Flicky Island is the home of the mysterious Flicky Birds. They are very rarely seen and it is thought that their appearance is closely linked to the locations of the Chaos Emeralds. Sonic decides to check out Flicky Island. Robotnik, always after the prizes travels to the island. With his evil scientific genius he now knows the secret of the Flickies - they live in a parallel universe and come into this world via Teleport Rings. Robotnik creates the Teleport Ring Generator designed to lure the Flickies over for him to do with what he pleases and yes again they are turned into robotic slaves. Sonic arrives and find the island in turmoil. The Flickies must be rescued from their mechanical prisons and returned to their own dimension as well as getting the Chaos Emeralds before the mad doctor gets his hands on them.