Donkey Kong 3
|Donkey Kong 3|
Nintendo R&D2 (NES)
|Systems||Arcade, GameCube, NES, Wii|
|Released||Arcade JP: October 1983|
Arcade EU/NA: 1983
Famicom JP: July 4, 1984
NES NA: June 1986
NES EU: September 15, 1987
GameCube Animal Forest+ JP: December 14, 2001
GameCube Animal Crossing NA: September 15, 2002
GameCube Animal Crossing EU: September 24, 2004
iQue Player Animal Forest HK: June 1, 2006
Wii Virtual Console NA: July 14, 2008
Wii Virtual Console EU: January 9, 2009
Switch Arcade Archives WW: April 5, 2019
Switch Online WW: July 17, 2019
|GC (NES, Animal Crossing): January 20, 2003|
GBA (NES, e-Reader): April 12, 2020
Switch (Arcade, Arcade Archives): October 2, 2020
Donkey Kong 3, was first released for the arcade. It was developed by Nintendo Research & Development 1 and was published by Nintendo in 1983. It was the third game in the Donkey Kong series, and the first game in the series that did not include Nintendo's mascot Mario.
Donkey Kong and bugs are invading a garden.
Stanley the bugman must use his bug spray to spray the bugs away from the plants.
He also has to spray donkey kong until he climbs vines out of the garden.
He has to keep at least one vegetable in the garden or else he fails his mansion.
Eventually, Stanley manages to rid the garden of Donkey Kong and Stanley moves to the next part of the garden.
Unfortunately, Donkey Kong and the bugs follow him and he has to start spraying again.
The resulting game was Donkey Kong 3, which did not reach the success of the previous games in the series.
Versions of the game
As the third game in the popular Donkey Kong series, it has been released on many different systems, both through traditional game ports and through emulation. It was first released to arcades in 1983.
Nintendo released the game on Famicom in 1984, on and NES in North America in 1986 and in Europe in 1987. It was included as an unlockable game in Animal Forest + on GameCube in 2002. It was also released on the localized version, Animal Crossing, on GameCube in 2002 in North America and in Europe in 2004.
It was released for Nintendo Switch via Arcade Archives and for the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online emulation service in 2019.