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 Zeebo After beating the huge dinosaur, the player enters its belly to find yet another boss.
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Zeebo The first boss. If the player holds the attack button, the attack is charged and, when released, the weapon is a lot bigger and does more damage.
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Zeebo At the bottom of the pit lies a cave where the next boss, a mastodon, awaits.
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.

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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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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.

Information also contributed by Dan K
chirinea (39847) added Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja (Zeebo) on Apr 01, 2010
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