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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 ZX Spectrum Game Over
Super Hang-On ZX Spectrum Let's go.
Super Hang-On Macintosh Mountains background - 4bit mode
Super Hang-On Amiga Don't crash into other motorcycles!

Promo Images

Super Hang-On Screenshot
Super Hang-On Screenshot
Super Hang-On Screenshot
Super Hang-On Magazine Advertisement

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

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Oct, 1988 892 out of 1000 89
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 88 out of 100 88
The One Atari ST Oct, 1988 83 out of 100 83
Player One Genesis Oct, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Your Amiga Amiga Jul, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Retro Gamer Nintendo 3DS Jan 09, 2014 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1990 72 out of 100 72 Nintendo 3DS Jan 14, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Wii May 08, 2012 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Gamezone (Germany) Amiga Jan 13, 2008 6.1 out of 10 61


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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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