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 DOS Fighter Selection
Primal Rage Genesis Choosing your fighter
Primal Rage DOS Attract Screen
Primal Rage SNES Versus screen.

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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 (20020)

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) DOS Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
PC Joker DOS Sep, 1995 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) SNES Sep, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Players Game Gear Oct, 1995 76 out of 100 76
Thunderbolt Games Genesis Jul 04, 2010 7 out of 10 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Oct, 1995 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1995 61 out of 100 61
Mega Fun Game Boy Aug, 1995 57 out of 100 57
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA 32X Sep 20, 2005 4 out of 10 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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