Donkey Kong Land III
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Genre||Action > Platformer|
|Game Date||30 October 1997|
|Release Date||13 October 2022|
|Last Modified||13 October 2022|
Donkey Kong Land III is a platforming game for the Super Game Boy. It was later ported for the Game Boy Color as Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong exclusively in Japan.
This is an English translation of the Game Boy Color version of Donkey Kong Land III (while the game got an English release, it was for the Game Boy, not Game Boy Color). The dialogue in this translation is largely based on the English text in the original Game Boy version of the game. Only a few changes were made to the text, such as spelling corrections.
The font is borrowed from the SNES version of DKC, as opposed to the one used in the original DKL3 for the Game Boy. This font looks cleaner, and contains both uppercase and lowercase letters, while the original DKL3 font only contained uppercase letters. As a result, the text is easier to read in this translation.
Besides editing text, certain other screens were modified and translated back into English, most notably the title screen.
In addition, a few features that were removed in the Japanese version of the game are restored in this translation, namely the world map animations and the last attempted time when playing the Time Attack mode. The Jetty Jitters demo is fixed as well. Bear’s animation has also been restored. Similarly, some bugs that were present in the original game have been corrected. These improvements were not present in the original v1.0 patch, and were gradually added in the v1.1 and v1.2 patches.
More recently, a v1.3 patch was made. This fixes the coloring of some sprites: Skidda, Knocka (when carried around), Bleak’s snowballs, and Karbine’s fireballs. It also adds 4 new demos, and replaces three of the existing demos, which were seemingly unfinished in the retail games. Rickety Rapids had a graphical fix (present in the retail game). There are two versions of this patch, with different title screens, based on the two title screens in the retail English games. Some other bugs in the retail games were fixed; see the README for details.
This translation patch is fully complete, and contains no known bugs, other than what the original game already had.
Enjoy! The patch should be applied to the Japanese game for the Game Boy Color, titled “Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong”. It will not work if applied to the original English game (titled “Donkey Kong Land III”) for the Game Boy!
ROM / ISO Information:
- Database match: Donkey Kong GB - Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong (Japan)
- Database: No-Intro: Game Boy/Color (v. 20210227-015730)
- File/ROM SHA-1: 55B133B739A5472D477336647CB9EC97B7FA85A2
- File/ROM CRC32: 28D7E8D3
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|
User Review Information
The definitive version of Donkey kong Land 3!Reviewed By: ScottRubin on 30 Apr 2023
NEW Review (april 2023), 1.3 version Recently I ended up replaying the entirety of the game yet again with the new 1.3 patch. Just like what I said back then, this is a great effort, huge respect to Blaziken257 coming back after so many years to polish up this hack even more and for putting so much care to bring this game to its most definitive version!
OLD Review (17 march 2018), 1.2 version I played this game from start to finish and I absolutely loved this hack! Blaziken257 managed to take the colorful GBC version and improve it by restoring stuff, fixing bugs and most importantly fully translating it to English. I honestly recommend to play the game with this hack rather than the clean version.
Version 1.3 Recommended - Yes
|The best version of Land 3 - Made even better!||cornholio309||10 Feb 2022||1.2||Yes|
|Excellent!||JulianoFdeS||21 May 2019||1.2||Yes|
|The definitive version of Donkey kong Land 3!||ScottRubin||30 Apr 2023||1.3||Yes|