Burn the Candle at Both Ends with the Great Gatsby De-Make

The Great Gatsby, widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, is not exactly a common choice for video game adaptation.  Developer Charlie Hoey thought differently.

Enter: Thegreatgatsby.com

The Great Gatsby is exactly what you would have expected from a NES-era licensed game:  Nick Carraway throws his hat at flappers, butlers and hobos at Gatsby’s house, on the train to the city and anywhere you’d want him to go.

To go with the game, Hoey spins a little yarn about how the Gatsby game is allegedly a “lost” game the he bought at a yard sale for 50 cents.  An almost textbook summary of  a half-dozen similar rumors – the story adds a little intrigue, building a legend fitting for the story’s classic status.

Via Geekosystem

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