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Wiebe’s Donkey Kong World Record Attempt


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Saturday afternoon was spent in a cleared out storage room in the back of a record store watching Steve Wiebe attempt to regain the world championship title in Donkey Kong. Watching someone play Donkey Kong for two hours isn’t as boring as you’d think, but I still can’t get the soundtrack out of my head.

You’ll notice a video camera and microphone in the image below, both important for a legal record attempt. Before beginning a cameraman videotaped around the entire console, inspected the circuit boards and video taped Wiebe announcing his name and the date. What an odd little subculture.

The crowd welcomes Wiebe from Megan Kearney on Vimeo.

Wiebe plays Donkey Kong in front of the crowd from Megan Kearney on Vimeo.

4 responses to “Wiebe’s Donkey Kong World Record Attempt”

  1. Nina Avatar

    Those vimeo videos are awesome!

  2. Megan Avatar

    Thanks, I love these kind of events. So odd, but entertaining and free.

  3. Megan Avatar

    Do you realize that I was standing in there for three hours altogether? It was worse on my back and feet than a concert.

  4. Brooke vs. the World Avatar
    Brooke vs. the World

    OMG! That’s awesome! I loved the King of Kong documentary about him, and I’m so jealous that you got to watch this. So weird 🙂