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Written by Ivan Radford   
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 09:40

Those annoyed by the new confirmation of The Great Gatsby's 3D movie adaptation at the hands of Baz Luhrmann (The Gr3Dt Gatsby, I call it - all rights reserved, pay up Baz when you're ready) can find comfort in an amazing gift the internet has offered up to the more culturally aware among us.

Forget The Great Gatsby movie: this is...


The Great Gatsby NES Game (hells yes)


For those unfamiliar with F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic, this is all you need: you play young bachelor Nick Carraway, who is in thrall of next-door neighbour Jay Gatsby, an apparent millionaire. Can you track the elusive man down in his garden? Only if you get past the endless streams of butlers in those pixelated corridors. Epic 8-bit hat-throwing fun. 


But if Gatsby isn't your thing, then you need look no further than fellow literary classic-turned-NES game Waiting for Godot. Yes, really.




Samuel Beckett's absurdist play about life, religion, politics and two tramps called Vladimir and Estragon has all the makings of a classic video game: two playable characters, a mysterious boss and a lot of standing around doing nothing. A true 8-bit existential masterpiece.


Play either game by clicking on the title screens. Trust me - this is the best possible thing you could do with your Tuesday.


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