STORY / GAMEPLAY
In this colorful action platform game Nicky's grandfather is captured by a cruel witch named Zoldraneand kept locked inside a dark dungeon. Nicky hopes to find the old man and learn all the secrets of the forest tribe he is the guardian of. To stop Nicky finding his grandfather, the witch has changed the peaceful inhabitants of the woods into monsters and ordered them to watch around her castle. But Nicky does not give up and sets off his adventure to the evil witch castle. You are called to help Nicky get around the traps and fight alla the enemies that swarm the land! Nicky Boom is a pleasantly executed and very playable bounce around game 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. The young boy is armed with an array of weapons and power ups like bombs while he also discover the keys needed to proceed. As long as you hold down the fire button, Nicky will throw a more powerful bomb destroying everything around or even open certain doors as soon as he possesses the key. Collecting various items (most of them left from dead nasties) such as sweets, cakes and bonbons will grant Nicky with extra health and more powerful bombs. Thankfully, the difficulty level increases gradually so you'll have the time to learn the game's mechanics with ease.
GRAPHICS / SOUND
The graphics on the Atari ST version are nicely done with cool looking sprites and colorful backdrops. But unfortunately, this version plays in flip-screen mode, which makes it rather difficult especially when you jump on smaller platforms located on the edge of the screens. The game includes a sampled intro music (but of a very low sampling rate) and in-game there only a few sampled sound effects and no music at all. Too bad that the Atari ST's Nicky Boom game does not include a cool in-game music (as the Amiga counterpart) but overall this is surely a very decent and fun to play game on the ST's library!
GAMEPLAY SAMPLE VIDEO
On our video below you may watch the Atari ST, Amiga OCS/ECS and DOS versions of the game.