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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 Fish with legs is good transport
Garfield: Caught in the Act Game Gear A password
Garfield: Caught in the Act Game Gear Oh dear, it's a bear ?
Garfield: Caught in the Act Game Gear Mummies are inevitable in an Egyptian themed level.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Oct, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Sega Pro (UK) Dec, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Mean Machines Jan, 1996 81 out of 100 81
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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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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PCGamer77 (3233) added Garfield: Caught in the Act (Game Gear) on Jan 18, 2003
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