Controlling Parallel Shift's protagonist duo at the same time sounds like an interesting concept, but the execution ends up feeling like an awkward affair. When paired with its bog standard retrowave aesthetics, the end result feels like something players have seen before.
Using a mouse with a shmup sounds like it wouldn't work, but Sniper Ships: Shoot'em Up on Rails' unorthodox control scheme manages to be its strong suit. Although the cluttered graphics prove to be a handicap, this title hits all the right notes for the genre.
SKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID's minimalistic nature is both its greatest strength and its biggest weakness. Boiling the racing genre down to its most basic elements means that there's absolutely no fluff, but this ultimately kills any replayability it may have had.