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Platform: Arcade

Region: NTSC-U

Country: United States of America

Developer(s): Nintendo R&D1

Publishers(s): Nintendo of America, Inc.

ReleaseDate: 1983-11-19

Players: 2

Co-op: No

Donkey Kong 3

Donkey Kong 3 is a 1983 arcade fixed shooter video game developed by Nintendo R&D1 and released by Nintendo of America in the USA on November 19, 1983. Donkey Kong 3 is the third and final game in the Donkey Kong series. Donkey Kong hangs from vines at the center of the screen, and the player-controlled Stanley the exterminator runs and jumps on platforms beneath him. Stanley can fire bug spray at both Donkey Kong and insects flying around the levels. A level is completed by continually using his sprayer on Donkey Kong, forcing him to the top of the screen, or by killing all of the bugs. A Super Sprayer can on the vines falls down when Donkey Kong is sprayed past it. The Super Sprayer only lasts for a limited amount of time, but it pushes Donkey Kong upward at a much faster rate, making it easier to complete the level. It only spawns at the start of each life. The insects consist of Buzzbees, queen Beespies (which shatter into deadly pieces when destroyed), Creepy inchworms, Attacker bees, Kabutomushi beetles, and Butterflies. Some of the flying insects attempt to pick up the flowers at the bottom of the screen and carry them away. Lost flowers decrease the bonus at the end of the round. There are three levels which repeat in a fixed sequence. An extra life is given at 50,000 points, and then the game goes to "survival of the fittest" mode thereafter.

ESRB Rating: E - Everyone

Genre(s): Action | Shooter

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