Bear (Donkey Kong Land III)

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Bear in Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong for Game Boy Color
Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong sprite
First appearance Donkey Kong Land III (1997)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong (2000)

The Bears are identical characters in Donkey Kong Land III who act as a stand-in for the Brothers Bear from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and bear a strong resemblance to Bazaar. However, other sources refer to the Bears as "the Brothers Bear."[1][2][3]

Bears operate a cabin called the Sheepy Shop in every world, including the Lost World. When Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong enter one's location, he provides them with a few options: the first one is to play the cards game, the second is a level hint, and lastly to teleport the Kongs to the main world map. He substitutes the typical role of Cranky and Funky Kong for the second and third options respectively. If the Kongs win at cards, the Bear gives them various items, such as Banana Bunches, Extra Life Balloons, DK Coins, and bear coins, and if the Kongs win a first time, they will receive a Watch.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クマさん
Mr. Bear

Italian Bear Brothers[4]


  1. ^ 1997. Donkey Kong Land III instruction booklet. Redmond, WA: Nintendo of America (American English). Page 7 and 16.
  2. ^ November 1997. Nintendo Power Volume 102. Page 84 and 89.
  3. ^ December 1997. Nintendo Power Volume 103. Page 84 and 85.
  4. ^ Donkey Kong Land III Spanish-Italian manual. Page 37.