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Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal

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Description

In the earliest licensed entertainment videogame of Jim Davis' lazy cat cartoon character, you play Garfield in his attempt to rescue Arlene from the cat pound. The primary gameplay involves object manipulation, gaining objects either by picking up or receiving them from other characters (usually in exchange for other objects).

Most characters from the cartoons play a part in the game. Odie the dog follows you around - swipe him for points. Garfield's cousin Nermal can help you out. They can also carry objects for Garfield's use.

Garfield needs regular food and rest - without one of these he falls asleep and it is Game Over. Contact with many foes is draining. A butcher's is one major food source.

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Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal Atari ST Game starts.
Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal Amiga Pizza party sounds good
Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal Amiga Garfield in the kitchen
Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal Amiga That's a big rat

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 10 out of 12 83
The One Amiga Dec, 1988 74 out of 100 74
The One Atari ST Dec, 1988 74 out of 100 74
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Nov, 1988 72 out of 100 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 585 out of 1000 58
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Feb, 1989 554 out of 1000 55
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 4.5 out of 10 45
Joystick (German) Amiga Jan, 1989 4 out of 10 40
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 40 out of 100 40

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