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An action video game based on Garfield was in production for the Atari 5200 console. The game was cancelled in the wake of the 1983 video game crash, along with many other games that were being produced by Atari, including another Garfield title. The amount of work completed for the game is unknown, although all coding was done.

The game would have had players help Garfield collect plates of lasagna, which would form a tower. Mice served as obstacles by attempting to trip Garfield. Players would also need to try to balance the tower as it grew bigger and less stable.

The game was programmed by Judy Bogart, with help from Landon Dyer. According to Dyer, the physics for the lasagna tower part of the game was working properly.

External Links

AtariProtos.com site


Garfield Video Games
"Garfield, Eat Your Words" "Garfield Double Dares" "Create With Garfield" "Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal" "Garfield Trivia Game" "A Week of Garfield" "Garfield: Winter's Tail" "Garfield (Tiger Handheld)" "Garfield Labyrinth" "Garfield: Caught in the Act" "Scholastic's Comic Book Maker Featuring Garfield" "Garfield’s Mad About Cats" "Garfield's Typing Pal" "Garfield (2004)" "Garfield: The Search for Pooky" "Garfield: Saving Arlene" "Garfield and His Nine Lives" "Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties" "Garfield's Nightmare" "Garfield: Lasagna World Tour" "Garfield's Fun Fest" "Garfield Gets Real" "The Garfield Show: Threat of the Space Lasagna" "Garfield’s Wild Ride" "Garfield Kart" "Garfield Kart - Furious Racing" "Garfield (Cancelled)" "Cancelled Atari 5200 Game"
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