Space Strike Trivia (PC Booter)
This was the very first PC game Michael Abrash wrote.
The packaging for this game suggested that it did not come in box, but rather some sort of bubble/shell on a hanging card (similar to how most small toys are hung on hooks nowadays). This was a common practice for the early personal software industry.
The inside of the packaging is a fold-out that appeals to vendors, not consumers. This suggests that the same card was used not only for end-user packaging, but also for sending flyers to vendors in an effort to sell product to resellers. The inside text reads (optionally, refer to the box covers):
An exclusive for the
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