I'd like a rendering of what your young mind actually imagined this looked like.
I want to say I remember this game.I know QBASIC Gorillas was my jam (see below).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOGNPNqJ4SU
Fairly certain I recall this, though there were many games with the same premise
P.S. I love the 2 comments on that Youtube video