DescriptionA 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.
Part of the Following Groups
|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 engaged (19918)|
|GamePro (US)||PlayStation||Mar, 1996||4 out of 5||80|
|GamePro (US)||SNES||Sep, 1995||4 out of 5||80|
|neXGam||Game Gear||2002||7 out of 10||70|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Nov, 1995||61 out of 100||61|
|The Video Game Critic||Jaguar||Oct 21, 2001||C+||58|
|The Video Game Critic||Game Gear||Aug 15, 2014||C||50|
|Official UK PlayStation Magazine||PlayStation||1996||5 out of 10||50|
|The Video Game Critic||SEGA 32X||May 13, 2000||C||50|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||PlayStation||Mar, 1996||5 out of 10||50|
|NowGamer||PlayStation||May 01, 1996||4.1 out of 10||41|
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CensorshipContinuing 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 sequelThere 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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Related Web Sites
- "Making of" video (YouTube) (documentary about creating the stop-motion animated puppets)
- Video review of the system (WARNING: Language) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews the Sega 32X and some games, including Primal Rage for 32X.)
- Wikipedia: Primal Rage (Information about Primal Rage at Wikipedia)