What was this 90s kids' computer game?
August 24, 2016 7:40 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to remember the name of a computer game I played as kid. Things I remember: - The main control room/hub was a tree - You could pick where you wanted to go from the main tree - There were several mini games accessible from the tree - maybe through tubes? - All the characters were colorful animal-like creatures Ring a bell?
posted by stompadour to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Was it "The Manhole"? Wow, here's an amazing video someone put together showing the game. Ah, such wonderful memories!
posted by belau at 7:45 PM on August 24, 2016 [1 favorite]

The manhole?

It was a beanstalk that led to other places, but colorful characters, ect.
posted by dinty_moore at 7:46 PM on August 24, 2016

The Treehouse?
posted by sorrel at 7:55 PM on August 24, 2016 [3 favorites]

If not The Manhole, then maybe Spelunx or Cosmic Osmo?
posted by Television Name at 8:19 PM on August 24, 2016

posted by Seeking Direction at 8:36 PM on August 24, 2016 [1 favorite]

I also thought of zoombinis. Make me a pizza!
posted by QueenHawkeye at 8:50 PM on August 24, 2016

The Treehouse! Could you make a sort of storyboard/theatre scene as one of the mini games? Totally the treehouse.
posted by MadamM at 9:14 PM on August 24, 2016

Below the Root.
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats at 9:15 PM on August 24, 2016

Oops. Not the 90s. I'm showing my age.
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats at 9:16 PM on August 24, 2016 [1 favorite]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIFEq7pcgyg (treehouse vid)

Hangin out.... at the treehouse..... hangin out..... at the treeehousseee
posted by Jacen at 12:44 AM on August 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

posted by Segundus at 2:20 AM on August 25, 2016

You'd probably remember if this was what you're thinking of, but your question brought to mind The Lion King CD-ROM game. The main hub was Rafiki's tree home, and there were minigames spread throughout the branches, all Lion King themed (so hosted by different animals). Timon and Puumba had some sort of bug eating game; Simba's section would let you color; the Hyenas had another minigame.

Seems like a long shot, but that's what came to mind.
posted by terilou at 4:24 AM on August 25, 2016 [2 favorites]

You'd probably remember as well if the colorful animals were Winnie the Pooh characters, but there was a Pooh game that came out in the late '80s that sounds similar, so it could have still been hanging around in the '90s.

Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood
posted by Kriesa at 7:26 AM on August 25, 2016

Was it Pocket and Tails Go Exploring?
posted by galaxypeachtea at 8:42 AM on August 31, 2016

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