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Donkey Kong Land III
Donkey Kong Land III (NA)
Developer(s) Rare, Ltd.
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy platform icon Game Boy Color platform icon Virtual Console (3DS) platform icon
Genre(s) Platformer

03ESRB E  01PEGI 3  01CERO A  01USK 0  01ACB G

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Donkey Kong Land III is a platforming video game released for the Game Boy by Nintendo in 1997. It is the third and final entry in the Donkey Kong Land games. Aside that, the game is a semi-sequel to Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.

The game was not released in Japan until three years later, in 2000, where it was released for the Game Boy Color, under the title, Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong.


After Donkey and Diddy hear about the mysterious Lost World, the two go off to searching for it, seeing as any one who finds it wins an award. As Dixie was not able to go with, she decides to go and find the Lost World before anyone else, and takes her younger cousin Kiddy with her, even though she was supposed to be babysitting him at the hut.



Sprite Name Description
Dixie Sprite (Donkey Kong Land III) Dixie Kong She has the ability to glide for a long time by spinning her hair around. She is also able to pick up Barrels with her hair and carry them over her head. Compared to Kiddy, she is rather light, though because of this she isn't very strong.
Kiddy Sprite (Donkey Kong Land III) Kiddy Kong He is the stronger one of the group, and can jump further than Dixie by performing a somersault in the air.


Animal Buddies



Worlds and Levels

World 1: Cape Codswallop Red Wharf Seabed Shanty Ford Knocks Total Rekoil Koco Channel Liftshaft Lottery Barbos Bastion
World 2: Primate Plains Coral Quarrel Minky Mischief Jetty Jitters Black Ice Blitz Riverbank Riot Miller Instinct Bleak Magic
World 3: Blackforest Plateau Rocketeer Rally Vertigo Verge Polar Pitfalls Surface Tension Tundra Blunda Redwood Rampage Arich Attack
World 4: Great Ape Lakes Jungle Jeopardy Footloose Falls Deep Reef Grief Karbine Kaos Simian Shimmy Rockface Chase Krazy KAOS
World 5: Tin Can Valley Tropical Tightropes Clifftop Critters Rickety Rapids Bazuka Bombard Ugly Ducting Stalagmite Frights K. Rool Duel
World 6: Lost World Whiplash Dash Kuchuka Karnage Haunted Hollow Rainforest Rumble Barrel Boulevard Ghoulish Grotto K. Rool's Last Stand

Differences from the Game Boy and Game Boy Color versions

  • The game has a new feature allowing it to support more colors than just simply grayscale.
  • The game has one letter show up on the screen at a time when a character is talking, unlike the Game Boy version where all show up at the same time.
  • The game's world map lacks animation, meaning that lakes and smoke no longer animate, village houses, Wrinkly Refuge and Sheepy Shop are sets of examples. Also, windmills no longer spin.
  • The game's cartridge is transparent, opposing the fact that the Game Boy version has a yellow banana colored cartridge.
  • Bear no longer has any set of animation and is also stagnant like the world map.
  • There is no longer slowdowns in the game, deleting the fact that lag glitches may result in death.
  • The game is exclusively in the Japanese language.
  • The title screen has its "PRESS START" text remodeled.
  • The most recent time on the Time Attack screen is no longer shown.


Some cheats can be done in this game to cheat in the game. They are as listed:

  • Pressing Down, Down, Up, Left and Right on the D-pad grants Dixie and Kiddy fifty more lives.
  • Pressing Up, Up, Down, Left and Right on the D-pad allows Dixie and Kiddy to play the Card game from the Sheepy Shop. This does not unlock anything though.
  • Pressing Left, Left, Up, Down, Right, Left, Left, Down, Up and Right on the D-pad grants Dixie and Kiddy access everywhere except for the Lost World as collectibles aren't included in this cheat.
  • Pressing either Left, Up, or Down on the D-pad or SELECT allows a different demo of a level play after the title screen's music is done. A fourth press cycles back to the default Jetty Jitters. Also, Dixie and Kiddy eventually lose a life in these demos. The levels being:


  • Donkey Kong Land III was to have the sub-title The Race Against Time. This, however, was dropped as its sequels did not.
  • Wrinkly misspells Kremlings as "Kremlins" in her speech.
  • Despite the name, Donkey does not make a physical appearance.

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