Donkey Kong 3

Donkey Kong 3 is the oddball of the Donkey Kong series. Mario? Gone. Donkey Kong Jr.? Gone. Now we have Donkey Kong grabbing some vines that are surrounded by nests of of bugs, which he agitates. The bugs come out and attempt to make off with the plants at the bottom of the screen. It’s up to the new protagonist, Stanley, to use his canister of bug spray to either kill all the bugs or shoot Donkey Kong in the hinder to make him climb the vines up to the next screen.

Eventually, Donkey Kong will climb up so high that he’ll get his head stuck in a conveniently-placed bug nest and fall down square on his head.

It’s probably worth noting that this game is pretty uncommon. Few people that I talk to have heard of it, and Stanley has not appeared in any other game to date that I know of, though he was immortalized as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Is the game any fun? It was never my cup of tea, but it might be worth playing once so you know what it’s like.

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