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Plimpton's Video Falconry

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 Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.


1 - Yaw
2 - Pitch
3 - Claw Grab
4 - Beak Grab
5 - Flap
6 - DoubleFlap
7 - Claw

Happy Falconing!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

How much of this is true?

I doubt the name Newgrounds was existing during that time. I always assumed it was a altered name to Tom's favorite company "Neo-Geo" which literally translate into Newgrounds.

Fact: ColecoVision is a REAL game system.
Fact: George Plimpton was involved with the early development of video-games.
Speculation: Video Falconry is probably not a real title.
Speculation: The commercial was cleverly fabricated with a talented voice actor and specialized video editing.

Hard game! REALLY hard, but oddly fun to play.
Gonna take some practice getting use to the controls.

Judging by the original controls of the ColecoVision system, you use a "Number Pad" plugged via USB port, it'll probably simulate it perfectly!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Look at that yaw control!

Really good game, though I didn't realize there was any real risk of losing until the later levels. I liked all the random bonus levels and the whole retro feel of the game. All in all, pretty unique, and well done.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

are there this many buttons in real falconry? it gets hard fast. and a hot plate.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I always did want to take up falconry

In all honesty it seems like an amazing sport...This game does portray it pretty well.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love this game!

maybe mention earlier that joystick is the arrows? also a hint for secret medals? i know it has something to do with fox!?