Lost In Translation/Super Hang-On

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Super Hang-On
Super Hang-On marquee.
Super Hang-On title screen.
Super Hang-On control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1987
1 Button(s)
Main CPU (2x) 68000 (@ 12.500 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sega PCM (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
321 x 224 pixels
60.05 Hz
12,288 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 25 ROMs
1,867,776 bytes (1.78 MiB)
MAME ID shangon · shangnle · shangon1 · shangon2 · shangon3 · shangupb

About The Game

Super Hang-On is a chase-view arcade video racing game.

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 the four Super Hang-On courses : Africa, Asia, America and Europe. Africa is the easiest and shortest of the 4, 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 6 stages, while the hardest course, Europe, has 18 stages.


Released in April 1987.

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 [Sit-Down model] (1985)
    Hang-On [Ride-On model] (1985)
  2. Hang-On II (1985, Sega SG-1000)
  3. Hang-On Jr. (1985)
  4. Super Hang-On [Mini Ride-On Model] (1987)
    Super Hang-On [Sit-Down model] (1987)
    Super Hang-On [Upright model] (1987)
  5. Limited Edition Hang-On (1991)


Music Composed By
Katsuhiro Hayashi
Koichi Namiki

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the Electric Dreams port of Super Hang-On.
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")
Amstrad CPC (1987)
Commodore C64 (1988)
Atari ST (1988)
Commodore Amiga ("Super Hang-On", 1988, Electric Dreams)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1988)
Sharp X68000 (1989)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Hyper Drive -G.S.M. SEGA 4- PCCB-00035[1] 1990-07-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. 2 CD version.
S.S.T. Band Live! -G.S.M. SEGA- PCCB-00042[2] 1990-10-31 Pony Canyon CD version.
Sega Game Music Vol.3 After Burner 28XA-109[3] 1987-10-10 Alfa Records CD version.
Mega Selection II -G.S.M. SEGA- PCCB-00077[4] 1991-12-15 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
Back in the S.S.T. Band!! ~The Very Best~ SCDC-00312[5] 2003-11-19 Scitron Digital Content Inc. CD version.
Segacon -The Best of Sega Game Music- Vol.1 SVWC-7092~4[6] 2001-10-24 SME Visual Works 3 CD version.
Sega Game Music Vol.3 After Burner ALC-22915[7] 1987-10-10 ALFA RECORDS Cassette version.
Sega Game Music Vol.3 After Burner ALR-22915[8] 1987-10-10 ALFA RECORDS Vinyl version.
Sega Game Music Vol.3 After Burner SCDC-00056[9] 2000-12-20 Scitron Digital Content Inc. CD version.
SUPER HANG-ON 20th Anniversary Collection WM-0570[10] 2007-07-05 Wavemaster Inc. CD version.
Beep Special Project - SEGA GAME MUSIC II Sono Sheet N/A[11] 1987-09-01 Softbank Publishing Vinyl version.
GS SELECTION - GS Club Special Project N/A[12] 1988-03-01 Softbank Publishing Double vinyl version.

Sound Comparison

Platform Song Titles Sound Source
Arcade "Opening" "Hard Road" "Outride A Crisis" "Sprinter" "Winning Run" "Goal" "Name Entry" M1 v0.7.8a6

External Links


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.