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Monday, May 2, 2011

Music from Consoles Past - Ecco: The Tides of Time "Tube of the Medusa"

Taking a queue from  from flowchiller, I thought I would share some of my favorite console scores with everyone. There are way to many for me to count so today I think I'll touch on a Sega Genesis game called Ecco: The Tides of Time

This is the second installment in the Ecco the dolphin series and picks up right from the first one. Pretty much you have just saved your pod from an alien bug-like race called the Vortex. Just as the oceans of earth seemed a little safer, you come to realized that the Queen of the Vortex had followed you back to earth The game play is mostly puzzle solving with some minimal combat. The music for this game is great. It has a very surreal feeling of floating (like in the ocean HA!) with the music picking up in more urgent moments. The song i wanna share is called Tube of the Medusa. It takes place fighting none other than a giant Medusa jellyfish. The music starts out slow then pics up to a very nice fast pace.



34 comments:

  1. Hey, I´m glad I could be of inspiration for you :) Nice tune. I did not have a Genesis myself, so my knowledge of Sega games is kinda crippled. Looking forward to more tunes!

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  2. Oh god the nostalgia. Thanks for bringing this tranquil piece of soundtrack back

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  3. I could have sworn this was one of the games on the Dreamcast as well. Either way, this takes me back... Genesis wow.

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  4. @Xentoth: There is a game for Dreamcast. It was called Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future. Pretty much the same game but they reworked everything. It was in a 3d world, altered story and i believe different powers. Never got a chance to play that one though.

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  5. Oh, the crazy games they used to make. That was actually some pretty good music, though.

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  6. I never played the full version, but i played the demo of a newer one on the dreamcast XD

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  7. I havnt played this game in years! Good memory's.

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  8. Would love to hear a remix of this +follow

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  9. Yo, I used to play this game so much. I just played it again recently when I was at a friends house. Oh, the memories. Great writeup.

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  10. there definitely was a dreamcast game, i remember it fondly

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  11. Man I hated this game as a kid.

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  12. Nostalgia... Ecco, I love you. <3

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  13. Oh man, I NEED to get hold of this game again.

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  14. I loved Ecco (except Ecco Jr.) and the medusa jellyfish fight from 2 was by far my favorite boss fight in the series. Thanks for this, brought back a lot of memories.

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  15. This music brings back memories :)

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  16. I used to play this game all the time!

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  17. great game with a decent soundtrack

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  18. Haha awww the good ole' genesis.

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  19. 8 bit music is definitely not my style haha. But good times back in the day.

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  20. I have to say the Genesis > SNES, but I was never into Ecco. Now Phantasy, that is some great music and great gameplay.

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  21. this game was so trippy... loved it

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  22. I wish I had a sega, my parents back then never bought me one.

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  23. Ha, that is one creepy looking Dolphin. Nice music tho!

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  24. I've never had this game or played it before. Dolphins are something I avoid, haha.

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  25. i play my genesis every day :)

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