Join the adventures of Flicky™, a fun-loving, little blue bird who drives cats everywhere crazy!
As a heroic bird, find all of the missing Chirps and guide them to the “Exit” where they’ll be safe from those mischievous felines and other ferocious domesticated animals in the house.
It takes AGES to become better developersDeweyDTruman | Feb. 8, 2013 | See all DeweyDTruman's reviews »
Flicky is ultimately a fun timewaster. You won't be engrossed in the same way you would be with many other Genesis titles, but if you find it on the cheap or just have it lying around, it's worth a try. The fact that it's a port of a game much older than the system it's on though shows through. The gameplay is extremely simplistic, just grabbing up the eponymous flickies until you gather all and exit the stage, rinse and repeat. Like many old arcade game, it tends to just repeat after a few levels until you reach some arbitrary level and get a congratulations for your troubles. Sonic 3D Blast is probably the weakest console sonic game (up until the dreamcast era) and considering it ultimately mixes pseudo-sonic gameplay with this, it isn't that surprising.
Cats Are Such Snobs, They're Too "Good" To Eat Common CanariesCrimsonWizard | Feb. 6, 2013 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »
Flicky was an arcade game created in 1984 by SEGA, later ported to their Sega Genesis (Mega Drive). As such, the premise is very simple, you're a blue bird named Flicky and you need to rescue yellow baby birds named Chirps, scoring as many points as you can along the way.
The gameplay is very simple and easy to pick up. It's essentially a platformer where you jump around, collected Chirps so they tail you towards an exit, and the more Chirps you free all at once, the more points you get. However, Tiger the Cat and Iggy the Lizard are eager to stop your rescue operation. Oddly though, they don't attack the canaries, but they do bump them out of your line-up. They will gladly eat you though, which to their credit means they have their priorities straight since you're the only one who can actually attack. True to his name, Flicky is capable of carrying small objects and flicking them at his enemy when he jumps, temporarily sending them back to one of the cat carriers sitting in the stage.
Honestly, that's all there is to this game. Like most early arcade games, it's somewhat hard and the only real objective is to rack up a high score. For a game from 1984 it's not bad looking, but it clearly doesn't use the Mega Drive's capabilities to their fullest, just offering a straight port from the arcade version with little graphical changes and no variety in the music. Still, for some brainless arcade fun, it isn't bad at three dollars.
Fun Fact: This is technically the first game in the Sonic the Hedgehog mythos with Sega confirming that the birds are the same ones you save from robots in Sonic's original games. You even have a big blue animal saving smaller ones in Flicky. Funny how one thing leads to another.
Save the ChirpsAkaRai | Jan. 6, 2013 | See all AkaRai's reviews »
Flicky is a fairly simple Sega arcade game, where you play as the title character, who is a flightless bird trying to save baby bird (called Chirps) from house cats and iguanas. The object of each level is to safely gather up the Chirps and lead them to the exit without getting eaten by the cat or iguana. Enemies can be killed by throwing items at them.
Honestly, that's all there is to the game. There's nothing wrong with the game, but as many old arcade games it does become repetitive after a while, and it's the sort of arcade game where upon completion, it starts over with a higher difficulty.
Personally I'd pass on it, but if you're looking for a Sega arcade classic comparable to Pac-Man, this is your game.
A bunch of baby birdsBozorov | July 23, 2012 | See all Bozorov's reviews »
Flicky was released first for the Arcade, then for several home computers and finally for the Mega Drive/Genesis. It consists on a blue bird, named Flicky that must find all baby birds and take them to the exit of the level, while avoiding two kinds of enemies: one stripped cat and an iguana that appears on the more advanced levels. It's a little polished game that can provide a few hours of fun.
Lots Of FunBalon | April 7, 2011 | See all Balon's reviews »
Flicky is a simple, but very nice platform game. As a chicken, we have to protect little chickens from cat. Graphics isn't special. It's challenging, good game. I recommend it.