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 ninth tape in my VHS Preservation Project is the first to celebrate the Sega Saturn.
It was given away with issue one of Sega Saturn Magazine, an official British publication that launched four months after the Saturn’s UK release (although technically it was just an evolution of the already existing Sega Magazine).
The tape is a 30-minute beast consisting of a short Saturn advert, followed by nothing but gameplay footage. Of particular note is the very early Virtua Fighter 2 footage, which is only around 35% complete at this point.
How to watch
You can watch the video right here:
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, 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 tapes from the US and other countries too as long as you don’t mind the shipping costs.
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