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Slings

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An archaic hunting weapon used to propel small objects - usually specifically shaped rocks - at game animals.

58
games
30
platforms

Alternate name: Shepherd's sling

The first video game about Slings was released in 1985.

Origin, Beamdog and SSI has published most of these games

Not to be confused with slingshots.

Related: (pre-modern projectile weapons)
* Bows
* Crossbows
* Thrown weapons

Related:
* Projectile physics
* Projectile recovery
Historical info:
... evidence suggests slings were invented in pre-Neolithic era, though it's unlikely more specific timeframe can be deduced from existing historical evidence.
... possibly known in all corners of Earth long before written languages surfaced.
... used in combat (and war) even still back in 400 BCE
... by middle ages the military use of basic slings had waned to non-existence, but still lived on as staff slings, catapults and similar devices derived from slings.
... shepherds and such still used the basic sling in middle ages, for both driving away predators and hunting birds and other small animals for food.

Parent groups

Archaic weapons, Ranged weapons

Platforms

Linux 13
Windows 8
NES 3
Mac OS X 3
MS-DOS 3
Amiga 2
Atari ST 2
Mac OS Classic 2
C64 1
OS/2 1
Lynx 1
NEC PC9801 1
BeOS 1
Internet Only 1
Mega-CD 1
MICRO 7 - FM7 1
Apple II E 1
Sharp X1 1
Atari 400/800 1
X68000 1
GamePark 32 1
Master System 1
NeXT 1
Amiga AGA 1
Unix 1
Tandy Coco 1
FM Towns 1
NEC PC8801 1
SNES 1
Apple IIGS 1

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