Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal (The Edge) Review | Computer & Video Games - Everygamegoing


Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal
By The Edge
Spectrum 48K

Published in Computer & Video Games #76

Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal

"Yawn, I'm getting tired," says Garfield the cat, after a lot of padding about. I know how he feels. I keep waiting for the game to show its claws and see the fur fly but all I seem to get is "dum-de-dum-de-dum" or the occasional "Arrooo."

The Garfield industry, based on the creation of American cartoonish Jim Davis is huge - cartoons, toys, mugs, cups, etc, etc... and now computer games.

And the game you get is graphically excellent, beautifully drawn cartoon characters, superbly and smoothly animated. I know nothing about Garfield or what he's about, but The Edge programmers have given him a cutely roguish manner, which is quite attractive.

It's an arcade adventure in which our feline hero must rescue his beloved girlfriend, Arlene, from the City Pound.

Anyway, Garfield and his pals - Odie, apparently the world's most stupid dog, and Nermal, the world's cutest cat - must find the City Pound.

Garfield, besides being cute, is also a bit of a fat cat and as such requires regular feeding. He has "snack attacks" which must be satisfied. He also seems to require frequent rests - hence the "Yawn, I'm getting tired." In fact, if he gets too tired, it's Game Over.

To sum up, Garfield looks good but the play is a little slow.