Primal Rage isn't a terribly good fighter, but it did remind us of the days one would spend playing with dinosaur toys and having them gnaw each other to bits. It's rather fondly remembered as being better than most Western-developed fighting games at the time, mostly because it was riding on the hype of Jurassic Park.
I would have stuck some pics of Primal Rage 2 up, but it looks like Unseen 64 is down at the moment.
Post by Gendo Ikari on Jan 22, 2011 16:19:03 GMT -5
I remember first seeing the game through a demo of the PC version and some time later I also tried the original arcade game. Impressive to look at the time but nothing much more; for its relatively impressive production values, they used just five puppets. And since the conversions on much lesser hardware lost the impressive graphics (boy, does the 32X version look gaudy), there was little left.
The action figure of Blizzard was reused in a tmnt2003 series Action Figure Double pack but was recoloured and renamed tio be a yeti.
It is kinda sad that Primal Rage is the probally the best Dinosaur themed fighting game out there. The only series that comes close is Combat of Giants Dinosaurs series. Those games have some strange Hidden AI only fighters such as , A London Telephone Box, A car that boxes with its front wheels, A space Rocket and the greatest Enemy in a game ever a Dancing School House. Shame they is no no way to play as them.
Post by retr0gamer on Jan 24, 2011 10:18:15 GMT -5
I take major offense at you saying Dino Rex is worthless in everyway. It's become a staple game to play now at all the irish retro meet ups I've been to and is celebrated for it's slick control, sound effects.... Ok it's a load of crap and the sound effects from the dinosaurs are dreadful but we still get 5 minutes of drunken fun laughing at how terrible it is
I've never been good at fighters, and the move system on this one made it a bitch to play (especially on SNES). All the same, it was a game I loved watching in the arcades because of the stop motion creatures and crazy moves.
Also, Diablo is a pussy compared to the real ruler of dinosaur hell: www.bobheffner.com/dinosaursattack/front46.htm People bitch about violent video games, but they would have totally plotzed if they bothered to look at "Dinosaurs Attack!" back in the 80's:
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Catalyst: Those things traumatized me heavily as a kid. I was such a coward.
I actually kind of liked the Mars Attacks! cards better than the Burton movie; the whole Lensman-esque "Fuck you, we're the Earth and we can do anything" ending was awesome (where we suddenly build rocket ships, fly to Mars, and commit genocide).
If I remember correctly, Art Speigelman (who did holocaust drama "Maus") was involved with at least Mars Attacks!, so that's kind of ironic...
Post by annoyedgrunt on Jan 26, 2011 12:23:58 GMT -5
I tried looking it up since the idea of Art Speigelman working on Mars Attacks! seemed crazy. I can't find any connection between the two, but he did work on Dinosaurs Attack and Garbage Pail Kids (which seems even crazier to me)