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Donkey Kong 3 Difficulty Reference Chart
« on: February 25, 2016, 10:16:05 AM »
This is how all the various sources of DK3 difficulty settings compare to the original manual. The manual itself does not list any factory defaults or recommended settings. In my opinion, discussion regarding DK3 difficulty should use the terminology set out in the original manual. So, the Trifecta settings listed below use that terminology. If there is any confusion, people can come back to this post for reference.

DK3 Manual               MAME              TG Arcade              TG MAME               RU Score Mode (based on MAME 0.135)

  Easy (1)<------>Easy<--------------------------------------->Easy
       (2)<------>Medium<--------------------->Medium
       (3)<------>Hard<------->Medium [3]
  Hard (4)<------>Hardest




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Re: Donkey Kong 3 Difficulty Reference Chart
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 10:51:31 AM »
What a mess. Thanks for providing some clarity on this.
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Re: Donkey Kong 3 Difficulty Reference Chart
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 11:04:54 AM »
Hope you don't mind, but I decided to show your reference chart in the DK3 High Score lists thread.  Very good job Xelnia. 8)
« Last Edit: February 25, 2016, 12:09:33 PM by homerwannabee »
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Re: Donkey Kong 3 Difficulty Reference Chart
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2016, 12:04:56 PM »
"Do not criticize, question, suggest or opine anything about an upcoming CAG event, no matter how constructive or positive your intent may be. You will find nothing but pain and frustration, trust me. Just go, or don't go, and :-X either way!" -ChrisP, 3/29/15
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Re: Donkey Kong 3 Difficulty Reference Chart
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2016, 05:40:12 AM »
Just make it Hardest (difficulty 4) for DK3

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