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The Darker Side of Tingle

August 18th, 2006 at 9:26 pm by The Missing Link

If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice we have a lovely little countdown timer on the main page for Mogitate Tingle no Barairo Rupee Land, otherwise known as Tingle RPG. Let it be known that this is merely the Japanese release date; it’s not coming to America or Europe or anywhere else… yet.

Since there’s only 15 days to the new game, the Nintendo overseas PR machine is now picking up steam and has brought us a commercial for the new game. (YouTube video is after the cut.)



Now while this looks utterly exciting, I have noticed a few… interesting things about the game…

Tingle may look like an innocent fairy-aspiring entrepreneur, but…

…deep down, with that sly smile, you can tell he’s up to no good.

Not only is he going to teach players how to steal other people’s hard-earned money…

he’s also going to corrupt children in the Hot Coffee Red Potion mini-game!

Watch him fail to pay the debts he owes to the mafia…

…only to be get his just desserts by being beaten up and left to die!

Now that you know the secret agenda present in this game, I urge you all to call Nintendo and keep this game from reaching our shores! Join the Jack Thompson crusade! Save our kids from becoming violent now!

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51 Messages from the Gossip Stones about “The Darker Side of Tingle”

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    Wow. Just….Wow. That creepy old man has been stalking us since Oot. (Look behind the counter in the Kokiri shop)

    I knew it :D I thought I was maniacal, and I thought Robert was worse, but we’re perfect little angels next to…THAT *points to Tingle*

    Wow, it’s like Tigle has been taught stealing leasons from Wario.

    This link will tell you more about how evil Tingle is:
    [link]
    And this little fanfic will tell you even more:
    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2959553/1/
    Never let Tingle RPG release outside of Japan!!

    TINGLE IS EVIL!!!!!!!!!1

    i hate Tingle and this just proves my point, i’ve always known that he’s evil. I bet he’ll be the final boss in TP, actually i even made an tingle haters club on a zelda forum XD. I really hope this is japan only, by the way funny article TML

    I hate him, I hate him, I hate him, I HATE HIM… wow sorry about that bit seriously there is no way in *navi* that Tingle could give those Monsters/Bosses a Link/Tinglewhoppin, the green spandex wearing freak wouldnt last 5 seconds.

    Ugh… Tingle… I remember screaming when I first saw him in Minish Cap. He’s getting sorta old now… Could we get a new annoying character to hate, please?

    Anyway, that game… I truly hope it never comes to America.

    Come get your “Kill-Tingle” Items, stuff to steal rupees, silver stakes, eggplants, ect, for those that absolutely hate Tingle. Just 50 force gems per items! I got anything you can possibly think of! I just hate Tingle. I don’t really care if this game comes over, I’m not going to touch it, not even for all the money on the planet!

    Hey, stop the hate. Hate kills babies. Puppies too.

    Ah, I can’t wait for this game to come over here. It truely looks like something completely different.

    Hate makes baby Jesus cry, lol.

    I personally don’t hate Tingle and I’ve never understood the hatred the poor fellow draws from the Zelda community…

    Just a question: This being an official “Zelda game”, would it count as canon to the mains series?

    UltimaLuminaire said:

    Hey, stop the hate. Hate kills babies. Puppies too.

    Robert-UK said:

    Hate makes baby Jesus cry, lol.

    Ah, you two got me *sigh* Can I say, I dislike Tingle with great intensity? If I do get this game (via birthday party, Christmas, or Easter) I’ll let Tingle die everytime I put the game on. I dislike it when he takes more money then necessary, and when he gives me somewhat useless items (like a trophy) and I wish there were two characters in TWW that could decipher maps.

    I already explained this: he was, and still is, my inspiration for becoming a thief!

    Faethin said:

    I personally don’t hate Tingle and I’ve never understood the hatred the poor fellow draws from the Zelda community…

    Ever played WW or TFSA?

