Donkey Kong Country 3 Game Boy Advance
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Since 2D never really evolved far beyond this point, the game of course not only holds up but is a true blessing as it looks absolutely magnificent on the Micro screen. [Nov p.96]
  2. Diligent players should be able to blast through the entire game in around five hours, but there are plenty of secrets to watch out for.
  3. Games of this era hold up well even today, and the excellent two-player mode is nice for those of you (all seven!) that still use you GBA link cables. [Nov 2005, p.182]
  4. Through and through, Donkey Kong Country 3 is a port of the SNES original title. While a fun title to play every once in a while, the short, linear levels can get a bit boring at times.
  5. And while the new features might make only die-hard fans go ape, DKC3 is still rock solid. [Dec 2005, p.116]
  6. Keep in mind that Donkey Kong Country 3 is a new game for the GBA but it's not really a "new" game. If you're planning on purchasing it for someone as a gift do them a favor and ask them if they've already played this game on the Super Nintendo.
  7. 80
    Thanks to a number of rewarding new bonuses, and excellent gameplay mechanics, Donkey Kong Country 3 offers one of the best portable platforming experiences on the GBA.
  8. Gamers on the go will undoubtedly enjoy this huge game with seemingly endless variety.
  9. 80
    If Donkey Kong Country 3 was released today as an original title, it would redefine 2D platform gaming.
  10. 80
    Its play mechanics are still rather amusing and its additional challenges and world will keep you busy, even if you nailed the game at 100 percent years ago.
  11. Donkey Kong Country 3 isn't a huge leap over "DKC2," but it's still a first-rate platformer with plenty to see and do.
  12. 75
    Donkey Kong Country 3 is another really solid platformer that's fun and challenging, but it's not something that's really going to grab you with anything new.
  13. The stylised visuals looks great after all these years (and better than most things on GBA, it has to be said), and the exacting, refined gameplay formula still had us as hooked now as it did back then.
  14. Something bothered me though as there was no story in the intro and this can make the game really confusing to those who have never played the Donkey Kong Country games before.
  15. 60
    DKC 3 is a passable casual adventure platforming title, but it just doesn't compare to the masterpiece of the original--how can you have a Donkey Kong game without the main ape anyways?
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 22, 2013
    9
    With the same amazing gameplay and desgin from the original in tact, as well as some new minigames, and an absolutely brilliant and brand newWith the same amazing gameplay and desgin from the original in tact, as well as some new minigames, and an absolutely brilliant and brand new soundtrack written by the original composer himself, this is the definitive version of DKC3. The new soundtrack is amazing, and just sells it for me. Everything else as well is improved and updated, and if your ever thinking of playing DKC3, play this version, it is well worth it. Full Review »
  2. May 27, 2012
    10
    This game was awesome.
  3. Jul 18, 2011
    8
    As much as I love this port, it is somewhat hampered by slippery characters. Also, this game lies far too much on trial-and-error, but that'sAs much as I love this port, it is somewhat hampered by slippery characters. Also, this game lies far too much on trial-and-error, but that's ok, because I can still enjoy the colorful graphics. Full Review »