The Great Gatsby NES is a National Treasure

on February 16, 2011 12:00 PM

The Great Gatsby NES is a National Treasure

Some wiener apparently found this NES adaptation of the literary classic The Great Gatsby at a yard sale for 50 cents, and was kind enough to “emulate” it on this website. Apparently it’s a translation of a rare Japanese game called Doki Doki Toshokan: Gatsby no Monogatari.

…that, or a team of a few amazingly creative people ¬†thought it would be fantastic to make a retro-themed game loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal novel, along with some absolutely amazing mock-ups of video game manuals of old. Either way is win-win, as the game itself is actually quite solid, and possesses that kind of retro pixelated charm you don’t much find in many games these days.

Check it out; it’s actually worth your time. Just don’t think you’ve actually read The Great Gatsby because you’ve played this game. Wouldn’t want some of you kids in high school to write a paper on the book, detailing how Nick Carraway fought off a flying pair of bespectacled, laser-shooting eyeballs atop a moving train by hurling his hat at them.

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.