Saturday cute: ‘The Great Gatsby’ game for NES

A long-lost Nintendo game based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby? I thought this was a joke, but it’s for reals:

If anybody has more info about this please let me know ! As it is, I really don’t know much about this game. I found it at a yard sale. I bought it for 50 cents and went home to try it out. After dusting off my NES for like, 20 minutes I got it working, and jesus. So weird. Apparently it’s an unreleased localization of a Japanese cart called “Doki Doki Toshokan: Gatsby no Monogatari”, but I haven’t found anything about that either. What’s left of the manual was just rubberbanded to the cartridge.

Or maybe it is a joke. From the supposed manual:

Gotta be a joke, right?

You can play it The Great Gatsby for NES.

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