Bernardo is Puerto Rican, but was born in Germany (Dad was in the military). He is a professional magician who has created magic effects for magicians all around the world, as well as a multimedia production professional who worked for a few years for some pretty awesome companies (Adidas, GK Elite, etc.) (Adidas, GK Elite, etc.). Although he now works at a bank, he continues to exercise his multimedia skills and creativity to create outrageous reviews and parody commercials for board games on Tabletop Island.
Love your reviews. Love your approach and your set. Even your pacing is right.
I also really enjoy reviews for older games, as they’re more accessible to me. If I want Cold Turkey I can go out and buy it now without waiting for some preorder period to come to an end. Great stuff.
I owned Omega Virus and enjoyed it, and at the time it felt like the machine really had presence. It didn’t, since it sets the location of everything in advance but the design is such that that concept falls into the background. Really a neat package.
I'm a soft touch for games that incorporate an electronic widget to run the game: Stop Thief, Break the Safe, Electronic Mall Madness, Dark Tower.
Omega Virus is top-tier in this subgenre and I stupidly traded the copy I picked up from a flea market for $3. I might pick up another copy unless the reprint absolutely blows me away. The garish early 90's aesthetic is a significant part of its charm and if they decide to make the game look more "serious" by seeing how many different shades of gray they can slather on the board then I'm not interested.