Super Hang-On

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Atari ST
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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 In Asia
Super Hang-On Arcade They (now) are faster than my bike
Super Hang-On Genesis Europe
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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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Oct, 1988 892 out of 1000 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1989 10.4 out of 12 87
The One Amiga Jan, 1989 85 out of 100 85
The One Atari ST Oct, 1988 83 out of 100 83
Tilt Genesis Sep, 1990 16 out of 20 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 27, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Oberoende COMputer (S) Amiga Apr 27, 1989 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Feb, 1988 672 out of 1000 67
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Nov, 1988 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Amstrad CPC Feb, 1988 6 out of 10 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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