Primal Rage (Super Nintendo Entertainment System, 1995)
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About this product
- PublisherTime Warner Interactive
- GamePrimal Rage
- PlatformSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
- ESRB RatingT - Teen
- ESRB DescriptorAnimated Blood & Gore
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Release Year1995
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- princeofphireFeb 17, 2011by
classic game!this game is all monster fighting,your basically fighting to see who will rule the earth. They give you various creatures to choose from.The game has 16 levels of easy or hard playtime,your choice. Each creature has its own uniqueness of fighting,you will soon realize which one fits you. The audio and graphics on this game are a little off. Their is a training level where u can practice before playing the actual places.Oh yea watch out for spectators,they come out of nowhere.Prepare to rage!
- pizzawarrior541Feb 07, 2009by
A must have, but not for SNES
"Primal Rage" was a game designed to bridge the gap between standard fighting games like "Street Fighter" and more the advanced and controversially graphic fighting games like "Mortal Kombat". First released into arcades around 1994, "Primal Rage" was clever, entertaining, user friendly, and slightly taboo. Although the characteristics and personalities of the fighters were an obvious rip-off from "Mortal Kombat", the moves were easier to execute and special moves were accomplished through simple button combinations rather than complex sequences of perfectly timed codes. The novelty of giant beasts battling for control of the world while collecting human worshipers was new to the fighting game genre, and rather than a simple life-bar at the top of the screen each beast had a rapidly pumping heart and artery that exploded upon defeat. Gone were the wimpy sounding narrators who declared "fight" at the beginning of each round, "Primal Rage" featured a dark demonic sounding voice that churned from deep within the machine that uttered the word "RAGE" to start the battle. The graphics were up to par with the best games of the time and parents cringed at the sight of their child performing a toxic fart or a golden shower to finish off an opponent. All in all, an addicting game that offered plenty of challenge and entertainment.
The problem arose when the arcade game was crunched down to fit into small cartridges for 16bit consoles. Smaller ports like the SNES simply couldn't handle all the tech of the arcade version and so a dramatically scaled down version was created to fit. Unfortunately, all that was left on the SNES version was poor audio, censored moves, slow reaction, and badly distorted graphics. Essentially it's still the same game, however "Primal Rage" for SNES is nowhere near the experience it was at the arcade. Oddly enough, even the SEGA Genesis version of the game looks and plays better that the SNES version. From experience the only platform that offered a close comparison to the arcade was the 3DO(a 32bit system).
"Primal Rage" is still a must have game for anyone who grew up within the era of 16bit consoles. I purchased the SNES version to play on my RetoDuo which plays NES & SNES games, but now I think I'll just replace it with a SEGA version when I buy a console that plays that format.Read full review
- 1083522327@dele...Nov 10, 2011by
You need this for your SNES collection.
I used to play this as a kid and had to have it when i started collecting Super Nintendo games. The game is not perfect and hard at times, but it brings alot to the table and the giant monsters fighting is great. It's one or two players plus it has a cheat menu to tweak the game a little bit. If you collect GOOD SNES games get this one.
- freightexpress1...Apr 21, 2014by
It's a good game to have in your video game collection.
This is one of the best arcade fighting made back in the 1990s. It is pretty similar to Mortal Kombat but, except with a different storyline and characters. This game is very fun to play.
- bugvomitJul 15, 2012by
What isn't to love about prehistoric apes battling dinosaurs?
Superb graphics and audio. Combos are ridiculously hard to pull off unless you have a decent joystick or a controller where you can press multiple buttons fast.