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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 Arcade Spikes on head are weapon
Primal Rage Arcade Claws attack
Primal Rage Game Gear Title Screen.
Primal Rage Arcade Bite & Blood

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Primal Rage Magazine Advertisement Inner back cover
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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Game Gear Oct, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Mega Fun PlayStation Jan, 1996 71 out of 100 71
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Boy Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Genesis Aug, 1995 68 out of 100 68
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Amiga May 23, 2017 3 out of 6 50
Defunct Games SEGA 32X Jul 23, 2005 40 out of 100 40
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA 32X Sep 20, 2005 4 out of 10 40
Total! (Germany) Game Boy 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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