Oh God, Cactus, what have you done now? Is Hot Throttle some sort of twisted experiment? Whatever it is, I can't stop watching, or stop playing for that matter. You see, Hot Throttle is about car racing. But you're not actually a car. You're a naked man who thinks he's a car. Yep, you heard right, and that's not even the weirdest thing about this game.
Gameplay wise, Hot Throttle is a solid entry into the Mario Kart style combat racing genre. Race using your [arrow keys] on five different courses in tournament play or single races. The courses are littered with bystanders to collide with and garbage bags filled with gross-out projectiles and mines. Getting through the race with few collisions is the name of the game here. The longer your racer moves uninterrupted, the more "in the zone" they are about being a car. The more they think they're actually a car the faster they go. Don't ask me to explain.
Tournament play is the main attraction, allowing you to upgrade your car-man between races and submit a final score. Regardless of what mode you play, the surreal non sequitur skits before and after levels will be your most vivid memory of this game. The levels are inventive too, and filled with detailed scenery and pedestrians. I just wish the racers themselves were easier to distinguish, and that the bends and turns in the courses were easier to anticipate.
You need to at least overcome any aversion to weirdness you might have and give this game a try. It's like watching a car wreck. Only the cars are people who think that they're actually cars. Wrap your mind around that.