Put your cardy on.
All credit to the people behind Starsky & Hutch for embracing their cheesy 70s TV roots and running with it, while taking an original slant on it at the same time.
As you control the big-haired duo (Starsky complete with authentic fluffy cardigan), you play through episodes instead of levels and, rather than score points, you strive for increased viewing figures. Its a nice touch that helps distinguish it from the myriad other driving/shoot-em ups already on the market.
Playing with a friend who can do your shooting while you concentrate on the driving is easier than controlling both with a single joypad, as the auto-targeting can sometimes lead to unwittingly slaying those youre trying to protect. Aside from a feeling that weve seen much of it before, its as disposably entertaining as the show that inspired it.