''{{Garfield}}: Caught in the Act'' is a PlatformGame was released by Creator/{{Sega}} in 1995 for the SegaGenesis to [[CashCowFranchise cash in]] on the success of Jim Davis's comic strip, ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''. The sprites were hand-drawn by Davis and his group of artists. Which is quite impressive considering the hardware of the Genesis.

{{Backstory}}: Odie sneaks up and scares {{Garfield}} while he is watching television, causing him to break it. They work together to fix it before they face the wrath of Jon. What is left is definitely NOT a television. Garfield throws away the 'spare parts' that were left upon completion. These parts come to life, becoming The Glitch, which [[TrappedInTVLand throws Garfield into the world of television]]. Each level is a different TV genre. Collecting TV remote pieces lead you to win the game.

The game is filled with plenty of HollywoodScience. Whether it was intentional or not could be debatable.

!!The game contains the following tropes:

* Count Slobula's Castle: A [[BigBoosHaunt haunted graveyard]] {{Dracula}}-inspired level. Particularly annoying are the [[GoddamnedBats bats]] that you can. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Not. Hit. Even. If. You. Try.]]
* The Curse of Cleofatra: AncientEgypt. The boss is a large statue of Jon, complete with evil eyes.
* The Revenge of [[CaptainColorbeard Orangebeard]]: [[GangplankGalleon Pirate themed]], this level contains many references to ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' (the ride, silly - the movie came out eight years later).
* Cave Cat 3,000,000 B.C.: {{Prehistoria}}. Garfield is a sabre-toothed fat cat. Highlights include jumping up to avoid the broccoli falling down a cheese waterfall. The boss is an Odiesaurus, naturally and is {{g|ameBreakingBug}}litchy(at least in the Genesis version). (arguably inspired by "Cave Cat" segment of ''GarfieldHis9Lives'', in which the dog is named... [[FluffyTheTerrible Big Bob]])
* Catsablanca: FilmNoir-themed level. Name is a pun on {{Casablanca}}.
* Alien Landscapes (PC version exclusive): Sci-fi level set in outer space.
* Bonehead the Barbarian (Game Gear version exclusive): SlippySlideyIceWorld based on NorseMythology.
* Slobbin Hood (Game Gear version exclusive): TheLostWoods with references to RobinHood.
* Season Finale: Garfield faces Glitch. Who only gets hurt by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard his own beams]].

Every level gives Garfield a new outfit, as well as different short- and long-range weapons. In the Game Gear version, the variety is limited to just long-range weapons.

''Garfield: The Lost Levels'', a pack of downloadable extra levels, was available through the Genesis online service, called the Sega Channel. Chances of seeing them again [[LostForever are dim by now]].

!!Tropes:
* BMovie: [[AllThereInTheManual The manual explains that Garfield must venture through endless bad B-movies and commercial breaks.]]
* {{Feelies}}: The game (at least the Genesis version) came with a free booklet of Garfield cartoons.
* GameBreakingBug: Occasionally, the third boss would walk offscreen and never return, forcing the player to start over the game.
* GangplankGalleon: "The Revenge of Orangebeard"
* GuiltBasedGaming: When the player loses all of his or her lives and has continues, they will be treated to a screen of Garfield clinging to the TV screen, [[TrappedInTVLand desperately wanting to get out of the TV World]]. He watches with a frightened look as the player makes the choice between "Yes" and "No" and the countdown decreases. When the player chooses "No", the TV forms a mouth and closes on Garfield, snickering. This means that Garfield will never return [[AndIMustScream to his home to see his friends and family again]].
* HammerHorror: Count Slobula's Castle.
* {{Prehistoria}}: "Cave Cat 3,000,000 BC"
* TrappedInTVLand: The main premise.
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