Joe & Mac Returns

Arcade Video game published 29 years ago by Data East Corp.

Listed in MAME

Joe & Mac Returns screenshot

Joe & Mac Returns © 1994 Data East Corp.

For this sequel to the sideways scrolling 1991 beat-em-up, "Caveman Ninja", Data East chose to eschew the former's gameplay and create a single-screen platformer with gameplay hugely similar to Toaplan's "Snow Bros.", released in 1990.


Main CPU : ARM (@ 28 Mhz)
Sound Chips : OKI6295 (@ 7.627 Khz), OKI6295 (@ 15.255 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-Way Joystick
Buttons : 2
=> [A] Attack With Club, [B] Jump


Joe & Mac returns was released in May 1994.


The only difference between the 2 revisions is that the earlier contains an original bug whereby if you get the 'transport to special stage' powerup at exactly the wrong time the game doesn't progress to the special stage, and you become stuck on the level you're on. The later revision fixes that bug.


1. Tatakae Genshijin - Joe & Mac (1991)
2. Tatakae Genshijin 2 - Rookie no Bouken (1992, Nintendo Super Famicom)
3. Tatakae Genshijin 3 - Shujaku-ha Yappari Joe & Mac (1993, Nintendo Super Famicom)
4. Joe & Mac Returns (1994)


Project Manager : Sanosan
Planner : Makoto Kikuchi
Software : Wataru Iida, Kei Ichikawa, Kazuhiko Kobari
Graphic : Makoto Bizarre Nozu, Seiji Satoh, Gashima
Music & SE : MR*K
Hardware : Dr. Yaj Mahal, Taihey Satoh


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