Tuesday, February 15, 2011

'Only for Nintendo, old sport!'

Gaming fans who also are fans of the "Great American Novel" should be happy to hear that some enterprising--and talented--individual has created a NES-esque game based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

An example of the developer's enterprising nature: Not only did he or she create an 8-bit retelling of the aforementioned novel, but he/she also created a prototype cart, an instruction manual and a magazine ad (below) for the unreleased (not really) title.

Although the game--which, despite appearances, wasn't actually developed to NES specifications--is a bit easy and also on the short side, with just four levels, it's well worth experiencing--even if you're not a fan of the source material. (Play it here.)


Viewtiful_Justin said...

FINALLY got around to playing this. HOLY FUN!!! I wish this would have really existed, because a longer game would have been so amazing!

Bryan Ochalla said...

It is fun, isn't it? And quite well made, IMO. Like you said, though, I wish it was a bit longer.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Oh, definitely. It's SO well made.