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Primal Rage II

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Title Screen

Primal Rage II

Developer: Atari Games
Platform: Arcade (custom)


TextIcon.png This game has unused text.


We could only wish we were playing this right now... maybe...
This game was never completed and/or given a public release.
As a result of this, keep in mind that the developers might have used or deleted some of the content featured here, had the game actually reached store shelves.
This cactus is UNDER CONSTRUCTION
This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.

Primal Rage II is the unreleased sequel to everyone's favorite dinosaur fighting game. More arenas, more buttons, WAY more characters, and an actual final boss! Coming to arcades this Summer this Fall next year eventually yeah, about that...

Currently, the only known working cabinet of the game is on public display at the Galloping Ghost arcade in Illinois, making proper development of a working emulator for the custom hardware used difficult to say the least. A fork of MAME called MAME4RAGE2 has been put together that can run a ROM dump of the game "somewhat correctly" via gross hacks, meaning our current research environment is... less than perfect.

Hmmm...
To do:
  • Go through the stage select more thoroughly. I know there's already Sauron's Seawall and Slashfang's Pad...
  • Cover Necrosan's ending text.

Debug Codes

Alternate Characters

On the character select screen, hold Up for approximately four seconds to unlock alternate versions of the characters. Above each Avatar character is a Dino-God version and a Meta version.

Avatar characters (the default ones) play as the Avatar and swap to the Dino-God during supers. Dino-God characters play as the god and swap to the Avatar during supers. Meta characters have no super, but can use the super input to change freely between Avatar and Dino-God.

(Source: Gruntzilla94)

Palette Select

On the character select screen with either one or two players and your character not yet selected, you can press and hold your Start button, then use Up and Down to scroll through four different palettes for your character.

Stage Select

Similarly, on the character select screen with two players and your character not yet selected, press and hold 1P Start. You can then use Left and Right to scroll through all the available stages, which will appear in blue text at the top of the screen.

(Source: XMikexSonicX (YouTube))