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 Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.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


its a good game


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great game!

--But I need a hint for the 2 secret medals, plz! (PM me, please)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

And a hot plate!

Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I'd ever see a video game starring George Plimpton (and here I was thinking that I was one of the few people on Earth who knew who he was)! Once again, Newgrounds has made me laugh more than I have in a looong time.

Awesome music, awesome gameplay... just all around great.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

George Plimpton is marvelous!

I didn't know all this about George Plimpton, thank you for your beautiful history lesson and for going to all the trouble to find the game. Thank you for simplifying the control system somewhat from the original too.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Been around since pong and have owned every console since. Christ, after Tank Battle(A little known tank console that sported dual sets of handles), I owned an inntelivision. Then came Colecovision,..or an Atari 5200,..cant remember. Anyway, thanks for the homage. Maybe next you can make a Vectres homage, Star Castle.

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