The Video Game Project

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Joe & Mac Game Boy Prototype

Joe & Mac - Game BoyJoe & Mac , known in Japan as Joe & Mac: Tatakae Genshijin, (literally translated as: "Joe & Mac: Caveman Combat") is a 1991 platform game released in arcades by Data East. It was later ported to several systems including the Super NES, Genesis, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy and more.

The game stars the titles namesakes Joe and Mac, cavemen who must battle through numerous prehistoric levels using weapons such as boomerangs, bones, fire, flints, electricity, stone wheels, and clubs. The objective of the game is to rescue a group of women who were kidnapped by a rival tribe of cavemen. The game features a health system by which the player loses health over a period of time, apart from during boss battles.

Joe & Mac - Game Boy - Front

Proto - Front

Joe & Mac - Game Boy - PCB

Proto - PCB

Joe & Mac - Game Boy - Back

Proto - Back