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Plimpton's Video Falconry

rated 3.99 / 5 stars
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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 Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.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

Prepare to be FALCOWNED%u2122!

Video Falconry is an amazing feat in Flash gaming and sets the bar even higher. I'm amazed a game this technologically advanced was even able to be ported over to Flash. George Plimpton would be proud.

This game has FALCOWNED my heart. <3

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Old school classic

What makes it challenging is the control buttons which are rather disturbing , and the scenario which is so inspiring for 80's decade!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

And a hotplate!

Fun little old school game, but I really got a kick out of the intro, the pictures near the end of you guys "working" on the game where very funny. It was also very informative.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


It's fun. The history lesson is really informative and the game itself is fun to play. Controls get confusing but non the less it's a good game.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I like it

I like the nostalgia, I think it is a fun game for a little while, but like the video at the beginning says, the controls should have been changed because they are confusing.