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Caveman Ninja Caveman Ninja - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Caveman Ninja - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Players control Joe and Mac, two cavemen who fight against enemy cavemen and dinosaurs using projectile weapons. The object of the game is to help Joe and Mac rescue their "Cave Babes" from huge dinosaurs on six different stages.

Caveman Ninja was produced by Data East in 1991.

Data East released 174 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Data East was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Data East during the time period Caveman Ninja was produced include: Back To The Future, Phantom of the Opera, Crude Buster, Simpsons, Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing, Batman, Joe & Mac - Ikusae Genshizin, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain America And The Avengers, and Desert Assault


Name Caveman Ninja
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7296
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Caveman Ninja Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - ThrowJump
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Caveman Ninja KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.46 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.30

Overall Like 3.50
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 2.50

Technical Rating: 3.63

Gameplay 3.50
Graphics 5.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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COPY OF: Joe Mac - Ikusae Genshizin

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Caveman Ninja Census

There are 14,829 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,883 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 66 known instances of this machine owned by Caveman Ninja collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 56 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Caveman Ninja machines for sale. There are 5 active VAPS members with a Caveman Ninja circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Caveman Ninja. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Caveman Ninja circuit board set.

This game ranks a 16 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



  1. Caveman Ninja
  2. Joe & Mac Returns


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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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Caveman Ninja Arcade Marquee 26" x 8"

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original Caveman Ninja Joe MAC Data East Arcade Video Game manual

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Caveman Ninja - JAMMA Arcade PCB (Toaplan) 100% Working& Unofficial

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Original Caveman Ninja Joe MAC Data PC CD-ROM Game Manual **SEE PICS**

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PCB Board Jamma Caveman Ninja (Joe & Mac) Arcade Partially Working Used

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