H.C. Andersen must save the princess from the clutches of Mr. Schwartz (a.k.a. Mr. Darkness). At first the princess is the only one in danger, but Mr. Schwartz's plans become more ambitious and before you know it, the entire city is enveloped in darkness! The only way to save the princess and the entire kingdom is to find the magic Tinderbox hidden underneath the palace, and H.C. Andersen is just the man for the job. Not exactly the quest H.C. set out to experience, but alas, he's no longer considered an ugly duckling!