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 multi
Primal Rage Game Gear Game Over.
Primal Rage Arcade Spikes on head are weapon
Primal Rage Game Gear In training mode you're allowed to choose which will be your player and your opponent. Here we have Sauron vs. Blizzard.

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An underrated classic DOS Medicine Man (367)
EXCELLENT Genesis Laura Rosenberger (7)
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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Game Boy Aug, 1995 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) SNES Sep, 1995 4 out of 5 80
GameFan Magazine PlayStation Feb, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Game Players PlayStation Feb, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Video Games SNES Aug, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Sep, 1995 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic Jaguar Oct 21, 2001 C+ 58
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Mar, 1996 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Mar 26, 2002 D 25


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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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