Max Booth is an 11-year-old shadie urchin living in the year 2424, struggling to survive. With the chance to make some money by uncovering the secrets of mysterious gadgets from the 20th century for the Bluggsville City Museum, Max and his faithful, but slightly neurotic, robo-dog Oscar start investigating. But the path to success is never easy, and there are sinister tricks, strange characters and lots of challenges along the way . Max and Oscar have been asked to identify an object that's baffling everyone - a 1980s cassette tape. But there's more to this tape than meets the eye. The tape contains long lost songs from a popular mega-star David Snowie, and now there's a strange musicological expert who clearly wants to stop them in their tracks.