    |;
  :3:    :5:
   "\ , _/"
     :4:
      "

Only one is open at a time.

####################
First pair of globes
####################

First head straight down and headbutt the yellow crystal, keep doing down and
keep as left as possible. You will find a crystal, echo it to move it.

Carry on through here and head straight to the surface, then jump over the
rocks on the left and keep going left as much as possible to find the globes.

Return to the start of the level and enter the large ring and swim through
the globes at the bottom to drop them off, then return to the level using the
ring.

#####################
Second pair of globes
#####################

Go down again whilst keeping to the left, head-butt the crystal again, but
this time whilst keeping to the left, skip the first crystal and echo the
second one down to move it.

Keeping left and down as much as possible, you will pass a lot of enemies
and eventually come to the pair of globes. You will also pass a clamshell
I recommend using.

Return to the start of the level and enter the large ring and swim through
the globes at the bottom to drop them off, then return to the level using the
ring.

####################
Third pair of globes
####################

This pair is quite hard because you have to solve a puzzle quite deep in the
level, so watch your air.

Again go down and headbutt the crystal, instead of going through the second
crystal on the left, go through the third one.

Keep heading left until you find a shark then go down the route on his left
but don't go under or him or you'll meet a dead end.

First push the closest yellow block down the right side through the coral.

Then push the left block down the hole on the left.

Then go down the hole where you pushed the first block to push the second block
left.

Then continue pushing the left block through the coral at the bottom.

Now push the bottom right block to the right so you can stack the upper one on
top of it. When you've made the stack push it against the wall then push the
upper one through the coral.

Then go right and collect the pair of globes, on the way back use the
clamshell to restore your hp/air.

Return to the start of the level and enter the large ring and swim through
the globes at the bottom to drop them off, then return to the level using the
ring.

#####################
Fourth pair of globes
#####################

Headbutt the crystal again, and head straight down the middle to unlock a
crystal. After you've passed there keep to the right and keep going down to
find the next pair of globes.

Return to the start of the level and enter the large ring and swim through
the globes at the bottom to drop them off, then return to the level using the
ring.


####################
Fifth pair of globes
####################

Headbutt the crystal (again) and head to the bottom right crystal to unlock it.

Keep heading down this route, you'll find some rocks to head-smash. Then you
will find the globes.

Return to the start of the level and enter the large ring and swim through
the globes at the bottom to drop them off, then return to the level using the
ring.

####################
Sixth pair of globes
####################

Hit the yellow crystal again then go down to the middle left crystal which has
a ray swimming around it.

Now keep heading right as much as possible then down to find another yellow
block puzzle.

First go down to the bottom and push the lower block right in to the hole.

Then go to the top left one push that right in to the same hole to make a
stack.

Then push the upper block right on top of that stack then through the coral.

Go through the new path to collect the pair of globes. There is a clamshell on
the way out if you are low on air/hp.

Return to the start of the level and enter the large ring and swim through
the globes at the bottom to drop them off, then return to the level using the
ring.

################################
Seventh and final pair of globes
################################


Head down and hit the yellow crystal (for the final time) and go through the
upper right crystal path. Keep heading up until you reach the surface then
jump over the rocks on the right then go down to find the final pair of globes.

Return to the start of the level and enter the large ring and swim through
the globes at the bottom to drop them off, then finish the level using the
ring.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.12.
|  Level 12: Depths / PROFUNDEZAS (Deep Ridge)                                |
|  Password: MIFED                                                            |
|    Length: 35 minutes                                                       |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

This is another globe collecting level, nearly the same as previous except a
new level layout.

As you already know what to do from completing the previous level, I will
simply give you an ASCII map.

   ________________________________________________________
  /                                                        \
 |                                                          |
 |        |                                                 |
 |        |                                                 |
 |,,,,*,,,|,,,,,,,,|,,,*,,,,|,,,,,,,|,,,,,,,|,,,|,,,|,,,,,,,|
 |        |        |        | start |       |       |       |
 |        |        |        |   O   |       |       |       |
 |        |        |        |<I>    |       |       |       |
 |-<1>----|-<2>----|-<3>----|----<4>|-<5>---|-------|----<6>|
 |        |        |        |       |       |       |       |
 | O      |        |   bp   |       |  bp   |       |       |
 |        |        |        |       |       |       |       |

 <#> - crystal
 <I> - crystal unlocker
  O  - teleportation ring
  *  - stars to become bird to reach first crystal
  bp - block puzzle


The first block puzzle is really easy, just stack them up at the bottom right
by starting from the lowest block.

-

The second coral puzzle is by far the hardest yet. First clear the coral at
the bottom right by pushing the right block towards the coral on the right.
Then leave the screen to reset the positions, then return.

Then go between the top left two blocks and push the right one to the right so
it lands on the edge, it doesn't have to be properly on the edge!

Then push the left one on top of it and across the rock a little.
Now push the far lower left block on to the floor and then push the upper block
on the edge of the rock on top of it.

Now push the two stack a long so it's under the far right gap, now push the
last two on top of the stack to make your stack of four blocks.

Now push the stack of four across to the right, then push the top two of the
stack half way across the rock.

Now push over the lower stack to separate the two, then push the one on the
floor under the rock next to the coral, now push the two on top of it to make
a three stack, then go back round the rock and push it a long to the coral,
then push the top of the stack through the coral.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.13.
|  Level 13: Sea Birds / MAR DE PASSAROS (Sea of Birds)                       |
|  Password: FNOGE                                                            |
|    Length: 15 minutes                                                       |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

Head up and left to find some green stars to transform in to an enemy drone.

You now have infinite air/hp, keep heading up to the surface then left to
destroy a wall. Keep at the surface and keep doing left until you see a shark,
as soon as you see the shark go down.

Keep going down and you'll eventually find the stars to be in dolphin form
again.

Go left then speak to the baby killer whale, he'll ask you to follow him. So
follow him.

He'll lead you to the surface then deep in to the ocean, when he leaves the
screen head left to finish the level.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.14.
|  Level 14: Convergence / CONVERGENCIA (1)                                   |
|  Password: OIHEP                                                            |
|    Length: 2 minutes                                                        |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

Speak to the dolphin and the crystal, then head down and swim in to the vortex
drone. He will teleport you in to the next level


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.15.
|  Level 15: DDD SWIMMING (3) / DDD NATACAO                                   |
|  Password: RKHCE                                                            |
|    Length: 1 minute                                                         |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

Yes, ring mini-game again. It's exactly the same as level 5 but a different
background.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.16.
|  Level 16: Vortex (Vortex Future)                                  |
|  Password: ACQIG                                                            |
|    Length: 15 minutes                                                       |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

Welcome to the Vortex, and yes you finally get some new music.

