Primal Rage

  • Developer: TIME WARNER INTERACTIVE
  • Genre: Fighting
  • Originally on: Saturn (1996) , Sega Genesis (1995)
  • Runs on PC, Windows
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One of the original arcade games that gave parents and senators plenty of worries comes to the Sega Saturn. This version of the ever bloody and violent Primal Rage is the last one to come out on the major consoles.

The story starts out in the future, where civilization is destroyed, leaving few human survivors. The dinosaur age is born again. These dinosaurs, the new dominating species, now compete for control of this planet, which they call "Urth." When Primal Rage came from the arcades, it was not a huge success, like the Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat series. It did, however, make an impact. You know that when it first came out in the arcades, you stopped to take a long look at its superb graphics. Now Saturn owners will be able to enjoy Primal at home.

Battle on different sets, like arctic tundras or urban wastelands. The game lets you choose from seven monsters, who are all either dinosaurs or King Kong cousins. Each one has its own set of unique special attacks and finishing moves, naturally.

The moves are really easy to pull off. This version also has just about everything arcade perfect, from the animation to the large size of the characters.

What this home version also offers is a One-player Practice Mode, Tournament Mode and Tug Of War. In Tug of War, the two players share the same vein (Primal Rage's lifebar). Basically, damage done to each player will move the meter back and forth until one player pushes it all the way to the end. This will make for some long, exciting bouts.

If you are a (video game) fighter by nature, you might want to check out this version of Primal Rage coming out last, but definitely not least, to the Saturn. Expect to see it in the beginning of April of this year.

MANUFACTURER - Time Warner

THEME - Fighting

NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1 or 2

System Requirements

PC compatible, SystemP-200

Systems: Win9xWindows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game features:Primal Rage supports single modeSingle game mode

Game Reviews

Primal Rage for the Sega Saturn is close to being released. As to be expected, this 32-Bit rendition is as close as you can get to the arcade.

Like the other Primal Rages (there are two others in this Next Wave section alone), players get to control vicious prehistoric beasts in one-on-one combat. The winner gets to conquer the new Earth. Each beast has an array of moves. Aggressive players will seek out combos.

Add in finishing moves, and Primal Rage looks like it will be a hot game for the Sega Saturn.

Primal Rage is Coming Home

The gorgeous (and gory) game play of Primal Rage is coming to Genesis, Game Gear, Genesis 32X, and Sega Saturn this fall, and the translations look sensational.

We recently got our hands on a preliminary Genesis version, and everyone around the office is impressed.

Time Warner Interactive has crammed a lot into this 24-meg cart.

Using fangs, tails, claws, and other reptilian appendages, each of the seven characters weighs in with a whopping 70 moves or more (plus 8 special moves and 2 or 3 fatalities apiece).

Psychological warfare is involved as well.

Using the original arcade code, TWI has included all the arcade modes and features (including the ability to eat people—yum!).

And the stop-motion animation is out of this world.

Expect to see the Genesis and Game Gear versions in late August, with 32X cart and Sega Saturn versions in November.

Enjoy this early look at some Genesis version screens, and, of course, keep your eyes peeled for a complete review in a future issue of Sega Visions.

Primal Rage Screenshots and Media

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