This is a blog that we use to post news on our translation of "Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love". For those who don't know, it is a sequel to Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland. Rupeeland was released in English, but Balloon Trip of Love wasn't.

This is an unofficial fan project. We are in no way affiliated with Nintendo or Vanpool, and are doing this completely for free.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 - The Year of TINGLE!

Happy New Year everyone!

As you might know, 2017 won't be just another year around here. This year is the year that the first complete patch will be released! The script is getting closer and closer to completion due to the hard work of waldrumpus, and the graphics are also moving along smoothly with me, zell0s, and chir-miru.
Hopefully you guys are excited, because I sure am. This translation patch has been, quite literally, years in the making. Soon Tingle fans everywhere will be able to play this awesome game!
Of course it will still be a little while, so don't jump on the hype train just yet!

We also saw a nice surprise over in the 3DS hacking scene that's relevant to us here. A NDS rom loader is being developed for the 3DS, which will allow you to run DS roms (and our translation patch) with only a 3DS or 2DS, no flashcart needed! You can read more about it here on GBAtemp if you're interested. I can't guarantee that Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love will end up being compatible with it, but it looks like there going for pretty much universal compatibility for DS roms.

And finally -
Many people have requested this, and I also alluded to it in one of my last posts.
Yeah that is (or was supposed to be 😞 ) the Christmas surprise, a translation patch for Tingle's Balloon Fight DS! Unfortunately some last minute issues sprang up on me with the graphics shortly before Christmas. I tried to get it done before New Years but that didn't happen either. It should be done very soon, and in the meantime I have added a new section to the blog for it here. The first release will only include the 1 Player mode and the Balloon Trip mode, but if enough interest is expressed I will also do the 2 Player DS Download Play mode.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!


  1. So excited to have an official translation of Balloon Flight! Keep up the hard work, Happy New Year!

  2. Awesome, let 2017 be the year!

  3. You. Are. Amazing.

    Thank you so much for all your hard work. I eagerly look forward to both patches.

  4. I will jump on the hype train and wait with a smile on my face !
    Happy new year and thank you very very very much !!

  5. The Year of Tingle!!
    Thank you very much for your perseverance and hard work

  6. Thank you so much for persevering with this, it's one of the few things I've been looking forward to. Thanks also for keeping the blog so active, it is always informative and fun to read!

  7. Thanks everyone!
    It's taking a little longer than expected, but the Balloon Fight patch will be coming soon. I should have an update up in a few hours that'll explain in more detail ;)

  8. I don't understand all of the ROM and compatibility from Ds because i'am spanish, but i think it's very important so my congratulaciones!