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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 Genesis Jumping and throwing a weapon at the same time
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja NES Dodging boulders on the bridge.
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Amiga Stage 4 Course A
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja SNES Level select map

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
Player One SNES Sep, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Power Play SNES Mar, 1992 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) Genesis Mar, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Defunct Games Genesis Jun 28, 2012 B- 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Apr, 1992 7.5 out of 12 62
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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