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Plimpton's Video Falconry

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 Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.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


It's..... beautiful.

This is truly the peak of gaming. Vivid graphics. Gorgeous music. Alluring gameplay. This is all too much for one to handle. JUST KIDDING!

I wish the falcon could yaw to the left. This gets sort of frustrating later on when you have to grab prairie dogs and what not. I know you were trying to go with the 80's gaming aspect but I mean..... really?

The fact that you put so much effort into making up a backstory to this game and advertising it into making people believe it was real is really astonishing.


It's both amazing and spectacularly confusing.

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Pretty fun, and pretty confusing as well. Unfortnately I am an absolutely terrible falconeer.

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This game is pretty funny. The gameplay is awful but that's why it's funny, the control scheme is the worst iv'e seen in my whole life. The history lesson was actually very interesting, and I also find it funny how some people didn't like the game because of the controls... clearly they didn't listen to the history button and understand why it was such crap. (P.S.: I would have gave a 8/10 but since I saw how much research and trouble this took for you guys, I thought it wouldn't be fair.

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Old school classic

What makes it challenging is the control buttons which are rather disturbing , and the scenario which is so inspiring for 80's decade!

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Credits & Info

3.99 / 5.00

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