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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 SEGA Saturn Talon vs. Sauron
Primal Rage Jaguar The black bar on the left side of these screenshots is outside the viewable area of most normal TV's.
Primal Rage 3DO Each fight in story mode gets a goofy CG character intro
Primal Rage Genesis Ancient-style view

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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 (19706)

The Press Says

The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 02, 2013 5 out of 6 83
GameFan Magazine PlayStation Feb, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Games Amiga May, 1996 75 out of 100 75
Thunderbolt Games Genesis Jul 04, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70 SNES Jan 17, 2012 12 out of 20 60
GamePro (US) Jaguar Apr, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Total! (Germany) SNES Sep, 1995 3.25 out of 6 55
All Game Guide Jaguar 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
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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