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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 Whoa, sharp turn! (EGA)
Super Hang-On ZX Spectrum Dust from wheels
Super Hang-On Atari ST The road can be rather winding
Super Hang-On Arcade Select music

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Alternate Titles

  • "3D Super Hang-On" -- Nintendo 3DS title
  • "スーパーハングオン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Mar, 1990 96 out of 100 96
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Mean Machines Genesis Oct, 1990 86 out of 100 86
The One Atari ST Oct, 1988 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Sep, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Oberoende COMputer (S) Amiga Apr 27, 1989 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Wii May 08, 2012 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Feb, 1988 672 out of 1000 67
Power Play Atari ST Oct, 1988 63 out of 100 63
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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