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 an action platformer game for the Game Boy.
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
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