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Reagan Gorbachev

The year is 1986. Cold War leaders Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev have been kidnapped by militant extremists. Once rivals, now they must cooperate… or die. Armed only with their fists and samurai swords and poison darts and pistols and shotguns and fully automatic assault rifles and grenade launchers and miniguns and some other guns – sneak, slash or shoot your way through an army of mercenaries. Save the world from nuclear Armageddon.

Reagan Gorbachev is a top-down action stealth game for one or two players (local co-op).Key Features
  • 32 levels of deadly mayhem.

  • Play your own style: Guns blazing, stealth, speed run, strategist.

  • Local co-op. Teach your friends what really happened in 1986.

  • Unique "1 Player co-op" mode where a single player controls both characters.

  • Challenge your friends to Reagan Gorbachev trivia.

  • Steam achievements and leaderboards.

  • Trump Putin mode: play in the 21st century.
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

My Experience
My desire to play this game was a result of both the absurdity of the premise and the game's crisp SNES-style pixel art. I mean - Ronald Reagan, wielding a katana and picking locks in secret military facilities? Count me in.
Luckily, the gameplay is sound, and the top-down viewpoint gives the player a lot of information on the game's well-designed levels. You'll need this information, since neither Reagan or Gorbachev take much damage before going down. The game rewards exploration, and you'll often want to quickly locate weaponry that will help your world leaders have an easier time, such as a minigun or rocket launcher. The rocket launcher, outside of packing tremendous firepower, can even create new routes through levels by destroying walls. Lastly, I confess that I never ceased finding it comical when Reagan and Gorbachev "spin down the drain" at the end of each level.
However, like all games, it isn't without issues:
There are moving platforms that will easily crush your characters, that move quickly and often nonsensically. Their appearance never failed to elicit a groan from my co-op partner and I. They probably killed us more than any actual enemy in the game, save the final boss helicopter.
We never did beat the final boss, although perhaps we could have with more time. Conquering this challenge required a twitchy playstyle that differed from the careful and methodical style we'd navigated the rest of the game with.
We likely could've logged more attempts on the final boss if the "Remote Play Together" feature worked correctly with this game. Although we've played other local co-op games using the feature in the past without a hitch, we couldn't get Team2Bit's game to recognize my partner's inputs. Therefore, we always had to play this one in person.
While this is definitely not an important criticism, the game tends to re-use trivia questions and has quite a few more about Reagan than about Gorbachev.
Part of what is so great about the game is that the Republican party already treats Ronald Reagan like some sort of mythical national hero (although he made America poorer and less safe through his embrace of problematic "trickle down" economic policies and a pattern of reckless deregulation), so it's fun to see this doofus as the paladin that they do.
If you have a couch and a friend close by, try your hand at cooperating to end the Cold War.