I remember playing a certain game as a child. This was probably at least 15 years ago, but I suspect the game must be older. I think it might have been on Windows 95 or maybe Windows Me. It was some kind of 2D game with top-down view where you had to solve puzzles to progress. There were some sort of spiky fruits to collect and use as weapons against some fireball-spitting plants.

Also, I vividly remember there being flowerbeds (with a grid of flowers) that needed to be crossed on a special pattern – like only walk on the same color, or only the same shape. I think there were also some levels with swamp or poison stuff and needing to close valves or something.

It might have been DOS, but I think it was Windows 95. Also, it was mouse-controlled.

I sadly don't have any data, and the computer is long gone.

It was a bit like modern point-and-click adventure games; IIRC you could control your character kind of freely (I think there was an underlying grid).

The only real distinct part that I remember well are these riddles needing you to navigate flowerbeds (it was a grid of flowers, and you should only walk on the correct ones, forming a path to the other side), and also that there were some kind of spiky fruits to collect as weapons, and also some firespitting(?) red flesh-eating plants that dropped some kind of bomb when defeated.

I think there were also keys to collect, and maybe stuff like levers to unlock new areas. I think later levels also had valves to control a poison swamp or something.

Can anyone tell me the name of it from this poor description? I already tried Google, searching lists of games from Wikipedia, etc...

(Also cross-posted on https://www.reddit.com/r/tipofmyjoystick/comments/vu6ur7/pclate_90s_maybe_puzzle_game_with_flower_puzzles/.)

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    Real-time or turn-based? Multiple lives? Score? Soundtrack? What did the player character look like? Jul 7 at 13:48
  • I think it was real-time. I think it was more like an Adventure game where you could go between the areas ("levels") freely, so i don't remember any score.
    – Boldar
    Jul 7 at 17:43
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    @Boldar Please add all information to the question itself. mentioning them in comments is less useful.
    – Raffzahn
    Jul 7 at 18:43
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    I suggest asking in reddit.com/r/tipofmyjoystick
    – Leo B.
    Jul 7 at 22:22
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    We've seen that if you can draw something just slightly resembling what the game look likes, it helps a lot. Jul 8 at 10:43

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Thanks for linking the Reddit, i got help there already: It was Dr. Brain Thinking games - IQ Adventure

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    Thanks for self-answering. Please come back tomorrow and accept your answer, so your question gets marked as answered.
    – wizzwizz4
    Jul 8 at 21:30

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