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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 Amiga Attack of the Killer Dolphins
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja SNES To the left, a bone powerup
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Amiga Stage 2 Course A
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Arcade Little dino

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
Sega-16.com Genesis Oct 02, 2008 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Mar, 2011 8 out of 10 80
N-Force NES Jun, 1992 77 out of 100 77
GamePro (US) Genesis Mar, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Game Boy Jun, 1993 69 out of 100 69
PC Joker DOS Apr, 1993 66 out of 100 66
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Apr, 1993 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Apr, 1992 7.5 out of 12 62


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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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