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Primal Rage is a desperate, global head-to-head battle for survival featuring seven life-like digitized dinosaurs. Each of the seven characters has an arsenal of nearly seventy moves, including special and finishing moves. Each character has its own ending.

Primal Rage was produced by Atari Games in 1994.

Atari Games released 88 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Atari Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period Primal Rage was produced include: 3-On-3, Hard Drivin's Airborne, Road Riot's Revenge, Beat Head, Cyberstorm, Metal Maniax, T-Mek, Cops, Area 51, and Hoop It Up World Tour


Name Primal Rage
Developer Atari Games (United States)
Year 1994
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9124
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class JAMMA+
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Primal Rage Bezel Image
Control Panel Primal Rage Control Panel Image
Side Art Primal Rage Side Art Image
PCB Primal Rage PCB Image

Game Introduction

A cute dinosaur fighting game with incredibly rich and colorful graphics.

Primal Rage KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.61 (8 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.06

Overall Like 4.29
Fun (Social) 4.57
Fun (Solo) 3.71
Collector Desire 3.43

Technical Rating: 3.55

Gameplay 3.86
Graphics 3.75
Originality 4.17
Sound/Music 3.86

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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A line of toy action figures were made based on all seven characters.

Atari had intended to create an upgrade for the game. The upgrade would allow the player to face a boss monster at the end of the game for total domination of the world. The final boss was supposed to be a giant dragon that was imprisoned in the moon. It was supposed to have the powers of flight and the ability to drain the opponent's lifeforce. The final battle ground would be a moon scene with the skeletons of numerous dinosaurs laying around in decaying states. The ground would be covered with craters and giant, glowing cracks. A teleportation warp would exist overhead. Unfortunately, Atari scrapped the idea for this upgrade, and the boss never came into existence.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Primal Rage Census

There are 14,834 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,890 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 200 known instances of this machine owned by Primal Rage collectors who are active members. Of these, 84 of them are original dedicated machines. 19 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 96 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 11 active VAPS members with a Primal Rage machines for sale. There are 7 active VAPS members with a Primal Rage circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 6 active VAPS members currently looking for Primal Rage. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Primal Rage circuit board set.

This game ranks a 42 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 3 460.00 460.00
2017 1 86.25 86.25
2018 2 492.50 492.50
All Years 6 431.25 408.54


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