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 Arcade He throws rock
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Zeebo Stage 4 takes place in a volcanic environment. It seems that Data East is around for quite some time now.
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Genesis Not so big now, eh?
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Genesis An enemy in a flying vehicle

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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Critic Reviews

N-Force SNES Jul, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Sinclair User Arcade Apr, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Video Games SNES Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Video Games Game Boy Jun, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Video Games Genesis May, 1994 66 out of 100 66
PC Joker DOS Apr, 1993 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1991 3 out of 5 60
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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