Big Boy has escaped from prison and is trying to reclaim his crime rackets. The only person who can put an end to the syndicate and put Big Boy where he belongs is Dick Tracy. You take control of Tracy as he fights his way through a number of cases, searching for clues and fighting thugs and adversaries. But Tracy can shoot the armed bad guys with his own trusty firearm. However, shooting an unarmed criminal will result in a penalty, so he has to be careful with his shots. There are several weapons scattered throughout each level will make things easier, including a Tommy gun and tear gas. Its up to you to stop Big Boy and take a bite out of crime in DICK TRACY.