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Primal Rage (Genesis)

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Written by  :  Laura Rosenberger (7)
Written on  :  Jul 25, 2006
Platform  :  Genesis
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Summary

EXCELLENT

The Good

First off, I LOVED the characters used in the game. No stinking humans to fight with, nothing but beast baby! YES!

Second, Talon and Vertigo kickass!

The graphics were outstanding considering what system they were done for, the 16 bit Sega Genesis...along with other systems. Which at the time, I believe, had the best graphics going for gameplay.

The gameplay was easy but it could also quickly turn challenging if you weren't paying attention to what you were doing. However, pulling off the moves that each individual dino could do was a little harder unless you really practiced to get it down.

For example, I myself had to really work at getting a two hit combo in with Vertigo. These two hits being first Hypnosis and then the Scorpion Sting that followed it.

Another example, performing Talon's three slash, climb up and then flip backwards move wasn't easy either. Another one of his moves that it took me a while to master was the one that he ran up to the opponent and just did a bunch of hind feet slashings to the abdomen, then flipping away.

But all in all, I have no complaints about the game itself. It came, it saw and it conquered as my favorite fighting arcade game.

10 out of 10!

The Bad

I never figured out how to make Talon do his Jugular Bite attack. That was the ONLY move I never figured out...other than the Fatalities.

I didn't know about the Fatalities that the fighters were able to do...until now. So of course, naturally, I never figured those out either. And, most likely won't have chance to since my 11 to 15 year old Sega Genesis finally quit working. I can't complain though, it survived about 10 years of my sister abusing it when I beat her at a game.

Especially this one!

The Bottom Line

There are no words to describe this game, you would have to play it yourself to understand. BUT, if this wasn't possible then I would wing it. Going from what I experienced both good and bad.

If you want something different than Mortal Kombat or any other fighting game that uses human or humanoid fighters to do battle, then this one is for you! You fight as a Draconian, or so the Dino-Gods are called, and your goal is to dominate over the new Urth. Crushing your opponents as you go along and devour the puny humans. You have your choice of seven fighters and all armed with their own techniques. Prepare to RAGE!