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Super Hang-On

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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 Genesis Title
Super Hang-On Genesis Europe
Super Hang-On DOS You can choose your starting difficulty level (EGA)
Super Hang-On DOS Get ready to race! (CGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパーハングオン" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Defunct Games Wii May 04, 2012 A- 91
Mean Machines Genesis Oct, 1990 86 out of 100 86
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1988 84 out of 100 84
Wiiloveit Wii May 03, 2012 25 out of 30 83
Retrogaming.it Genesis May 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 752 out of 1000 75
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Nintendo Life Wii May 08, 2012 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Power Play Amstrad CPC Feb, 1988 6 out of 10 60
VideoGame Genesis Apr, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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.

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