|Genre(s)||Side-scrolling platform game|
Nicky Boum (more commonly known as Nicky Boom) is a side-scrolling platform game originally released for the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST and MS-DOS by Microïds in 1992. The game began a second life in 2008, with a remake for smartphones, which was made available for Windows computers late in 2008. It was also ported to the Tapwave Zodiac handheld in 2006. The game is also available for Mac OS X on the Mac App Store.
Plot and gameplay
The player controls a little boy named Nicky, who embarks on an adventure through a fantastical land to free his grandfather from dungeon of the cruel witch Zoldrane, who wants to force him to help her in making of a terrible spell. Nicky can walk, jump, and throw apple cores to defend himself against the witch's monster minions. The player can pick up other items to throw at enemies, such as bouncy balls and logs that can be also used to build bridges at certain parts of the levels. Nicky is able to jump on enemies to defeat them, which is often more difficult but lets the monsters drop point items to collect. The game consists of eight levels based on four separate themes, including swamp, forest and castle.
The game was followed by a sequel titled Nicky 2 in 1993. In the sequel Nicky finds out that while Zoldrane the witch has been destroyed, her equally evil but even more powerful sister is now out for revenge. To help him to face the new challenge, the boy is given a magical goose by his grandfather. The iPhone version of the game was created and released as Nicky Boom 2 in 2009.
- NickyBoom official website
- Play Nicky Boum and Nicky 2 at Microids website
- Nicky Boom series at MobyGames
- Nicky Boom & Nicky 2 on DotEmu
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