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Version comparisons

Title Screen

Hang-On Title.png
Arcade
HangOn SMS Title.png
Master System
HangOn PC88 JP SSTitle.png
PC-8801
HangOn MSX JP Title.png
MSX

Starting grid

HangOn Arcade Course1Start.png
Arcade
HangOn SMS EU Course1Start.png
Master System
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PC-8801
HangOn MSX JP Course1Start.png
MSX

Gameplay

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Arcade
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Master System
HangOn PC88 JP SSIngame.png
PC-8801
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MSX

Game Over

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Arcade
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Master System
HangOn PC88 JP SSGameover.png
PC-8801
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MSX

Localisation comparisons

Master System version

HangOn SMS JP MarkIII.png
JP
HangOn SMS Title.png
EU
In Japan, Hang-On starts with a static Sega Mark III logo which was removed in international versions.
HangOn SMS JP Title.png
JP
HangOn SMS Title.png
EU
There is more text on the Japanese title screen, telling us that Sega made the game, and then made the game again.
HangOn SMS JP Course1Start.png
JP
HangOn SMS EU Course1Start.png
EU
In Japan, Hang-On operates with a slightly lower screen resolution - 232x192 vs. 248x192, with vertical borders making up the difference. At the start of a course, the game points out what "stage" it is, and there are subtle palette differences.

The North American version, which was only released as a built-in game as part of Hang-On / Safari Hunt and later on cartridge as Hang-On / Astro Warrior is thought to be identical to the European version, but the left border is black rather than blue.

References


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