Like its titular main character, Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Great Gatsby has invoked much glamor, speculation, star-power, and gossip amongst movie-goers and fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s original literary masterpiece. The film’s flashy previews, A-list stars, and soundtrack provided by some of today’s most popular artists have caught the attention of those that are unfamiliar with the book and those that are alike. So is it twenty-three skadoo or just a fine how-d’you-do?
Back in 1990, Japan thought it would be a cool idea to translate F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, The Great Gatsby to an NES game, but the game never made it to the US. That is until now, when someone got a hold of the game and made it free to play online.
You control Gatsby’s friend and rival Nick Carraway as you take on butlers, flappers and other ’20s-style enemies by throwing his your hat at them. Power up by grabbing a golden bowler, and restore your health with a martini!
I’d be hard-pressed to think of many early 20th century novels that would translate well into a video game, and apparently The Great Gatsby isn’t one that does. I’m not entirely sure why someone thought it would make a decent game, but if you’re an F. Scott Fitzgerald fan, it’s on iPlay as a free trial.