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Super Hang-On

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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 Commodore 64 Loading screen.
Super Hang-On Amstrad CPC Let's go.
Super Hang-On DOS You can choose your starting difficulty level (EGA)
Super Hang-On Commodore 64 Title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパーハングオン" -- Japanese spelling

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Mar, 1990 96 out of 100 96
Defunct Games Wii May 04, 2012 A- 91
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
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1988 84 out of 100 84
Wiiloveit Wii May 03, 2012 25 out of 30 83
Retrogaming History Genesis May 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Amstrad CPC Feb, 1988 6 out of 10 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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