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Question #89812 posted on 06/05/2017 1:23 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I recently decided to look up a bunch of old PC games I played as a kid like Gadgets and Gizmos, Zoombinis, Lemmings, Carmen Sandiego etc.

There is one game I simply cannot find. Probably because I can't remember the title.

What I can remember is that it's a kid's educational game, CD-ROM, you are playing in a professor's house (or perhaps scientist), there are a bunch of mini-games inside the house. One of those games is a painting game where you get to color in a stained glass window/ceiling.

Please help me find this game!!

PS I was playing this game pre-2000, if that helps.

Feeling old now,



Dear linoleum,

Was it The Adventures of Hyperman? There is definitely a scientist's house, though I don't recall coloring any ceilings. It is more things like catapulting cows into castles and stuff like that. Here an excerpt from a short description of the game:

Savıng the Earth is your responsibility as you help Hyperman catch extraterrestrial villains and return them to their containment warp. 

Join Superhero Hyperman and Emma C. Squared, kid genius, as they set out to save the universe from the wacky vıllains Entrobe and Kidd Chaos Accidentally released from an extraterrestrial particle prison by Emma, Entrobe will destroy the Earth's environment unless he is stopped...

Oh, you precious 90's game developers. Destroy the Earth's environment? We don't need extraterrestrial villains for that.

Readers, please feel free to chime in with your own game suggestions.


--Ardilla Feroz from Sandanski, Bulgaria


Dear Do,

My first thought was one of the Dr. Brain games, but I can't determine if any of them had a puzzle about coloring in a window/ceiling.

-Curious Physics Minor


Dear person,

When I saw CPM's answer I realized that I have a vague recollection of the Dr. Brain game from my childhood that I would play at my cousin's house. Luckily, my cousin is ten years older than me and remembers more than I do. I asked her and she said it doesn't sound overly familiar but it could be on Castle of Dr. Brain. So if you do look at those games, that one might be a good place to start.


posted on 06/07/2017 9:57 p.m.
As kids we played JumpStart games. There was one that had a task that sounds similar to what you're describing. I think it was called Mystery Mountain, and I think it was 3rd grade?