This level is an autoscroller, so if you go off the screen or get stuck behind
a wall you have to restart.

This is quite an easy level, just watch the screen movements and try to keep
up. The best strategy is just to stay in the middle of the screen and expect
the unexpected.

When you see four black circles above a tunnel, the game will trick you to
going right, if you do you die because the screen changes direction and traps
you.

The autoscrolling eventually stops when you get the top right at it tries to
trick you going down the tube. Head right when the autoscrolling stops to
finish the level.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.17.
|  Level 17: Owner of the World / DONO DO MUNDO (Globe Holder)                |
|  Password: DTJCF                                                            |
|    Length: 15 minutes                                                       |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

This is like the Globe Holder from the Genesis version, simply keep using echo
on the ball to bounce it around.

Do not stop as it recovers. And also try to avoid going between it and the wall
as it will crush you.

Just fire echo's at it non-stop until it dies.

There's no special trick to it, so expect to die a few times.

As it gets weaker it gets darker and darker until it black, start to crack
then after that it dies.

Also it is more likely to squash you as it gets weaker.

When you've finished it will give up the remaining pair of globes and you'll
be sent to the globe room to deliver the globes, and the globe monster will
say a bunch of things.

Then leave the room at the ring at the top to finish the level.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.18.
|  Level 18: Convergence / CONVERGENCIA  (2)                                  |
|  Password: WPDCM                                                            |
|    Length: 2 minutes                                                        |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

You are now strong enough to kill the vortex queen, test out your new Ecco to
see how powerful it is. You also have infinite air/hp, for now.

Swim down and right to find a mini-puzzle. It's a very easy puzzle but here's
how you do it anyway. All you need to do is get all the blocks vertical.

Tap the blocks in the order shown:


 [3][ ][2][ ]
 [ ][ ][ ][ ]
 [ ][ ][ ][1]
 [ ][ ][ ][ ]

Leave the screen to reset the puzzle if you need to.s

It will now vanish, continue on the route you opened and you'll come to a ring
to teleport you to the next level.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.19.
|  Level 19: DDD SWIMMING (4) / DDD NATACAO                                   |
|  Password: FCVOO                                                            |
|    Length: 1 minute                                                         |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

Yep, the teleport mini-game again. Exactly the same as level 5 but a different
background.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.20.
|  Level 20: New Machine / NOVA MAQUINA                                       |
|  Password: UNHGM                                                            |
|    Length: 10 minutes                                                       |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

Another autoscroller level, like level 15. As this is much harder and longer I
will provide the screen directions.


  + - stop delay

 /\ - screen moves up

 \/ - screen moves down

 <  - screen moves left

 >  - screen moves right


 1 >
 2 +
 3 /\
 4 <
 5 \/
 6 <
 7 /\
 8 <
 9 \/
10 <
11 \/
12 >
13 \/
14 <
15 \/ (make sure you stay inside)
16 >
17 /\
18 <
19 /\
20 >
21 /\
22 <
23 /\
24 +
25 >
26 \/
27 >
28 \/
29 >

Then swim up and right to end the level.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.21.
|  Level 21: Queen Vortex / RAINHA VORTEX (Vortex Queen)                      |
|  Password: TIHGE                                                            |
|    Length: 2 minutes                                                        |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

A new color theme, the battle with the queen vortex monster!

Head right and down to meet him. The important thing to remember is, you can't
even die on this level. And it's so easy you will be very disappointed.

All you do is constantly charge at him until she dies, that is all there is to
it.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.22.
|  Level 22: Celebration / CELEBRACAO                                         |
|  Password: -                                                                |
|    Length: 1 minute                                                         |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

When the cut scene finishes, swim down and talk to the globes, then go back up
in to the teleportation ring.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.23.
|  Level 23: DDD SWIMMING (5) / DDD NATACAO                                   |
|  Password: OBXXH                                                            |
|    Length: 1 minute                                                         |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

Yep, the teleport mini-game again. Exactly the same as level 5 but a different
background.


.-------------------------------------------------------------------------4.24.
|  Level 24: Atlantis                                                         |
|  Password: JJDSP                                                            |
|    Length: 5 minutes                                                        |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

The last level.

Go left and talk to the statue, then go down and you'll encounter this puzzle:

 [   ][   ][ 3 ][ 2 ]
 [   ][   ][   ][4/6]
 [ 5 ][   ][   ][   ]
 [   ][   ][   ][ 1 ]

You can swim left and down and swim through the wall to completely skip the
puzzle, or you can do the puzzle by hitting the blocks in the order shown.
If you get the wrong order, leave the screen to reset the puzzle.

Then go left and up to find the time machine, then go between the two pads and
fire two echo's in quick succession in to one side to activate it. You have
now sent Ecco back home. And completed the game. Congratulations.

The credits will now scroll.


===============================================================================

5.00 Password list/menu
===============================================================================

To access the password entry screen, swim left at the start of the game.

The password screens layout looks like this:

  ______________________________
 |                              |
 |                              |
 |                              |
 |       A B C D E F G H I      |
 |                              |
 |       J K L M N O P Q R      |
 |                              |
 |        S T U V W X Y Z       |
 |                              |
 |         <    FIM    >        |
 |                              |
 |             .....            |
 |                              |
 |                              |
 |______________________________|


The passwords are 5 digit codes A to Z. You select the letter you want to
enter using the directional pad, and press 1 or 2 to enter it.

Use the <left< and >right> arrows to choose which digit of the code to change.

When you have entered the password press buttons 1 + 2 at the same when you
have FIM selected. If you don't press them at the exact same time you will be
sent back to the main opening level. If you enter the password wrong and press
1 + 2 properly you will get an error sound, but remain on the menu screen.

All generated passwords are unique, so if you finish any level, using a
password from this guide or not, the next level password will differ from the
one in this guide.

There are in total 11,881,376 possible password combinations in total.

I don't know why the game generates unique passwords as the game doesn't have
any lives or continues, so the passwords have the EXACT same effect.

