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Description

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.

Screenshots

Super Hang-On ZX Spectrum Dust from wheels
Super Hang-On ZX Spectrum Title screen.
Super Hang-On Atari ST Careful, don't crash into other motorcycles!
Super Hang-On ZX Spectrum Choose the continent.

Promo Images

Super Hang-On Screenshot
Super Hang-On Screenshot
Super Hang-On Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "3D Super Hang-On" -- Nintendo 3DS title
  • "スーパーハングオン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Mar, 1989 910 out of 1000 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1989 10.4 out of 12 87
The One Amiga Jan, 1989 85 out of 100 85
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1988 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Sep, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Raze Genesis Jan, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Nintendo Life Wii May 08, 2012 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Nov, 1988 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Amstrad CPC Feb, 1988 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1989 6 out of 12 50

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Trivia

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.

Compilations

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

Awards

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

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