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.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Looking Back on a Year of Tingle

Happy new year to all of you Tingle fans out there! 2018 has been a crazy ride for many individuals and the world as a whole, but the constant guardian-angel-like presence of Tingle has enveloped us all in its protection.

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.

The man of the hour

Fans Comment

Right 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 Plays

Probably 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.

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 Scratchers

The 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!

1 comment:

  1. This blog has been fantastic! Thank you so much for the 1.1 patch, it allowed me to play through a game I thought I would never be capable of playing. That's truly something special. The collection of videos look great, and I will check some of them out!

    I wonder if there will be any Tingle games in the future, or if they died with the DS. What a run, though. I recently got my hands on physical copies of all three games (not the DSiWare one, though has anyone tried that out using no$gba?).

    I was wondering, are there any plans for a 1.2 patch? There were just a couple *very* small things I found untranslated, but I'm pretty sure they were already mentioned by others. It's not a huge deal, as the game was 100% playable and enjoyable. Thank you so much!