These passwords are unique to my game. So if you find these ANYWHERE else they
were copied/stolen from here.
 .-----------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                  THESE PASSWORDS ARE UNIQUE TO MY GAME.                \
 |                     IF YOU FIND THESE ANYWHERE ELSE                     \
 |               THEY WERE COPIED/STOLEN FROM THIS GUIDE OR            `    \
 |                   GAMEFAQS.COM WHERE I SUBMITTED THEM.                    \
 |-----------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------|
 | Level No. | Level name                                          | Password |
 |-----------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------|
 |        00 | Opening / ABERTURA (Opening Sequence)               |  -----   |
 |        01 | Residence / RESIDENCIA (Home Bay)...................|  -----   |
 |        02 |Trail of Medusa / TRILHA DE MEDUSA (Vents of Medusa) |  BGGGJ   |
 |        03 | Stone Trail / RILHA DE PEDRA (Maze of Stone)........|  BHHGJ   |
 |        04 | Sea of Darkness / MAR DA ESCURIDAO                  |  VEECB   |
 |        05 | DDD SWIMMING (1) / DDD NATACAO......................|  FBBCJ   |
 |        06 | Celeste Way / CAMINHO CELESTE (Skyway)              |  AEACK   |
 |        07 | Tubes of Medusa / TUBOS DE MEDUSA (Tube of Medusa)..|  AEBDK   |
 |        08 | DDD SWIMMING (2) / DDD NATACAO                      |  CAKAI   |
 |        09 | The Fuga / A FUGA (Getaway).........................|  BBBOJ   |
 |        10 | Asterite/Vampire / ASTERITE (Asterite Cave)         |  EGOQA   |
 |        11 | The Eye / O OLHO....................................|  NQHGC   |
 |        12 | Depths / PROFUNDEZAS (Deep Ridge)                   |  MIFED   |
 |        13 | Sea Birds / MAR DE PASSAROS (Sea of Birds)..........|  FNOGE   |
 |        14 | Convergence / CONVERGENCIA (1)                      |  OIHEP   |
 |        15 | DDD SWIMMING (3) / DDD NATACAO......................|  RKHCE   |
 |        16 | Vortex (Vortex Future)                              |  ACQIG   |
 |        17 | Owner of the World / DONO DO MUNDO (Globe Holder)...|  DTJCF   |
 |        18 | Convergence / CONVERGENCIA  (2)                     |  WPDCM   |
 |        19 | DDD SWIMMING (4) / DDD NATACAO......................|  FCVOO   |
 |        20 | New Machine / NOVA MAQUINA                          |  UNHGM   |
 |        21 | Queen Vortex / RAINHA VORTEX (Vortex Queen).........|  TIHGE   |
 |        22 | Conclusion / CELEBRACAO                             |  -----   |
 |        23 | DDD SWIMMING (5) / DDD NATACAO......................|  OBXXH   |
 |        24 | Atlantis                                            |  JJDSP   |
 |-----------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------|
 |                  THESE PASSWORDS ARE UNIQUE TO MY GAME.                   /
 |                     IF YOU FIND THESE ANYWHERE ELSE                      /
 |               THEY WERE COPIED/STOLEN FROM THIS GUIDE OR                /
 |                   GAMEFAQS.COM WHERE I SUBMITTED THEM.                 /
 '-----------------------------------------------------------------------'

Level 00 Opening / ABERTURA
Doesn't have a password because it's the menu level you start the game on.

Level 01 Residence / RESIDENCIA
Doesn't have one either because the opening isn't a real level and it's
impossible to die on either of them.

Level 22 Conclusion / CELEBRACAO
Is a cut-scene level so doesn't have one, if you intentionally drown yourself
on it, it gives you a password to Level 10 Asterite/Vampire / ASTERIT which
never works. Possibly a bug.


===============================================================================

6.00 Cheat menu
===============================================================================

The cheat menu can be accessed via the sonar map screen.

Access the sonar map screen by holding down 1 + 2, then enter:

Left, 1, 2, 1, 2, Down, 2, Up

The following menu should now appear:
  .__________________.
  | ECCO 2  EPROM 17 | - Can't be selected, title.
  '------------------'
  .__________________.
  | LEVEL         01 | - Change the current level (00-24).
  | LEVELNAME        | - The level name, not a selection.
  :==================:
  | SOUND         01 | - Sound test (01-38).
  | MUSIC         00 | - Music test (00-06) 00 is silence.
  | MESSAGE        0 | - Message test (00-68) lets you read all the messages.
  | UNLIMITED LIFE 0 | - Hp/air is refilled instead of dying.
  | KEY FOR ALL    0 | - Unlocks all crystals, didn't work for me.
  | SWIM TROUGH    0 | - Lets you swim through anything and anywhere.
  :==================:
  | CAMERA Y    0000 | - Change Ecco's Y coordinates on the current map.
  | CAMERA X    0000 | - Change Ecco's X coordinates on the current map.
  '------------------'

Changing the coordinates is more or less pointless as you can go anywhere with
the 'SWIM TROUGH' cheat, including the air, through rocks etc.

You will have to enter the code every time you want to access the menu again.


===============================================================================

7.00 Text dump/translation
===============================================================================

 - Note this dump is from the Sega Master System cartridge. -

     CREDITOS

PRODUCER
     JERRY MARKOTA

ECCO'S CREATOR
     ED ANNUNZIATA

DEVELOPER
         NOVOTRADE

DIRECTOR
       LaSZLb MeR

SOFTWARE DIRECTOR
        ATTILA BdS

ART DIRECTOR
      ESZTER PaRIS

MAIN PROGRAMMER
    LaSZLb MEGYERI

ARTIST
        BORI PaRIS

MUSIC
      GaBOR FOLTaN
       CSABA GIGOR
    LaSZLb FAZEKAS

PROGRAMMER
      BALaZS PaPAI

HARDWARE SUPPORT
       LAJOS SZABb

SPECIAL THANKS
  ANDREA ESZTERHAI
 SZENTTORNYAI
     JbZSEF MOLNaR
   MIHaLY BRUDNYaK
     TAMaS CSENDES
    aDaM JEDOVSZKY

LEAD TESTER
     BLAIR BULLOCK

ASSISTANT LEAD
       CHRIS COLON

TESTERS
   MICHAEL BALDWIN
    RACHEL BRISTOL
    DON CARMICHAEL
         MIKE CHAO
      DANIEL COHEN
     ARNOLD FEENER
  CRAIG GANSHEIMER
      JEFF KESSLER
      RANDY KREIDT
     MATT McKNIGHT
           JEFF NG
    RANDY NORFLEET
       ILYA REEVES
        KIM ROGERS
        SAM SALIBA
        GREGG VOGT
  CHRISTINE WATSON
        MICHAEL WU
OBRIGADO POR JOGAR

