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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 Atari ST Choose a difficulty level
Super Hang-On Atari ST Title screen
Super Hang-On Atari ST Oops, I crashed into a lamp post!
Super Hang-On Atari ST Racing in progress...

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

The Games Machine (UK) Oct, 1988 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1988 892 out of 1000 89
ST Action Oct, 1988 84 out of 100 84
The One Oct, 1988 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1988 8 out of 10 80
ST/Amiga Format Nov, 1988 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Oct, 1988 63 out of 100 63


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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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