Caveman Ninja

The Arcade PCB by Data East Corp.

Caveman Ninja screenshot

Emulated in MAME !



Caveman Ninja © 1991 Data East Corporation.

A bunch of Neanderthals nerds have raided your village and have kidnapped all the babes! As the Caveman Ninja duo, Joe & Mac must face all kinds of prehistoric perils in order to rescue all the girls. Features awesome graphics & fun filled gameplay.


Caveman Ninja the  Arcade PCB
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(members only)
Game ID : MAG

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Hudson Soft HuC6280 (@ 4.0275 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 4.0275 Mhz), YM2151 (@ 3.58 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.627 Khz), OKI6295 (@ 15.255 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-Way Joystick
Buttons : 2
=> [A] Throw Weapon, [B] Jump


Caveman Ninja was released in February 1991.

This game is known in Japan as "Tatakae Genshijin - Joe & Mac" (translates from Japanese as 'Fighting Cavemen - Joe & Mac').

A bootleg of this game is known as "Stone Age".

The Caveman Ninja title seems to be a parody of Data East's previous arcade hit "Bad Dudes" title in Japan : "Dragonninja" :)

Michael Jackson used to own this game. It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on April 24th, 2009.


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


1. Caveman Ninja (1991)
2. Congo's Caper (1993, Nintendo Super Famicom)
3. Joe & Mac 2 - Lost in the Tropics (1993, Nintendo Super Famicom)
4. Joe & Mac Returns (1994)


usa Sega Genesis (1991) "Joe & Mac" by Takara
Sega Mega Drive brazil (1991) "Joe & Mac" by Tec Toy
europe Nintendo NES (1992) "Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja [Model NES-CJ]"
usa Nintendo SNES (jan.1992) "Joe & Mac [Model SHVC-JT]"
usa Nintendo NES (dec.1992) "Joe & Mac [Model NES-CJ]"
europe Nintendo Game Boy (1993) "Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja"
usa Nintendo Game Boy (june.1993) "Joe & Mac"
usa Nintendo Wii (feb.19, 2010) "Data East Arcade Classics [Model RVL-P-R26E]"
brazil Zeebo (apr.15, 2010)
[MX] Zeebo (mar.30, 2010)

PC [MS-DOS] europe (1991) by Elite
PC [MS-DOS] usa (1991)
europe Commodore Amiga (1992)
Commodore Amiga usa (1992) by Elite

Game's ROM.
Game's picture.

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