The story is similar to many pirate films, games and other sources: a famous cat pirate, Captain Nathaniel Joseph Claw was imprisoned by the Cocker-Spaniards (a dog species, a pun on Cocker Spaniel). In the prison he finds a note and a map hidden in the wall, signed as Edward Tobin, in which he learns about the Amulet of Nine Lives - a mystical artifact that grants its wearer near-immortality. Breaking out of his cell, Claw sets out to collect all 9 gems of the amulet and retrieve it for himself. The game begins with Claw outside his cell. During his journey, before descending into the caverns, he meets his old crew (presumed dead after the attack on his ship). Claw finds that they were given three gems by Tobin, two of which were taken by Red Tail, a tiger who eventually becomes Claw's arch enemy. After defeating Omar who holds the last gem, Claw places the gems on a pedestal. They rearrange themselves and the ghost of a princess comes and gives him the amulet after summarizing his adventure. The final scene shows him leaving on his ship with the amulet, his crew, and Omar with him.