Donkey Kong Land III

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Donkey Kong Land III
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Rare
Nintendo
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Land
Platform
Game Boy and Game Boy Color
Ratings
This title has been rated KA by the ESRB
European Union European Release Date(s)
Game Boy
October 301997
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Game Boy
October 11997
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Game Boy Color
January 282000
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Donkey Kong Land III (or Donkey Kong Land 3) is a video game for the Game Boy and Game Boy Color released in the years 1997 and 2000. This game is apparently based on the game, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The Game Boy version of DKL3 wasn't released in Japan, but was eventually released for the Game Boy Color under the name, Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong and Dixie Kong.

Story[edit | edit source]

This story takes place in a competition to see who will find the mysterious Lost World which is mentioned to have legends. They also announced that whoever will find it first will have a chance of fame and fortune. The competitors were Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong who had left Dixie and Kiddy Kong behind. Dixie and Kiddy decided to show the competitors that they were as good as Donkey Kong and his nephew, Diddy.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Kongs[edit | edit source]

Animal Buddies[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Levels[edit | edit source]

There are more than 30 Bonus Levels in the game and all have 2 Bonus Levels which must be completed to unlock Time Attack mode. They all apparently have a related theme to Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.

Cape Codswallop[edit | edit source]

Primate Plains[edit | edit source]

Blackforest Plateau[edit | edit source]

Great Ape Lakes[edit | edit source]

Tin Can Valley[edit | edit source]

Lost World[edit | edit source]

Version Differences[edit | edit source]

There was a later port for the Game Boy Color only released in Japan known as Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong and Dixie Kong in January 28, 2000. Here are the following differences:

  • The game is in full color
  • The game is in Japanese
  • The splash and title screen are slightly redesigned.
  • The world maps no longer animate.
  • The top score in the Time Attack screen is no longer displayed.
  • There is less slowdown in the game.
  • Bear only has one frame of animation.

Beta elements[edit | edit source]

  • Donkey Kong Land III was officially going to have the subtitle, The Race Against Time, but was later removed due to the other 2 Donkey Kong Land series games from not having one.
  • Rattly the Rattlesnake can be playable throughout hacking.

Cheats[edit | edit source]

Developers of the game left some secrets in their game. In order to do this the player should press several buttons.

  • To reset the game: Start, Select, A, and B.
  • To get infinite lives: Down, Down, Up, Left, and Right.
  • To play the Sheepy Shop minigame: Left, Left, Up, Down, Right, Left, Left, Down, Up, Right, Left, Left, Up, Down, and Right.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Donkey Kong Land III was going to have the subtitle, The Race Against Time which was later removed.
  • Despite its name, Donkey Kong doesn't appear in this game. However, he is mentioned.
  • It is also the only Rare Donkey Kong game where Donkey Kong doesn't make an appearance.
  • Wrinkly misspells Kremlings as Kremlins in her speech.
  • Several features were later used in the GBA port of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Boxarts and title screens[edit | edit source]