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Plimpton's Video Falconry

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Skill - Collect
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hunting
falconry
georgeplimpton
colecovision

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 Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.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


CoopCoop

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

You even got the sounds right!

Wow, what a fun little game. I can imagine myself having spent hours sat in front of the TV, during my formative years, slowly coming to grips with the finer points of falconry.

The way you've made it and thrown the detailed lampoon on a history in there as well just makes me want to clap you guys on the back, for putting so much effort into writing the piece, before and during the development of the game itself.

While relatively simplistic, I was surprised by the fact that the bird of choice appears to be a NASCAR driver - only turning one direction. This came to be quite a challenge when you control the bird's movements and oversteer on various targets.

I'm going to have to spend some time on here to put this all through the paces properly, because I think I'm capable of beating the game and having a lot of fun. Why didn't you give us a choice of birds? There are plenty of great birds of prey to use, from the tiny, agile Merlin, all the way to the Golden and Bald eagles. That could have given the game a lot more detail (though possibly too much for a 1970s / 1980s title, such as this one.)

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TomFulp responds:

It is interesting how they chose to implement a single "Yaw" button, vs multidirectional options in the original game. I've heard rumors of a Golden Eagle being available though!


TheGovnerTheGovner

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Tom, you've done it again :D

Wow! The video advert was circling around various sites with people buying that it was real! I like how you adapted the negrounds logo as well, It makes it really convincing. The fact that you've gone to the effort to create this back story and video on youtube to endorce it is really creative, and a 10 and 5 to the game :P


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EymozthEymozth

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Pure Realism

Felt as though I was playing simulated history; Also including the little known fact that falcons cannot fly left, This truly is a mouseterpiece.

Thanks for creating this.
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zengrzzengrz

Rated 5 / 5 stars

wow, amazing

super cool graphics and music, nice reference to the old classics in ng! so guud!



Arbiter3Arbiter3

Rated 5 / 5 stars

haha

And just after I saw a youtube video on this! Great elder game (game is old not game for old people)