It’s been a year since the release of our English fan translation of Ripening Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love, and we’ve had a lot of response and lovely interaction with the green dude’s fans as a result. On this occasion, I’d like to take a minute to point out some of the cool stuff that went on lately.
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Fans CommentRight after the release of the translation patch 1.0 on December 31st 2017, dozens of fans picked up the game, played it and left many nice comments right here on the blog. Our thanks go out to everyone who took the time to post something, and especially the ones who went above and beyond, finding typos and mistakes in the translation – leading to the release of a much improved patch version 1.1 soon after!
Let’s PlaysProbably the most fun thing to come out of Tingle’s new adventure are the many let’s plays people started to create immediately after the translation was released. Here’s a short list of those that I personally enjoyed.
- Vinesauce’s Vinny plays Ripened Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love – If you watch only one Tingle playthrough, make it this one. He does the voices.
- SpaceHamster seems slightly confused by the events in the game, but delivers a very concise overview of the plot and mechanics of the game.
- Phase9Alex plays the game and pretty much live translates it into German language. Recommended viewing for the German speaking fans!
That was just a short selection of the dozens of let’s plays out there. If you feel like I’ve missed a noteworthy entry, drop me a line and I’ll add it to the list.
Miscellaneous Head ScratchersThe fan translation is mentioned on TLBT’s entry on tv tropes. What the huh?
Apparently, at one point Vanpool was working on a horror game starring Tingle. It was cancelled „due to a variety of reasons“.
Hope you enjoyed this short but sweet selection of Tingle nuggets. If you’ve got more to add, just let us know, and maybe we’ll do a follow-up article featuring all the cool stuff we’ve missed.
Don’t be strangers, leave your comments, and most importantly, have an awesome 2019!