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Description

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.

Screenshots

Primal Rage Amiga Armadon occupies some sort of a cave system.
Primal Rage Game Gear Sauron conquers, and you loose...
Primal Rage DOS reptiles battle
Primal Rage Amiga And this time they try to conquer the Earth.

Promo Images

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Primal Rage Magazine Advertisement
Primal Rage Magazine Advertisement Inner back cover

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User Reviews

An underrated classic DOS Medicine Man (374)
EXCELLENT Genesis Laura Rosenberger (7)
Street Fighter with dinosaurs. SNES Asinine (1006)
Mortal Combat just got an upgrade! PlayStation Indra was here (20843)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Game Gear Aug, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Digitiser Game Boy Sep 01, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Mega Fun Genesis Aug, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jul, 1996 71 out of 100 71
neXGam Game Gear 2002 7 out of 10 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Oct, 1995 69 out of 100 69
Mega Fun Game Gear Aug, 1995 63 out of 100 63
The Video Game Critic SEGA 32X May 13, 2000 C 50
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA 32X Sep 20, 2005 4 out of 10 40
Defunct Games Genesis Feb 22, 2013 D+ 33

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Trivia

Censorship

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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