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Localisation comparisons

Master System version

HangOn SMS JP MarkIII.png

JP

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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.

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

References


Hang-On

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