Flicky Review (Sega Genesis)
NOTE: If you have never played this game, play it NOW. You are missing out.
Years ago, when I was little, I went shopping with my mom at Wal-Mart. I found this box laying on the floor in the toy section, and it was a Plug n play game. It consisted of 6 Sega Genesis games: Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Kid Chameleon, Dr. Robotnic's Mean Bean Machine and Flicky. I bought it, started it up, and played the games all day. I tried the games in order of how they are listed, and Flicky was last. It may be childish, but I still love it.
Of course, the Sega Genesis didn't have super advanced graphics, but you can still manage to make out everything that's on the screen. You can tell the difference between the chicks with and without glasses, what the enemies are, and the words on screen.
The music is great! The songs are repetitive but catchy enough so that you won't get annoyed by them. The jump sounds resemble a bird tweeting, which makes sense since the main character is a bird. The enemies don't make any noise, but you will hardly notice. The music in the bonus rounds has got to be my favorite, I don't know why, I just always liked it and still do.
I still play this game a lot, I don't care if someone thinks it is for little kids, it is still fun. There are plenty of levels so you will keep playing until you give up or win, and always are trying to improve your high score to get extra lives. It's very satisfying to throw a plant at a cat and knock out two at the same time, you just fell like saying AWWWWWWWWW YEEAAAAAAAAAH. And just when you start to get bored, a bonus level comes on where you have to catch the falling birds in a net. This game just never gets old.
There isn't much to say about the story, it seems like it is about a mother bird trying to save her babies from cats and lizards. There are two kinds of levels, the regular and the bonus rounds.
Just like any platformer, most levels are the same, jumping around collecting items and/or trying to get to a goal. This is a bit different, you have to collect all the birds and bring them into the door. The level ends when you collect all of the birds and bring them to safety. The bonus levels add a bit more depth, but the game is still mostly the same throughout.
The game is pretty easy, as it seems to be aimed more towards kids then teens/adults. The levels get harder and harder as you go on, and eventually different enemies start to appear. The controls are easy to learn. Any button makes you jump besides the D-pad, touching an item will pick it up, and if you jump it will throw the item, which can kill enemies. Birds are collected the same way and have to be brought to the Exit.
I love this game so much, I just wish that it offered a bit more then what it does. Lacking a story, it is a lot more fun then you would expect it to be for a kids game. A few tips: bring all of the birds into the exit at once, this will earn you much more points. Also, try to beat the level in under 20 seconds for a bonus 10000 points.
Thanks for taking the time to read and rate my review, have a nice day!
Graphics 8 Sound 9 Addictive 10 Depth 7 Story 3 Difficulty 4
Flicky Description: Tiger cats prowl on every shelf. Slimy Iggy lizards crawl slowly but surely closer. Flicky, the little blue bird that has a soft spot for Chicks, wants to help them get to the exit. But the cats and lizards stand in their way!
Loose Value: (beta)
Complete Value: (beta)
New Value: (beta)