Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja

aka: Caveman Ninja, Joe & Mac, Johnny Turbo's Arcade - Joe and Mac: Caveman Ninja, Retro Classix: Joe & Mac - Caveman Ninja, Tatakae Genshijin: Joe & Mac
Moby ID: 888

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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.


  • ジョー&マック 戦え原始人 - Japanese spelling
  • 忍者原人 - Chinese spelling (traditional)

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Credits (NES version)

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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.

Information also contributed by Dan K

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Derrick 'Knight' Steele.

NES added by Shoddyan. Windows added by Rik Hideto. Nintendo Switch added by Kam1Kaz3NL77. Arcade, Zeebo added by chirinea. SNES added by Simon Wingate. Antstream added by firefang9212. Genesis added by Freeman. Game Boy added by Dan K. Amiga added by Katakis | カタキス. PlayStation 4 added by jon marsh.

Additional contributors: Katakis | カタキス, Shoddyan, Paulus18950, Cantillon, Patrick Bregger, Rik Hideto, Kam1Kaz3NL77.

Game added February 22nd, 2000. Last modified August 28th, 2023.