The first game in the cult classic Joe & Mac series is getting a remake. Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja is coming to unspecified consoles and PC in 2022.
Joe & Mac, known as Caveman Ninja in Japan, was developed by Data East and first released in arcades overseas in 1991. The game was soon released in North America on the NES and Super Nintendo as well as Sega Genesis and Game Boy Amiga. The game can be played online. ContinuationAvailable now at Switch through its online SNES Library. You are the “title pair” of cavemen and you have to save cavewomen who belong to a different tribe. Side-scrolling involves using boomerangs and clubs to defeat dinosaurs and other dangers.
Publisher Microids doesn’t share a trailer or offer much info on the remake other than that it sports re-done visuals and will feature a new adventure mode with additional levels. Microids will soon share additional information about Caveman Ninja. Although Joe & Mac never reached the mainstream heights of Mario or Sonic, the games were solid enough, and the series has its followers. We’ll see how the gameplay changes or if this is a faithful update that has better graphics. As we’ve seen with the newly revived Wonder Boy series, a good remake of a lesser-known platformer can yield contemporary success.
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