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Plimpton's Video Falconry

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Jun 2, 2011 | 5:48 PM EDT

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Nerdist 10 Points Get a delightful history lesson.
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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 Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.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

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 4.5 / 5 stars


Pixels turn me on.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Learn to love it

The first time i played it i loved the nostalgic feeling but i hated the gameplay, because it was so frustrating.
A few weeks later i gave it another try, started to master it, and now i love it.
It was worth the effort. Learning original new controls takes time.

If you don't know how to get the secret medals then i guess you haven't played the original game on Colecovision. Try to find some magazines from 1983 to get a hint. (in the tips and tricks/cheat codes pages)

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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 4.5 / 5 stars

Great Fulp! :D

Wow another original game by Tom, nice work. I enjoyed playing it, the medals were a nice reward to a fun game, but a little generous at times. To be honest, I don't like that style of graphics, but I'd rather not penalize the game for such a thing like that. The music fits in very well, and the game is great overall.