Primal Rage (SNES)

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Street Fighter with dinosaurs. Pixelspeech (955) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US)
Primal Rage is an imaginative concept, but the sluggish gameplay and less-than-spectacular graphics don't give this game the roar that Killer Instinct or Virtua Fighter possess. Still, this dino has teeth.
A des années lumières de Street Fighter II et de Mortal Kombat, Primal Rage n'en demeure pas moins un bon petit jeu de combat qui ravira les amateurs de préhistoire et de combats sanglants. A défaut de proposer des graphismes dignes du support qui les accueille, le soft parvient à nous divertir quelques temps pour peu que l'on se fasse à une prise en main qui bouleverse nos habitudes bien ancrées dans nos pads. Alors que ses détracteurs argueront qu'il ne s'agit que d'un Mortal Kombat remaquillé, il serait dommage de vous priver de cette expérience si vous rêviez d'incarner un T-rex ou un raptor dans un jeu de combat.
Total! (Germany)
Warum im ‚Gore-Modus‘ hektoliterweise Blut spritzt, wenn sich die aggressiven Viecher beißen und schlagen, bleibt trotz Abschaltmöglichkeit fraglich. Fans des Automaten werden dem Modul sicherlich die eine oder andere Viertelstunde abgewinnen können. Prügelspiel-erfahrene, die SSF-II-Standord erwarten, sollten sich aber auf eine Enttäuschung einstellen, bevor sie einen Blick in diese blutige Vorzeitschlacht werfen.
The Video Game Critic
Besides a variety of dinosaurs, you can also play as one of two big apes, who look freakin' awesome. Although the creatures are actually 2D, they have a 3D, stop-motion look to them. The jaw-dropped backgrounds give the game a surreal atmosphere, ranging from exotic waterfalls to post-apocalyptic cities to gigantic glaciers. The sound effects and jungle music are outstanding as well. If only this game played as well as it looked! But especially in this SNES version, the animation is so choppy that it's hard to tell what's going on. Worse yet, the collision detection will often register hits that never occurred. And while cool in concept, the ability to eat spectators to gain life is simply too difficult to execute to be a factor. Primal Rage is probably worth trying for its presentation alone, but don't expect much replay value.