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                        | D O N K E Y   K O N G   3 |
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              GAME:  DONKEY KONG 3
          PLATFORM:  ARCADE
             GENRE:  ARCADE SHOOTER
           CREATOR:  NINTENDO OF AMERICA Copyright 1983
AUTHOR OF THIS FAQ:  Kevin Butler AKA War Doc
            E-MAIL:  kevinb(at)technologist(dot)com
       FAQ VERSION:  1.0

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                              TABLE OF CONTENTS

    UNIT   I:  INTRODUCTION

1.  Legal Stuff
2.  Version Information
3.  Acknowledgements
4.  Welcome
5.  Overview

    UNIT  II:  GAME INFORMATION

6.  The Game

    6.1  The Controls
    6.2  The Playing Fields
    6.3  Scoring
    6.4  The Levels

    UNIT III:  STRATEGIES

7.  Playing the Game

    UNIT  IV:  CONCLUSION

8.  Conclusion

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********************************* U N I T  I **********************************
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| 1.  LEGAL STUFF |============================================================
+=================+

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| 2.  VERSION INFORMATION |====================================================
+=========================+

Version 1.0   2/ 6/03:  A guide is born.

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| 3.  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS |=======================================================
+======================+

The following are a list of people or organizations that have made this FAQ
possible:

My wonderful family (who has had to put up with the tapping on the keyboard)
Nintendo of America for making a great arcade game
GameFAQ's for putting up this FAQ

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| 4.  WELCOME |================================================================
+=============+

Welcome to my FAQ for Donkey Kong 3.  Since the game has you continuously
taking on Donkey Kong until all your men are killed, there is no walkthrough
per se.  Instead it will be broken up into the game itself and strategies for
survival.  Input is appreciated along with constructive criticism.  If you wish
to e-mail me thoughts on this FAQ, better ways of doing things, other
strategies, etc., feel free.  Make sure you put Donkey Kong 3 as the subject.
If you don't, I'm liable to discard the e-mail as spam.

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| 5.  OVERVIEW |===============================================================
+==============+

Donkey Kong 3 was Nintendo's third arcade featuring the hapless ape.  This game
came out at the time of the big arcade game collapse.  Companies such as Atari,
Konami, and Taito saw a drastic reduction in sales for their arcade machines.
Smaller arcade companies such as Centuri (producer of Pleiades and Phoenix)
simply went out of business.  Although some notable games such as Cloak and
Dagger, Track and Field, and Elevator Action were released, none of them had
strong sales.  Donkey Kong 3 was no exception to what was going on.  First of
all, Donkey Kong 3 changed the look of their game.  Second, Instead of Mario,
they now used Stanley the Exterminator.  The objective of the game was to keep
the bees and other vermin from taking Stanley's plants.  At the same time,
Stanley, armed with his trusty can of bug spray, had to "shoot" Donkey Kong out
of the area.  Unfortunately, Donkey Kong 3 was not well received at the arcades
and did pretty poorly in sales.  It did develop a cult of games who remained
loyal to the Donkey Kong series, but it never offered any serious competition.
Good luck keeping the ape away from your plants.

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******************************** U N I T  II **********************************
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+==============+ 
| 6.  THE GAME |===============================================================
+==============+ 

Donkey Kong 3 is a two-dimensional, platform style game.  Some big old stubborn
ape has taken up residence where you are growing plants.  He isn't alone since
there are also bees and other insects that also want your plants.  Armed with
your trusty can of bug spray, your job is two-fold.  First, you have to push
Donkey Kong totally away from your plants.  Last, you must take care of any
bugs that want to steal your plants.  Don't be fooled, these insects pack a
mean sting.  This will definitely determine if gardening is really your "cup of
tea".

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/ 6.1  The Controls /__________________________________________________________
--------------------

The controls on this game are very easy.  It may, though, take just a little
bit of time to get used to them.

-  A four-way joystick for moving left, right, up, and down

-  A spray button.

 __________________________
/ 6.2  The Playing Fields /____________________________________________________
--------------------------

Donkey Kong 3 actually consists of three playing fields.  Each playing field
represents one level.  Each field has it's own nuances along with any enemies
and other special features.  I have included an example of what these fields
look like (and also given them my own names since I don't recall some of the
real names):

                                 +--------+
                                 | JUNGLE |
                                 +--------+

    +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
    |                         ( )        ( )                            |
    |                        / |          | \             +-TIME-+      |
    |                      /   |          |   \           | 8000 |      |
    |                    /     |          |/\   \         +------+      |
    |                  /       |          |||<-SUPER-BUG SPRAY          |
    |                /         |          |         \                   |
    |              ---         |          |         ---                 |
    |   BEEHIVE-> /   \        |          |        /   \                |
    |             \   /        |          |        \   /                |
    |              ---                              ---                 |
    |                                                                   |
    |                                                                   |
    |                                                                   |
    |                                                                   |
    |                                                                   |
    |                                                                   |
    |                  +------------------------------+                 |
    |                +-+------------------------------+-+               |
    |               /  |                              |  \              |
    |          +---+---+------------------------------+---+---+         |
    |        +-+----------------------------------------------+-+       |
    |       /  |                                              |  \      |
    |  +---+---+----------------------------------------------+---+--+  |
    |  +-------------------------------------------------------------+  |
    |/ |                                                             | \|
    |--+                                                             +--|
    |                                                                   |
    |  || ||<-MEN  \-/     \-/     \-/     \-/     \-/<-PLANTS          |
    |  || ||  LEFT / \     / \     / \     / \     / \      LEVEL->00   |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------------+

