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Donkey Kong 3

MobyRank MobyScore
NES
48
3.2
PC-88
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Nintendo 3DS
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Platform Votes Score
Arcade 3 2.7
Game Boy Advance 7 3.8
NES 23 3.2
Nintendo 3DS Awaiting 1 votes...
PC-88 Awaiting 1 votes...
Sharp X1 Awaiting 1 votes...
Wii 4 4.2
Wii U Awaiting 1 votes...
Combined MobyScore 37 3.4


The Press Says

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75
NESTilt
Malgré des performances inférieures à celles des bornes de café, la console Nintendo s'en tire bien : les dessins sont similaires à ceux de l'original et la fidélité de l'adaptation en étonnera plus d'un. Animation et bruitages sont aussi de fort belle facture et cette cartouche ne possède pas le moindre défaut. Nous ne saurions donc trop vous conseiller de vous la procurer.
70
NESDigital Press - Classic Video Games
I'm usually a big fan of games that were flops in the arcade and perfect translations for home consoles (see my many ColecoVision reviews of the past), but I can't get into DK3. Apparently I'm not alone, and even Nintendo knows that. Stanley, the bees, and the snake that could be a worm but is probably a squirrel haven't been seen since (I'm not counting DK Country where every possible creature in the jungle community is represented). Rest in peace, Stanley. Rest in peace.
67
NESNintendo Land
It´s quite fun to try to get higher and higher scores, but sadly DK 3 lacks a little in the variety-department due to the limited number of different insects and the fact that the courses all look the same. Still, it´s the best of the three Donkey Kong games and quite good game on its own.
60
WiiEurogamer.net (UK)
There are only three screens, which loop infinitely, so this is very much a high-score game. It's actually not bad, given its limitations, but there's no escaping the fact that it's ultimately just a riff on Galaxian with a sprinkling of Missile Command. You can also claim ten bonus retro-obscurity points if you found yourself thinking of Ultimate's unfortunately titled Pssst.
60
NESGénération 4
Jeu simple et gai, qui devrait convenir aux plus jeunes. Il vous faudra pulvériser à outrance. Pour réaliser de bons scores, nous ne saurions trop vous recommander un joystick à tir automatique.
60
WiiIGN
Fans of arcade shooters like Galaga should be the first to consider the 500 Wii Point investment that it would take to download Donkey Kong 3, as, though it’s part of the original DK series, it plays more similarly to the alien-invading blaster designs of the early ‘80s. This VC download is also a more compelling digital purchase than the Virtual Console versions of the first Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr., as well, because it’s a more replayable design and didn’t lose any content in its transition from the arcade to the NES.
50
NESNES Player
I have mixed feelings about this game. I can't seem to get very far in it because my head explodes too quickly. I don't like frustrating games, unless they are a lot fun. This game is sort of fun but not enough to make it a true classic.
41
NESPower Play
Keine spielerische Ähnlichkeit zu den beiden Vorgängern. Erinnert fern an "Galaxian".
40
WiiNintendo Life
There are far better NES games already on the Virtual Console that offer much more depth and longevity. The two-player option only allows you to take turns, and not play simultaneously which could have been fun in a game like this.
40
NESNES Center
Aus der Perspektive eines Retrogamers, der sich auch für die Wurzeln der bekanntesten Nintendo-Serien interessiert, ist Donkey Kong 3 natürlich ein Muss. Trotzdem hat man das Gefühl, dass Nintendo die Donkey Kong Franchise mit diesem doch sehr eigenwilligen Spiel quasi selbst begraben hat, bis Rare ihr mit "Donkey Kong Country" auf dem Super Nintendo neues Leben einhauchen konnte. Zurecht konnte der dritte Teil die Popularität seiner beiden simplen, jedoch genialen Jump’n’Run Vorgänger nie erreichen.
32
NES1UP!
Il faut reconnaître que Donkey Kong 3 est assez intense à jouer. Les insectes, bourdons, guêpes, papillons, scarabées, moustiques, vers, ont tous des propriétés uniques et se déplacent confusément. Stanley saute et vaporise avec frénésie, se dévissant le cou pour ne jamais perdre de vue le fessier velu du singe, que ce coquin lui montre toutes jambes déployées avec son sourire effronté. Mais ces facéties ne nous amusent guère longtemps, moins encore que quand Mario était le héros puis l'ennemi. Pour apprécier la série Arcade Classics sur NES, ce n'est pas juste l'amour des bons vieux jeux qu'il faut avoir, c'est l'amour des vieilleries. Dans le cas de Donkey Kong 3, tout l'amour au monde ne suffit plus.
25
NESAction Button Dot Net
Donkey Kong 3 is the “lost” Donkey Kong game — the game that Nintendo and everyone else keeps forgetting. You never see it re-released, you never see it referenced, you never hear anyone talk about it. The reason is that it’s as much fun and about as wholesome as lighting a birthday candle on your chest and covering it with a jam jar.
16
NESThe Video Game Critic
Considering the genius of the first two games, it's hard to fathom that this ill-conceived dud got the green light from Nintendo. Even the graphics and sound fall flat. Donkey Kong 3 is one ill-advised game even Nintendo would like to forget.