Yar's Revenge is tailor-made for shooter fans who are seeking a challenge, but at $10, it's too short for me to truly recommend it.
Yar's Revenge's great art design is squandered on dull, painful-to-control rail shooter gameplay.
Juggling different weapons and dodging enemy fire makes the gameplay feel frantic and exciting, but too little enemy and level design variation hold this competent shooter back from greatness. [Apr 2011, p.96]
It doesn't help that you're saddled with an inelegant control set-up that demands constant use of all four shoulder buttons at once.
Frankly, though, it's unlikely that the gameplay will hold your attention long enough that you'll want to sample these extras.