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Super Hang-On (mini ride-on?, FD1089B 317-0034)

Super Hang-On (c) 04/1987 Sega.

For this sequel to the superb 1985 original, Sega introduced the hilly, undulating roads that had been executed so superbly in 1986's "Out Run". The already fantastic game-play was further enhanced with the introduction of the 'turbo' : upon reaching the bike's maximum speed, players could press and hold the turbo button and push the bike to a breathtaking speed - something that was necessary to beat the game's extremely tight time limits. This had to be used judiciously, however, as the increase in speed made the bike harder to control and accelerating at the wrong time would invariably see a head-on collision with the many road-side objects that litter the stages.

Players could chose to race on any one of Super Hang-on's four courses: Africa, Asia, America and Europe. Africa is the easiest and shortest of the four, with each subsequent course becoming both more demanding - with tighter bends and more aggressive rival racers - and having a greater number of stages to have to beat. Africa, for instance, is made up of only six stages, while the hardest course, Europe, has eighteen stages.


Game ID : 317-0034

Main CPU : (2x) 68000 (@ 12.5 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), Sega (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 12288

Players : 1

Control : paddle

Buttons : 1


Like its illustrious prequel, Super Hang-on was available in both basic upright, and deluxe cabinet configurations; the upright featured the standard handlebars etc. of its younger brother while the deluxe cab was again a near full-sized mock-up of a motorcycle. Both featured a simulated tachometer and speedometer.

A bootleg version was released in 1992.

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (After Burner : Sega Game Music Vol.3 - 28XA-109) on 10/10/1987.


1. Hang-On (1985)

2. Hang-On II (1985, Sega SG-1000)

3. Hang-On Jr. (1985)

4. Super Hang-On (1987)

5. Limited Editon Hang-On (1991)


Music composed by : Katsuhiro Hayashi, Koichi Namiki


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive (1989)

Sega Mega Drive (1994, "MegaGames 3in1 Vol 1")

Sega Mega Drive (1995, "6-PAK")

Nintendo Game Boy Advance (2003, "Sega Arcade Gallery")

* Computers :

Amstrad CPC (1987)

Commodore C64 (1988)

Atari ST (1988)

Commodore Amiga (1988)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1988)

Sharp X68000 (1989)