Reagan Gorbachev, developed by Team2Bit, puts you into an alternate universe, one in which the US President, Ronald Reagan, and the leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, have to team up to battle a radical militaristic group who have stupidly kidnapped both of these leaders. In this Co-op game for the OUYA, you will get the chance to either play as one of these historical figures, or as both. This game does require that both characters be active in a level, and if one dies the level is over, but at the same time there is the option to toggle between the two so a single player can enjoy the game as well.
Graphically you are looking at something that screens old school, you are going to notice that this game tries to simulate the actual time in history that this game is taking place in, so the graphics are going to act accordingly. This is a top down game, and most of the game is really well laid out, and from the bird's eye view you get while playing you are going to find that the layout of the each level is easy to navigate, and you won't be surprised by anything that could cause you frustration. What I mean by that is that the answer to getting through a specific part of the game is not obscured by the way the game is laid out.
The music goes hand in hand with the graphical style, so don't expect voice acting, or crazy new beats, but what you do get is something that fits right into the rest of the game, so enjoy it as you progress through the game.
The controls of the game really depend on what style you are playing, if you are playing single player you're going to have to use the toggle button so that you can move both around the level, though have no fear there is no screen lock, so you don't have to worry about that. You'll also need to know the attack button, the pick up button, and of course, for Reagan the lock picking, and Gorbachev the computer hacking (quite bizarre, right?).
So as stated previously you are in an alternative universe/history where these two fabled leaders actually have to fight together, one with a samurai sword (Reagan), and the other with deadly darts (Gorbachev) to not only free themselves from their imprisonment, but to also foil the plans of this radical organization that is trying to throw the world into chaos. Now I know that this might be slightly spoiler-ish, but I think it is safe to say that there's going to be potential nuclear consequences to be had if these two can't work together and save the day.
I do like the fact that there is a little bit of a mini-game after completing a level, which tests your knowledge/luck when it comes to knowing information about these two leaders. I'm not sure what, or if you get anything out of it in the long run, but it was fun to find out a bit of trivia about those two, and most of the time guess correctly on the question (I mean it is a 50/50 shot).
So I guess to kind of wrap this review up, if you like a little bit of cheesiness, own an OUYA, are willing to deal with alternative histories (cough cough, Jesse). You might want to check this game out. I will say that there sis a bit of a learning curve when it comes to figuring out the best strategy for the level you find yourself in, but this is definitely an enjoyable game, and as long as you can keep both leaders alive you are in for a good experience. So lets give this game a score, shall we, and that score will be an 8.7 out of 10.