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Donkey Kong Country 3

4.4 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
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  • Play as Kiddy Kong or Dixie Kong and use unique abilities like the water skip and helicopter spin to go ape on the bad guys
  • Explore the brand new game world of Pacifica - from its deepest drain pipes to the tallest treetops
  • Play all-new mini-games to earn money and items -- from boat racing to Swanky's Dash

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Platform: Game Boy Advance

Product Description

In Donkey Kong Country 3, you'll return to Donkey Kong Country in the Kremling-crushin' sequel! The leader of the Kremlings Baron K. Roolenstein, featured for the first time in the original Donkey Kong Country 3, has kidnapped Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. It's up to you to get him back! Features the pony-tail whippin' Dixie Kong and the rollie-pollie Kiddy Kong.

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Donkey Kong Country 3 is a big country! Return to Donkey Kong country on Game Boy Advance in the Kremling-crushin' sequel featuring the pony-tail whippin Dixie Kong and the rollie-pollie Kiddy Kong! The leader of the Kremlings Baron K. Roolenstein, featured for the first time in the original Donkey Kong Country 3, has kidnapped Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.

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  • The beloved side-scrollin' sequel to Donkey Kong Country 1 and 2 is now in the palm of your hands! Play as Kiddy Kong or Dixie Kong and use unique abilities like the water skip and helicopter spin to go ape on the baddies.
  • A ninth world, Pacifica, has been added to the original eight worlds. It includes six all-new levels set from the deepest drain pipes to the tallest treetops and adds two to three hours of brand-new game play.
  • Play all-new mini-games to earn money and items. Compete in a series of boat races in Funky's Challenge, use a shield to block an onslaught of spiked creatures in Cranky's Dojo, or race through tunnels collecting stars in Swanky's Dash.

Product Information

Platform:Game Boy Advance
ASIN B0009Z3MOW
Release date November 7, 2005
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4.4 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #14,133 in videogames
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Product Dimensions 5 x 5 x 1 inches
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By Herbie on January 12, 2006
Platform for Display: Game Boy Advance
I have read the 5 reviews on this installment of the almost-classic SNES game, "Dixie Kong's Double Trouble," and the reviews are kind of discouraging. That's why I want to vindicate the reason this game came with its flaws.

The Game Boy Advance has almost miraculously resurrected Super Nintendo games like Final Fantasy and Super Mario. The ubiquitous flaw with the transfer is the audio, and the usual tweaks in the storyline. Well, I for one would appreciate the fact that new features are added...they somewhat endeavor to make up for the loss in audio capabilities and graphics. One can only do so much on the GBA. I read the review of this game on gamespot, and that's what I'll base this review on.

The music was no rehashed from the SNES to the GBA because the latter has very limited space for the soundtracks. While some tracks from the previous game, including the Frosty Frolics and the Hot Pursuit tracks (remember the song in the race levels? that tune was fantastic). And unfortunately many of the tracks are replayed on too many occasions, whereas the original SNES had a track for everything it seemed. But some of the songs are a lot better on occasion, and I personally enjoyed the background of the songs where birds tweet and the breeze blows (it is so convincingly realistic, especially in the Enchanted River levels, where two tracks are listenable--that's pretty cool, no?) Now that I tired the music factor out, I'll list the pros and cons of this version of the game.

Strengths:

Pacifica is a nice addition to the game, although most would think it's just made to make you busy looking for bonus barrels and DK Coins. Highlights are the pier level (which is at night), the sunken tree level, and the water level.
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I really liked this one, however, I think that the second one in the series is the best one. Collecting everything in this one was easier than Donkey Kong Country 2, but there was more to this one when it came to all of the well hidden secrets in this one. Most of the boss battles were pretty easy but there were more worlds and secrets in this one.
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While it isn't quite up there with its two predecessors, Donkey Kong Country 3 is one of the best games ever, and it's also all sorts of difficult. Just like the first two, there will be moments where you just want to give up, but there will always be something pushing you forward, telling you that you can do it and you just have to try harder. It's not easy, but boy oh boy is it fun!
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It was delivered on time and in great condition but it lacks the some of the vigor that Donkey Kong Country 1 and Donkey Kong Country 2 has but is still a good addition to my library. Now my Donkey Kong Country collection is complete.
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This game is a blast. No need to spend time making endless comparisons to the SNES versions or any of the DKC games for that matter. I bought DKC 2 and DKC3 for GBA and loved both of them. If you didn't grow up playing any of the series you must pick them up, they're great! If you already own the SNES versions then you're not really missing out on anything new. The cheaper price tag is also a huge perk of the GBA versions.
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First of all, I'd like to say that overall, the SNES version of this game is what I'd recommend; while it was a pretty good decision to make DKC3 available for the GBA. it still does not live up to its SNES twin's expectations.

First of all, the plot is the same as SNES: DK and Diddy were kidnapped by K.Rool and it's your job to save them. So I won't go into the story. The controls, music, and sound are what really bother me.

The controls: well, I played this game on the DS. Its controls on the DS are maddening; when I expect to run, I jump. When I try to use Dixie's hair whip, I jump instead. Although DS' control layout is different from the GBA's, it is not the system at fault; it's the game. After all, on the back of the game box, it says only for DS and GBA; you'd think that Rareware would try to make the controls suit both systems. But instead, it takes around ten minutes to beat each level as you are struggling with the silly control layout.

The music. YIKES. Try the winter level on the first world; what the heck, are there drunk monks singing in the background? On the SNES version, the music was great; it played along with the level's surroundings and whatnot. in this game, it is as if the music is meant for 3-year-olds. It is too happy. Even on the gloomiest of levels, music remains happy and friendly. The overworld music is the only piece I remotely enjoy listening to.

The sound effects are really annoying. Those kremlings that hop on their tails...those sound effects make me want to mute the game. The sliding kremlings on the winter levels...thew sound is so out of place. All the sound effects are so lame and goofy, again--is this game meant for toddlers or what?

Overall, the game was an okay transfer from one system to another--but I would recommend the SNES version over the GBA one anyday.
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By J. Putnam on February 26, 2009
Platform for Display: Game Boy Advance
I just love the game. It takes me back to my childhood years playin it on Super Nentendo. But even though the game is great to play. There is deffinatly something wrong with that particular cartridge. It wont let me advance to other levels and just takes me back to the beginning where I have to start all over again. So I am very unsatisfied about getting a deffective cartridge.
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