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Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushū, also known as Donkey Kong 3: Great Counterstrike, is a game developed and published by Hudson Soft in 1984. The game isn't a port of Donkey Kong 3, its more of a semi-sequel.


Stanley's ability to jump, and having to protect the plants are both removed. Enemies come down from the top of the screen in groups of five, targeting Stanley. After flying around for some time, the enemies will exit the screen (usually from the bottom, though sometimes from the sides) and loop back around to the top. This will continue until Stanley dies, or shoots Donkey Kong who will be climbing on some vine, to the top of the screen, thus completing it, or kills the five insects, all of which take two hits apiece to kill. If Stanley kills all five insects before any of them loop back to the top of the screen then a flag reminiscent will appear, and shooting it will give him 1,000 points.


There are twenty new level's looping back at level 21.

  • On the Highway
  • On the Strange Bridge
  • On the Country Road
  • The Aliens
  • In the U.F.O.
  • Leaving the Earth
  • In the Astron Belt
  • Around the Saturn
  • A Mysterious Planet
  • On the Desert
  • By the Pyramid
  • In the Cave
  • At the Active Volcan
  • In the Active Crater
  • At the Dome
  • On the Ground Picture
  • At the Runway
  • A Mushroom Cloud
  • At the Sunset
  • In the City

Every five stages a Bonus Stage comes up, where Stanley must spray all the bugs before the time runs out. Each new stage has a unique background that seemingly moves the game's setting into the countryside, through space, and eventually into a city on an alien planet.