Ecco the Dolphin
Released: Dec 29, 1992

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  • GBA
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  • Sega CD
  • Sega Genesis
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Ecco the Dolphin Cheats & Secrets

Last Updated on Feb 17, 2022

This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for Ecco the Dolphin. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.

Ecco the Dolphin Cheats For Sega Genesis

Enable Cheat Menu

To enable the cheat menu, start a new game and move past the intro level to where you have a health and oxygen bar and you can pause the game. Make Ecco turn left or right and pause it when Ecco is looking at the screen. Now, while the game is paused, press Right, B, C, B, C, Down, C, Up. If you entered this cheat code correctly, the cheat menu will appear, giving you access to level select, unlimited health & air (invincibility), sound test, and the ability to teleport.

Password Screen

To get to the password screen or menu in Ecco the Dolphin, swim left in the starting area.

Unlimited Air & Sonar

To get infinite or unlimited air and sonar, swim left in the starting area to get the password screen and enter SHARKFIN as the password.

Unlimited Air

To get infinite or unlimited air,  swim left in the starting area to get the password screen and enter LIFEFISH as the password.

Turn Music Off

To turn off the music and just leave the sound effects on, pause the game and press A five times.

Level Passwords

To enter level passwords,  swim left in the starting area to get the password screen and enter one of the level passwords below to get the desired effect.

Level Password Password
Level 3 - The Undercaves AAAAAAAA
Level 4 - The Vents AANNAANN
Level 5 - The Lagoon NDRBRIKR
Level 6 - Ridge Water HYAUGFLV
Level 7 - Open Ocean FNCQWBMT
Level 8 - Ice Zone DWFFZBMV
Level 9 - Hard Water ANANANAN
Level 10 - Cold Water MCLFRQLW
Level 11 - Island Zone NNNNAAAA
Level 12 - Deep Water EILQOQLC
Level 13 - The Marble Sea XAKUQQLS
Level 14 - The Library FDGXQQLC
Level 15 - Deep City AANNNNAA
Level 16 - City of Forever DETSWCIY
Level 17 - Jurassic Beach MDEBRCBO
Level 18 - Pteranodon Pond JNXFRCBS
Level 19 - Origin Beach AAAANNNN
Level 20 - Trilobite Circle DETSWCIY
Level 21 - Dark Water NNAANNAA
Level 22 - The Tube KUVEKMLK
Level 23 - Welcome to the Machine NNNNNNNN
Level 24 - The Last Fight KNLMLMLC

Ecco the Dolphin Game Genie Codes

The following cheat codes are for Game Genie. These can be used on a Sega Genesis with a Game Genie device or you can use these on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie device, you can always check on Amazon for one.

Cheat Effect Cheat Code
Infinite air AKRT-JA64
Invincibility RHZT-J6V6
Ecco moves faster without boost 931A-JAE2
Enemies restore air instead of making you lose it SW2A-KGPJ + HC2A-JAFL
Enemies restore air instead of making you lose health SW2A-KGPJ + TC2A-JGFL + E42A-JAFN
Octopus does no damage AAVT-NAFC
Swim through walls ACXT-JA60