F. Scott Fitzgerald never lived to see what is arguably his best creation given new life as a game, and neither did anyone else... until now. Nick Carraway's journey is now playable at www.greatgatsbygame.com.
Granted, the site's claim that a prototype Great Gatsby NES cart and manual were discovered at a yard sale is absurd, and a quick search will reveal that the only videogame adaptation of the book was a previous, very terse online excursion, but we want to believe.
Above: A scan of the supposed manual for the unreleased Gatsby game
"If anybody has more info about this please let me know! As it is, I really don't know much about this game. I found it at a yard sale. I bought it for 50 cents and went home to try it out. After dusting off my NES for like, 20 minutes I got it working, and jesus. So weird," wrote the owner of www.greatgatsbygame.com.
Last year when we asked what classic pieces of literature should be turned into videogames, The Great Gatsby was one of your recommendations. And here it is. We'll leave it up to you to decide whether or not it's "an unreleased localization of a Japanese cart called 'Doki Doki Toshokan: Gatsby no Monogatari'"
Feb 14, 2011