Flicky was released in September 1984.
The game changed name two times during its development: it was originally called 'Busty', then 'Flipp' and finally 'Flicky'.
The Flicky character also appears in the game, "Bloxeed
". A Sega coin-op version of this game is also known to exist for the Sega System 16 hardware. The birds that are rescued by Sonic in his many Sega Magadrive platform outings are 'Flickies', and are identical in appearance to the original Flicky. Also, Flicky tags along with Sonic in the Sega Mega Drive/Saturn game, "Sonic 3D Flicky's Island"; more widely known as "Sonic 3D Blast
Flicky made cameo appearances in many Sega games in the late 80's, including "TeddyBoy Blues", "SDI
", "Flash Point
", and "Super Monaco GP
Jonathan Long holds the official record for this game with 4,548,540 points.