13 More Animal Video Games to Play When You Finish ‘Stray’

Ecco the Dolphin | Playstation 2 | Trailer

Ecco the Dolphin’s plot, in which an alien invasion is thwarted by a courageous dolphin, isn’t very realistic, but the mechanics and gameplay are true to the dolphin-ness of the titular character. You won’t survive if you don’t come up for air, for instance, just like a real dolphin, and your special actions include dolphin stuff like using sonar and ramming enemies. If you’re nostalgic for the old days of punishingly difficult 2D platformers with maddening control problems, go back in time with Ecco the Dolphin or one of its four sequels.

Platforms: Game Gear, Sega Genesis, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, MacOS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Linux

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