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Genesis Ecco: The Tides of Time

  • Platform: Genesis (Sega Genesis)
  • Abbreviation: eccottot
  • Display name: Ecco: The Tides of Time
  • Goodtools name: Ecco - The Tides of Time
  • In group: Ecco

[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Fastest Completion]Genesis Ecco: The Tides of Time (USA) in 36:30.34 by Upthorn.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2018-12-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 229.21 MB, length: 38:26)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 251.58 MB, length: 38:26)
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Submission #6171 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1180 (47:38.72)
Rating: 8.7 (5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Puzzle
Ecco: The Tides of Time (1994) is the sequel to Ecco the Dolphin. It is harder than the original, and continues its bizarre science fiction plotline. You control Ecco the dolphin, navigating the waters, circumnavigating the time-stream, saving lost DNA nucleotide pairs, and finding key crystals, schools of fish and pockets of air deep down in submarine caves.

Ecco is capable of moving at very high speed but has little in the way of brakes. Turning corners without smashing into walls is tricky to say the least.

Upthorn improves his previous previous record by 11:12.06 minutes. See the author comments for elaborate explanations of how this was achieved.


As a bonus, Upthorn has created an extra encode that displays the TAS environment he designed for this run.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]Genesis Ecco: The Tides of Time (USA) in 47:38.72 by Upthorn.
Gens movie (.gmv) (date: 2008-08-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 181.52 MB, length: 49:51)
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Submission #2054 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.8 (28 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Puzzle

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Ecco: The Tides of Time (1994) is the sequel to Ecco the Dolphin. It is harder than the original, and continues its bizarre science fiction plotline. You control Ecco the dolphin, navigating the waters, circumnavigating the time-stream, saving lost DNA nucleotide pairs, and finding key crystals, schools of fish and pockets of air deep down in submarine caves.

Ecco is capable of moving at very high speed but has little in the way of brakes. Turning corners without smashing into walls is tricky to say the least.

This run plays on the hardest difficulty mode.

Note: The multimedia file for this run is an MKV with chapters. This can be played in most media players, but if problems are encountered then please see the Downloads page.

#49734605681360561 - Ecco 2 Improvement WIP
Upthorn-Ecco2ImpEB.bk2 (14.2kB bk2 movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2018-09-09 19:04:26 by upthorn (2 files)
For Genesis Ecco: The Tides of Time (2 files)
In 07:08.05 [25650 frames], 1320 rerecords)
1303 views, 135 downloads
Completes through Eagle's Bay. Currently 2286 frames ahead of the published TAS. Roughly 20 of those frames due to decreased lag in BizHawk/gpgx compared to gens.
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#49640953320343258 - Secret Ecco 2 Improvement WIP
Upthorn-Ecco2ImpFZ.bk2 (4.39kB bk2 movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2018-09-05 13:51:00 by upthorn (2 files)
For Genesis Ecco: The Tides of Time (2 files)
In 01:40.78 [6039 frames], 344 rerecords)
1348 views, 136 downloads
Completes through fault zone. Currently 172 frames ahead of the published TAS. 171 frames saved, and 1 frame gained for free due to emulator timing differences.

Shh, it's a secret. Don't tell anyone.

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