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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 Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.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 5 / 5 stars


this is even cooler than oregon trail!

Millenium falcon! GO!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Definately Unique

I have to say this is the most unique game I've ever played and so once I don't mind the graphics (I dislike pixel). But there could be things to fix. Such as a pause button, restart button and mute. Also, how about yawing the other way? Or key customization? 1-7 keys aren't very comfortable and I would like to use my thumb (it'll also be easier for the fireworks part). By far, the best keys would be a,s,d,f,space,j,k,l,;.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

My god...

This game is pretty awesome! And more knowing his past!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


i dunno why many people give this one a "1"and "0" and any other low scores...
most of them say,like :
bad control
bad graphic
poor gameplay
the hang of it to play the game

but i think the otherwise,:

pretty nice concept,gameplay,

this is a SKILL game,duh !?
it needs SKILL to play,thus
improving your SKILL .................

i like this game
like a NES game
the music,just like a NES game (even though a little boring)

that's all!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

The game is challenging but simple to understand

However, this game could have been alot better, you stuck closely to the original but what you should have done was revamp it with new moves and enemies.

New moves could be:

Rape mode - you rape everything in your path but it only lasts a little while

Falcon Punch - you punch your enemies in the face and send them flying at other enemies. (kind of like pool)

Ground pound - when you toggle ground or air it will eventually be upgraded to an area attack on ground enemies so using your claw or beak is unecessary.

New enemies:

Turtle Soup - a giant bowl of turtles, you have to grab them when they float to the top but beware, they will jump up and snap onto you giving you damage every second

Bizarro Plimlpton - he's and evil version of George Plimpton that wil chase after the falcon and rip it in half if he is under you. (he is unbeatable, just an obstacle)

T-rex - basically its just a T-rex and you have to hit it multiple times in the back of the head, hitting it from the front will get you eaten.

And possible an extra defense mode where you have to protect Plimpton from zombie bunnies.

Please consider these ideas if you are to make a sequel, and i enjoyed listening to the soundtrack while writing this.