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Garfield and His Nine Lives
10 April 2007
Excerpt: Garfield’s overweight, lazy, constantly eating, and his sense of humor is mean-spirited, but you can’t help but love him. Whether you think he’s funny or not, Garfield is an instantly recognizable cultural icon. The iconic orange cat has been featured in movies, television, and on the back of car windows across the world. Garfield has been successful across a variety of mediums, but his success has never translated into the video game world.
Excerpt: Garfield stars in his very own Game Boy Advance game, rescuing friends and eating junk food...even while he's sleeping. Much like the recent Garfield movies, there's really nothing to see here unless you have a five-year-old screaming for it. If you are hoping to satisfy a pre-gamer with a thing for grumpy cats, then Garfield and His Nine Lives might buy a few hours of quiet on the next big roadtrip. Check Amanda's review for details.
Pros: ups: cute graphics, easy-to-grasp gameplay
Cons: downs: too short, not very challenging for adult audiences
Conclusion: Garfield and his Nine Lives offers a simple and entertaining platforming experience that is sure to make the kids happy. There are a couple combat quirks and the graphics have a few hitches, but it doesn’t spoil the product. Game Factory has done its job and fashioned a fun little game, no more, no less.
Excerpt: For a cat as lazy as Garfield, this Game Factory published title has
him, running and jumping through various locales. What would cause this
extremely fat cat to run around collecting keys, eggs, and other
various items (including his stuffed bear, Pooky)? Apparently, he’s
having a nightmare. Nine of them, to be exact – one for each of his
nine kitty lives.
Excerpt: It’s been many years since Garfield has had his own TV show, although the Garfield character is still strong in the comic strip industry and he does have two movies to his credit over the past few years. Thus, it is odd to see The Game Factory putting out a game based on Garfield, at least in a style that seems based more on the TV show than the more recent movies.
Summary: A childhood classic is back, but unfortunately it's worse than ever.
Pros: You get to play as Garfield; graphics are adequate.
Cons: The text and story are terrible; audio is merely average; controls are extremely difficult to use; very short gameplay is extended for those who want to go back and try to collect everything in the game.