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Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja

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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 Another Krayt dragon?
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Genesis Using stone wheels as a weapon
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Game Boy Title Screen
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja NES Where the hell am I?

Alternate Titles

  • "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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The Press Says

1UP! SNES Jun 05, 2009 82 out of 100 82
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Mar, 2011 8 out of 10 80 Genesis Oct 02, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Player One SNES Sep, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Video Games SNES Jan, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Defunct Games Genesis Jun 28, 2012 B- 67
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Apr, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1991 3 out of 5 60
HonestGamers SNES Apr 18, 2005 5 out of 10 50


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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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