The Great Gatsby (Browser)

The Great Gatsby Browser Title Screen


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The A.V. Club (Feb 21, 2011)
The Great Gatsby, best known as required reading in high school, certainly doesn’t scream “Make me into an old-school Nintendo game!” (At least not in the way that classic work of literature The Legend Of Zelda did.) Yet this reimagination of the book is near-perfect—an homage to F. Scott Fitzgerald and vintage games like Castlevania alike. Nick Carraway is the high-jumpin’, hat-slingin’ hero, battling his way through butlers, flappers, boxcar hobos, and gangsters as the story of The Great Gatsby unfolds. Daisy and other characters appear, as does the giant pair of spectacles, as a boss fight. Everything in Gatsby services its 8-bit inspiration: The screen is laid out like Ninja Gaiden, graphics are charmingly simple, the music recreates frantic ragtime in retro tones. It all works—so well, in fact, that it’s disappointing when the game ends after only four levels. But faulting a game because it’s over too soon can be a compliment in itself…