Botanical Video Game Challenge!
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Last year I stumbled across an awesome botanical board game challenge, where you had to play different board games that had different plants depicted in the art. However, when I looked at my board game collection, I just didn't have the spread of games needed to complete even 50% of the challenge!

So that got me thinking... I have a lot of video games with various plants... where collecting plants is even part of the game! One thing led to another, and so I came up with this challenge!

• Real world plants and fantasy plants work for the challenge - as long as the game indicates what you are collecting is a plant.
• No games may be used twice on the list, even if they have multiple plants you can collect.
• Collected plants do not need to be used for anything, your character just needs to have the plant in some way.
• Plants may be collected in an inventory system (for games with an inventory), or handed to a character in a cut-scene, or picked up and automatically consumed by a character.
• Plants may be sentient creatures (Bulbasaur in Pokémon, Lichen in NetHack, Tamed Snaptrap in Shattered Planet).
• This is an on-your-honor challenge - I'm not going to be checking if each plant for everyone's personal challenge is collectable!

HARD MODE
Collect 20 different plants from 20 different games!

RELAXED MODE
Collect 10 different plants from 10 different games!

Examples:

In Minecraft you can collect Carrots and Beets... which would only work for B or for C, but not both. And in Tibia you can collect Blueberries. So if I play both Minecraft and Tibia, I can use Minecraft for Carrots completing C, and Tibia for Blueberries completing B.

In Skyrim there is Nirnroot, which would work N.

Examples of possible plants:

Tree | Fruit / Vegetable | Flower | Seed / Berry | Fantasy plant

A: Alder | Applea / Asparagus | Azalia | Acorn | Athelas
B: Birch | Bananas / Beets | Bluebell | Brazil Nut / Blueberry | Burb Root
C: Cedar | Cantaloupe / Carrots | Chrysanthemum | Cashew / Cranberry | Cloud Flower
D: Dogwood | Dates / Daikon | Daffodil | Dewberry | Dragonthorn
E: Eucalyptus | Endive | Echinacea | Elderberry | Ebonwood
F: Fir | Fig / Fennel | Foxglove | Filbert | Fireberries
G: Guava | Grape / Garlic | Geranium | Gooseberry | Gysahl Greens
H: Holly | Horseradish | Hyacinth | Hazelnut / Huckleberry | Hyrule Herb
I: Ironwood | Indian Plum / Iceberg Lettuce | Iris | Indian Beechnut | Iboga Petal
J: Juniper | Jackfruit / Jicama | Jasmine | Juniper Berry | Jungle Tree Sapling
K: Kiwi | Kumquat / Kale | Knotweed | Kola Nut | Kernal-pult
L: Lilac | Lemon / Leeks | Lavender | Lotus Seed / Lingonberry | Liferoot
M: Maple | Mango / Mustard | Magnolia | Mulberry | Macadamia | Moondrop Flower
N: Northern Pine | Nectarine / Nettle | Narcissus | Nutmeg | Nirnroot
O: Oak | Orange / Onion | Orchid | Oats | Orange Bloodroot
P: Poplar | Pear / Pumpkin | Peony | Pistachio | Paopu Fruit
Q: Quaking Aspen | Quince | Queen Anne's Lace | Quinoa | Quickening Seed
R: Redwood | Rambutan / Radish | Rose | Raspberry / Rye Berry | Razorvine
S: Sassafras | Star Fruit / Squash | Snowdrop | Strawberry / Sunflower Seeds | Songbell Plant
T: Tuliptree | Tamarind / Turnip | Tulip | Thimbleberry | Tribarrel Cactus
U: Umbrella Tree | Ugli fruit | Urn Plant | Ugniberry | Umbel Hops
V: Viburnum | | Valerian | Vanilla Seeds | Voltfruit
W: Witch-hazel | Wild Ginger | Waterlily | Walnuts / Wintergreen | Winter Root
X: Xylosma | Xoconostle | Xylobium | Xanthoceras Seeds |
Y: Yew | Yam | Yarrow | Youngberry | Yseralline Seed
Z: Zebrawood | Zucchini | Zinnia | Zig-zag Vine Fruit |
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1. Video Game: Stardew Valley [Average Rating:8.24 Overall Rank:152]
Video Game: Stardew Valley
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2. Video Game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:164] [Average Rating:8.03 Unranked]
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A: Apple - The Witness (2016)
B: Berry - LocoRoco
C: Comfrey - Tales of Berseria
D: Deku Seeds - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
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3. Video Game: Plants vs. Zombies [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:182] [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked]
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A: Almonds - Castaway Paradise - Town Building Sim
B: Bananas - Bloons Tower Defense 6
C: Cotton - Castle Cats: Idle Hero RPG
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N: Nightshade - Forager
O: Oculemon - Starbound
P: Poplar Tree - Farming Simulator 19
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R: Rubber Fruit - My Time at Portia
S: Strawberry - Farmington Tales
T: Tea - Thief Simulator
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5. Video Game: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:1743]
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admittedly I may or may not end up doing this. but i love the idea!

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Since I am allowed to not have an inventory, but still to possess botanicals, I am up for trying out!

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Barley in Anno 1800. It could also be useful for Potatoes, Wheat and Hops.
Carrot in Jazz Jackrabbit.
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Hazel (branch) in Broken Sword: Director's Cut.
Ironstem in Gothic 3 (this game have too many plants to write down)
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Lettuces in eden* - a part of the harvest. I think I could also have used Potatoes and Tomato.
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Reeds in Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror - I don't recall any other botanical items that was able to pocket.
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Sadly I am sure that a Pineapple (The Mk-2 hand-granade) is not countable as a "Pineapple" laugh But I've already had one of those in my inventory
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8. Video Game: Flower [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:728]
Video Game: Flower
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What an awesome idea. To be internally consistent, I'm going to go by the first letter in a plant's name to determine its relevance for the challenge. If I'm doing this wrong, someone let me know.

A: Apple The Secret Order 3: Ancient Times
B: Branch The Secret Order 6 – Bloodlines
C: Coffee bean Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren's Call
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G: Gold petal flower Skyborn
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9. Video Game: Super Mario Run [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:4619]
Video Game: Super Mario Run
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Plants collected

A: Anxious Sprout- Pikmin 2
B: Banana- Super Monkey Ball
C: Carrot- Shovel Knight
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G: Garlic Wario World
H: Herb- Lunar: The Silver Star Story Complete
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S: Super Leaf- Super Mario Bros. 3
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Super Mario Run
Poinsettia
Dandelion
Fir Tree
Grass Clump
Palm Tree
Acorn Tree
Red Flowering Bush
Fruit Bush
Blue Flower Patch
White Flower Patch

Pikmin 2
Sunseed Berry
Citrus Lump
Pilgrim Bulb
Anxious Sprout

Shovel Knight
Apple
Carrot

Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Leaf
Fire Flower

Super Monkey Ball
Banana

Monument Valley
Flower

Lunar
Herb

Wario World
Garlic

Ys Origin
Roda Fruit

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Cloud Flower
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10. Video Game: Katamari Damacy [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:117]
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11. Franchise: Pokémon
Family: Pokémon
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A: Abomasnow - Pokémon GO
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E: Exeggcute - Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
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