Caveman Ransom Review: The Ultimate Classic Adventure Game in the Stone Age

Today, we’re taking a look at the latest addition to the Nintendo Switch’s ever-growing library of games: Caveman Ransom. This game, which was released today by Ratalaika Games, takes us back to the Stone Age, a time of danger, adventure, and, apparently, caveman bandits.

Caveman Ransom Review: The Ultimate Classic Adventure Game in the Stone Age
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The game revolves around a friendly bearded caveman named Ooga. His peaceful life is disrupted when his beloved grandfather, Booga, is abducted for ransom by a gang of bandit cavemen. As Ooga, players embark on a mission to defeat the evil bandit cavemen and free their grandfather.


Caveman Ransom is a 16-bit style platformer that involves jumping, dodging traps, and climbing ladders. Players can crush dinosaurs with jumps and obtain primitive projectile weapons to battle against the bandit cavemen. The game features 50 levels and 5 challenging bandit bosses to defeat. Along the way, players can collect coins to spend in the shop and level up.

Graphics and Sound

The game’s graphics are a charming throwback to the 16-bit era, with colorful sprites and detailed backgrounds. The sound design complements the visuals perfectly, enhance the overall gaming experience.


  • 16-bit style platformer
  • 50 levels
  • 5 bosses
  • Multiple weapons and items


Caveman Ransom is a delightful addition to the Nintendo Switch’s lineup. With its engaging storyline, challenging gameplay, and nostalgic graphics, it’s sure to appeal to both new gamers and those looking for a trip down memory lane. Priced at just $5 and taking up a mere 67 MB of space, it’s a game that’s easy to pick up but hard to put down.

So, if you’re ready to step into Ooga’s shoes and embark on a prehistoric adventure, Caveman Ransom is available on the Nintendo Switch today. Happy gaming!

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