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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 NES Hey! There's enemy cavemen hiding in those bushes!
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Amiga Boss
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Amiga Stage 1
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Amiga Stage 3 Course A

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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

Play Time SNES Nov, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Sinclair User Arcade Apr, 1991 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Aug, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Play Time DOS Jan, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Defunct Games Genesis Jun 28, 2012 B- 67
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
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1991 3 out of 5 60
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.

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