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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 Genesis Sauron progresses...
Primal Rage Game Gear First battle: mirror match. (BTW, you never knew Sauron was actually a T-Rex, did you?)
Primal Rage SEGA 32X Title screen.
Primal Rage DOS Exploded heart

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An underrated classic DOS Medicine Man (365)
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Critic Reviews

PC Multimedia & Entertainment DOS Feb 19, 1996 87 out of 100 87
GamePro (US) SEGA 32X Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Game Players PlayStation Feb, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Oct, 1995 72 out of 100 72
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jul, 1996 71 out of 100 71
Mega Fun PlayStation Jan, 1996 71 out of 100 71
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Sep, 1995 7 out of 10 70 SEGA 32X May 21, 2012 6 out of 10 60 Genesis Jan 31, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Defunct Games SEGA 32X Jul 23, 2005 40 out of 100 40


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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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