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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 Jaguar Intro/Attract Screens
Primal Rage DOS Chaos vs. Talon
Primal Rage SNES Kicking your opponent
Primal Rage DOS Diable vs. Armadon

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An underrated classic DOS Medicine Man (367)
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The Press Says

GamePro (US) PlayStation Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Oct, 1995 77 out of 100 77
neXGam Game Gear 2002 7 out of 10 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Oct, 1995 69 out of 100 69
Game Players Genesis Sep, 1995 62 out of 100 62
Sega-16.com SEGA 32X May 21, 2012 6 out of 10 60
Official UK PlayStation Magazine PlayStation 1996 5 out of 10 50
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Mar, 1996 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide Jaguar 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic SNES Oct 02, 1999 D 25


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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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