Join the OCAU Retro Driving Club in a different retro driving game each month and see who can lay down the fastest lap! The Game of the Month: Sega Super Hang-On 1987 The Game Description In the game, the player controls a motorcycle against time and other computer-controlled bikes. The game utilises the Second Generation Super Scaler arcade system board, to simulate 3D effects. The deluxe cabinet version also introduced a motion controlled arcade cabinet, where the player sat on a motorbike-shaped controller and lent it left and right to steer the bike. The arcade mode in Super Hang-On is similar to the original Hang-On racing against a timer with checkpoints extending playtime. However, there is a choice of four tracks to race on which are based on continents, each containing a different number of stages. Also, should the player reach the normal maximum speed of 280 km/h, a turbo button is enabled. Using this button allows the player to reach an even higher top speed of 324 km/h. Each stage is roughly half the length of a stage in the original Hang-On. Africa is the easiest and shortest out of the four courses (six stages). Asia is the second easiest and is similar in length to the course from the original Hang-On at ten stages long. The Americas is the second to toughest course, containing 14 stages and Europe is the hardest course, being 18 stages long. When the player starts a race, they have their choice of four songs that will play during the race much like Outrun which is based on the same hardware. The Sega Mega Drive version of the game included the full arcade game, and an additional original mode, which allowed players to recruit sponsors and earn money to buy enhanced components for their bike. The Memories I played this once in Intencity when we did one of those lock in pay $10 get unlimited credits for a birthday party type things. Unfortunately it was positioned opposite a Daytona machine... and thats where I headed pretty soon after never looking back. Always loved the full immersion sit on/in arcade machines though and I'm keen to re-live this one this month! The How To There's ports of this on pretty much everything. According to wikipedia there are versions for: Arcade, Mega Drive, GBA, Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad, Commodore 64, Nintendo 3DS & PS4. But there are probably others too. Pro tip - use the rom named shangonro. It lacks the turbo button, but still gets to top speed. This has been yielding the best results as it has more grip than the standard rom. A version that utilises analog controls is highly recommended. From a quick test the Arcade is much smoother than the megadrive version. I'll be playing the arcade version via RetroArch and using an 8bitdo SF30 pro controller. Make sure you submit what platform you are running on. Different platforms might have different times/scores. I'll be sorely disappointed if no-one posts a time from the original ride-on arcade. The Track For the purposes of easy access generally we’ll choose a tracks that is available at the start of the game or in the demo so you don't have to unlock anything. All 4 tracks are available from the beginning. Beginner: Africa Junior: Asia Senior: Americas Expert: Europe We've got a whole month, post a time on each if you can! It might get a bit confusing on the leader board, so pre-apologies if it turns out a dogs breakfast... The Car Errr... Its a motorbike... You have to ride a motorbike. The Entry Fee A $5 Donation to a legitimate charity of your choice. This is not mandatory. If you cant afford it don't worry. I just figure we may as well have some “greater good” come out of this! The Rules • Post your best lap time in the thread for the nominated car & track. • Its basically the honour system and just for good fun. If it gets big and serious we might need to make some more official rules to keep it from getting out of hand but lets just see how we go. • A screenshot will increase the legitimacy of your time particularly if you’re in the top 3. • Dont forget a photo of your retro setup so that we can all drool over the original arcade hardware or the Amstrad CPC. • An uploaded video will get you bonus points. • Stating your donations will secure you a spot on the leader board with a gold star and many likes. • Please don't show up on the last day and post a time half a second faster than the leader with no proof. Its rude and will likely be ignored. • Shortcuts are encouraged. Cut corners, crash into walls, drive off road, get around the track as fast as you can within the limits of the game … but no cheats/hacks please. If you find some cool glitch/shortcut that gives you a super good time share it so we can all have a go. • Original hardware is not required. Play on whatever you can get the game to work on. The Prize: The glory of telling your family and friends that you beat some strangers on the internet in some random old racing game you played as a kid. The Leader Board Beginner: Africa Boneman - 27608560 - 2'50"26 - Mame (non turbo mini-ride on) breech - 26897260 - 2'50"74 MessUI (easy rom, normal dipswitch) JSmithDTV - 21662830 - 2'54"51 - Mame (lappy keyboard) jimbogimp - 22830930 - 2'54"77 - Mame (non turbo mini-ride on xbox controller) Grant - 1366810 - ? 2.6 sec bonus - 3DS default dip MUTMAN - 13621300 - ? - MiSTer (Megadrive) Junior: Asia JSmithDTV - 28748970 - 4'50"82 - Mame (non turbo mini-ride on lappy keyboard) Boneman - 22502810 - 4'57"30 - Mame (non turbo mini-ride on) jimbogimp - 17317890 - 5'21"55 - 3DS Cheaty no collision mode Senior: Americas Boneman - 23726130 - 6'57"56 - Mame (non turbo mini-ride on) JSmithDTV - 32905430 - 6'52"48 - (non turbo - lappy keyboard) Expert: Europe MUTMAN - 6701940 - MiSTer (Megadrive) Hang on if ya can!