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 Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.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

Falcon Lunch!

At first i thought this was Captain Falcon 0_0 Instead it was falco, HANDS OFF MY PREY BISH!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fucking Sweet!

This game is the bomb. It has a great history behind it and it plays really nice. I'm surprised this didn't get a release back in the day because I can tell you that if it did, It would have sold like a million copies. Oh well.

Solid programming, good art, and dope beats combined to make this one awesome retro title. You guys should be proud of yourselves for bringing this to the masses. It was pretty nice of you to do that. I'm 5ing this and adding it to my favorites!

P.S. I bought a shirt based off of this game. Enjoy my cash!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Brilliant sense of nostalgia! That early 80's feels had been perfectly captured with the grpahics, music and timing. I couldn't help but double up with laughter when the falcon 'flew' into view, paused, then screeched before 'flying away'! Very well done!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

How much of this is true?

I doubt the name Newgrounds was existing during that time. I always assumed it was a altered name to Tom's favorite company "Neo-Geo" which literally translate into Newgrounds.

Fact: ColecoVision is a REAL game system.
Fact: George Plimpton was involved with the early development of video-games.
Speculation: Video Falconry is probably not a real title.
Speculation: The commercial was cleverly fabricated with a talented voice actor and specialized video editing.

Hard game! REALLY hard, but oddly fun to play.
Gonna take some practice getting use to the controls.

Judging by the original controls of the ColecoVision system, you use a "Number Pad" plugged via USB port, it'll probably simulate it perfectly!


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.