[Beyond PlayStation] Johnny Turbo’s Arcade Joe and Mac Caveman Ninja Review
- On October 25, 2018
Another classic is now part of the Johnny Turbo’s Arcade collection on Nintendo Switch. Are you ready to dive into prehistoric times? Then check out our Johnny Turbo’s Arcade Joe and Mac Caveman Ninja review!
In Joe and Mac/Caveman Ninja (the game was known by different names in different regions), you play as Joe and/or Mac (if you have a co-op partner to play the game with), you are tasked with fighting the bad caveman who have kidnapped all the women from the village. During your adventure you will also run into dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes, and will use crude “prehistoric weaponry,” as well as one attack that can only qualify as magic, to make it to the end of your quest. Are you up to the challenge?
This is a sidescrolling action game, with the main gameplay mechanic being throwing projectile weapons at enemies. Your regular attacks are a bit on the short-range side of things, but if you hold down the attack button you can charge them up to unleash larger attacks that deal more damage and cover more of the screen to maximize your attack potential. This being an old-school arcade game means you’re going to die… a lot. Luckily you can add more coins to the virtual arcade machine at the press of a button, so you’ll always be ready to continue and carry on with your adventure.
The game has a bit of a survival gameplay mechanic since, in order to stay alive, Joe and Mac must eat whatever food they can find during their adventure, be that fruit or meat that can also be dropped by the enemies you defeat. Every bite will replenish your life bar by a little bit, so you’ll need to juggle running and jumping while attacking enemies and trying to grab a kick bite. What happens if you don’t eat something? Then your life bar will go empty and you will die.
The controls work flawlessly on Nintendo Switch, and as has been the case with other games in the Johnny Turbo’s Arcade range, you can make changes in the option menu to show the game in 16:9 or 4:3, plus you can choose from variety of filters to make the game look just the way you want it to, even if it means selecting the options that present it as if you were playing it in an arcade way back in the day.
Johnny Turbo’s Arcade Joe and Mac Caveman Ninja is a fun arcade classic that feels right at home on the Nintendo Switch. You can play this one at home or on the go, by yourself or with a local co-op partner, and can expect around 20-30 minutes of so per run to complete the game from start to finish. The game requires some extra patience since it is a perfect version of an old arcade classic, but if you grab a friend and take on this prehistoric adventure as a duo you’re definitely going to have a lot more fun.
This Johnny Turbo’s Arcade Joe and Mac Caveman Ninja review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Flying Tiger Entetainment.