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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 Choose a difficulty level (CGA)
Super Hang-On ZX Spectrum Pass him.
Super Hang-On DOS Whoa, sharp turn! (EGA)
Super Hang-On Arcade America's track

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
Joystick (French) Genesis May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 85 out of 100 85
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1988 84 out of 100 84
The One Atari ST Oct, 1988 83 out of 100 83
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 752 out of 1000 75
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
VideoGame Genesis Apr, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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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