       ECCO

WE DEDICATE THIS GAME TO OUR CHILDREN DOROTTYA AND MANO.LASZLO AND ATTILA

TMR SEGA

MARBLES
NUMOBJ

.--------------------------------.--------------------------------.
|        GAME LANGUAGE           |      ENGLISH TRANSLATION       |In level
+--------------------------------+--------------------------------+
| NAO IMPLEMENTADO               | NOT IMPLEMENTED                |
| AINDA                          | STILL                          |
| ATAQUE PEIXINHOS               | ATTACK PEIXINHOS               |
| PARA SE ALIMENTAR              | To feed                        |
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| COMO VOCE CONSEGUE             | HOW YOU CAN                    |
| FICAR SOB AS ONDAS             | STAY IN THE WAVES              |
| SEM RESPIRAR                   | BREATHLESS                     |
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| SEUS PODERES SAO               | Their powers are               |
| INCOMUNS                       | UNUSUAL                        |
| O ASTERITE LHE DEU             | The asterite GAVE              |
| PODER PARA DERROTAR            | POWER TO DEFEAT                |
| O VORTEX                       | The VORTEX                     |
| E NOS SALVAR                   | AND SAVE U.S.                  |
| E TAO BOM ESTAR                | And so good to be              |
| DE VOLTA AS AGUAS              | BACK THE WATER                 |
| DA TERRA                       | LAND                           |
| O SINAL EM SUA                 | SIGN IN YOUR                   |
| CABECA ASSEMELHA SE            | SAME HEAD SE                   |
| AS ESTRELAS                    | STARS                          |
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| DE ME UM PEIXE                 | FOR ME A FISH                  |lvl1
| META ESFERA                    | GOAL BALL                      |lvl2
| CRIADA PELO                    | CREATED BY                     |lvl2
| ASTERITE E                     | Asterite E                     |lvl2
| PARA TRANSFORMA LO             | PROCESSING FOR LO              |lvl2
| EM OUTRO SER                   | BE IN OTHER                    |lvl2
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| PROCURE A                      | LOOK FOR                       |lvl2/11
| PALAVRA CHAVE                  | KEY WORD                       |lvl2/11
| TENHO                          | HAVE                           |
| A SENSACAO QUE                 | The feeling                    |
| ALGO TERRIVEL                  | Something terrible             |
| VAI ACONTECER                  | HAPPENS                        |
| O VORTEX                       | The VORTEX                     |lvl3
| E RESPONSABILIDADE             | AND LIABILITY                  |lvl3
| DO ASTERITE                    | THE asterite                   |lvl3
| PRECISAMOS TOMAR               | NEED TO TAKE                   |lvl3
| FOLEGO AGORA                   | NOW BREATH                     |lvl3
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| NOS PRESSENTIMOS               | We sense                       |lvl4
| A MORTE DO                     | DEATH OF                       |lvl4
| ASTERITE                       | Vampir                         |lvl4
| AGORA OUVIMOS                  | NOW HEARD                      |lvl4
| CANCOES VINDAS DO              | CANCOES OF WELCOME             |lvl4
| NORTE                          | NORTH                          |lvl4
| NOS OUVIMOS                    | We Hear                        |lvl4
| TERRIVEIS CANCOES              | TERRIVEIS CANCOES              |lvl4
| DE ESTRANHAS                   | THE STRANGE                    |lvl4
| CRIATURAS                      | CREATURES                      |lvl4
| DO MAR                         | SEA                            |lvl4
| ESTAMOS ASSUSTADOS             | We are scared                  |lvl4
| SENTIMOS                       | FEEL                           |lvl4
| A PRESENCA                     | PRESENCE                       |lvl4
| DO VORTEX                      | THE VORTEX                     |lvl4
| QUANDO VAMOS                   | WHEN WE                        |lvl4
| NADAR EM  PAZ?                 | SWIM ALONE                     |lvl4
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| DE ME UM PEIXE                 | FOR ME A FISH                  |
| JA CONHECO VOCE                | I knew you                     |
| SIGA ME ECCO                   | FOLLOW ME ECCO                 |lvl4
| EU SOU TRELLIA                 | I AM TRELLIS                   |lvl4
| EU SOU BONITA                  | I AM BEAUTIFUL                 |lvl4
| E VOCE E MEU                   | AND YOU AND MY                 |lvl4
| ANCESTRAL                      | ANCESTRAL                      |lvl4
| EU SOU A ESPECIE               | I AM THE SPECIES               |lvl4
| PARA A QUAL VOCE               | FOR WHOM YOU                   |lvl4
| IRA EVOLUIR                    | Will evolve                    |lvl4
| EU EXISTO NO                   | I EXIST IN                     |lvl4
| FUTURO OU NUM                  | FUTURE OR IN                   |lvl4
| POSSIVEL FUTURO                | POSSIBLE FUTURE                |lvl4
| EXISTE OUTRO                   | THERE ANOTHER                  |lvl4
| POSSIVEL FUTURO                | POSSIBLE FUTURE                |lvl4
| UM FUTURO NEGRO                | A DARK FUTURE                  |lvl4
| E COM VORTEX                   | AND WITH VORTEX                |lvl4
| ESTOU AQUI PARA                | I'M HERE TO                    |lvl4
| LEVA LO AO MEU                 | TAKE IT TO MY                  |lvl4
| PRESENTE                       | THIS                           |lvl4
| SEU VELHO AMIGO                | YOUR OLD FRIEND                |lvl4
| QUER CANTAR                    | WANT TO SING                   |lvl4
| VOCE DEVE                      | YOU MUST                       |lvl4
| TOCAR ME PARA                  | PLAY FOR ME                    |lvl4
| VIAJAR A MINHA                 | MY TRAVEL                      |lvl4
| EPOCA                          | EPOCA                          |lvl4
| O MAR ESTA REPLETO             | THE SEA IS FILLED              |
| DE TELETRANSPORTES             | Teleportation                  |
| FEITOS SO PARA                 | MADE FOR SO                    |
| VOCE POR ATLANTAS              | YOU by Atlanta                 |
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| APOS MILHOES DE                | After millions of              |lvl5
| ANOS OS MARES DA               | YEARS OF THE SEAS              |lvl5
| TERRA FORMARAM                 | EARTH FORMED                   |lvl5
| TUNEIS DE AGUA                 | Water tunnels                  |lvl5
| TUNEIS GIGANTES                | GIANTS TUNNEL                  |lvl5
| QUE LIGAM TODOS                | Linking ALL                    |lvl5
| OS MARES DA TERRA              | THE SEAS OF THE EARTH          |lvl5
| O OCEANO TEM                   | OCEAN IS                       |lvl5
| CONSCIENCIA ELE                | CONSCIOUSNESS IT               |lvl5
| SENTE E PENSA                  | SIT AND THINK                  |lvl5
| VOCE PARECE UM                 | You seem                       |lvl5
| CANTOR DO PASSADO              | SINGER PAST                    |lvl5
| A VIDA NA TERRA                | LIFE ON EARTH                  |lvl5
| ESTA TRANQUILA                 | THIS ENGAGEMENT                |lvl5
| VOCE E A PEDRA                 | YOU AND STONE                  |lvl5
