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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   ( divider line
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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.

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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.​-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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