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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 Jaguar Armadon hides from Talon
Primal Rage DOS Exploded heart
Primal Rage Game Gear Who will rule the new Urth?
Primal Rage Arcade Portraits before fight

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An underrated classic DOS Medicine Man (365)
EXCELLENT Genesis Laura Rosenberger (7)
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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines SEGA 32X Mar, 1996 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Oct, 1995 77 out of 100 77
Mega Fun Game Gear Aug, 1995 63 out of 100 63
GamePro (US) Jaguar Apr, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Total! (Germany) SNES Sep, 1995 3.25 out of 6 55
The Video Game Critic 3DO Sep 25, 2005 C 50
All Game Guide Jaguar 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA 32X Sep 20, 2005 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic SNES Oct 02, 1999 D 25
Defunct Games Game Gear Jan 03, 2009 20 out of 100 20


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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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