Super Hang-On

Critic Score User Score
Sharp X68000
...
4.0
Wii
...
4.0
Atari ST
79
3.6
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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 DOS Get ready to race! (EGA)
Super Hang-On Commodore 64 Title screen.
Super Hang-On Commodore 64 Choose your continent.
Super Hang-On Atari ST Racing in progress...

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパーハングオン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Mar, 1989 910 out of 1000 91
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Wiiloveit Wii May 03, 2012 25 out of 30 83
Player One Genesis Oct, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Sep, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Action Amiga Jan, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Retrogaming History Genesis May 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming.it Genesis May 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 752 out of 1000 75
Nintendo Life Wii May 08, 2012 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70

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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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