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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.

Screenshots

Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Arcade Burn!
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Genesis Throwing an arrowhead
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Arcade Boss fight
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja NES Ugly cave-woman

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

Sega-16.com Genesis Oct 02, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Game Boy Jul, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Video Games SNES Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Video Games Game Boy Jun, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Defunct Games Genesis Jun 28, 2012 B- 67
Video Games Genesis May, 1994 66 out of 100 66
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Apr, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1991 3 out of 5 60
Amiga Games Amiga Mar, 1993 52 out of 100 52

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Trivia

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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