Ecco the Dolphin was undoubtedly one of the trippiest games to emerge from the early '90s, a psychedelic ocean adventure about Atlantis, time machines and giant crystals whose gameplay was once turned into a six-hour meditation video.
But it's never looked quite as surreal as it does in エコー ザ ドルフィン Ride the C a t a c l y s m, a series of animated gifs created by Brazilian glitch artist Sabato Visconti. Here, Ecco swims amidst jagged waves of pixel flotsam, often coming face to face with himself as he glides through a current of glitches.
The series is billed as "an ongoing gif-roman of systemic failure, corrupted oceans, lush aesthetics, and sad dolphins, made with glitched out scenes from the classic Sega Genesis game." Visconti's previous glitch-oriented work has focused Donkey Kong Country, J. Crew catalogs, and Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.
See the full gallery of Visconti's Ecco the Dolphin glitch art here.
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