Press X (and Z) when necessary to defeat the vicous green blob (OF DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM).
Well, it killed an hour.. Built in flex, so it's a flash thing.. Probably easier to go see it at http://jwhiting.nfshost.com/coding/pressxnottodie.swf
You completely ripped off my idea. Now you're pirate kart-ing a pirate kart game!
But that's ok.
Feel free to not believe me, but I actually had pretty much the same idea independently. I actually kind of wish I had seen your game first and ripped it off, because in retrospect it does seem fairly appropriate. Amusing anyway :)