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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 Genesis On the beach
Super Hang-On Genesis Choosing music
Super Hang-On Genesis America
Super Hang-On Genesis Lap record showing

Promo Images

Super Hang-On Screenshot
Super Hang-On Screenshot
Super Hang-On Magazine Advertisement
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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User Reviews

It's Super, Thanks For Asking! MasterMegid (902) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1989 10.4 out of 12 87
Mean Machines Oct, 1990 86 out of 100 86
S: The Sega Magazine Oct 04, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Player One Oct, 1990 81 out of 100 81 May 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History May 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Tilt Sep, 1990 16 out of 20 80 Jun 27, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Raze Jan, 1991 74 out of 100 74


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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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