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.