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Atari's Primal Rage was one of many "me too!" fighting games that followed the success of Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat. The 1994 arcade game featured dinosaurs battling other prehistoric beasts, including a giant yeti who had a thing for peeing on his opponents. A sequel was in the works at one point, but it was canceled. Atari did manufacture a handful of test cabinets for the game before pulling the plug on the project, and now you can see gameplay footage from one of them.
YouTube user Raydude uploaded the clip, which shows more than four minutes of gameplay. It's definitely crude looking by today's standards, but its jerky animations would have looked poor even in the mid-'90s. It's still fun to see things like this unearthed and dusted off, especially if you don't have to pay $.50 for the privilege.
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Lol, I faintly recall such a game...
Man, I loved Primal Rage. Talon was my favorite.
I remember this game at the arcade, I think I played it once or twice as it was quite boring. Especially with Street Fighter 2, Tekken and Samurai Showdown standing next to it.
I loved the toys and comics of this series as a kid. Primal Dino and Ape gods battling it amongst one another? I'm sold.
Looks like a generic 2D fighter from that era, but come on Atari. You should have made Primal Rage awesome.
Primal Rage may have been another "me too" fighter game, but the dinosaurs are why we played. Excluding them in the sequel was a terrible idea. I guess this is one sequel I won't miss.
nice LOL i still have primal rage in it's box for the amiga... pretty fun game, i remember thinking the graphics looked incredible as a kid
**BRAAAHHHH**! This actually looks pretty rad
This was always the first game I ran to in the arcade to waste my few precious quarters that my mom gave me.. This and Xmen
The visuals do not look that bad. Dino's vs Yetis, heck yeah.