New Joe And Mac Caveman Ninja Review (PlayStation 5)

For our New Joe And Mac Caveman Ninja Review, we go back to the distant past, when “Rock & Roll” was just about rocks and “Fast food”. Two cave dudes named Joe & Mac live in a peaceful and cool village. Cool, it was, until a bogus bunch of Neanderthal snatched all the village’s women.

New Joe And Mac Caveman Ninja Review Pros:

  • Decent cartoon graphics.
  • 825.2MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy for the arcade game with extend having its own list of seven additional trophies.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • Two-player local support.
  • Two game modes – Arcade and Extend.
  • Arcade mode is the game you know and remember.
  • Extend mode is
  • You can choose to play as Joe or Mac.
  • Health bar where eating food replenishes it.
  • You can kill enemies with projectiles or by jumping on them.
  • Pick up and use different projectiles but stone axes are your basic always available weapon.
  • Comic book pop-ups for hits and damage.
  • Big boss battles.
  • The gimmick is that your health is constantly going down so you need to keep pushing forward.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Multi-layered levels allow you to go up and down.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • Captures the feel of the original game.

New Joe And Mac Caveman Ninja Review Cons:

  • Doesn’t have any tutorials.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Difficult game.
  • No checkpoints so death always ends in a level restart and that’s in both modes.
  • Dodgy hit detection.
  • You cannot bring up any control layouts.
  • No online play.
  • Doesn’t have any leaderboards.
  • Takes a while to get used to.

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New Joe And Mac Caveman Ninja:

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Developer: Mr. Nutz Studio

Publisher: Microids

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


Joe and Mac are back! The platformer that had me engrossed many moons ago is back and with a fresh lick of paint. We get two game modes here and it’s a nice addition to what is a short game. It felt so good coming back and having fun with it all. The art style makes sense although I gotta be honest, I found the chunky pixel art better but whatever. Joe And Mac is a platformer but make no mistakes, it’s a difficult game and one that is sure to frustrate, I can attest to how it winds you right up but the nostalgia just kept me going, kept me enjoying it, and despite getting no additional love like control layouts, history or anything, Joe And Mac is just like how you remembered it but maybe it’s harder? No, it’s the same I’m just getting older. Joe and Mac are still relevant and still fun.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!