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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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