His grandfather has been captured by the cruel witch Zoldrane, which is keeping him locked in a dark dungeon. Nicky hopes to get from the old man the secrets of the forest tribe he is the guardian of. To stop Nicky to find its grandfather, the witch has changed the peaceful inhabitants of the woods into monsters as evil as her. She told them to watch around her castle. But Nicky does not give up, and starts its adventure to the ugly witch castle. Help him to get around the traps and to free his grandfather!
Basically here is a pleasantly executed, very playable bounce-around with a few neat puzzles chucked in. Nicky has to make his way through 8 levels of rib-tickling bugs, spiders, killer snails, birds and an assortment of other nasties. His is armed with an array of weaponry and power-ups, such as bombs. As long as you hold down the fire button, Nicky will throw a more powerful bomb destroying everything around or even opening certain doors. Collecting various objects (most of them being left from dead nasties) such as sweets, cakes, bonbons gives Nicky extra health and more powerful bombs.
The MS-DOS version runs in VGA mode, but is using only 16 colors on screen! Strangely enough, the nice color-gradients at the skies are missing here! Sprite animation is smooth though and colorful backdrops with various details. Again, much like the ST version, the game here also plays in flip-screen mode, which makes it rather difficult especially when you jump on small platforms at the edge of the screens.
Sound FX are well above average here too, whilst there is a nice in-game tune (totally different than the Amiga version) that adds to the overall gameplay.