Everyone's seen screenies and pages devoted to the very old Neopets. Pets that were people, no battledome, totems to get to other worlds, and items created and named after real players. But when I go to a lot of these Reminiscing pages, I dont often see what Neopets was like during MY time as a newbie or anything after.

I started playing on April 22nd, 2001. In that week of Neopian history:
One-Player Battledome Matches opened to the public.
The Ski-Lodge Murder Mystery was going in full force
The Trading Post limit was upped from 100k to 250k
Hubert opened his Hot Dog Stand in the Neopian Bazaar
The Tyrannian Invasion began!

A couple years ago, I began collecting screenies and pictures of Neopets from when I remembered it. Really old Neopets is cool, but the following page is dedicated to the Old Neopets that I remember, and the Old Neopets just a little before my time.


These three guys are some of my favorite old shopkeepers. I used the third one all the time.


This old greeting shows the Apothecary Shopkeeper. (The second mushroom guy.) He ran a store in the Haunted Woods that sold various mushrooms and toadstools.


Speaking of the Haunted Woods, this is what it looked like when I started playing. Edna wasnt a Zafara, there was no Deserted Fairgrounds, and Mutant Chias looked cool. (Thats a Mutant Chia hiding near the Brain Tree there.)


When the Fairgrounds did come along, they looked more like this. Not too different. But a lot less to do.

Other areas of Neopets have gotten some revamps over the years too, and I have screenies of some of them.


The Ice Caves used to look like this. You could get to Tyrannia through the crack in the ice.


When the crack first appeared, it was full of a steamy red color.


If you went to the top of Terror Mountain, it looked something like this. Whack a Beast later changed to Whack a Staff Member and then Staff Basher.


Heres the Lost Desert before TNT made it flash only.


Mystery Island looking very outdated!


Old Tyrannia. Time Machine and all.


Once you approached the Time Machine, you got to do quests for this guy. He's long since fixed his broken machine and left.


Good old Maraqua! When news came that it was to be destroyed, I bought tons of Utility Fish from the shop. Years later, its paid off.


Meridell Castle used to look like this. Look, theres Meriball!


Heres a small image of Roo Island.


The good old Shops toolbar.


Virtupets was only relatively recently revamped, but heres the old look of the place. Dr. Sloth had no design taste.


The Darigan Citadel used to be a bit more red and harsh looking compared to now.


The Shops maps have had tons of design changes, but this is the one I remember best.


Here is a slightly older version.


The Old World! No fancy spinning or anything. Back then, Neopia had just one side. There was a previous world map in my time too, but I cant find a picture of it anywhere.


The previous version of Ultimate Bullseye.


Who remembers Chute? I remember Chute!


The first Destroct-o-Match. No fancy powerups or anything.


This is all I could find for the game Switch-a-Roo. It was the simple game of finding a hidden object under the coconut shells.


These are two images related to Grundo's Gym. The Gym was a fantastic NP maker. You just had to move your mouse at a controlled speed over a button and keep it colored green. Too slow, and the button would turn blue. Too fast, it would turn red.


This is the Shoyru from the Treasure Hunt game. You could follow clues all over Neopets, and in the end, your reward would be a map piece.


Here are some interesting looking pets from the Virtupets Space Station.


Heres an old Mutant Usul in one of its battle poses, and an old Mutant Kiko.


Some strange unreleased Mutant pets. The first is a Scorchio. I never wouldve guessed.


Before the Tyrannian paint brush...there were these fellows.


Whats this?? The best looking Halloween pets ever? I agree.


This is a pre-customization Halloween Shoyru. Why oh why didnt you give me an option to keep this cutie UC :( The new one is just terrible.


A purple Grarrl that was released as a joke for a short amount of time :)


Old Ghost chia with strange warts all over.


An old Koi! Koi have gone through a bunch of different transformations over the years.


The bug brothers jump up and steal 35 neopoints!


Here are the old Battle Magic and Garden shopkeepers.


This is a caption contest picture showing a few of the old mutant neopets.


Heres one of the oldest of the April 1st jokes :)!


This is me and three other pets doing a bit of gravedigging during the ToW plot.


During that plot while we were digging up graves, if you visited the Haunted Woods you often got these cute little REs showing various pictures of ghost pets.


LDP! This was my 12th parchment.


Anubis Toxicology Reports, oh no! One of several levels in the scroll repository during the LDP


Something has happened!


This is a cropped version of my tomb map. The original was a lot bigger.


A glow and shadow font


More glow fonts






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