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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 DOS Die!
Primal Rage SNES Title screen.
Primal Rage Arcade Heart explodes
Primal Rage SNES Knocked it up into the air

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The Press Says

PC Gamer DOS Dec, 1995 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) Genesis Sep, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Game Players Game Gear Oct, 1995 76 out of 100 76
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Sep, 1995 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Jaguar Oct 21, 2001 C+ 58
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Mar, 1996 5 out of 10 50
Official UK PlayStation Magazine PlayStation 1996 5 out of 10 50
NowGamer PlayStation May 01, 1996 4.1 out of 10 41
Defunct Games SEGA 32X Jul 23, 2005 40 out of 100 40
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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