- Type: Action
- Available: April 1991
- Levels: 99
Oh, no! Flicky has lost her babies and needs your help! Take flight into Sega's newest addition to it's family of Maze-Chases. Flicky's chicks are strewn throughout 99 increasingly difficult levels. Flicky, however, is not the only one who wants her chicks. Cats and lizards are trying to get their paws and claws on the chicks as well! Flicky is not totally defenseless since she can throw objects at the enemies too.
Here is a low cost game for the Genesis aimed purely at the younger players. The theme is cute, as are the characters, but 99 levels is a little much. Since the music and enemies don't change, the game becomes tiresome quickly. The bonus stages do break the monotony a bit.
Another game from Sega that is both economical and fun to play. Not for everybody but once you try it you probably will want to keep on playing. It does go overboard with 99 levels but the younger players will probably be the first to get through all of them. Not bad, but not great.
Based on the old and little seen coin-op Flicky is obviously not the most complex of games. It does however have its addicting qualifies and with 99 levels at a 1Meg prise is not too bad. Directed toward younger players Flicky is an average game for everyone in the family.
Flicky is a highly entertaining game for kids, but not much else. This theme was worn out after City Connection, and doesn't come alive here. The Characters are few, the music is repetitive, and the concept is old. The best part of Flicky is having 99 levels to complete.
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
- Game modes: Single game mode
- Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
- Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
- "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
- "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
- "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)
Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.
In the very same package that brought us Abrams Battle Tank was a game called Flick}/. You couldn't ask for a greater contrast.
Flicky is about as simple a game as we've seen on the Genesis — or on any other videogame system, for that matter. The character you play is a cute blue bird who jumps and flies over a series of platforms while rescuing a bunch of little yellow birds. The yellow birds automatically follow you once you touch them, and you have to lead them all to the exit to clear the stage. After every third stage is a bonus round in which you try to catch a flock of falling birds in a net.
And that's about it. The reasoning behind this very simple game is probably similar to the reasoning behind Abrams Battle Tank — Sega is trying to broaden its audience. Abrams is intended for older or more experienced players who want something different from the average shooter. Flicky seems to be intended for youngsters.
But there's a problem. While Flicky is so simple in concept that it probably won't hold the interest of older gamers, it also seems too difficult for inexperienced players. The game's tiny characters and constant action will probably frustrate those who aren't very adept with a control pad. As a result, Flicky seems to be stuck somewhere in between.
- Theme: Action
- Players: 1
- Difficulty: Average
A marauding band of cats have found a huge nesting of little tiny baby birds and are planing a giant feast. Take the role of the blue bird with a big heart and try to get the chicks to the exit.