Donkey Kong 3 (1986)      

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(Anonymous) (Unknown)   10th Nov 2012 08:59

Third title in the original Donkey Kong series by Nintendo. It was first released on Famicom and Arcade, but was later ported to several platforms including NES and Wii Virtual Console. DK3 has been described as a "fixed shooter", departing from the original Donkey Kong gameplay.


In Donkey Kong 3 you play as a little blue man named Stanley who is trying to defeat Donkey Kong. Stanley is a bugman who is protecting his green house from Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong is stirring up your bugs creating them to attack you and steal your precious flowers. You start off equipped with a Bee Smoker but can upgrade to a super can later on. The whole game is based around Donkey Kong disrupting a hive of bees while you try and defeat Kong by repeatedly hitting him till he retreats and so on till the last level. You can loose the game three different ways. You can get hit by a Bee or another object, or If you ignore Donkey Kong for too long he will jump down and deal with you personally, or you have these flowers and if the bees steal all of then its game over.


Donkey Kong 1 and 2 were a very specific gameplay mechanic and technique where as the third Donkey Kong 3 has a change in gameplay. The game is a simple shooter which borrows many ideas and concept from an older game called Space Firebird. The whole game only consists of three different levels which makes your long term goal to protect your flowers from the enemy. Throughout these levels though are a fair amount of enemies and a good variety. Attempting to deter you are Buzzbee, Beespy, Queen Bee, Creepy The Snake, Buttifly, Stag Beetle, Moth, and Beebomb. Stanley (the protagonist and person you control) resembles the famous Mario by wearing suspenders but in this case blue. Stanley must protect his flower from these insects as they try to steal and destroy them. While this is happening Donkey Kong hangs from two vines and aggravates the insects' hives and if not taken care of will come down and attack you personally making you lose a life. You must use your bug spray to shoot the insects and shoot Donkey Kong to make him climb higher. The level is complete once Donkey Kong climbs to the top of the screen, or every insect is destroyed. Higher up on the vine is a power up that Donkey Kong will drop down once he reaches it. This power up upgrades your bug spray to Super Spray which shoots much faster, does not have a limited range, and destroys all insects in its path. Shooting Super Spray is the only way to destroy Creepy The Snake, who is only temporarily frozen by your standard bug spray. The levels just repeat until you turn the game off or run out of flowers to defend.


Donkey Kong 3 was originally a 1980's arcade games much like the other Donkey Kong games. It was later on ported to the NES, and GBA later on. You can now find this 1980's arcade treasure on the Wii Shop. The original game was released on the NES in 1986, and the emulated version on the Wii was released July 14, 2008 in North America and in Europe January 9th, 2009. The Donkey Kong series before this were known for dodging objects while platforming forward until you move onto the next level. This Donkey Kong took a different turn and turned itself into a "fixed shooter."

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