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Description

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.

Screenshots

Primal Rage 3DO Now they fight each other... to the DEATH!
Primal Rage DOS Tail hit
Primal Rage Arcade Reptiles fight
Primal Rage Jaguar Armadon hides from Talon

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User Reviews

An underrated classic DOS Medicine Man (365)
EXCELLENT Genesis Laura Rosenberger (7)
Street Fighter with dinosaurs. SNES Pixelspeech (949)
Mortal Combat just got an upgrade! PlayStation Indra is stressed (19946)

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) Game Boy Aug, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Video Games PlayStation Jan, 1996 74 out of 100 74
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Players Genesis Sep, 1995 62 out of 100 62
GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1996 3 out of 5 60
The Video Game Critic SEGA 32X May 13, 2000 C 50
The Video Game Critic Genesis Oct 03, 1999 C 50
Official UK PlayStation Magazine PlayStation 1996 5 out of 10 50
Defunct Games Game Gear Jan 03, 2009 20 out of 100 20

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Trivia

Censorship

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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