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 Arcade Portraits before fight
Primal Rage Genesis City landscape
Primal Rage SEGA Saturn Title Screen
Primal Rage Jaguar Chaos' "Goldon Shower"

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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 stressed (20015)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) SEGA 32X Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Game Players Game Gear Oct, 1995 76 out of 100 76
Video Games PlayStation Jan, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70
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
Video Games Game Boy Aug, 1995 67 out of 100 67
The Video Game Critic Genesis Oct 03, 1999 C 50
High Score DOS Dec, 1995 2 out of 5 40
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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