    Faethin said:

    Just a question: This being an official “Zelda game”, would it count as canon to the mains series?

    This is probably a no. Being that the mainstream storyline always involves the saving of the world by some version of Link, this, I believe, will inevitably become a side-series rather than a part of the mainline series. Sort of like how the Wario games diverged from the Mario series (with occasional cross-cameos). (I couldn’t see the WarioWare series being plugged into the already nonexistent Mario storyline whatsoever.)

    Faethin said:

    Just a question: This being an official “Zelda game”, would it count as canon to the mains series?

    who knows? it looks like zelda on that one picture (I can just imagine all the tinglexzelda shippers there will be if this game comes out :P ) .

    seriously though,it looks like a very uninteresting game,and not just cause I dont like tingle.it just looks like a boring style of play.

    I personally hope we see Tingle Rpg come to the states. I really want to play it. I have since it was first announced.
    Second I think we should see a state side release of BS Zelda, Ancient Stone Tablets, and Navi Trackers.
    That would be awesome. I own and have beat all the other zelda games (except four swords, only because I have no one to play it with, but my girlfriend is now playing it with me and we have beat the three levels and have unlocked Vaatis tower) And i would like to play those other games. (Actually I lied I haven’t beat Zeldas Adventure yet either, and I don’t own it. I have however beat The faces of evil, the wand of gamelon, Zelda: Game&Watch Multi Screen, and the Zelda wrist watch by nelsonic.)

    LOL I can tell yall now that Link will be the final boss of that game and you got to steal from him

    Blah. That looks horribe. Not just the fact that it’s Tingle, but the gameplay looks like *navi droppings*.

    That girl looks eirely similar to Zelda, she’s even in Zelda’s dress. The other is a normal blonde. I guess this is what Rupeeji does to get people to do the job XP That actually make me bite my tongue about what I said in a previous Tingle-related post.

    May I have your attention please?
    I have been asked by the Hyrulean Anti-Theft department and the RBI (Royal Bereau of Investigation) to tell you that, should Tingle RPG be released State-Side or in Europe it is your duty as fans to send Nintendo hate mail about it. We must also bombard them with Anti-Tingle sentiment before a release date is anounced for the United States or Europe. He is a theif and a crime lord with connections to the Russian and Italian Mafias and the Japanese Yakuza. We must not allow him to invade our free lands!

    In some cases this sort of game coming forth from such a personally beloved franchise scares quite a few people. Ahh … Although all of my self-proclaimed-friends think this game will be an amazing new Zelda hit. It certainly looks different. Soon after these words were muttered from my friends their puffy, insignificant little moufies I ignited all of the items of which they gave unto me, and withdrew my friendship from their tingle-loving dearth-like grip.

    Furthermore could anyone please explain to me how to end a tag? sadly fumbling around all day with the code got me nowhere, and now everything I type has a line through it. Curses! I SAY CURSES!

    I’m looking forward to this game! I don’t care about what anybody says, I’m looking forward. If this game comes to Europe, I am going to get it! I will play it, and cherish it like any other Zelda game. But, whether I get a sequel (if it shall come to be…bit early to think about that, though, isn’t it?) will depend entirely on the gameplay. If it’s the worst game ever, I think my long time dream of dissecting a DS game, might finally become true!…nah, it’d be too messy……I think…maybe………

    Dissecting a DS game…*day dreams* Ok, I feel like doing this, but, those that like Tingle, or want to play this game, please, do not flame us and put us in court because you think our constant jokes toward Tingle are mean, this article is labeled under “Humor” so we have a right to make fun of him, and when it is not labeled “Humor” then we don’t have a right to make fun of him. Thankyou for not playing with fire. Anyways, the most fun I’ll get out of this is dying, then going back to die again, by picking up my first rupee, then press my luck by getting chased by an enemy, then get caught when I get bored, then I’ll turn the game off, and switch over to a more fun game ^_^

    to Faethin:

    If you’re talking about the timeline, then yes. In Nintendo Power (and other things) it said that this game took place before The Wind Waker, and once you meet the Rupeeji guy, Tingle would turn into the Tingle we know from The Wind Waker. So it is part of the timeline. So, in that sense, it’s cannon. But, it’s most likely going to be considered a side-game because you don’t control Link, and you don’t save the world.

