Fossil Echo (2016)

by Christopher
5 minutes read


Fossil Echo: A Journey of Discovery and Redemption

Released in 2016, Fossil Echo is a platformer/adventure game that tells the story of a young boy’s journey to climb a giant tower in the middle of the sea. Developed by independent studio Velvet Spectrum, Fossil Echo is a visually stunning and thought-provoking game that has drawn comparisons to the Oddworld series, Ico & Shadow of the Colossus, and Studio Ghibli films.

The game begins with the boy waking up on the beach at the base of the tower. He has no memory of how he got there, or why he is there. As he begins to climb the tower, he starts to have flashbacks that reveal his past and the events that led him to this place.

The flashbacks reveal that the boy is an orphan who was raised by a group of monks. The monks taught him about the importance of compassion and forgiveness, and they also gave him a mysterious artifact called the Echo Stone. The Echo Stone allows the boy to see into the past, and it is this ability that will help him to uncover the secrets of the tower and his own past.

As the boy climbs the tower, he encounters a variety of strange and wonderful creatures. Some of these creatures are friendly and helpful, while others are hostile and dangerous. The boy must use his wits and his Echo Stone to overcome the challenges that he faces and continue his journey.

Along the way, the boy also discovers eight temples that offer insight into the game’s lore and back-story. These temples are optional, but they are worth exploring for those who want to learn more about the world of Fossil Echo.

The journey to the top of the tower is long and difficult, but the boy is determined to reach the top and discover the truth about his past. Along the way, he learns about the importance of compassion, forgiveness, and redemption. He also learns that he is not alone, and that there are people who care about him and want to help him.


Fossil Echo is a 2D platformer with a strong focus on exploration and puzzle-solving. The game’s controls are simple and easy to learn, but the puzzles can be challenging at times. The game also features a unique “Echo” mechanic that allows the player to see into the past. This mechanic is used to solve puzzles and uncover the game’s secrets.

Visuals and Sound

Fossil Echo is a beautiful game with a unique and distinctive art style. The game’s backgrounds are hand-painted and the character designs are both charming and expressive. The game’s soundtrack is also excellent, and it helps to create a sense of atmosphere and immersion.


Fossil Echo’s story is one of the game’s strongest points. The game’s narrative is well-written and engaging, and it kept me hooked from beginning to end. The game’s themes of compassion, forgiveness, and redemption are explored in a thoughtful and nuanced way.


Fossil Echo is a beautiful, thought-provoking, and ultimately rewarding experience. The game’s stunning visuals, challenging gameplay, and engaging story make it a must-play for fans of platformers, adventure games, and indie games.

Score: 9/10

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