Track Down Gatsby in This 8-Bit Web Game
If the world of Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby is too glitzy for you, maybe you’d like to try on something a little more … pixelated.
Great Gatsby Game transports you back to the land of the Nintendo Entertainment System in look and feel while you remain safely on your web browser. Just like any video game version of a movie, however, it’s a little off base in terms of the subject matter.
You play Nick Carraway on his quest to meet Gatsby himself but, instead of partying it up, you’ll spend time slapping everyone you come across with your hat. This must be taken from some special edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel we didn’t read.
Still, Great Gatsby Game does crib lots from the book, including quotes from Fitzgerald and settings fans of the novel will recognize.
This isn’t the first Great Gatsby web game to show up in time with the new movie’s release. Slate created its own game in which you thrash against waves endlessly in your little rowboat to reach the green light and the American Dream.
Just like the film, Great Gatsby Game boasts its own unique soundtrack full of 8-bit chiptunes reminiscent of the gaming era.
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