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Super Hang-On (home computers)

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For the arcade, console and Japanese versions, see Super Hang-On
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Super Hang-On
Publisher:
Commodore Amiga
(EU)
Commodore 64
Atari ST
ZX Spectrum
Electric Dreams,
Commodore Amiga
(US)
IBM PC compatibles
Macintosh
Data East
Developer:
System(s): Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, IBM PC, Macintosh, ZX Spectrum
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Commodore Amiga
US
$? ?
Commodore Amiga
UK
£24.95[1] ?
Commodore Amiga
UK (The Hit Squad)
£7.99[2][3] ?
Atari ST
US
$? ?
Atari ST
UK
£19.99[4] ?
Atari ST
UK (The Hit Squad)
£7.99[3] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Cassette)
£9.99[5] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Disk)
£14.99[5] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (The Hit Squad)
£2.99[6] ?
Amstrad CPC
ES (Cassette)
? ?
Commodore 64
UK (Cassette)
£9.99[5] ?
Commodore 64
UK (Disk)
£14.99[5] ?
Commodore 64
UK (The Hit Squad)
£2.99[6] ?
ZX Spectrum
UK (Cassette)
£9.99[5] ?
ZX Spectrum
UK (The Hit Squad)
£2.99[6] ?
ZX Spectrum
ES (Cassette)
?Ptas ?
IBM PC compatibles
US
$? ?
Macintosh
US
$39.95[8] ?



The Western home computer versions of Super Hang-On were released between 1987 and 1989 for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, IBM PC, Macintosh and ZX Spectrum. They are all based on the 1987 arcade game, Super Hang-On.

In Europe these versions were published by Electric Dreams and in North America, Data East, Software Studios developing most of the home parts bar the DOS and Macintosh versions, which were handled by Quicksilver Software.

Versions

The Macintosh version is notable not only due to it being one of the few Sega ports to be released on the computer, but because it features a level editor. It is however the least accurate - it does not share the same structure as the arcade version and is controlled entirely by the mouse. It also has no music and the visuals are predictably in black and white.

Production credits

Amiga version

  • Programmed by: ZZKJ
  • Graphics by: Focus
  • Sounds by: Source
©1986 Sega Enterprises Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Electric Dreams Software
Authorised User
Game ©1988 Electric Dreams
A Software Studios Production

Atari ST version

  • Programmed by: ZZKJ
  • Graphics by: Focus
  • Sounds by: Source
©1986 Sega Enterprises Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Electric Dreams Software
Authorised User
Game ©1988 Electric Dreams
A Software Studios Production

Commodore 64 version

  • Programming by: Paul Freeman and Darrell Etherington
  • Music by: Steve Barrett
  • Graphics by: Focus
©1986 Sega Enterprises Inc. (USA). All Rights Reserved. Electric Dreams Authorised User.
A Software Studios Production in association with Marjacq Micros.

Macintosh version

© Sega™ 1987

ZX Spectrum version

A Software Studios Production

Magazine articles

Main article: Super Hang-On (home computers)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Computer & Video Games (UK) #73: "November 1987" (1987-10-15)
</div>
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Computer & Video Games (UK) #74: "December 1987" (1987-11-15)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #75: "January 1988" (1987-12-15)[9]
</div>
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The Games Machine (UK) #2: "December/January 1987/1988" (1987-11-19)
</div>
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Computer & Video Games (UK) #82: "August 1988" (1988-07-xx)
</div>
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Computer & Video Games (UK) #83: "September 1988" (1988-08-xx)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #13: "October 1988" (1988-xx-xx)[10]
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #84: "October 1988" (1988-09-xx)[11]
</div>
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Your Sinclair (UK) #54: "June 1990" (1990-05-xx)
</div>
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Computer & Video Games (UK) #110: "January 1991" (1990-12-15)
</div>

Physical scans

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
91 №18, p86[12]
67 №2, p62[13]
89 №64, p50/51[14]
88 №17, p53[15]
85 №4, p22[16]
89 №48, p22/23[17]
Commodore Amiga
85
Based on
6 reviews

Amiga, US
SuperHangOn Amiga US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Amiga, UK
SuperHangOn Amiga EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Amiga, UK (The Hit Squad)
SuperHangOn Amiga UK Box Front THS.jpg
Cover
SuperHangOn Amiga UK Disk THS.jpg
Disk

Amstrad CPC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
67 №5, p38/39[18]
75 №45, p97[19]
60 №3, p47[20]
Amstrad CPC
67
Based on
3 reviews

Amstrad CPC, UK (cassette)
SuperHangOn CPC EU Box Cassette.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, UK (disk)
SuperHangOn CPC EU Box Disk.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, UK (The Hit Squad)
SuperHangOn CPC UK Box HitSquad.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, ES (cassette)
SuperHangOn CPC ES Box Cassette Proein.jpg
Cover

Atari ST version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №13, p91[21]
80 №83, p24[22]
90 №11, p63[23]
63 №11/88, p48[24]
84 №6, p56/57[25]
Atari ST
81
Based on
5 reviews

Atari ST, US
SuperHangOn AtariST US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Atari ST, UK
SuperHangOn AtariST UK Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSuperHangOn AtariST UK Box Front.jpg
Cover
SuperHangOn AtariST UK Disk.jpg
Disk
Atari ST, UK (The Hit Squad)

Commodore 64 version

Commodore 64, UK (cassette)
SuperHangOn C64 UK Box Cassette.jpg
Cover
SuperHangOn C64 UK Cassette SideB.jpgSuperHangOn C64 UK Cassette SideA.jpg
Cassette
Commodore 64, UK (disk)
SuperHangOn C64 UK Box Back Disk.jpgNospine-small.pngSuperHangOn C64 UK Box Front Disk.jpg
Cover
Commodore 64, UK (The Hit Squad)
SuperHangOn C64 EU Box THS.jpg
Cover
SuperHangOn C64 UK Cassette TheHitSquad.jpg
Cassette

DOS version

DOS, US
SuperHangOn DOS US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngSuperHangOn DOS US Box Front.jpg
Cover
SuperHangOn DOS US Disk 35.jpg
3.5-inch disk
SuperHangOn DOS US Disk 525.jpg
5.25-inch disk

Macintosh version

Mac, US

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №5, p38/39[18]
85 №49, p11[26]
100 №70, p12[27]
80 №26, p32[28]
91 №59, p78[29]
ZX Spectrum
86
Based on
5 reviews

ZX Spectrum, UK
SuperHangOn Spectrum EU Box.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, UK (The Hit Squad)
SuperHangOn Spectrum UK Box HitSquad.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, ES
SuperHangOn Spectrum ES Box Proein.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, ES (alt)
SuperHangOn Spectrum ES Box Proein Alt.jpg
Cover

References


Games in the Hang-On Series
Hang-On (1985) | Hang-On Jr. (1985) | Hang-On II (1985) | Super Hang-On (home computers) (1987) | GP Rider (1990) | Limited Edition Hang-On (1991) | Hang-On GP (1995) | 3D Super Hang-On (2013)
Hang-On related media
Music
Yu Suzuki Produce Hang On/Space Harrier (1997) | Super Hang-On 20th Anniversary Collection (2007) | Super Hang-On (2015)