I'm new to the Arcade scene so please bare with me
As a kid I played Super Hang-On on the Sega Mega Drive like a little mad man and I would still do it today, if only my stupid self from the past wouldn't have sold everything
Almost 372 years in the future I played it again on the 3DS and I was like "man is it 60 fps?? why does the OST sound so much greater ?? and where is my original mode ??".
It was around that time I learned that there is an Arcade version for this game and that I just played it, which gave me serious autismo
So I looked around and saw the cab and everything and I said to myself, that one day I will at least own the PCB of this great game and now I'm on the hunt for it ... but that's a different story
I tried to gather as much information as possible by taking a deep dive into the whole arcade scene. I got my head around Neo-Geo and Capcoms CPS2 pretty quick which I both like and it's a breeze to understand in a small amount of time.
But for me the old Sega Hardware is whole different game (no pun intended), so here I am with my questions, which I hope you awesome peeps can help me find answers to.
I saw that there is no name for the "base" of all the games, like System 16, System 24, Model 1, 2, 3, etc. This site here just calls it "Sega Hang-On Hardware": http://segaretro.org/Sega_Hang-On_hardware
I looked at the board in the picture and compared to a picture from another site where I saw the Super Hang-On PCB was sold, which looked like this:
To me those are two completely different boards and I can't find any information about the differences anywhere, so I hope someone can enlighten me on this bad boy.
And probably my biggest question: Let's say I get my hands on this board, how do I harness it? Can I play it with a Joystick? All the cabs came with bike handles and in the game you have multiple tilt angles to get around the curves, how would I control this w/o the handlebars?
Those are my two main concerns right now and I'm sure there will be more once more light gets shed on this
I hope you can help me guys so I can finally play this game again in the way it was intended.