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| USE OS TUNEIS                  | USE TUNNELS                    |lvl6
| PARA ENCONTRAR                 | TO FIND                        |lvl6
| SEU AMIGO                      | YOUR FRIEND                    |lvl6
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| ESFERA VOADORA FOI             | BALL WAS FLYING                |lvl7
| CRIADA PELOS                   | CREATED BY                     |lvl7
| ATLANTAS PARA                  | Atlanta to                     |lvl7
| AJUDA LO A VIAJAR              | HELP YOU TO TRAVEL             |lvl7
| PELO CEU                       | THE SKY                        |lvl7
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| CUIDADO                        | CAUTION                        |lvl7
| MEDUSA FLUTUANTE               | MEDUSA FLOATING                |lvl7
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| OUCA COM ATENCAO               | Listen carefully               |lvl7
| QUANDO VOCE                    | WHEN YOU                       |lvl7
| SALVOU SEU AMIGO A             | SAVED YOUR FRIEND TO           |lvl7
| RAINHA VORTEX                  | QUEEN VORTEX                   |lvl7
| SEGUIU O ATE                   | FOLLOWED ATE                   |lvl7
| TERRA                          | LAND                           |lvl7
| VOCE DEVE RETORNAR             | YOU MUST RETURN                |lvl7
| A SUA EPOCA E DETER            | Of his time and DETER          |lvl7
| O VORTEX ANTES                 | BEFORE THE VORTEX              |lvl7
| QUE ELE TOME CONTA             | WHAT IT TAKES TO               |lvl7
| DA TERRA                       | LAND                           |lvl7
| EXISTEM DOIS                   | THERE ARE TWO                  |lvl7
| FUTUROS POSSIVEIS              | POSSIBLE FUTURE                |lvl7
| PARA A TERRA E SO              | FOR THE EARTH AND SO           |lvl7
| VOCE PODE EVITAR               | YOU CAN AVOID                  |lvl7
| O FUTURO TEMPESTUOSO           | The stormy future              |lvl7
| VOCE E A PEDRA QUE             | YOU AND THE STONE THAT         |lvl7
| SEPARA A DIRECAO               | SEPARATE DIRECTION             |lvl7
| DO TEMPO                       | WEATHER                        |lvl7
| EM DUAS                        | TWO                            |lvl7
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| ECCO VOCE DEVE                 | ECCO YOU MUST                  |lvl8
| RECONSTRUIR                    | BUILD                          |lvl8
| O ASTERITE                     | The Vampir                     |lvl8
| E SALVAR O                     | AND SAVE THE                   |lvl8
| FUTURO                         | FUTURE                         |lvl8
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| TELETRANSPORTES                | Teleportation                  |lvl10
| SAO USADOS PARA                | ARE USED TO                    |lvl10
| VIAJENS DE GRANDES             | Trips LARGE                    |lvl10
| DISTANCIAS                     | DISTANCES                      |lvl10
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| ACHE                           | ACHE                           |lvl10
| GLOBOS                         | BALLOONS                       |lvl10
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| ECCO                           | ECCO                           |lvl11
| SOCORRO                        | HELP                           |lvl11
| ECCO                           | ECCO                           |lvl11
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| VORTEX FUTURO                  | VORTEX FUTURE                  |lvl11
| NEGRO                          | BLACK                          |lvl11
| SEM O                          | WITHOUT                        |lvl11
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| PAR FINAL                      | PAR FINAL                      |lvl11
| NAO POSSO                      | CAN NOT                        |lvl11
| SEM SAIDA                      | NO EXIT                        |lvl11/12
| PARA A                         | FOR                            |lvl11/12
| MAQUINA NEGRA                  | MACHINE BLACK                  |lvl11/12
| APENAS DESCA                   | ONLY DESCA                     |lvl11/12
| O CORREGO                      | STREAM                         |lvl11/12
| O VORTEX                       | The VORTEX                     |lvl12
| ROUBOU MEU PAR                 | STOLE MY PAR                   |lvl12
| FINAL                          | FINAL                          |lvl12
| ELES                           | EELS                           |lvl12
| VIERAM DO FUTURO               | CAME FROM THE FUTURE           |lvl12
| NEGRO                          | BLACK                          |lvl12
| SEM MEU PAR FINAL              | WITHOUT MY FINAL PAR           |lvl12
| NAO POSSO LHE DAR              | I can not give                 |lvl12
| PODER NECESSARIO               | POWER REQUIRED                 |lvl12
| PARA DERROTAR A                | To defeat                      |lvl12
| RAINHA VORTEX                  | QUEEN VORTEX                   |lvl12
| NAO HA COMO                    | NO HOW                         |lvl12
| VIAJAR PARA O                  | TRAVEL TO                      |lvl12
| FUTURO COM A MAQUINA           | FUTURE WITH THE MACHINE        |lvl12
| DO TEMPO DOS                   | TIME OF                        |lvl12
| ATLANTAS                       | ATLANTIS                       |lvl12
| A MAQUINA DO                   | A UNIT OF                      |lvl12
| TEMPO PODE                     | TIME MAY                       |lvl12
| APENAS LEVA LO                 | ONLY TAKES YOU                 |lvl12
| AO PASSADO                     | THE PAST                       |lvl12
| ENCONTRE OUTRO                 | FIND ANOTHER                   |lvl12
| MODO DE VIAJAR                 | METHOD OF TRAVEL               |lvl12
| PARA O FUTURO NEGRO            | BLACK TO THE FUTURE            |lvl12
| E TRAZER DE VOLTA              | AND BRING BACK                 |lvl12
| O PAR FINAL                    | PAR FINAL                      |lvl12
| SIGA ME ECCO                   | FOLLOW ME ECCO                 |
| OLA ECCO.                      | HELLO ECCO.                    |lvl14
| ESTOU FELIZ                    | I'M HAPPY                      |lvl14
| EM VE LO                       | LO VE IN                       |lvl14
| MAS EU ME SINTO                | But I feel                     |lvl14
| TRISTE                         | SAD                            |lvl14
| POR FAVOR                      | PLEASE                         |lvl14
| DEIXE ME                       | LET ME                         |lvl14
| CANTAR PARA                    | SING FOR                       |lvl14
| OUCA COM ATENCAO               | Listen carefully               |lvl14
| QUANDO VOCE                    | WHEN YOU                       |lvl14
| SALVOU SEU AMIGO A             | SAVED YOUR FRIEND TO           |lvl14
| RAINHA VORTEX                  | QUEEN VORTEX                   |lvl14
| SEGUIU O ATE A                 | TRACED ATE A                   |lvl14
| TERRA                          | LAND                           |lvl14
| VOCE DEVE RETORNAR             | YOU MUST RETURN                |lvl14
| A SUA EPOCA E DETER            | Of his time and DETER          |lvl14
| O VORTEX ANTES                 | BEFORE THE VORTEX              |lvl14
| QUE ELE TOME CONTA             | WHAT IT TAKES TO               |lvl14
| DA TERRA                       | LAND                           |lvl14
