Hang-On

Super Hang-On Wii Virtual Console release date

Super Hang-On Wii Virtual Console release date

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Sega arcade bike racer Super Hang-On launches on the Wii Virtual Console this week, Nintendo has announced.

Super Hang-On was first released in arcades 25 years ago. It contains 48 tracks to bike around, and Eurogamer's racing nut Martin Robinson is probably bouncing around as we speak.

You can download it on Thursday for 900 Wii Points (about Ł6.30).

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Hang-On

Hang-On

Motorbikes!

They say there's nothing better than having something throbbing and powerful between your legs and by creating 1985's seminal Hang-On arcade game it's clear Sega took this idea quite literally.

Beckoning the player to sit astride a plastic replica of a super-powerful motorbike, Hang-On (along with other Sega produced arcade hits After Burner and Space Harrier) confidently heralded a new, decadent age of arcade gaming: dedicated cabinets.

No longer was the player expected to simply stare at a non-descript screen and manipulate familiar joysticks and buttons The cabinet was inexorably linked with the game, even going as far as to offer force-feedback which correlated directly with on-screen bumps, prangs and crashes.

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