It's Halloween, the day we all turn our attention to all things spoooooooky. In honor of this occasion, Heidi Kemps makes a convincing case for the secret scariness of the seemingly non-horror-oriented Ecco the Dolphin. Later, the Joystiq staff will share their own picks for unintentionally frightening games. We'll just leave you in suspense for now (boo!)
Dolphins! Every adolescent girl on the planet loves dolphins, but being a fan of marine life in general, I really
liked dolphins. I was certainly among the many, many girls with Lisa Frank school supplies emblazoned with imagery of brightly airbrushed, neon-colored dolphins, but I was far more into porpoises than even that, with plenty of other themed baubles in my possession. So, of course, when Ecco the Dolphin
came out for the Genesis, I was excited to check the game out, especially with the rave reviews it had received in magazines at the time.
Little did I suspect the horrors Sega and Novotrade had in store for me.