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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 Amiga Stage 1
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja NES Where the hell am I?
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Amiga Joe goes to heaven
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Genesis Entering the players initials

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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

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Mar, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Sinclair User Arcade Apr, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Play Time Game Boy Jul, 1993 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Aug, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Video Games SNES Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Video Games Game Boy Jun, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Mar, 1992 27 out of 40 68
Defunct Games Genesis Jun 28, 2012 B- 67
Video Games NES Jun, 1992 53 out of 100 53
Amiga Games Amiga Mar, 1993 52 out of 100 52


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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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