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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.


Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal Atari ST Entering house.
Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal Atari ST Anybody down there?
Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal Atari ST Picking up fish.
Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal Atari ST Title screen.

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Atari ST User Dec, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The One Dec, 1988 74 out of 100 74
The Games Machine (UK) Nov, 1988 72 out of 100 72
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1989 562 out of 1000 56


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Martin Smith (66833) added Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal (Atari ST) on Jun 29, 2007
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