I'll just come out and say it: I have never read The Great Gatsby. I recall being assigned the book back in the days of Lutheran High School (yeah, that was fun); despite this, i have only the faintest shadow of an idea what The Great Gatsby is about. I refused to read it on the grounds that I "couldn't be bothered," and thus spent my adolescence deprived of the timeless of F. Scott Fitzgerald's timeless masterwork. Thankfully, the geyser that is the internet has once again shot forth and drenched this lonely wanderer in all the knowledge one needs to know about 20th century literature.
The game is short; in fact it can be completed in less than half an hour. Gameplay is faithful to the old Nintendo classics, and uses its 8-bit inspiration to great comedic effect, especially juxtaposed with the story of a serious literary work. Complementing this is the music, which aside from providing wistful nostalgia, takes a couple dramatic turns that add to the cackle-fest. The gameplay gets a bit repetitive, but it's a lovely way to spend your lunch break -- and who doesn't dream of battling a pair of spectacles, armed only with a hat?
The Great Gatsby: a game that will teach you all you need to know about love, transcendence, God, death, the universe, quantum theory, and the singular truth encoded in a binary stream within the very fabric of space-time. My third eye is wide open.