Bear (character)

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Bear
Bear DKLIII.pngBear Sprite DKL3JP.png
Bear in the Game Boy game (left) and the Game Boy Color game (right).
Species Brothers Bear
First appearance Donkey Kong Land III (1997)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong (2000)

Bear is the lone Brothers Bear representative of Donkey Kong Land III. He strongly resembles Bazaar, and is the only Brothers Bear absent from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. However, the game's instruction booklet and Nintendo Power coverage refer to Bear as "the Brothers Bear"[1][2]. This implies that Bear is not a separate character, but a generic stand-in for the Brothers Bear.

Overview[edit]

Dixie meets Bear in his Sheepy Shop.

Bear operates his own cabin, the Sheepy Shop, in every world, even the Lost World. When Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong enter his location, he provides them with a few options: the first one is to play the card game Memory, 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 Memory, Bear gives them various items, such as Banana Bunches, Extra Life Balloons, DK Coins, and Bear Coins. If they first win, the Kongs will receive a Watch.

Bear is fully animated in the original Game Boy version, but was reduced to a single sprite in the Japanese Game Boy Color port.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クマさん
Kuma-san
Mr. Bear

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donkey Kong Land III instruction booklet, pages 7 and 16.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 103[page number needed]