[ Retro Scan of the Week ] AOL Game Disk

January 4th, 2016 by Benj Edwards

GamePro AOL Game Disk Package - 1996click on the image above to see front and back

I’ve previously featured a scan of an AOL CD, but so far I have not ventured into the world of America Online floppy disk packaging…until now. Here is a gaming-centric AOL giveaway disk package — still unopened — which I believe came with an issue of GamePro magazine I received as part of a subscription in 1996.

I love the AOL screenshot printed on the package here (possibly mocked up for marketing purposes) because it offers a rare glimpse into the mid-1990s AOL interface (with a Windows 3.1 window motif), centered on “The Games Channel.” If anybody has a collection of AOL screenshots from the 1990s, I’d love to see them.

[ From AOL disk package, circa 1996, front and back ]

Discussion Topic of the Week: Did you ever play games on America Online back in the day? Tell us about it.

3 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] AOL Game Disk”

  1. TNLongFellow Says:

    I played a couple of games on AOL but never for very long. To me they were kind of like Facebook games now. Interesting for a few moments but they get boring real quick. The good thing about them they were not pay to play or win games.

    Also, Benj I have 5 of the AOL wooden boxes they shipped CDs in there towards the end of days. They are pretty cool to ship CDs in when you need to do that.

  2. Lorfarius Says:

    Ah AOL CD’s, the cup holders of their day.

  3. Arthur Says:

    Did those disks came with games such as Neverwinter Nights or they had to be bought separately?

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