                                  +--------+
                                  | TEMPLE |
                                  +--------+

    +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
    |                         ( )        ( )                            |
    |                        / |          | \             +-TIME-+      |
    |                      /   |          |   \           | 8000 |      |
    |                    /     |          |/\   \         +------+      |
    |                  /       |          |||<-SUPER-BUG SPRAY          |
    |                /         |          |         \                   |
    |              ---         |          |         ---                 |
    |   BEEHIVE-> /   \        |          |        /   \                |
    |             \   /        |          |        \   /                |
    |              ---                              ---                 |
    |                                                                   |
    |                                                                   |
    |                                                                   |
    |                                                                   |
    |                                                                   |
    |                                                                   |
    |                  +------------------------------+                 |
    |                +-+------------------------------+-+               |
    |               /  |                              |  \              |
    |          +---+---+-----+                  +-----+---+---+         |
    |        +-+-------------+                  +-------------+-+       |
    |       /  |                                              |  \      |
    |  +---+---+----------------------------------------------+---+--+  |
    |  +-------------------------------------------------------------+  |
    |/ |                                                             | \|
    |--+                                                             +--|
    |                                                                   |
    |  || ||<-MEN  \-/     \-/     \-/     \-/     \-/<-PLANTS          |
    |  || ||  LEFT / \     / \     / \     / \     / \      LEVEL->00   |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------------+

                               +-------------+
                               | CATERPILLAR |
                               +-------------+

    +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
    |                                                                   |
    |                                                     +-TIME-+      |
    |                                                     | 8000 |      |
    |               +---------( )  ---   ( )----------+   +------+      |
    |              /  +-------( ) /   \  ( )-------+    \               |
    |            /   /         |  \   /   |         \     \             |
    |          /   ---         |   ---    |/\<-SUPER-BUG SPRAY          |
    |   BEEHIVE-> /   \        |          |||      /   \     \          |
    |       /   / \   /        |          |        \   / \     \        |
    |     /   /    ---         |          |         ---    \     \      |
    |   /   /                  |          |                  \     \    |
    | /   /                    |          |                    \     \  |
    |   /                      |          |                      \     \|
    |+-+-------------------------------------------------------------+-+|
    || |-------------------------------------------------------------| ||
    || |-------------------------------------------------------------| ||
    || |-------------------------------------------------------------| ||
    || |                                                             | ||
    || |                                                             | ||
    || |     +--------------------------------------------------+    | ||
    || |     +-+-+------------------------------------------+-+-+    | ||
    || |       | |                                          | |      | ||
    || +-------+-+------------------------------------------+-+------+ ||
    || +--+-+---------------------------------------------------+-+--+ ||
    || |  | |                                                   | |  | ||
    |+-+  +-+                                                   +-+  +-+|
    |                                                                   |
    |  || ||<-MEN  \-/     \-/     \-/     \-/     \-/<-PLANTS          |
    |  || ||  LEFT / \     / \     / \     / \     / \      LEVEL->00   |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------------+

You control Stanley through these three screens.

 _______________
/ 6.3  Scoring /_______________________________________________________________
---------------

Scoring in this game is pretty simple:

Beespy             :  100 points
Buttifly (Blue Bee):  200 points
Saving a Plant     :  400 points + bug's value
Caterpillar        :  400 points
Moth               :  700 points

The Queen Bee's scoring depends on how many Beespies are escorting her.

Queen Bee with no escorts :   400 points
Queen Bee with one escort :   700 points
Queen Bee with two escorts:  1000 points

NOTE:  It takes two hits to destroy the Queen Bee.

You get 500 points per plant saved.  If you save all the plants in a level, you
get the following bonus:

From levels 1 to 4:  2,000 points
After level 4     :  5,000 points

You also get the remaining bonus points added to your score when you complete a
level.  The bonus points start off at 8000.

You start the game with 3-6 lives.

You get a bonus man at 30,000, 40,000, 50,000 points.  The machine can also be
set up where you don't receive a bonus man at all.

