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Donkey Kong 3
Donkey Kong 3
October 31, 1983
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The relationship between the protagonist of Greenhouse and Stanley from Donkey Kong 3 is ambiguous. The manual for Greenhouse - written before the release of Donkey Kong 3 - simply states the character to be named "The Fumigator", while print and TV commercials released after Donkey Kong 3 claim the character to be named Stanley, likely as a retcon of sorts to tie in with Donkey Kong 3.

Notably, Stanley is the only character from a Mario universe game that Mr. Game & Watch transforms into in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, while moves based on games such as Mario's Bombs Away and Donkey Kong Junior have him retain his appearance as the pedestrian from Fire as he did in previous Super Smash Bros. games. Additionally, Super Smash Bros. Melee's trophy description for Stanley lists his debut as Donkey Kong 3 and not Greenhouse.
Also Appears On: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Game), Green House (Game)
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on October 4, 2023
Manual page that shows the Fumigator name:

TV ad for Greenhouse from after DK3's release which calls the protag Stanley:

Print ad for Greenhouse from after DK3's release which calls the protag Stanley:

Print ad for Greenhouse from after DK3's release which calls the protag Stanley

Mr. Game & Watch's movesets from across all Smash games. Stanley can be seen at 0:17:

Trophies from Melee, shows Stanley's debut as "Donkey Kong 3". Timestamp 38:57:
The music 'BGM A' in both the Arcade and NES version is a more crude rendition of Nikolai Rimsy-Korsakov's 'Flight of the Bumblebee'.
Also Appears On: Donkey Kong 3 (Game)
Attachment Brand new sprites of Junior can be found in the game's data, suggesting he was supposed to appear in the game.
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