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Caveman Ninja (World revision 3)

| 1991

Release type:
Units produced: Data East Corporation
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: cninja

Display: raster 256x240 @ 58.00Hz (58.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver cninja.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 2048; Savestate: unsupported

gl-06.rom with 131072kb
sha1:08238f12bf7058a3965ab6348b468e3d35d4cd23 crc:d92e519d
gl-07.rom with 65536kb
sha1:fcdbd598c85e339a3389a2ef58cf2d5b3a2779af crc:ca8bef96
gl-08.rom with 65536kb
sha1:fdb8de315f33705719c0ac03a61fb56ffbfdf597 crc:33a2b400
gl-09.rom with 65536kb
sha1:617dd10a99b5b55ca64dcdd22a0f133b0d6b770d crc:5a2d4752
gn-00.rom with 131072kb
sha1:a967c8aeae3f0cee1f354583cf26ee736636aaf8 crc:0b110b16
gn-01-2.1j with 131072kb
sha1:e70bf04e2407dc0c512617417581388365eb1d35 crc:f740ef7e
gn-02-3.1k with 131072kb
sha1:5de4e26d2c03c559249720b6a204567673754774 crc:39aea12a
gn-03.rom with 131072kb
sha1:2313e97f3a34892dfdc338944c0f00538fcae800 crc:1e28e697
gn-04-2.3j with 131072kb
sha1:b2ee52a9418190c62e0b34920e44111270d68286 crc:c98fcb62
gn-05-2.3k with 131072kb
sha1:d60b3377e818a037d0f94383dd207865853f529d crc:0f4360ef
mag-00.rom with 524288kb
sha1:a1330bc9ca4648219403db087622badfc632b47d crc:a8f05d33
mag-01.rom with 524288kb
sha1:490f8f9c0c557b0ba94c6019e3fe680641a0787e crc:5b399eed
mag-02.rom with 524288kb
sha1:b41bdf859854b5541c7eae7cd541b910cea1f839 crc:de89c69a
mag-03.rom with 524288kb
sha1:bdf0bd6e6ba375f0770b9d08a7efa32201cbb6ef crc:2220eb9f
mag-04.rom with 524288kb
sha1:d982508608942a714b428a2b721bf24e1627cbb6 crc:144b94cc
mag-05.rom with 524288kb
sha1:10940cfdc6fbe9013865107de3394ca7f782d9c7 crc:56a53254
mag-06.rom with 524288kb
sha1:c471fa573e00c2f8ae44068439ba6d849a124c68 crc:82d44749
mag-07.rom with 524288kb
sha1:3e33085f00b758acfc78034dc9a75fd6921fc3fe crc:08eb5264
mb7122h.7v with 1024kb
sha1:d11ea9d78526ac3c0dc6e57a2da5914273ad1e3f crc:a1267336
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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* FB Alpha


* Raine

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Caveman Ninja (c) 1991 Data East Corporation.

A bunch of Neanderthals nerds have raided your village and have kidnapped all the babes! As the Caveman Ninja duo, Joe & Mac must face all kinds of prehistoric perils in order to rescue all the girls. Features awesome graphics & fun filled gameplay.


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


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.


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


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


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


* Consoles :
Sega Genesis [US] (1991) "Joe & Mac" by Takara
Sega Mega Drive [BR] (1991) "Joe & Mac" by Tec Toy
Nintendo NES [EU] (1992) "Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja [Model NES-CJ]"
Nintendo SNES [US] (January 1992) "Joe & Mac [Model SHVC-JT]"
Nintendo NES [US] (December 1992) "Joe & Mac [Model NES-CJ]"
Nintendo Game Boy [EU] (1993) "Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja"
Nintendo Game Boy [US] (June 1993) "Joe & Mac"
Nintendo Wii [US] (February 19, 2010) "Data East Arcade Classics [Model RVL-P-R26E]"
Zeebo [BR] (April 15, 2010)
Zeebo [MX] (March 30, 2010)

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


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000001 18534D 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit for boss 1 Now!
00000001 18654D 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit for boss 2-1 Now!
00000001 18654D 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit for boss 2-2 Now!
00000001 1877F4 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit for boss 3-1 Now!
00000001 186CCD 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit for boss 3-2 Now!
00000001 18654D 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit for boss 4-1 Now!
00000001 186BCD 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit for boss 4-2 Now!
00000001 18654D 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit for boss 5-1 Now!
00000001 1868CD 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit for boss 5-2 Now!
00000001 18654D 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit for boss 5-3 Now!
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 184D99 00000003 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 184E4D 00000012 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL1
00010000 184E19 00000001 FFFFFFFF Axe (Default)
00010000 184E19 00000002 FFFFFFFF Boomerang
00010000 184E19 00000003 FFFFFFFF Fire
00010000 184E19 00000004 FFFFFFFF Tooth
00010000 184E19 00000005 FFFFFFFF Wheel
00010000 184E19 00000006 FFFFFFFF Man
00010000 184E19 00000007 FFFFFFFF Electricity
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 184DD9 00000003 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 184ECD 00000012 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL2
00010000 184E99 00000041 FFFFFFFF Bone (Default)
00010000 184E99 00000042 FFFFFFFF Boomerang
00010000 184E99 00000043 FFFFFFFF Fire
00010000 184E99 00000044 FFFFFFFF Tooth
00010000 184E99 00000045 FFFFFFFF Wheel
00010000 184E99 00000046 FFFFFFFF Man
00010000 184E99 00000047 FFFFFFFF Electricity

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file