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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.


Super Hang-On Sharp X68000 Title screen
Super Hang-On Amiga Loading screen
Super Hang-On Macintosh Desert background - 4bit mode
Super Hang-On Genesis Chase the rival

Promo Images

Super Hang-On Screenshot
Super Hang-On Screenshot
Super Hang-On Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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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
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1988 84 out of 100 84
Wiiloveit Wii May 03, 2012 25 out of 30 83
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Compute's Amiga Resource Amiga Apr, 1990 13 out of 20 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 7.6 out of 12 63
Gamezone (Germany) Amiga Jan 13, 2008 6.1 out of 10 61
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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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.


A version of Super Hang-On is included in Sega Smash Pack 2.


  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #41 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

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