User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US) (Aug, 1995)
Primal Rage is a must for handheld fighting fans. It's a reptile rager for all.
Mean Machines (Oct, 1995)
An old dog's been taught some new tricks. Fun while it lasts.
Game Players (Oct, 1995)
Now Primal Rage has come to the Game Gear, and yes, it is right to question whether it has survived the translation. The answer is, surprisingly perhaps, yes. In many ways, the Game Gear version is even more impressive than the sixteen-bit versions.
neXGam (2002)
Primal Rage auf dem Game Gear ist gut. Nicht mehr - aber auch nicht weniger. Wer wirklich beeindruckende 2D Prügeleien auf dem mobilen 8-Bitter sucht, kommt aber auch weiterhin nicht an der Anschaffung von Fatal Fury Special vorbei. Primal Rage bewegt sich im direkten Vergleich dazu nämlich einfach eine ganze Klasse darunter...
The Game Gear version obviously looks better since it's a color system, but I was especially impressed by Probe's ability to keep the original color schemes intact. The animation of the characters in both versions is obviously very limited, but the Game Gear cart is a credit to it's creators and the hardware.
Mega Fun (Aug, 1995)
Aufgrund des technischen Aufwands der Arcade-Maschine hatten die portablen Systeme einen schweren Stand. Zumindest in grafischer Hinsicht muß man Probe Software jedoch ein dickes Lob aussprechen, denn insbesondere auf dem Game Gear sehen die Dinos recht plastisch aus und wurden zudem bemerkenswert gut animiert (nur bei Sega fließt übrigens auch Blut). Das Gameplay weist jedoch einige Schwächen auf. So mangelt es aufgrund der wenigen Tasten an einem umfangreichen Schlagrepertoire. Auch die Dynamik des Spiels litt merklich unter der Handheld-Transplantation. So hat man bei den Gorillas aufgrund der langsamen Schläge teilweise das Gefühl, als möchten sie die hohe Kunst des Schattenboxens präsentieren. (...) Fazit: Auf jeden Fall spielbar, aber vom Gameplay her nicht sonderlich anspruchsvoll.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 15, 2014)
This portable translation of Primal Rage is nice on a technical level but don't expect much in the way of replay value.
Defunct Games (Jan 03, 2009)
So what do you have left when you have an ugly fighting game with terrible controls, the worst backgrounds imaginable, annoying sounds, limited characters and sluggish combat? Not a whole heck of a lot, which is why there's no reason to play Primal Rage on the Game Gear. The truth is, there's no reason to play Primal Rage period, but this Game Gear port is by far the single worst version of the game. Then again, I hear there's a Game Boy version of this game, perhaps we actually have a race for the bottom of the barrel.