Primal Rage

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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 SEGA Saturn Diablo vs. Talon
Primal Rage SNES Options screen.
Primal Rage SEGA 32X Options menu.
Primal Rage Game Gear Who will rule the new Urth?

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An underrated classic DOS Medicine Man (367)
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Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) Game Boy Aug, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Game Players PlayStation Feb, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Power Play DOS Oct, 1995 71 out of 100 71
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 66 out of 100 66
GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1996 3 out of 5 60 SEGA 32X May 21, 2012 6 out of 10 60
Total! (Germany) SNES Sep, 1995 3.25 out of 6 55
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Mar, 1996 5 out of 10 50
High Score DOS Dec, 1995 2 out of 5 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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