Donkey Kong 3

ドンキーコング3

Donkey Kong 3
System Arcade, Famicom / NES
Developer Nintendo
Genre Shooting

Donkey Kong is causing mischief in Stanley's greenhouse. He has woken up all the bees and other insects, and now they're trying to steal Stanley's flowers. Armed with a can of bug spray, Stanley must protect his flowers and chase away Donkey Kong.

Stanley can run around on the platforms at the bottom of the screen, shooting his bug spray to clear away the insects as they fly down the screen towards his flowers. Any flowers that remain after three levels reward you with bonus points.

If Donkey Kong drops down from his vines then you lose a life. Shoot him repeatedly to push him off the top of the screen and move on to the next round. He may also knock down a can of Super Spray that will make Stanley more powerful.

Alternate Versions

Donkey Kong 3 (Famicom/NES)

Donkey Kong 3 (Famicom/NES)

Released around the same time as the arcade version, the NES port features a reduction in graphics quality and the removal of several enemies and stage types due to the hardware limitations.

Release Information

Arcade Version

Region Date Name System
Japan 1984 ドンキーコング3 Donkey Kong 3 Arcade
US 1984 Donkey Kong 3 Arcade
Europe 1984 Donkey Kong 3 Arcade

Famicom / NES Version

Region Date Name System
Japan 04 Jul 1984 ドンキーコング3 Donkey Kong 3 Famicom/NES
US Jun 1986 Donkey Kong 3 Famicom/NES
Europe 1987 Donkey Kong 3 Famicom/NES
US 21 Apr 2003 Donkey Kong 3-e Game Boy Advance
Card-e Reader
Japan 23 Jul 2008 ドンキーコング3 Donkey Kong 3 Wii
Virtual Console
US 14 Jul 2008 Donkey Kong 3 Wii
Virtual Console
Europe 09 Jan 2009 Donkey Kong 3 Wii
Virtual Console
Japan 27 Mar 2013 ドンキーコング3 Donkey Kong 3 Nintendo 3DS
Virtual Console

Other Availability