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Romset and name:
cninja Caveman Ninja (World ver 4)
Manufacturer:
Data East Corporation
Year:
Genre:
Platform
Category:
Platform / Shooter Scrolling
Serie:
Driver source:
Language:
English
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Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
256x240@58.238857 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Multiple directions
Colors:
-
CPU:
Hudson Soft HuC6280, Motorola MC68000
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Hudson Soft HuC6280, Hudson Soft HuC6280 PSG, OKI MSM6295 ADPCM, Speaker, YM2203 OPN, Yamaha YM2151 OPM
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.35b8 released on mar-24 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.214 released on sep-25 2019
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Clones:
Bios:
Not required
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None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
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Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • This Arcade Video game was published 28 years ago:

    Caveman Ninja © 1991 Data East Corporation.

    Caveman Ninja is a horizontally-scrolling platform beat-em-up set in prehistoric times with one or two players taking on the roles of cavemen Joe and Mac. Rival caveman have invaded Joe and Mac's village and kidnapped all of their women and it's up to the two heroes to venture forth and save them.

    Joe and Mac must battle through numerous prehistorically-themed stages, fighting enemy cavemen and marauding dinosaurs. The heroes are initially armed with throwing axes that can be tossed either vertically or horizontally, travelling in a short arc. By holding down the attack button, larger, more powerful weapons will be thrown. When close to an enemy, Joe and Mac will utilise a wooden club to whack them. Players can also jump much higher by holding UP and JUMP.

    Joe and Mac each have a life meter that gradually depletes over time, with additional energy losses incurred when players are hit by a enemies or projectile. Food can be collected from defeated enemies to top up the players' energy levels. Different weapons can be found throughout the stages including stone wheels, fireballs, and shadowy doppelgangers that charge forward and attack enemies. Other power-ups include hot sauce or jalapeno peppers that give players temporary invincibility and fiery breath.

    Certain enemy strikes - such as being hit by a thrown boulder - will flatten Joe and Mac like pancakes for a few seconds, although they can still move and attack while in this form, albeit more slowly. During the simultaneous two-player game, both characters are capable of damaging each other. The game allows players to select between different routes after each boss battle. Also, after defeating the final boss, the players can choose between three exits, each one leading to a slightly different ending sequence.

    TECHNICAL
    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

    TRIVIA
    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.

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

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

    STAFF
    Planner: Makoto Kikuchi
    Soft: Chiinke, Mitsutoshi Satoh, Mya, Osapan
    Graphic Designers: Kawamura Makoto, Enomoto, Mitsutoshi Satoh, Etsuko T., Atsushi Kaneko, Shamo
    Sound Composers: Hiroaki Yoshida (Maro) (Gamadelic), Seiichi Hamada (Atomic Hanada), Takashi Miura, Yuusuke Takahama
    Hard: Nervous K.K., Hiroshi Ohnuki
    Special Thanks: Joe Kaminkow, Mario Watanabe, Sonomi Kiyota, Chie Kitahara, Hitomi Fujiwara, Shouji Meari

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

    • COMPUTERS:
    PC [MS-DOS] [EU] (1991) by Elite
    PC [MS-DOS] [US] (1991)
    [EU] Commodore Amiga (1992)
    Commodore Amiga [US] (1992) by Elite

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=426&o=2
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