Be a Supporter!

Plimpton's Video Falconry

rated 3.99 / 5 stars
Share Links:
Skill - Collect

Click on an icon to vote on this!

Credits & Info

Jun 2, 2011 | 5:48 PM EDT

If you liked this, check these out!

Log in to save your medals! Don't have an account? Create one for free!

Nerdist 10 Points Get a delightful history lesson.
Celebration 25 Points Become Fireworks Commissioner of New York City.
Cultural Literacy 25 Points Edit an early Philip Roth story for The Paris Review.
Shadow Box 25 Points Get beaten up badly in a sparring match with Sugar Ray Robinson.
Victory 25 Points Drive a tank in post WWII Italy for the US Army.
Millennium Falcon 50 Points Save the galaxy.
Golden Eagle Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
Hodgmaster Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!

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 Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.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 4 / 5 stars

As weird and unwieldy the controls are...

...the game is great in the sense that once you know how to play and conquer the controls and beat a level, you feel really satisfied. A great little time-waster.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I hate this game!

Great game, Tom.

Addictive, but half-assed, like most games of its time.

People find this review helpful!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Well played, sir...

Okay, it's like this: I think this flash is amazing. But, I don't like this game. BUT! I can't stop playing it. So... advantage: Plimpton?

People find this review helpful!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great game but the controls are hard to learn initially.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting enough

This was a fairly nice game because it had an original feel to it. It is probably the first game I have ever played online that was about falconing. It helps that so many popular artists worked on this! What was pretty cool was how it had a fairly simple premise but it really took time to play. The only problem was that it was a bit hard to keep up. The first time I tried it out, I was unable to use the claw grab for some reason. I guess you have to specifically use your flight in the way explained to get past the level.

It could have also used some more detail. It's still a fairly good game, especially how you can learn coordination well with how you fly around pressing the "1". It was nice of you to include a backstory to learn more about him. For the record, he was a real person although I doubt he did half the stuff you mention. I like how big the claws are, too.