 __________________
/ 6.4  The Levels /____________________________________________________________
------------------

The levels in Donkey Kong 3 are arranged in a specific order.  After level 11,
the three level order remains the same as levels 9-11.  The order of the levels
are:

                   J = JUNGLE; T = TEMPLE; C = CATERPILLAR

                             +-------+--------+
                             | LEVEL | SCREEN |
                             +-------+--------+
                             +-------+--------+
                             |   1   |    J   |
                             +-------+--------+
                             |   2   |    C   |
                             +-------+--------+
                             |   3   |    T   |
                             +-------+--------+
                             |   4   |    C   |
                             +-------+--------+
                             |   5   |    J   |
                             +-------+--------+
                             |   6   |    T   |
                             +-------+--------+
                             |   7   |    J   |
                             +-------+--------+
                             |   8   |    C   |
                             +-------+--------+
                             |   9   |    J   |
                             +-------+--------+
                             |  10   |    T   |
                             +-------+--------+
                             |  11   |    C   | 
                             +-------+--------+

Some other events occur at specific levels:

-  At level 12, the Buttifly makes its appearance.

-  At level 15, the moth makes its appearance.

-  At level 18, Donkey Kong throws coconuts down during every level, not just
   the Caterpillar levels.

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******************************** U N I T  III *********************************
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+======================+
| 7.  PLAYING THE GAME |=======================================================
+======================+

When you start the game, Stanley will start at the bottom, middle of the
screen.  You job is to move him up to push Donkey Kong out of the area and to
defend against the various insects that will plague Stanley.

-  Using the joystick, you can easily navigate on the platforms as long as
   there is a platform above and below Stanley.  Use this ability to maneuver
   to keep out of harms way.

-  Your big goal is to prevent the insects from getting all of your plants.  If
   you lose all of your plants, you lose the game.  If you do happen to lose a
   plant, it takes two levels to grow another one.

-  Some players use this to their advantage in order to increase their scores.
   They let the insect capture the plant, then they shoot the insect to get
   both the plant and insect bonus.  In addition, they collect the bonus for
   having all five plants at the end of the level.

-  When using the regular bug spray, you will have to go to the top of the
   platformed area and jump up to force Donkey Kong higher while defending
   yourself against the insects.

-  Keep in mind, that the bug spray you start with is pretty weak; both in
   terms of range and power.  Your immediate goal is to get Donkey Kong far
   enough up the ropes so that the super-bug spray can gets dropped.  This will
   enable you to hit him from the bottom of the platforms and give you more
   running room to avoid the insects.  Keep in mind, this super-bug spray only
   last for that level.

-  The above will be especially crucial during the Caterpillar levels.  The bug
   spray merely causes the Caterpillars to choke and cough and it doesn't kill
   them.  Instead, you may end up creating a wall of choking Caterpillars that
   block your line of fire from Donkey Kong.  Make sure you fire in-between the
   four rows of Caterpillars.

-  You will note that on the Temple levels, there is no middle level, per se.
   Instead, you must work your way around to the right or left to get to the
   top platform.  This delay could prove crucial since you will have to be very
   wary of the insects that will have had a head start on you.

-  In the Caterpillar level, Donkey Kong likes to throw coconuts down on
   Stanley.  There is a pattern to his throwing.  He will first throw one to
   the left, then one to the center, then one to the right.  The left and right
   coconuts that are thrown are aimed at the beehives, which will release a
   Beespy or Buttifly.

-  In the later levels, after 18, for the non-Caterpillar levels, the pattern
   is a little different regarding the coconut throwing.  Donkey Kong will
   throw a coconut to the right, then the left, then to the center.

-  As you progress further into the levels, the insects become faster and more
   aggressive.  As a matter of fact, after level 15, their shots are much more
   accurate when they shoot at Stanley.  Also, the insects that don't shoot
   will home in on Stanley.  This will require good joystick control if you are
   to survive.

-  Be aware that the Queen Bees explode into shrapnel when killed.  Four pieces
   will radiate downward.  Most of the time, if you are centered under them,
   the shrapnel will go around Stanley.  If you are moving, though, be aware
   that even though you killed the Queen Bee, you will still have to deal with
   the aftermath.

-  Watch for patterns on the Jungle and Temple levels.  The bees have a pattern
   when they swarm from their hives and come down to attack.  Even on the later
   levels, when extra bees are involved in the attack, they still show
   patterns.  Use this to your advantage.

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********************************  U N I T  IV *********************************
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+================+
| 8.  CONCLUSION |=============================================================
+================+

When Donkey Kong 3 came out, it seemed like a sequel to the other Donkey Kong
games in regard to gameplay and goals.  We were quite surprised to see that it
was the same base concept, but with a different theme.  The game itself proved
to be challenging just by the fact that you had to do some planning to deal
with the multiple enemies, in addition to Donkey Kong.  It was definitely a
game one had to practice on to get good.  It was not, however, a game one saw
much of in any of the arcades.  Unfortunately, it is very rare to find this
machine anywhere.  However, through the miracle of emulation, a whole new
generation is realizing what we "old" folks enjoyed those many years ago.  In
addition, www.shockwave.com is bringing many of these classic games back.
Check out their site to see what ones are there.  I hope this guide helps you
in being able to get the most amount of gameplay for this game.  If you do have
other ideas or thoughts, please e-mail me and share them.  Who knows, maybe
I'll start a Q&A Chapter in this guide if enough people ask the same questions.
Anyway, thank you again for reading this guide.

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