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(io9)   If you've ever wondered what The Great Gatsby would look like as a surreal Nintendo game circa 1989 today is the day for you, and I'm betting you're a virgin   (io9.com) divider line 18
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2011-02-14 06:59:05 PM
It's probably fake.
 
2011-02-14 07:00:41 PM
DRTFA, but I realized i confused the great gatsby for catcher in the rye.

All those crappy books we had to read in high school kind of run together.
 
2011-02-14 07:46:56 PM
How very odd. Was insanely easy until the boss. I didn't spend any time honing my skills at it.
 
2011-02-14 07:47:18 PM

ColonelSanders33: It's probably fake.


I mean, its in color and not just different shades of grey, it cant be legit.
 
2011-02-14 08:23:57 PM
Who needs a fake when there really is a Japanese fighting game based on Les Miserables?

It's called "Arm Joe." A quick Google search will reveal more for the curious and bemused.

i52.tinypic.com
 
2011-02-14 08:44:01 PM
I beat it. Best game ever.
 
2011-02-14 08:45:36 PM
That was very well done. Very NES like, with real NES limitations.

Loved all the little references and NES tropes found in there: from Ninja Gaiden and other games.

Also the staff roll at the end is from different games. I can see the producers of Final Fantasy, Megaman, etc.
 
2011-02-14 09:10:57 PM
"Heart Pounding Library: The Story of Gatsby"?


I didn't actually read the book in high school. What was the significance of the library?
 
2011-02-14 09:20:17 PM
I couldn't get past the boss glasses. Aside from that, it was too easy.

/yes, I actually tried to play it
//not a virgin
 
2011-02-14 09:53:08 PM
This was nothing like the Cliffs Notes.
 
2011-02-14 10:12:16 PM
If this was released today those cut-scenes would have had quick time events.

/press A to kill Myrtle!!1!
 
2011-02-14 10:16:36 PM
I have decided not to visit Gawker sites anymore. This saddens me. I like the content.
 
2011-02-14 10:24:31 PM
and I'm betting you're a virgin

Because girls cant be nerds. Kindly refrain from telling girls like my wife or her friends who to have sex with.
 
2011-02-14 11:14:33 PM
Just played through the game. And I totally had hot Valentine's sex last night.

+1 subby for the find.
-1 for the nerd troll.

You're even.
 
2011-02-14 11:43:31 PM
 
2011-02-15 01:04:59 AM

ColonelSanders33: It's probably fake.


http://bitmob.com/articles/bust-up-the-roaring-20s-with-this-nes-style-great-ga t sby-game
 
2011-02-15 08:32:41 AM
I tried to read the "The Great Gatsby" once. It turned out to be just a pre-TV soap opera and I detest soap operas and I stop reading because it was simply boring.
 
2011-02-15 01:44:48 PM
 
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