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Monday, July 7, 2014

Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy RupeeLand

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS

If any of you have come face to face with Tingle in a Legend of Zelda game I know you're trying to repress the memory of ever playing that game. The character was received very negatively (in most cases). Despite this Tingle did have his own game, oh though it was only released in Japan and later released in Europe (and it was probably not released in the United States because of the characters negative reception). In this game belonging entirely to Tingle the main villain is an old man that is usually mostly naked.
But don't worry, this isn't his final boss form, his head ends up turning green and two cats accompany him to make the boss battle all the more challenging. Of course, anything would be challenging for Tingle I'd assume.
Then, he takes on his second form, where he loses the shirt and suddenly has muscles.
Finally he becomes a giant floating head.
Yeah. The final boss is a giant floating head. So, as if a game entirely dedicated to telling the backstory of Tingle wasn't already bad enough they didn't even try to make it seem good. Let's take a look at exactly what this giant floating head is all about.

Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy RupeeLand: A normal 35 year old man (who will later become Tingle) is offered to live inside a paradise by Uncle Rupee (all four of the above pictures are him). In order to live in this paradise Tingle has to throw enough rupees into the Western Pool. Tingle accepts and Uncle Rupee makes it so that Tingle's source of life is rupees. But, as Tingle is on his journey to collect enough rupees he learns that Uncle Rupee is actually a demon who gains power from rupees. Tingle also learns that there have been other Tingles that made it to RupeeLand and now are Uncle Rupee's slaves. So, after getting the master rupee, Tingle goes to RupeeLand to fight Uncle Rupee.  
Despite how I've made this game sound it actually received mostly positive reviews and even developed a sequel in Japan called Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love. And again, this game did surprisingly good.

Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love: A normal 35 year old man (again, it's Tingle) purchases a book that is said to make the reader popular with women. However, upon opening the book, the man is sucked in and turned into Tingle. In the book Tingle meets three "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" inspired characters named Kakashi, Buriki and Lion. As Tingle and his friends travel from page to page he has to create relationships with five different female characters by saying the right things during dialogue and by giving them gifts. 
   
The final boss of this game is the women who sold the book that sucked Tingle in. However, she ends up looking like this.
That doesn't look like a saleswomen to me...

No matter what that thing is both of these games did good and hopefully we will never see either of them in the United States.


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