a. (context slang English) Easily flicked; thus, light and fast
is a platform game developed by Sega and originally released for the Sega System 1 arcade platform in 1984. Bally/Midway manufactured the game in America. The player controls an eponymous blue bird and must gather all the Chirps in each round and take them to the exit. There are cat and lizard enemies which can kill the player, although Flicky can use items to protect itself from danger. Flicky was later ported to various home computer systems in Japan, and in 1991 was ported to the Sega Genesis, the version which has been re-released in several compilations of Sega video games. Many of Sega's later games have given homage to Flicky, most notably within the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The gameplay of Sonic 3D Blast features many similar characteristics to Flicky, and the small bird characters in the game are explicitly named "Flickies".