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Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja features the characters Joe and Mac as cavemen ninjas in a multi-level platform area where the player has to jump and club incoming enemies. They can also throw at them from distance using such weapons as boomerangs, bones, fire, flints, electricity and stone wheels. The objective of the game is to rescue a group of girls who were kidnapped by a rival tribe.


Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja NES Your ambush isn't going to work.
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Arcade He throws rock
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Zeebo In the intro cutscene, women are kidnapped from the protagonists village.
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja SNES Level select map

Alternate Titles

  • "ジョー&マック 戦え原始人" -- Japanese spelling
  • "忍者原人" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Tatakae Genshijin: Joe & Mac" -- Japanese title
  • "Joe & Mac" -- US Console title
  • "Caveman Ninja" -- English Coin-op title

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Critic Reviews

N-Force SNES Jul, 1992 89 out of 100 89
1UP! SNES Jun 05, 2009 82 out of 100 82
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Mar, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Play Time SNES Nov, 1992 80 out of 100 80
N-Force NES Jun, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Play Time Game Boy Jul, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Play Time DOS Jan, 1993 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) Genesis Mar, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
PC Joker DOS Apr, 1993 66 out of 100 66
Video Games NES Jun, 1992 53 out of 100 53


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Copy protection

The copy protection for this game (DOS) used the back of the box.

Japanese version

In the Japanese version the intro is not told in text form but as a sequence in which a girl is kidnapped.

SNES version

The Super NES port features an overworld map in order to choose the levels (unlike the arcade/Genesis versions all of them have to be played), which were longer, plus some bonus stages (either in the levels or out in the world map). The final boss is also different and there is only one ending. In the Western version some bosses have additional green colour on them.

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