I just found this review I did for NWC from TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO!!!
(Frankly I'm amazed that the PCUG site is still functional!) I'm talking about Windows 3.1!! Win 95 was only just getting started.
We used to "connect to the net" back in the day :)
My first -demo- copy of NWC came on the bonus CD of a computer magazine and it was also 1996 or at the latest '97.