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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 Amiga Choose a difficulty level
Super Hang-On Amiga A race in progress
Super Hang-On Amiga Whoa, sharp turn!
Super Hang-On Amiga The scenery changes depending on the stage

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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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Mar, 1989 910 out of 1000 91
Zzap! Apr, 1989 89 out of 100 89
The Games Machine (UK) Apr, 1989 88 out of 100 88
The One Jan, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Action Jan, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Oberoende COMputer (S) Apr 27, 1989 7 out of 10 70
Compute's Amiga Resource Apr, 1990 13 out of 20 65
Gamezone (Germany) Jan 13, 2008 6.1 out of 10 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) 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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