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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 Boss fight against a dinosaur Odie
Garfield: Caught in the Act Game Gear Bonus stage: Destroy as much as possible until the time runs put.
Garfield: Caught in the Act Windows Title Screen / Main Menu
Garfield: Caught in the Act Windows Cave Cat--3,000,000 BC!

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Alternate Titles

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

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Garfield the Jackcat Windows Buuks (209)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Game Gear Oct, 1995 86 out of 100 86
GameFan Magazine Genesis Jan, 1996 80 out of 100 80
Gamers (Germany) Game Gear Apr, 1996 2.3 out of 6 74
Mean Machines Genesis Jan, 1996 67 out of 100 67 Genesis Mar 20, 2005 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Mega Fun Game Gear Dec, 1995 56 out of 100 56
Mega Fun Genesis Oct, 1995 54 out of 100 54
GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1995 2.5 out of 5 50
The Video Game Critic Game Gear 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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