VHS Preservation Project #2: Donkey Kong Country Exposed (UK version)

The Video Game VHS Preservation Project is an attempt to digitise as many video game VHS tapes as possible for the purposes of preservation. Click here for more information.

The second of my VHS Preservation Project videos is one that will be a little more familiar to US readers than the Super Mario All-Stars Video was.

This Donkey Kong Country VHS was also made available to American subscribers to Nintendo Power magazine, and was called Donkey Kong Country: Exposed.

This UK version is more or less the same, except for a couple of changes. It doesn’t feature the US tape’s hidden ending, which gives a sneak peek at Killer Instinct.

It does, however, include four or five minutes of UK Nintendo TV commercials.

How to watch

You can watch the video right here:

NOTE: The aim was to release all of these videos ad-free, but due to the use of licensed music in this video, the copyright holder has added an ad. I make no money from the ad and can do nothing about it: apologies.

If you’d like to download an extremely high-quality bitrate version of the file (4.6 GB), I’ll be uploading it to archive.org later tonight.

Commentary

I’ve recorded a commentary track for this video (and will be doing so with all videos in the future), in case you want a bit more context on what you’re seeing. If you’re interested, get stuck in:

If you have VHS tapes you’d like to donate to this project that you can’t already see in the header image on this article, please do send me an email or a DM on Twitter and let me know what you have. I’m based in the UK so I’m mainly looking at doing UK videos for now, but will happily preserve US tapes too as long as you don’t mind the shipping costs.


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