In the game, players control Garfield to avoid hazards being thrown at him, as they will reduce his health by 1 point. There are 5 health points and 3 lives in the game. Collecting lasagna thrown by Jon Arbuckle increases a super jump meter. Once the super jump meter is full, players can make Garfield perform a massive leap in the air. Finishing the game requires the use of the Super Jump to hit Odie, who is floating above.
The arrow keys are used to control Garfield's movement. The big button makes Garfield use his super jump.