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Super Hang-On (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Super Hang-On remains an addictive little racing game, even if there's nothing even remotely realistic about the experience. The game offers an impressive amount of content, not something you often hear me saying about arcade games. Don't let the nine dollar asking price throw you off; Super Hang-On is one of the best Virtual Console games of the year! Rating: 85%
Super Hang-On (Virtual Console)
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What Is It? Super Hang-On marks the first Virtual Console Arcade game in over a year and the first Sega arcade release since Zaxxon in April of 2010. It was worth the wait. This motorcycle racing game has players speeding their way all around the globe. From the rolling hills of the United States to the rickety roads of Europe. With 48 different stages, players will eventually see every inch of this world.

Much like OutRun, Super Hang-On isn't about coming in first. There are other racers on the course, but they act mostly as obstacles to avoid. Your job is to go as fast as you can and complete each stage in less than 40 seconds. If you can do that you'll earn more time, until you either run out of time or complete all of the stages in the region. While a refreshing change of pace from the racing games of today, the layout prevents most of the best stages from being seen by novice players. Better start practicing.

Does It Still Hold Up? The handling takes a little getting used to (as does the not-so-smooth sprite-based scaling), but once adjusted you'll find that the game holds up remarkably well. The game still looks great and it's going to take a lot to get the infectious tunes out of my head. On the other hand, the steep difficulty means that you have to drive perfectly. All it takes is one wreck to stall out on stage 3.

Is It Worth The Money? I'm impressed that Sega chose to release the arcade original and not the first-generation Genesis port. Super Hang-On remains an addictive little racing game, even if there's nothing even remotely realistic about the experience. The game offers an impressive amount of content, not something you often hear me saying about arcade games. Don't let the nine dollar asking price throw you off; Super Hang-On is one of the best Virtual Console games of the year!
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