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Plimpton's Video Falconry

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Jun 2, 2011 | 5:48 PM EDT

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Author Comments

Enjoy a sport that has been the pass-time of kings, hunters and warriors for 4000 years!

George Plimpton's Video Falconry was brought to our attention by the Judge John Hodgman podcast. Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.


1 - Yaw
2 - Pitch
3 - Claw Grab
4 - Beak Grab
5 - Flap
6 - DoubleFlap
7 - Claw

Happy Falconing!



Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

pretty bad

5 stars for the effort of making it
gameplay is just horrible IMO

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Rated 1 / 5 stars


I almost was going to give you an okay review, until I realized I was being timed. Maybe you should have put that in there. Now what annoys me the most, is this pain in my left arm now from constantly having to push a button. I don't like the controls one bit. Maybe if the mouse controlled the falcon, but since it doesn't, that was my biggest problem. Also, this music is really annoying. It's giving me a headache. I didn't like this game very much.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It's not a bad game...

But I'm already bored after the first level.
As far as going through the painstaking process involved with making it, congratulations. Great work Emulating this you guys...

But video Falconry just isn't for me.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Cheese 80's

I just love that cheesy falcon sound. At first I thought the game was a parody of 80's games, but then I saw it was an almost pixel perfect conversion of a real 80's game.

Unfortunately the game itself gets somewhat boring fast, but the conversion, music and art is good.

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Rated 1.5 / 5 stars


I agree with ArsenalFC. I REALLY love Retro graphics and stuff which reminds all of us good old days when we used to play NES, SNES, and other old school stuff, but the game is boring. Controls are stupid and the gameplay is horribly overrepetive and boring. I mean all you do is watch weird cutscenes, launch your Falcon, and controls it to get everything. The game has a small potential, but for does suck. And yes, it was on the front page, because Johnny Utah and Tom fulp took part of making it. This game doesn't deserve a zero, but score of 3 is the best i can give it. Tremerz, Madness games, and The Room game were great though.

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