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Bloody Roar: Primal Fury (GameCube)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
74
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com:

    Tap into your animal instincts.



    The Bloody Roar series screams into the Nintendo universe with Bloody Roar: Primal Fury, exclusively available on Nintendo GameCube. Bloody Roar is a tournament fighting game featuring 16 combatants who can instantly morph into hyper-beast life forms. The result? Visually stunning matches with satisfyingly brutal special moves.

    Despite its name, though, Bloody Roar: Primal Fury is hemoglobin-free. Flashing light effects replace blood and gore, which only slightly lessens the impact of bone-breaking grab moves and vicious combos. As a result, Bloody Roar: Primal Fury has earn a "T" (Teen) rating by the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

    An awesome animated intro introduces players to the Bloody Roar universe, and then the fun begins. There are seven modes of play to choose from, including Arcade, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle and more. The Versus Mode allows two players to sound their Bloody Roars simultaneously, and a Training Mode attempts to teach novice players the Primal Fury fighting system. Unfortunately, this tutorial feature fails to accomplish its goal. It accurately displays the buttons you press, but provides no clues about how to perform special attacks and combos.

    Even though you're on your own when it comes to figuring out special moves, they're pretty darn cool when you pull them off. Fast and fluid animation combined with great lighting effects makes for some seriously eye-popping action. There is something very appealing about watching a giant rabbit go head-to-head with massive mole.

    The overall fighting system is solid, if not overwhelmingly innovative. The best thing about this game are the beast morphs, and interactive environments definitely add to the appeal. If you're fiending for a more traditional fighting system than the four-player free-for-all in Super Smash Bros. Melee, be sure to check out Bloody Roar: Primal Fury.

    Game progress is saved to the Nintendo GameCube Memory Card.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66269) on May 08, 2005.

Back of Case:

    FIGHT LIKE AN ANIMAL



    Wage an all-out assault as one of 16 fighters, each with the ability to transform mid-fight into their alternate Hyper-beast life-form. Fight to the finish in 2-player head-to-head and single-player modes through 10 interactive and destructible multi-level arenas. With fast and furious arena action - fighting has never looked this good or been this brutal.

    Battle it out as 16 unique fighters - each with an alternate Hyper-beast life-form and special attack moves.

    Face off in challenging 2-player gameplay modes or run the gauntlet through 5 single-player modes.

    Experience incredible 3-D graphics, character animations, special effects and super-fast frame rates (60FPS)

    "Bloody Roar: Primal Fury Looks Awesome on the Nintendo GameCube" - Gamers.com

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69521) on Oct 05, 2004.