Donkey Kong 3 (ak302)

Donkey Kong 3

20th of April 1984
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Introduction
MICRO VS. SYSTEM
DONKEY KONG 3 is a new type of game you can play either by yourself (vs the computer) or vs. a competitor.
Game A is a one-player game (you vs. computer), and Game B is a two-player game (you vs. a competitor).
In the two-player game a handicap can be set so that both skilled and unskilled players can enjoy the game on equal terms.

Control Buttons

  • Controller 1, operates Stanley
  • Controller 2, operates Donkey Kong
  • SPRAY button, press to spray insecticide.
  • PLUS button, Select upper, middle or lower level as spraying point or adds insecticide to sprayer. On Stanley's side (the right side) press the PLUS button on the right side when Stanley is at the middle level, Stanley moves to fill sprayer. Press PLUS button on the left side, Stanley returns to his original position. The operation is reversed on Donkey Kong's side (the left side).
Game Screen Display
  • Spray Value Display, displays the maximum of remaining sprays in sprayer. (Maximum Display: 3 sprays). One spray is subtracted for each spraying. (When no insecticide remaining, no spraying occurs). Each time insecticide, falling in drops, is caught, one spray value is added.
  • Miss Display, one miss mark is added each time a miss is made. Three misses and game is over.
  • Bee, flies up and down. When one side catches a bee in a spray of insecticide, be moves toward the opposite side.
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How To Play

In the greenhouse, Donkey Kong and Stanley are frantically fighting off bees to defend their garden and each force the bees towards their rival's side.

Game A
Game A is a one-player game, you vs. computer. Object of Game A - score points.
Stanley is operated by Controller 1 (right), while Donkey Kong is operated by the computer. When Game A key is pressed, highest previous score is displayed, when released, the game starts. (The maximum score displayed is 9999 points).
When a bee is caught in a spray of insecticide and moves toward Donkey Kong's side, one point is added.
When bee reaches Donkey Kong's side, 10 bonus points are awarded.
When bees reaches Stanley's side, one miss is scored.
Three misses and the game is over.
If a bee reaches Donkey Kong's side, no miss is scored. Miss is only scored and displayed in two-player game.

Game B
Game B is a two-player game. Object of Game B - Battle opponent.
Stanley is operated by Controller 1 (right), while Donkey Kong is operated by Controller 2 (left).
Press Game B key twice and game starts.
50 : 50, initial score, appears on the score display. When a bee reaches your garden, points are subtracted. When your score is 0 or a bee reaches your garden, one miss is scored. Three misses and game is over.
Game is reset at 50 : 50 after a miss is made.

Handicap Game
In a two-player game (Game B) a proficient player can be handicapped to play on an equal level with his competitor. Handicap is set to control how fast drops of insecticide fall on Stanley's side.

How to Handicap
Press Game B key once, "0" appears on the score display. Each time spray is pressed, using Controller 1 or Controller 2, the number is changed (0-1-2-3). "0" means no handicap is preset. The greater the number, the faster the drops of insecticide fall on Stanley's side. This is to his advantage. Press Game B key again and the handicap game starts,

How to advance in game
Only a maximum of three drops of insecticide can be stored, so use your spray wisely. Remember you must also have sprays available to defend your garden.

Pause Function
A one-player game (Game A) can be paused by pressing SPRAY button on Controller 2 (left).
The Pause is released automatically after about four minutes. To release earlier, press  SPRAY button on controller 1 (right)

Remarks
All mode keys, (Game A, Game B, TIME, ALARM, and ACL) can be operated during a game. With these pressed, a game is terminated automatically. If no keys are pressed within four minutes during a game, the TIME mode is reset automatically (except during Pause in Game A).
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Thanks to Andy Cole's Games and Mikael Carlsson's Game & Watch Collection (which is unfortunately no longer online) for the images and information on Game & Watch handhelds.