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DescriptionReleased in the arcades in 1983, Donkey Kong 3 is the third of the "Donkey Kong" arcade game series, changing the format to more of an action-shooter than a platform game.
As Stanley the Bugman, players are positioned under Donkey Kong, who has taken over a multi-level greenhouse. Stanley's goal is to remove Donkey Kong from the greenhouse, but the big ape isn't willing to leave without a fight.
Donkey Kong will agitate two beehives that are close to him to send down a swarm of angry Buzzbees, Beespies and destructive Queen Bees toward Stanley. These insects, as well as caterpillars which creep down nearby vines are intent on destroying the flowers below Stanley. Donkey Kong will also send down projectiles himself in an attempt to stop Stanley's attacks. Stanley must jump between the levels and use his bugspray to repel the insects, and send Donkey Kong into the next area of the greenhouse.
Once Stanley pushes Donkey Kong high enough, a can of super bugspray will become available, allowing a larger shooting radius, and is able to send Donkey Kong up the vines faster.
Once Donkey Kong is sent through the three levels of the greenhouse, Donkey Kong will end up with a beehive on his head, and the levels start all over again.
- "Donkey Kong 3-e" -- e-Reader Title
- "ドンキーコング3" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Animals: Primates (monkeys or apes)
- Arcade Archives series
- Donkey Kong games
- e-Reader series
- Genre: Fixed-screen shoot 'em up
- Nintendo's Arcade series
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|Tilt||NES||Dec, 1987||15 out of 20||75|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||NES||Dec 10, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|All Game Guide||Arcade||1998||70|
|NES Player||NES||2001||2.5 out of 5||50|
|Power Play||NES||Sep, 1988||41 out of 100||41|
|NES Center||NES||2001||4 out of 10||40|
|1UP!||NES||Jan 29, 2010||32 out of 100||32|
|Action Button Dot Net||NES||Mar 27, 2007||25|
|The Video Game Critic||NES||Jul 26, 2004||D-||16|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Arcade||Jan, 1984||Unscored||Unscored|
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MarioThis is the only Nintendo game to feature the character Stanley the Bugman and the only Donkey Kong coin-op game to not involve Mario (a.k.a. Jumpman).
Related Web Sites
- Video review of Donkey Kong 1,2 & 3 (YouTube reviewer Aqualung reviews Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Donkey Kong 3 on NES and mentions Donkey Kong Classics.)