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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 Game Boy Sauron vs. Armadon
Primal Rage Game Boy Talon vs. Talon
Primal Rage Game Boy Title Screen
Primal Rage Game Boy Opening Cinematic

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Primal Rage Magazine Advertisement
Primal Rage Magazine Advertisement Inner back cover

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Aug, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Digitiser Sep 01, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Aug, 1995 67 out of 100 67
Mega Fun Aug, 1995 57 out of 100 57
Total! (Germany) Apr, 1996 4 out of 6 40


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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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quizzley7 (21715) added Primal Rage (Game Boy) on Dec 31, 2001
Other platforms contributed by PCGamer77 (3232), chirinea (45151), Kartanym (12771), Martin Smith (66858), Pseudo_Intellectual (61314) and quizzley7 (21715)