Free 80s Arcade: Play Donkey Kong 3 Online

Donkey Kong 3 is one of my favorite arcade games from the 1980’s. I spent countless hours playing this game in the arcade while growing up in the 80s. I hope you enjoy playing this free version online. No tokens required to play this emulated version of Donkey Kong 3. Free 80s Arcade is a 100% free online arcade website. This game is mobile phone and Iphone compatible.

Instructions and Game History towards bottom of page.

Click ‘Enter’ Key to Start Game. Main keyboard buttons are X and Z.

Click Game Window Size Button to Zoom Game Size between default, 1.5X and 2X

Keyboard Controls
Gamepad Button Keyboard Button
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
Start Enter
Select Ctrl

Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start Donkey Kong 3 (you might have to hit start twice) . On a computer you can click the Zoom to expand the game to a larger size. On mobile phones and Iphone use the gameplay control buttons shown on your screen (only on mobile) to play and start the game. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. Sorry, no sound on mobile devices in this NES emulator.

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Game History:
Donkey Kong 3 is the third video game in the original Donkey Kong series by Nintendo. Released near simultaneously for the Famicom and arcade, and later released in America on the NES in 1986. Donkey Kong himself hangs from two vines at the top of the screen. Continuously using bug-spray on him will force him upwards and eventually to the top of the screen to complete the level. Killing all the bugs will also cause Donkey Kong to exit the screen and the game will go to next level.

Stanley the bugman has his hands full in the greenhouse with flowers to protect and snakes, bees, and Donkey Kong making all kinds of trouble. The spray can is his only weapon. How long can he fend off the coconuts and pesky critters?

GAME PLAY: You are Stanley the bugman. Spray Donkey Kong to get him to the top of the vines and earn the special power spray can. Buzzbees, queen buzzbees, bee spies, and crafty snakes will attack you and go for the flowers. All of the above can do you in, so look out! Buzzbee throws deadly darts, Donkey Kong throws crown-konking coconuts, and everybody’s out to get you! Don't let Donkey Kong drop out of the vines. Don’t let the time run out. And do practice. You’ll be a winner and go the next round. Are you ready?

Video Game Emulation
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