Donkey Kong 3
Dk3 arcade
European arcade flyer
Developer(s) Nintendo R&D1
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Shigeru Miyamoto
Release date Arcade
NESNA 1986

Virtual Console
JP July 23, 2008
NA July 14, 2008
EU January 9, 2009

Genre(s) Platform, Fixed Shooter
Mode(s) Up to two players, alternating turns
Ratings ESRB: E
PEGI: 3+
Platform(s) Arcade, NES, PC-88, FM-7, e-Reader, Virtual Console
Input methods Joystick, 1 button
Previous game Donkey Kong Jr.

Donkey Kong 3 is an arcade video game starring Donkey Kong and Stanley the Bugman. It was later re-released for Wii virtual console in 2008 and on 3DS and Wii U virtual console in 2013.


  • This is the first main series Donkey Kong game not to follow the traditional of reaching the goal as it mainly follows exterminating insects.
  • This is not first Donkey Kong game not to star Mario.
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