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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 Arcade Extended play
Super Hang-On Atari ST Get ready to race!
Super Hang-On DOS The scenery changes from stage to stage (EGA)
Super Hang-On DOS Get ready to race! (EGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパーハングオン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1989 10.4 out of 12 87
Mean Machines Genesis Oct, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 85 out of 100 85
The One Amiga Jan, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Sep, 1988 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 752 out of 1000 75
Raze Genesis Jan, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1990 72 out of 100 72
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Nov, 1988 65 out of 100 65
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC Mar, 1988 60 out of 100 60

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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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