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Game Description & Reviews:
Donkey Kong 3 is a relatively obscure early Nintendo game. Instead of Mario, it features Stanley the Bugman. Some sort of big ape is present (Cranky Kong), but he is not exactly the focus of the game. Stanley has the ability to burst bug spray upwards, and he has possibly the worst job ever featured in an early videogame. He must prevent stinging insects from stealing his plants (which is very strange since honeybees are famous as pollinators, favorable to plants), but for some reason he needs to prevent Cranky Kong from dropping off the two vines that are present in his greenhouse. The only way that Stanley can prevent Cranky from dropping is by spraying him from underneath with the bugspray. One of Stanley's best abilities is to drop down a level on the platforms present in each stage--this is important because he is probably even worse at jumping than the early Mario is.
This game is very difficult, much more so than Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. There is so much happening at once that it is sometimes tough to keep track of things. Eventually most players will begin to wonder why they are helping Stanley. The potential tie-in to Entomology is also hurt by misrepresenting the role of insects in nature (yes, things like that matter to true bug-men).