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 They are not in my way anymore
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Zeebo After beating the euoplocephalus, the ground will crumble and Joe will fall to a short vertical scrolling bonus stage where he can try to grab all the food he can.
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Genesis Jumping and throwing a weapon at the same time
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Arcade Fire power

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

N-Force SNES Jul, 1992 89 out of 100 89 Genesis Oct 02, 2008 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Mar, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Play Time SNES Nov, 1992 80 out of 100 80
N-Force NES Jun, 1992 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Aug, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Power Play SNES Mar, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Video Games SNES Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
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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