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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 Game Gear First battle: mirror match. (BTW, you never knew Sauron was actually a T-Rex, did you?)
Primal Rage Genesis City landscape
Primal Rage Jaguar Intro/Attract Screens
Primal Rage DOS Armadon vs. Talon

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User Reviews

An underrated classic DOS Medicine Man (367)
EXCELLENT Genesis Laura Rosenberger (7)
Street Fighter with dinosaurs. SNES Pixelspeech (955)
Mortal Combat just got an upgrade! PlayStation Indra is here (19703)

The Press Says

PC Gamer DOS Dec, 1995 90 out of 100 90
GameFan Magazine SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) SEGA 32X Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
GameFan Magazine PlayStation Feb, 1996 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) DOS Oct, 1995 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Games Amiga May, 1996 75 out of 100 75
Power Play DOS Oct, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Boy Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Computer Games Magazine DOS Oct 16, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Defunct Games Genesis Feb 22, 2013 D+ 33


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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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