YMMV / Primal Rage

  • Cult Classic
  • Designated Hero: Sauron of the Virtuous Beasts. To a lesser extent, Talon and Armadon (who suffer from a case of Blue and Orange Morality where humans are concerned).
  • Designated Villain: Chaos is less evil than most of the Virtuous Beasts and him winning is one of the more benign outcomes for humanity.
  • Game Breaker: Amusingly averted. Overusing any special attack causes a "No Cheese" symbol to appear on screen, and stops that move from working for a little while. This is a basically a tongue-in-cheek version of the Spirit meter from Art of Fighting.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Let's see...a heroic ape leading a band of other beasts (including an Anti-Hero Velociraptor) against a wicked Tyrannosaurus? Fast-foward about two years after this game came out and well...
  • Nausea Fuel: Chaos. One of his fatalities is pissing acid on you. Another one involves using his vomit attack, walking off the side of the screen, reappearing on the other side, and re-swallowing his own vomit. Eww.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Four words: "The Feast of Sauron". Do NOT beat the arcade version with Sauron if you want to sleep tonight.
  • Porting Disaster: The game cannot be ported correctly. The Copy Protection on the arcade machine is rather arcane and the people who helped devise it can no longer be reached to help decrypt it. As a result, every port of the game is based on tainted code, resulting in things like no red blood. One of the only times that this could be considered an Enforced Trope.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: One theme from the game (in the Amiga version, at least) contains a guitar riff from Deep Purple's 'Smoke on the Water'.
    • It's Sauron, and it's the same riff across all versions. Add his purple stripes and alt colour scheme, and do we have a Shout-Out?