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Plimpton's Video Falconry

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rated 3.99 / 5 stars
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Skill - Collect
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hunting
falconry
georgeplimpton
colecovision

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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 Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.

Controls

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

Happy Falconing!

Reviews


kodisilverkodisilver

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

this game

this game is ight



SlimshadywilSlimshadywil

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Great music and style, but sub-par gameplay

This game just fell flat. It got WAY too hard way too fast, leaving the player with no satisfaction. I admired the '80s arcade style gameplay, and the music clashed perfectly with the graphics, but all in all it didn't mold well together because of the gameplay itself. The controls can get somewhat confusing as well.

Ex: Accidentally pressing a 2 instead of a 3, which throws your whole strategy off and makes you start the level all over.

But hey, maybe this game just isn't for me.

Overall: 4/10


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lokapslokaps

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Look at that yaw control!

Really good game, though I didn't realize there was any real risk of losing until the later levels. I liked all the random bonus levels and the whole retro feel of the game. All in all, pretty unique, and well done.



nataboxnatabox

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good, but..

I think you should be able to repeat the bonus levells to get the medals :))


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AltoClarinetistAltoClarinetist

Rated 5 / 5 stars

George Plimpton is marvelous!

I didn't know all this about George Plimpton, thank you for your beautiful history lesson and for going to all the trouble to find the game. Thank you for simplifying the control system somewhat from the original too.