DescriptionA 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.
Part of the Following Groups
- Animals: Dinosaurs
- Games made into books
- Games made into comics
- Genre: Versus fighting
- Theme: Giant monsters
- Visual technique / style: Digitized sprites
|An underrated classic||DOS||Medicine Man (374)|
|EXCELLENT||Genesis||Laura Rosenberger (7)|
|Street Fighter with dinosaurs.||SNES||Pixelspeech (1006)|
|Mortal Combat just got an upgrade!||PlayStation||Indra was here (20928)|
|GamePro (US)||Game Gear||Aug, 1995||4.5 out of 5||90|
|GamePro (US)||SEGA 32X||Feb, 1996||4 out of 5||80|
|GamePro (US)||PlayStation||Mar, 1996||4 out of 5||80|
|Mega Fun||PlayStation||Jan, 1996||71 out of 100||71|
|neXGam||Jaguar||2008||7 out of 10||70|
|Video Games||Genesis||Aug, 1995||68 out of 100||68|
|GameFan Magazine||SEGA Saturn||Jun, 1996||66 out of 100||66|
|GamePro (US)||3DO||Feb, 1996||3 out of 5||60|
|Mega Fun||Game Boy||Aug, 1995||57 out of 100||57|
|The Video Game Critic||SEGA Saturn||Mar 26, 2002||D||25|
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CensorshipContinuing 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 sequelThere 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.
Information also contributed by Fighting Freak
Related Web Sites
- "Making of" video (YouTube) (documentary about creating the stop-motion animated puppets)
- Video review of the system (WARNING: Language) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews the Sega 32X and some games, including Primal Rage for 32X.)
- Wikipedia: Primal Rage (Information about Primal Rage at Wikipedia)