    One good thing about this game is that we can have fun finding lots of different ways to make Tingle die, maybe TML could put a page up on TGA listing all of the different ways, lol.

    Tingle is a lot more creepier that I ever thought he was. Wow.

    Faethin said:

    I personally don’t hate Tingle and I’ve never understood the hatred the poor fellow draws from the Zelda community…

    Just a question: This being an official “Zelda game”, would it count as canon to the mains series?

    i agree tingle was anoying ya but his maps saved me aot of trouble and thought was strange but honest exspt in wind waker in that he was just plain robbing us

    Did you know he bears a slight resembelance to Koji Kondo?

    The Quest Keeper said:

    Furthermore could anyone please explain to me how to end a tag? sadly fumbling around all day with the code got me nowhere, and now everything I type has a line through it. Curses! I SAY CURSES!

    Yes, someone please explain this.

    Ugh! you people! The answer is simple! If you play that movie backwards you can hear many voices screaming, in pain and sorrow, and also hear a very deep satanic voice - obviously Tingle’s - saying, “I am evil incarnate. Tingle. Tingle. Cooloo Limba!!!” This should be enough proof for anyone to easily see how Tingle is even WILLING to show us just how evil this 30 year old, red nosed, green jump suited man really is.

    Join the fight against Tingle’s evil campaign. Save your country. Save your children. Become a “Mothers Against Notorieties.”
    Become a M.A.N.
    Common New Hyrule!
    It’s your duty!
    SERVE!

    I pledge allegiance to the Triforce
    And to the Kingdom for which it was made
    Under the godesses
    against Tingle
    and all his satanic, greedy forms.

    I WILL FIGHT THE EVIL!!! COME, TAKE UP ARMS MY BROTHERS AND FIGHT WITH ME!!!
    Ok, start Tingle effigies and burn them in front of your local game stores with threats saying that if they stock the game you will burn the store. After taking a Wii. And Twilight Princess.

    I pledge allegiance to the Triforce
    And to the Kingdom for which it was made
    Under the godesses
    against Tingle
    and all his satanic, greedy forms.

    Light Link 007 I shall join thee kinsman, the revolutiobn has begun have at thee Tingle.

    Tingle: *jumps out the trash can* TING! Tingle is here!
    HH: *walks over to Tingle and pours acid all over Tingle* *in an Irish acent* You people always have to look for complicated answers when simple ones exist. Don’t you just sit there, lads and lassies, help me clean up this Tingle mess before TML comes back, I wish to be an unsung hero, aye. Now, the land is free from Tingle’s tyranny, all rupees will be returned to their owners, every last rupee and force gem.

    Dr R-UK: It won’t last. Link and Tingle are natural enemies. Like Scots and Englishmen! Or Welshmen and Englishmen! Or Japanese and Englishmen! Or Englishmen and other Englishmen! Damn Englishmen! They ruined England!
    Dr H.Hero: You English sure are a contentious people.
    Dr R-UK: You just made an enemy for life!

    Dr H.Hero: You English sure are a contentious people.
    Dr R-UK: You just made an enemy for life!

    Here’s a little fact about me and my RP charatcers, I don’t know that word (yet), what does it mean?

    Anyways, Nintendo should atleast edit out some of the more, disgusting parts of the game (reference to the third pic from the bottom) so parents will welcome it more.

    Hay look at the video with English Subtitles

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9ZNHth9PF4

    Erm… Tinkle?

    Light Link 007 said:

    I pledge allegiance to the Triforce
    And to the Kingdom for which it was made
    Under the godesses
    against Tingle
    and all his satanic, greedy forms.

