Flicky

The Flicky birds are the most famous victims of Dr Robotnik in the Sonic series, but there was a time when Flickies weren’t trapped in a machine but collecting it’s children from cats; Flicky, the arcade game from 1984 converted to the Sega Mega Drive developed by Sega and published by them too.

You play as a blue bird named Flicky who has to rescue it’s chicks from cats, after you enter the stage, they peek from a hole and leave, chasing after you and possibly eat you if you touch them. You have to rescue all your chicks, and that’s simple enough, but the cats will chase you and when they touch one or more chick whilst you have collected them they will scatter.

Once you collect chicks you can send them into the elevator or collect some, put it in an elevator and collect the rest, but try to collect them all at once to get extra points and complete levels as quickly as possible to get extra points. But not to worry, there are items into use to crack some pussy skulls and some leave out diamonds. There are also iguanas in the later levels who are quick pased and add more challenge to the game.

The bonus game is probably the most fun I’ve had in an arcade game, you have to catch all your chicks in a net whilst they propell down from a see-saw, the more chicks you collect, the more points you get and bonus points for collecting them all.

This game is just good old arcade fun. It’s replayablity is pretty good and it’s a great game to pick up and play right away, it’s graphics are colourful and highly vibrant, if you like cutesy stuff, this is right up your alley; and even if you don’t I’d still recommend it.

It’s music has too little variety, theme music, level music for all the levels, bonus stage, completion jingle, and credits, not a lot of music variety, but I find this a nitpick, it’s an arcade port, of course it’s going to have a small amount of music.

You can get it for the SG-1000, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, FM-7, MSX, PC-8801, Sharp X1, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & PSP and OnLive.

Rating: 4/5

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