Donkey Kong Land III

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Donkey Kong Land III
Developer Rare
Publisher Nintendo
System Game Boy, Game Boy Color, 3DS Virtual Console
Release Date Game Boy
US October 1997
EU October 30, 1997
Game Boy Color
JP January 28, 2000
3DS Virtual Console
JP May 7, 2014 (GBC)
EU October 30, 2014
Rating ESRB: K-A

Donkey Kong Land III (known in Japan as Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong) is the final game of the Donkey Kong Land trilogy, and it was released as a companion for Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble. It was the last side-scrolling Donkey Kong adventure until Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat. While it came out in most regions as a Game Boy game, it took longer to be released in Japan, and in that region it was released as a Game Boy Color game instead with some minor tweaks.



Most of Donkey Kong Island, including Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have gone off to find the mysterious "Lost World". Eventually Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong decide to go off on the adventure and they come into conflict with the Kremlings along the way.


The game is similar to Donkey Kong Country 3 in most ways, although not to the degree that Donkey Kong Land 2 is to Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. This game also reverts to normal world maps. The only supporting characters appearing in this game are Wrinkly Kong (once again saving games) and an unnamed Bear (who plays card games). However, there is still an unlockable "Lost World".


It is the last of the Donkey Kong Land games as well as the last Donkey Kong sidescroller made by Rare. The next Donkey Kong games made by Rare were Diddy Kong Racing and Donkey Kong 64.


  • In 2014, it was released for download through the 3DS Virtual Console. The releases matched the original system release, so in Japan the Game Boy Color version was used, while in Europe the Game Boy version was used.

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