Everyone's talking about Gatsby: the newest cinematic take on Fitzgerald's classic drama made big bucks last weekend at the box office despite disappointing reviews.
The Great Gatsby—the "NES" version, that is—started its strange life as a single screen shot, a pixelated recreation of Francis Cugat's iconic cover art for F. Scott Fitzgerald's great American novel.
Last year, we shared in the disappointment that a video game based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby turned out to be not so great. This year, we're enjoying a new, 8-bit take on one of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife may have given video games the name of one of the medium's best franchises, but what did F. Scott ever give us gamers? The Great Gatsby game? Apparently, it's not good, though that's not his fault.