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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 Game Gear First battle: mirror match. (BTW, you never knew Sauron was actually a T-Rex, did you?)
Primal Rage DOS New land conquered
Primal Rage Genesis Volcanic battle
Primal Rage Genesis City landscape

Promo Images

Primal Rage Magazine Advertisement Inner back cover
Primal Rage Magazine Advertisement

Part of the Following Groups

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 (20900)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) SEGA 32X Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Boy Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamePro (US) Jaguar Apr, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Sega-16.com SEGA 32X May 21, 2012 6 out of 10 60
IGN PlayStation Nov 25, 1996 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic Game Gear Aug 15, 2014 C 50
IGN SEGA 32X Nov 25, 2008 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide Jaguar 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 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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