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 Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.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


deerlingsdeerlings

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great game but the controls are hard to learn initially.



ErichoEricho

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting enough

This was a fairly nice game because it had an original feel to it. It is probably the first game I have ever played online that was about falconing. It helps that so many popular artists worked on this! What was pretty cool was how it had a fairly simple premise but it really took time to play. The only problem was that it was a bit hard to keep up. The first time I tried it out, I was unable to use the claw grab for some reason. I guess you have to specifically use your flight in the way explained to get past the level.

It could have also used some more detail. It's still a fairly good game, especially how you can learn coordination well with how you fly around pressing the "1". It was nice of you to include a backstory to learn more about him. For the record, he was a real person although I doubt he did half the stuff you mention. I like how big the claws are, too.



jftoumajftouma

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very NES

Hilarious bird noise. I would have payed $40 for this on the NES.... funny no? RIP George Plimpton.



epicaldudeepicaldude

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting. Quite hard



Lightning4BreakfastLightning4Breakfast

Rated 4 / 5 stars

loved it

the controls were a little messed up, otherwise, it was great

P.S. that falcon has one hell of a right claw