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In Super Hang-On you race a motorcycle around the world, completing each section of track within a time limit. There are other bikes on the road, but beating this is not important, so they can be thought of as moving obstacles. Each continent is a different difficulty level: Africa is beginner, Asia is junior, the Americas are senior, and Europe is expert.

This is a very simple and straightforward game, viewed from behind the bike in 2D (so the screen does not tilt with the bike). The right/left controls are steering, and up/down are gear changes. Your cycle is always moving, and your speed strictly depends on the gear you are in, although contact or running off the road slows the bike down.

The Sega Genesis version features "Original mode" in which the player participates in racing tournaments, hires mechanics, upgrades his bike. This mode uses passwords allowing players to continue a previously played game.


Super Hang-On Genesis Map of levels
Super Hang-On Genesis Fall on sand
Super Hang-On Genesis Title
Super Hang-On Genesis Configurating your vehicle

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパーハングオン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1990 96 out of 100 96
Joystick (French) May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1989 10.4 out of 12 87
Mean Machines Oct, 1990 86 out of 100 86 May 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Jun 27, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Tilt Sep, 1990 16 out of 20 80
Retrogaming History May 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Raze Jan, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Feb, 1990 72 out of 100 72


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Super Hang-On appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


A version of Super Hang-On is included in Sega Smash Pack 2.


  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #41 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

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