Popular mid-Eighties arcade racing game from Sega
. Used a scaling
effect similar to that employed in Space Harrier
and After Burner
(suggesting Yu Suzuki
had some input on the game) to simulate riding a motorbike
at high speeds. Was ported to every home computer from the Spectrum
upwards, and built in to the original Sega Master System
console. A good way to torment a longtime Sega zealot
is to make the "Doot ... Doot ... Ding" noise that accompanied the starting lights at the beginning of the game.
Later returned to the arcade and Sega Mega Drive as Super Hang On, which was seemingly identical to the original. The basic premise was later borrowed by EA to make the Road Rash series, which added some much needed elements to the mix (such as decent graphics and actual gameplay).