| EXISTEM DOIS                   | THERE ARE TWO                  |lvl14
| FUTUROS POSSIVEIS              | POSSIBLE FUTURE                |lvl14
| PARA A TERRA E SO              | FOR THE EARTH AND SO           |lvl14
| VOCE PODE EVITAR               | YOU CAN AVOID                  |lvl14
| O FUTURO TEMPESTUOSO           | The stormy future              |lvl14
| VOCE E A PEDRA QUE             | YOU AND THE STONE THAT         |lvl14
| SEPARA A DIRECAO               | SEPARATE DIRECTION             |lvl14
| DO TEMPO                       | WEATHER                        |lvl14
| EM DUAS                        | TWO                            |lvl14
| ORGANIZADOS                    | ORGANIZED                      |
| OS BLOCOS                      | BLOCKS                         |
| ABREM CAMINHOS                 | OPEN ROADS                     |
| VOCE ME                        | YOU ME                         |lvl16
| SURPREENDE                     | SURPRISE                       |lvl16
| PEQUENINO                      | PEQUENINO                      |lvl16
| QUANDO VIAJOU                  | WHEN TO TRAVEL                 |lvl16
| PARA O MUNDO                   | FOR THE WORLD                  |lvl16
| DO VORTEX A                    | OF A VORTEX                    |lvl16
| RAINHA                         | QUEEN                          |lvl16
| SEGUIU O ATE                   | FOLLOWED ATE                   |lvl16
| A TERRA                        | EARTH                          |lvl16
| A RAINHA VORTEX                | QUEEN VORTEX                   |lvl16
| SABE QUE LHE                   | YOU KNOW                       |lvl16
| DEI PODERES PARA               | DEI POWERS                     |lvl16
| DERROTA LA                     | DEFEAT LA                      |lvl16
| A RAINHA AO                    | THE QUEEN                      |lvl16
| VIR A TERRA                    | COME TO EARTH                  |lvl16
| TENTOU ME                      | TRIED ME                       |lvl16
| DESTRUIR                       | DESTROY                        |lvl16
| A RAINHA                       | QUEEN                          |lvl16
| CONHECE A MAQUINA              | KNOW THE MACHINE               |lvl16
| DO TEMPO                       | WEATHER                        |lvl16
| O VORTEX DO                    | The VORTEX OF                  |lvl16
| FUTURO NEGRO                   | BLACK FUTURE                   |lvl16
| USARA A MAQUINA DO             | Use the machine's              |lvl16
| TEMPO PARA ROUBAR              | TIME TO STEAL                  |lvl16
| MEUS GLOBOS                    | MY BALLOONS                    |lvl16
| AGORA QUE ESTOU                | NOW THAT I'M                   |lvl16
| RESTABELECIDO                  | RESTORE                        |lvl16
| DAR LHE EI O                   | GIVE YOU THE EI                |lvl16
| PODER QUE                      | POWER TO                       |lvl16
| NECESSITA PARA DETER           | NEED TO STOP                   |lvl16
| O VORTEX                       | The VORTEX                     |lvl16
| IREI ENSINAR                   | WILL TEACH                     |lvl16
| A PODEROSA CANCAO              | A powerful song                |lvl16
| PARA PREVENIR                  | PREVENTION                     |lvl16
| OS IRMAOS                      | BROTHERS                       |lvl16
| CANTORES                       | SINGERS                        |lvl16
| PRECISARA DE                   | NEED                           |lvl16
| AJUDA COM                      | HELP WITH                      |lvl16
| OS ZUMBIDOS                    | Zombies                        |lvl16
| DO VORTEX                      | THE VORTEX                     |lvl16
| VA AGORA E DETENHA             | VA NOW and stop                |lvl16
| O VORTEX                       | The VORTEX                     |lvl16
|--------------------------------+--------------------------------|
| VOCE SALVOU O                  | You save your                  |lvl22
| FUTURO DA TERRA                | FUTURE OF THE EARTH            |lvl22
| E O FLUXO NATURAL              | FLOW AND NATURAL               |lvl22
| DOS TEMPOS                     | THE TIMES                      |lvl22
| NO MOMENTO QUE O               | THE TIME THAT                  |lvl22
| ENVIEI AO                      | SEND                           |lvl22
| PASSADO A                      | The PAST                       |lvl22
| LINHA DO TEMPO                 | TIMELINE                       |lvl22
| FOI PARTIDA                    | WAS STARTING                   |lvl22
| EM DOIS                        | TWO                            |lvl22
| ASSIM VOCE E A                 | You're the                     |lvl22
| PEDRA PRECIOSA                 | GEM                            |lvl22
| PARA PREVENIR QUE              | TO PREVENT                     |lvl22
| ACONTECA DE                    | EXPERIENCE OF                  |lvl22
| NOVO VOCE DEVERA               | NEW YOU WILL NEED              |lvl22
| IR A ATLANTIS                  | GO TO ATLANTIS                 |lvl22
| DESTRUIR A                     | DESTROY                        |lvl22
| MAQUINA DO TEMPO               | TIME MACHINE                   |lvl22
| APOS ISTO VOCE                 | Next you                       |lvl22
| NADARA FELIZ DE                | Nadara FELIZ DE                |lvl22
| NOVO E A VIDA NA               | NEW AND LIFE IN                |lvl22
| TERRA CONTINUARA               | Earth continues                |lvl22
| LIVRE                          | FREE                           |lvl22
| ACESSO OK                      | ACCESS OK                      |lvl24
| O MAR ESTA REPLETO             | THE SEA IS FILLED              |
| DE TELETRANSPORTES             | Teleportation                  |
| FEITOS SO PARA                 | MADE FOR SO                    |
| VOCE POR ATLANTAS              | YOU by Atlanta                 |
| NADE ATRAVES DELES             | NADE THROUGH THEM              |
| E SERA LEVADO A                | And will be carried            |
| GRANDES DISTANCIAS             | GREAT DISTANCES                |
| AS VEZES PARA                  | FOR THE TIMES                  |lvl14
| ESCAPAR DO INIMIGO             | ESCAPING THE ENEMY             |lvl14
| DEVE FICAR                     | MUST REMAIN                    |lvl14
| IGUAL A ELE                    | Like him                       |lvl14
| MAIS UMA VEZ                   | ONCE                           |
| VOCE E O HEROI                 | You are the hero               |
| DO MAR                         | SEA                            |
| VOCE SALVOU                    | YOU SAVED                      |
| SUA ESPECIE                    | YOUR SPECIES                   |
| E O ASTERITE                   | And The Vampir                 |
| E SALVOU O                     | And SAVE                       |
| FUTURO DA                      | FUTURE                         |
| TERRA                          | LAND                           |
| A CANCAO DA                    | Doodle                         |
| SUA CORAGEM                    | HIS COURAGE                    |
| IRA SOAR PELAS                 | SOAR BY IRA                    |
| AGUAS PARA                     | WATER FOR                      |
| SEMPRE                         | ALWAYS                         |
| SINTO ORGULHO                  | FEEL PROUD                     |
| DE SER SEU AMIGO               | TO BE YOUR FRIEND              |
+--------------------------------+--------------------------------+

