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Garfield: Caught in the Act

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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".


Garfield: Caught in the Act Game Gear Pause screen
Garfield: Caught in the Act Genesis Intro
Garfield: Caught in the Act Game Gear Oh dear, it's a bear ?
Garfield: Caught in the Act Windows The beginning

Alternate Titles

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

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Garfield the Jackcat Windows Buuks (179)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Game Gear Oct, 1995 86 out of 100 86
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jan, 1996 4 out of 5 80
GameFan Magazine Genesis Jan, 1996 80 out of 100 80
Electric Playground Genesis Mar 30, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Gamers (Germany) Game Gear Apr, 1996 2.3 out of 6 74
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Nov, 1995 6 out of 10 60
Sega-16.com Genesis Mar 20, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1995 59 out of 100 59
Mega Fun Game Gear Dec, 1995 56 out of 100 56
GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1995 2.5 out of 5 50


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


The game included a Garfield comic as an add in.


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    • 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol. 8, No. 13) - Best Game Gear Game of the Year
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