Bear (Donkey Kong Land III)

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A Bear owner of the Sheepy Shop in the Game Boy game, Donkey Kong Land III.Bear in Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong for Game Boy Color
A Bear in the Game Boy game (left) and the Game Boy Color game (right)
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, acting as a stand-in for the Brothers Bear from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and strongly resembling Bazaar. However, Donkey Kong Land III's instruction booklet and Nintendo Power coverage refer to the Bears as "the Brothers Bear."[1][2][3]


A Bear greets Dixie Kong upon entering the Sheepy Shop in Donkey Kong Land III.
Dixie meets a Bear in his Sheepy Shop.

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. If they win for the first time in any location, the Kongs will receive a Watch.

The Bears are fully animated in the original Game Boy version, but are reduced to a single frame in the Japanese Game Boy Color port.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クマさん
Mr. Bear
Italian Bear Brothers[4] -


  1. ^ Donkey Kong Land III instruction booklet, pages 7 and 16.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 102, pages 84 and 89.
  3. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 103, pages 84 and 85.
  4. ^ Donkey Kong Land III Spanish-Italian manual, pag. 37