A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R   (this is the password screen)
 S T U V W X Y Z
  [    FIM    \

Game Gear Dump

  NOT IMPLEMENTED
        YET

CHARGE SMALL FISH
TO FEED AND GAIN
STRENGTH
HOW CAN YOU STAY
BENEATH THE WAVES
SO LONG WITHOUT
AIR?

YOUR POWERS ARE SO
STRANGE
THE ASTERITE GAVE
YOU THE POWER TO
DEFEAT THE VORTEX
AND SAVE US ALL

IT IS GOOD TO BE
BACK IN THE COOL
WATERS OF EARTH
THE MARKS ON YOUR
HEAD LOOK LIKE
STARS IN THE SKY

GIVE ME A FISH
META SPHERE
CREATED BY THE
ASTERITE TO
CHANGE YOU INTO
ANOTHER LIFEFORM

SEARCH FOR THE
KEY GLYPH
I HAVE
MISGIVINGS...
SOMETHING TERRIBLE
MAY HAPPEN...

THE VORTEX
WAS RESPONSIBLE...
THE ASTERITE...
WE HAVE TO TAKE
BREATHS AGAIN...
WE HAVE FELT THE
DEATH OF THE
ASTERITE
NOW WE HEAR SONGS
OF FEAR FROM THE
NORTH

WE HAVE HEARD
TERRIBLE SONGS
OF STRANGE
CREATURES IN
THE SEA
WE ARE FRIGHTENED
WE FEEL THE
PRESENCE OF
THE VORTEX KIND

WHEN WILL WE
SWIM IN PEACE
AGAIN?
GIVE ME A FISH

I REMEMBER YOU...
FOLLOW ME ECCO

I AM TRELLIA.
I AM BEAUTIFUL AND
YOU ARE ECCO, MY
ANCESTOR
I AM WHAT YOU WILL
EVOLVE TO WHEN
THE EARTH IS
MUCH OLDER

I EXIST IN THE
FUTURE OR ONE
POSSIBLE FUTURE
THERE IS ANOTHER
POSSIBLE FUTURE:
A DARK FUTURE,
THE VORTEX FUTURE

I AM HERE TO
TAKE YOU TO MY
PRESENT. YOUR
OLD FRIEND WISHES
TO SING TO YOU...
YOU MUST TOUCH
ME TO TRAVEL
FORWARD TO MY
TIME

THE SEA IS FILLED
WITH TELEPORT RINGS
MADE ONLY FOR YOU
BY THE ATLANTEANS
AFTER MILLIONS OF
YEARS THE SEAS OF
EARTH AWOKE AND
FORMED THE WATER
TUBES...

GIANT TUBES OF
WATER CONNECT ALL
THE SEAS OF EARTH
THE OCEAN IS
NOW CONSCIOUS, IT
FEELS AND THINKS...

YOU LOOK STRANGE,
SINGER OF THE PAST
LIFE ON EARTH IS IN
PERFECT HARMONY

YOU ARE THE STONE...
USE THE WATER
TUBES TO FIND
YOUR FRIEND

FLIGHT SPHERE WAS
CREATED BY THE
ATLANTEANS TO HELP
YOU TRAVEL IN THE
SKY
BEWARE THE
FLOATING MEDUSA

LISTEN TO ME
CAREFULLY. WHEN
YOU SAVED YOUR POD
THE VORTEX QUEEN
FOLLOWED YOU TO
EARTH
YOU MUST RETURN TO
YOUR TIME AND STOP
THE VORTEX BEFORE
THEY TAKE ROOT UPON
THE EARTH

THERE ARE TWO
POSSIBLE FUTURES
FOR EARTH AND ONLY
YOU CAN PREVENT THE
DARK VORTEX FUTURE
YOU ARE THE STONE
THAT SPLIT THE
STREAM OF TIME
IN TWO

ECCO, YOU MUST
REBUILD THE
ASTERITE TO
SAVE EARTH'S
FUTURE
TELEPORT RINGS
ARE USED TO TRAVEL
GREAT DISTANCES
INSTANTANEOUSLY

...FIND...
...GLOBES...
...ECCO...
PLEASE...
ECCO...

...VORTEX
...DARK...
FUTURE...
...WITHOUT
FINAL PAIR...
...I CANNOT...

...NO WAY TO
THE DARK...
...MACHINE...
ONLY DOWN THE
STREAM....
THE VORTEX HAS
STOLEN MY FINAL
PAIR - THEY CAME
FROM THE DARK
FUTURE

WITHOUT MY FINAL
PAIR I CANNOT GIVE
YOU THE POWER YOU
NEED TO DEFEAT THE
VORTEX QUEEN
THERE IS NO WAY
TO TRAVEL TO
THE FUTURE WITH
THE ATLANTEAN
TIME MACHINE

THE TIME MACHINE
CAN ONLY MOVE YOU
UP THE STREAM OF
TIME INTO THE PAST
YOU MUST FIND
ANOTHER WAY TO
TRAVEL TO THE DARK
FUTURE AND RETURN
MY FINAL PAIR...

