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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 DOS Exploded heart
Primal Rage Game Gear Humm, better luck this time.
Primal Rage Game Gear First battle: mirror match. (BTW, you never knew Sauron was actually a T-Rex, did you?)
Primal Rage Game Gear Bizzard freezes and punches Sauron.

Promo Images

Primal Rage Magazine Advertisement Inner back cover
Primal Rage Magazine Advertisement

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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 (20902)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Genesis Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) SEGA 32X Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) Genesis Sep, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 79 out of 100 79
PC Games (Germany) DOS Oct, 1995 77 out of 100 77
neXGam Game Gear 2002 7 out of 10 70
Mega Fun 3DO Jan, 1996 68 out of 100 68
Sega-16.com SEGA 32X May 21, 2012 6 out of 10 60
GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1996 3 out of 5 60
High Score DOS Dec, 1995 2 out of 5 40

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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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