Plimpton's Video Falconry

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 Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.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



but the joystick controls are too confusing

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pretty bad

5 stars for the effort of making it
gameplay is just horrible IMO

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I almost was going to give you an okay review, until I realized I was being timed. Maybe you should have put that in there. Now what annoys me the most, is this pain in my left arm now from constantly having to push a button. I don't like the controls one bit. Maybe if the mouse controlled the falcon, but since it doesn't, that was my biggest problem. Also, this music is really annoying. It's giving me a headache. I didn't like this game very much.

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It's not a bad game...

But I'm already bored after the first level.
As far as going through the painstaking process involved with making it, congratulations. Great work Emulating this you guys...

But video Falconry just isn't for me.

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Cheese 80's

I just love that cheesy falcon sound. At first I thought the game was a parody of 80's games, but then I saw it was an almost pixel perfect conversion of a real 80's game.

Unfortunately the game itself gets somewhat boring fast, but the conversion, music and art is good.

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3.99 / 5.00

Jun 2, 2011
5:48 PM EDT
Skill - Collect