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Primal Rage (Game Gear)

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A meteor struck the Earth, and caused great chaos. Seven gods from ancient times awoke, and are now attempting to take control of the post-apocalyptic world.

Primal Rage is a one-on-one fighting game featuring dinosaurs and giant apes as the fighters. The graphics are done with digitized stop-motion animation. Gameplay is similar to Mortal Kombat in that it is viewed from a side perspective, and features deadly finishing moves at the end of the match.


Primal Rage Game Gear Intro: the draconians were born...
Primal Rage Game Gear Title Screen.
Primal Rage Game Gear Ok, let's try with Diablo.
Primal Rage Game Gear Talon getting on Diablo's neck.

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GamePro (US) Aug, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Players Oct, 1995 76 out of 100 76
neXGam 2002 7 out of 10 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Aug 15, 2014 C 50
Defunct Games Jan 03, 2009 20 out of 100 20


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Continuing with the Mortal Kombat fiasco, Nintendo censored this game as well. Chaos' Golden Shower finishing move (you can figure it out) has been 'fixed' so that a CENSORED bar appears across the screen and Chaos freezes in his 'relief' position.

Planned sequel

There was going to be a sequel, Primal Rage 2, but due to poor sales it got cancelled. However, Atari felt it needed a sequel in one form or another, so a book written by John Vornholt, called Primal Rage: The Avatars, was created instead of a second game.

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chirinea (34252) added Primal Rage (Game Gear) on Oct 30, 2006
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