FOLLOW ME ECCO
HELLO ECCO.
I AM HAPPY
TO SEE YOU
BUT I FEEL THE
PAIN OF SORROW

PLEASE LET
ME SING MY
MEMORIES TO
YOU
LISTEN TO ME
CAREFULLY. WHEN
YOU SAVED YOUR
POD, THE VORTEX
QUEEN FOLLOWED
YOU TO EARTH

YOU MUST RETURN TO
YOUR TIME AND STOP
THE VORTEX BEFORE
THEY TAKE ROOT
UPON THE EARTH
THERE ARE TWO
POSSIBLE FUTURES
FOR EARTH AND ONLY
YOU CAN PREVENT THE
DARK VORTEX FUTURE

YOU ARE THE STONE
THAT SPLIT THE
STREAM OF TIME
IN TWO
WELL-ARRANGED
BLOCKS GIVE
A CLEAR PATH

YOU AMAZE ME
AGAIN LITTLE
ONE...
WHEN YOU
TRAVELED TO THE
VORTEX WORLD,
THE QUEEN
FOLLOWED YOU TO
EARTH...

THE VORTEX QUEEN
KNEW THAT I
EMPOWERED YOU TO
DEFEAT HER...
WHEN THE QUEEN
CAME TO EARTH,
SHE TRIED TO
DESTROY ME...

THE QUEEN HAS
KNOWLEDGE OF THE
TIME MACHINE...
THE VORTEX FROM
THE DARK FUTURE
WILL USE THE TIME
MACHINE TO STEAL
MY GLOBES...

NOW THAT I AM
WHOLE AGAIN I
CAN GIVE YOU THE
POWER YOU NEED
TO STOP THE VORTEX
QUEEN AND...
I WILL TEACH
YOU A POWERFUL
SONG TO SUMMON
YOUR BROTHER
SINGERS...

YOU WILL NEED
HELP WITH THE
MANY VORTEX
DRONES
GO NOW AND STOP
THE VORTEX MENACE

YOU SAVED EARTH'S
FUTURE AND THE
NATURAL FLOW OF
THE STREAM OF TIME
WHEN I SENT YOU
INTO THE PAST
ORIGINALLY, THAT
CAUSED THE STREAM
OF TIME TO SPLIT
IN TWO

THAT IS WHY YOU
ARE THE STONE
TO PREVENT THIS
FROM HAPPENING
AGAIN YOU MUST
GO TO ATLANTIS
AND DESTROY THE
TIME MACHINE

WHEN YOU DO THIS
YOU WILL SWIM
HAPPY AGAIN AND
LIFE ON EARTH
WILL GO ON
ACCESS GRANTED

THE SEA IS FILLED
WITH TELEPORT RINGS
MADE ONLY FOR YOU
BY THE ATLANTEANS
SWIM THROUGH THEM
AND THEY WILL TAKE
YOU GREAT DISTANCES

SOMETIMES TO
ESCAPE YOUR ENEMY
YOU MUST BECOME
YOUR ENEMY
ONCE AGAIN YOU
ARE THE HERO OF
THE SEA

YOU HAVE SAVED
YOUR KIND...
YOU HAVE SAVED
THE ASTERITE...
AND YOU HAVE
SAVED EARTH'S
FUTURE

SONGS OF YOUR
COURAGE WILL
ECHO IN THE
WATERS OF EARTH
FOREVER
I AM PROUD TO
BE YOUR POD MATE
THANKS FOR PLAYING


===============================================================================

8.00 Frequently Asked Questions
===============================================================================

Some questions that may arise from readers.

 Q1. Why don't any of the passwords work?
 A1. You need to press both 1 & 2 buttons at the same time on FIM. Otherwise it
     sends you back to the menu screen. If you input a wrong password it makes
     a noise but keeps you on the password screen.

 Q2. Why are some level references missing in the text dump?
 A2. Because to find them all you have to talk to EVERYTHING on EVERY level and
     I didn't do that.

 Q3. Where is the sea horse?
 A3. It only appears at the bottom left of level 3, so is easy to miss.

 Q4. Is there anything else you could add to this super guide?
 A4. Yes, a few things:
      - Full explanation for level 12. Currently only a short description, map
        and puzzle solutions are provided.
      - The remaining dialog references in the text dump.
      - ASCII maps for every level.
      - Any other secrets, easter eggs, shortcuts, alternative routes,
        glitches, exploits and bugs. There are no other secret or bonus levels
        because they can all be seen in the text dump of the game.
      - Find out how the password generator works.

 Q5. What tools/applications did you use to create this guide, including the
     tables, translations and text dump?

 A5.    The game itself/rom - to play.
        Fusion 3.6 Emulator - to play the game.
                    Notepad - to write the guide.
losmonos.netfirms.com/faqs/ - for table conversion, trailing space removal and
                              text formatting.
       Microsoft Excel 2003 - to make the tables.
        Microsoft Word 2003 - to format/adjust the text dump and spellcheck the
                              guide.
       translate.google.com - to translate the text.
                    Bintext - to extract the text from the rom image.

     Everything else was done manually.

 Q6. Should I play this game?
 A6. This game is really for Ecco and retro fans only. If you were born in the
     1990's or later you may not enjoy this.


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9.00 Copyright
===============================================================================

The content of the dialog is copyright 1994 Sega / Tec Toy / NOVOTRADE, the
format of this unique text dump and translation is copyright oblivion from aoc
2009.

The rest of the content is copyright oblivion from aoc 2009.

Redistribution is only permitted provided that this is document kept in it's
full unmodified form, although the author must be contacted at
oblivion_ee[+]hotmail.com (Replace [+] with @) to gain permission to publish on
to paper or sell as a package for commercial purposes.

Websites and other forms of public digital distribution are not required to ask
permission unless they wish to charge the reader, or modify the guide in any
way, shape or form.

I only post updates to GameFAQs.com, view my profile at:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/49375.html


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10.00 Credits/version history
===============================================================================
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10.10 Version history
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 1.00 - First release, 26th October 2009. 68kb.
 1.10 - 1st November 2009. Added cheat menu section, Natacao = swimming,
        tools/applications question. 73kb.
 1.15 - Various tweaks/changes/fixes. Expanded password section. 75kb.
 1.20 - March 2016. Asterite & Atlantis info, Game Gear level names and text
        dump. Removal of duplicate info, grammar. 81kb.


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10.20 Credits
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                           NOVOTRADE - for making a great game series.
                             Tec Toy - for publishing it.
                                SEGA - for making a great console.
                                 You - for reading it.
                                  Me - for writing it.
                               Emily - Emailing in Asterite & Atlantis tips.
                        GameFAQs.com - for hosting it.

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