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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 Genesis Levitating hamburger
Garfield: Caught in the Act Genesis Garfield riding... hmm... something
Garfield: Caught in the Act Genesis You have several seconds to reach the other end of the room
Garfield: Caught in the Act Genesis Small island in pirate level

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Electric Playground Mar 30, 1996 8 out of 10 80
GameFan Magazine Jan, 1996 80 out of 100 80
Mean Machines Jan, 1996 67 out of 100 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1995 24 out of 40 60 Mar 20, 2005 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Games Dec, 1995 59 out of 100 59
Mega Fun Oct, 1995 54 out of 100 54
GamePro (US) 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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PCGamer77 (3233) added Garfield: Caught in the Act (Genesis) on Jun 07, 2002
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