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 Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.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


SmittytheghostSmittytheghost

Rated 3 / 5 stars June 16, 2011

I couldn't think of a title

I enjoyed playing this game. although i found that only being able to go clockwise to be kind of a pain, and I'm restricted to one screen. maybe if there was more playing field and more movement options


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PikaRoboPikaRobo

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars June 16, 2011

Wow, this is surprisingly awful.

What IS it with you guys and your obssesion with pure shit? I am not saying this to troll: This may be the worst game I ever played in my entire life. period. I don't care who I'm saying this to. In coding, the controls sound pretty normal. But the human mind can not maintain to control 7 different actions, all used for different things, in a set course like that. Especially since they're all bundled up together. I know, all you have to do is it the right keys, right? Well that's easier said than done. Who the hell has that kind of reflexes and memory?

And WHY THE FUCK aren't the bonus levels on a separate menu? No one wants to go through this whole shit more than once. Most of them are near-impossible as it is without playing the game again! Oh, what's that? Practice? How can you PRACTICE on this?!? If anything, this game is based more on LUCK than on skill, you just have to be careful not to fuck up and keep your brain in-tact.

I was going to give it a 5, but changed it to 3 so you'll learn your lesson. The next time you have an old, rare, and expensive game in your collection that you cherish, do NOT share it with the rest of us.



RafaelThe13thRafaelThe13th

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 15, 2011

Amazing.

Fantastic, you managed to capture perfectly the Colecovision awful controller and gameplay.


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dudebro11dudebro11

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars June 15, 2011

Does anyone actually like Chris Hardwick??

He has literally no personality.



JohnjohnNotJohnJohnjohnNotJohn

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars June 15, 2011

Hmm

Very interesting. I see what you used to execute this, and congrats. But I must say there is a problem; the controls. I mean, they are alright and can easily get used to, but if there were alternate controls or an option to assign them, I think the gameplay would be much more different (as in difficulty). I lost interest in this game very quickly, but only because it's so slow and all. But, it is very unique.


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