Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Reviews (Genesis)

Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Genesis Title Screen


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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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une interactivité entre les deux persos) ce qui est loin d’être déplaisant, car c’est une option peu courante pour les jeux du même genre sur la 16-bit SEGA. Autre très bon point, les embranchements à la fin de certains niveaux qui rallongent sa durée de vie. Idem pour la fin du jeu qui propose 3 fins différentes. Joe & Mac respire vraiment le travail bien fait, le fait que la conversion MD ne soit pas réaliser par l’équipe d’origine pouvait faire craindre un boulot bâclé mais c’est très loin d’être le cas. Si vous êtes fans du genre Joe & Mac-CAVEMAN NINJAS est fait pour vous.
80 (Oct 02, 2008)
Joe and Mac does so many things right, it's easy to overlook its few missteps. Although not especially deep by any means, the appeal of its humor and stylized art direction is undeniable, and the difficulty level is considerable without being as oppressive as the Ghouls 'N Ghost series. The short levels and memorable bosses offer immediate gratification, and the branching paths extend the life of the game beyond its initial playthrough. Joe and Mac may not have the notoriety or wealth of sequels and remixes of the Street Fighter series, but this is an underrated relic that arcade fans would do well to unearth.
GamePro (US) (Mar, 1994)
If you admired the previous versions, you'll get a kave kick out of this one. On the other hand, if you wondered what all the fuss was about when these lightweight cartoon cavers first hit the screen, you'll ask why Takara created such a similar game. It's fun, but this style of game is gradually going the way of the dinosaur.
This game offers more than the Super NES version in that it is actually closer to the arcade version. The arcade wasn't the best game either though, but the Genesis version is worth checking out.
Defunct Games (Jun 28, 2012)
Despite slightly downgraded graphics, this is an impressive port of a classic arcade game. The gameplay is tight and the bosses are cool, even if it's a bit on the repetitive side. This makes for a good two-player game, the type of thing you can easily bust through in less than a half hour. Joe & Mac isn't perfect, but it has enough charm to make it worth a play.
Video Games (May, 1994)
Echt sauriermäßig! Takara hat eine respektable Umsetzung hingelegt. Die Levels und Endmotze präsentieren sich in puncto Farben und Sound fast so schön wie in der schon etwas angestaubten Super-Nintendo-Fassung. Ich habe aber den Eindruck, daß die meisten Stages höllisch zusammengeschnitten wurden und dementsprechend kurz sind. Dafür seid Ihr mit den Endmotzen meist länger beschäftigt als mit dem jeweiligen Level. (…) Während Super-Nintendo- Freaks mit dem Japano-Joe and Mac 3 (Test in der letzten Ausgabe) schon in die dritte Runde gehen, sollten Mega-Drive-Fans den witzigen ersten Teil trotz seines Alters ruhig mal probespielen. Schade nur, daß der Schwierigkeitsgrad für meinen Geschmack etwas zu hoch angesetzt wurde.