Mini Review: Joe & Mac – A Comical But Flawed Prehistoric Platformer

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No third character called Cheese, amazingly.

With five new additions to Nintendo Switch Online’s catalogue of NES and SNES games arriving today, we decided to review these new/old releases to help you decide which to play first. Enjoy!

There was a period in the early 1990s when the video game industry was in love with caveman characters – after all, an executive somewhere thought that the TurboGrafx-16’s Bonk was a suitable mascot to face off against Mario and Sonic. Among one of the most prolific of these games was Data East’s Joe & Mac, a conversion of the arcade game known as Caveman Ninja. In this game, a duo with brightly coloured hair fight back against a rival tribe of Neanderthals, who’ve kidnapped all of their women, while also facing off against a horde of dinosaurs and other prehistoric nasties like woolly mammoths. Our heroes are equipped with a variety of period-appropriate weapons, including bone clubs, stone wheels, flint (to throw fire) and boomerangs.

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