    I WILL FIGHT THE EVIL!!! COME, TAKE UP ARMS MY BROTHERS AND FIGHT WITH ME!!!
    Ok, start Tingle effigies and burn them in front of your local game stores with threats saying that if they stock the game you will burn the store. After taking a Wii. And Twilight Princess.

    Your all so mean!!!!! (How do you take the bold off?) Don’t you see? Tingle is innocent! He’s probably just forced to do this! Miyamoto, the ultimate and elite Genius, could never be behind something if it’s evil………I know! Capcom must be doing this evil, and blaming Shigeru Miyamoto!!!!! Shigeru Miyamoto is good! I like Shigeru Miyamoto!(*Navi* I like saying that name!) You’re all wrong!!!!!! But, if Shigeru Miyamoto DID make this game, then it’s good!

    Hyrulian Hero said:
    do not flame us and put us in court because you think our constant jokes toward Tingle are mean, this article is labeled under “Humor” so we have a right to make fun of him

    LAME EXCUSE!!!!! IT IS JUST PROOF THAT YOU ARE EVIL YOURSELF AND WISH TO BLAME IT ON TINGLE, WHO IS A NICE AND SWEET PERSON!!!!! YOU’RE ALL *sniff* EVIL!!!!! *sniff* YOU SHALL ALL PLAY THAT GAME AS PUNISHMENT!!!!!!

    Firstly, SOMEONE ANSWER THE *navi* QUESTION AS TO HOW TO TURN OFF ITALICS, BOLD AND STRIKE!!! It’s annoying the *navi* out of me.
    Secondly, ZFANno one but you blamed Shigeru. And I quite like the Cacom games as those are the first ones I played back before I even knew who Zelda is. Also, HH, ZFAN is right, it is a lame excuse. We slam Tingle no matter what its listed under.
    Thirdly I would join the Jack Thompson crusade except he wants to get rid of all video games, not just Tingle. I bet he secretly plays GTA and TrueCrime, and enjoys the excesive violence. Or he’s a zombie and doesn’t like how we always kill the zombies. Or maybe he used to be a long-haired pretty-boy, we all know what happens to them…
    Death to Tingle’s Gangsters!

    Light Link 007 said:

    Also, HH, ZFAN is right, it is a lame excuse. We slam Tingle no matter what its listed under.

    well its true that we slam tingle no matter what the article is,its easier when its a humor article :P .seriously though,I think HH has a point.theres no need to get aggressive if its a humor article since the purpose is to entertain and well, jokes are entertaining.

    Yeah. But they’re only entertaining to Tingle-haters. But humor rocks and so does Anti-Tingle Sentiment!
    AntiTingleEstablishimentarianism. 32 letters. wow.

    *holds up a case full of needles* Tingle will get… acupuncture *evil grin* I wonder what he drinks *picks up a bottle of hot sauce and acid* I liked the translation of the movie, it made fun of, “Tinkle” :D *holds up a mallet* massage should be done well *holds up a fire rod* then we cook him *smiles an evil grin more evil than Ganondorf*

    Cook him. Just don’t eat him or use the good cookware.

    sure he acts like he loves link but secretly he will try to kill link when hes sleeping why do u think he charges so much for stuff from link hes trying to get every last penny out of him before he strikes!

    That doesn’t make sense. He could just kill him and tak ehis money then. Of course he needs the stuff from the bank too.

    Light Link 007 said:

    That doesn’t make sense. He could just kill him and tak ehis money then. Of course he needs the stuff from the bank too.

    yes he does need the stuff from the bank tingle is pure evil

    Bu the could just rob the bank too.

    Or he could look all over the land/ocean for rupees. He never realized that there are rupees in pots, rocks, and grass everywhere.

    M Warrior said:

    Or he could look all over the land/ocean for rupees. He never realized that there are rupees in pots, rocks, and grass everywhere.

    im of the theory that tingle likes stealing from people,its his way of having fun :D .

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