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Garfield: Caught in the Act (Game Gear)

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Description

As lazy cartoon cat Garfield, you're somehow trapped in your TV, that's what happens with too much TV watching. Go and find all remote-control pieces to get out of that box, and check the fridge for a change. The player advances through levels and bonus rounds in his attempt to escape.

Unlike most other platform games of its time, Garfield boasted completely unique art on each of its six levels, both for tile art and character costumes. The levels are inspired by classic movies, but given a Garfield twist, like "Catsablanca" and "The Curse of Cleofatra".

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Garfield: Caught in the Act Game Gear Pause screen
Garfield: Caught in the Act Game Gear Intro
Garfield: Caught in the Act Game Gear A password
Garfield: Caught in the Act Game Gear On a bone!?

Alternate Titles

  • "Garfield in TV Land!" -- Common title

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The Press Says

Consoles Plus Oct, 1995 86 out of 100 86
GamePro (US) Jan, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Gamers (Germany) Apr, 1996 2.3 out of 6 74
Mega Fun Dec, 1995 56 out of 100 56
The Video Game Critic Jun 21, 2008 C- 42

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Trivia

Development

All of the character art and animation was done by the animators at PAWS, Jim Davis' studio.

Extras

The game included a Garfield comic as an add in.

Awards

  • Game Players
    • 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol. 8, No. 13) - Best Game Gear Game of the Year
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PCGamer77 (3026) added Garfield: Caught in the Act (Game Gear) on Jan 18, 2003
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