Game review quote of the month, on Zig-Zag: "The Matrix of Zog will remind you of a cross between Versailles and a 1930s bijou." (That same review had an earlier Hitler reference, suggesting maybe videogames might have placated Hitler after his art school failure.)
Later in the issue I liked this lead in to a piece on Computer Speech:
Computers talk. Ask anybody.
It's easy on Star Trek. "Computer," Captain Kirk might say, "cross reference the Klingon flight pattern with the dance of the Earth worker bee."
"Working . . .," the computer says. And then, "Completed."
"Estimate the next time that the Klingons will pass in front of us."
"Working. . . , Five minutes, 28 seconds."
"Scotty, I need full power in five minutes."
That's an evocative and imaginative example! (Up until this post, this OCR'd transcription was the only place "dance of the Earth worker bee" appeared on Google- I didn't realize that someone was OCRing these, though I'm still not sure if it would help with the type-in only games of the early issues.) It also reminds me how Star Trek: The Next Generation had started just the year before.
BB Barrage - William Chin
Cribbage 128 - Bruce Boyles
Investor - Troy Trucker