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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 DOS Flying taxi driver.
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja NES We must be getting close to the end!
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Genesis An enemy in a flying vehicle
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja NES A pterodactyl boss attacks.

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

N-Force SNES Jul, 1992 89 out of 100 89
1UP! SNES Jun 05, 2009 82 out of 100 82 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
Power Play SNES Mar, 1992 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) Genesis Mar, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Defunct Games Genesis Jun 28, 2012 B- 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Apr, 1992 7.5 out of 12 62
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.

Information also contributed by Dan K
Contributed to by WildKard (12157), chirinea (33100), Simon Wingate (27), Freeman (16369), Dan K (166), *Katakis* (37493) and Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156)