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The complete readable comic book collection and the video from the creators are genuinely nice extras as well. Get it in the double pack with Microcosm and you've got a real deal on your hands.
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The gameplay's not very original, and the graphics aren't spectacular, but it's a blast to play! As a bonus, you also get Microcosm on the same disk.
But with things as they are, it's a sub par entry in the genre that'll bore you rather quickly with its gameplay that's been done before, and done better in older games. Prime just doesn't do much to elevate itself among the average beat-'em-ups from the 16-bit era, as if those making it failed to notice how much further beat'em ups had come in terms of gameplay depth, variety and pacing by 1994. There are some pretty good traits in the game with the animation, music quality, and even some aspects of the graphics, but those things simply can't and don't make this a fun game. So between those things, the feeling of it being not quite done, the ill-fitting music, some poorly done extras on the CD (fifteen horribly digitized comics and some grainy interview video), and all the other issues, it's hard to recommend this game to anyone but the beat-'em-up starved.
You can read any issue, check out the great art, or see two recorded interviews with the creators of Prime. We can only hope that those people had nothing to do with the programming of the actual video game - this is one title past its Prime.