Collection: Tingle



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There are two known concepts for unreleased Tingle games.

Nintendo veteran and Tingle series producer Kensuke Tanabe has claimed that in 2010, a horror game starring Tingle was in development at Vanpool, but was scrapped for "a variety of reasons". This would lead to the development of Dillon's Rolling Western.

Tanabe has stated in a 2018 interview that he had an idea for a game about Tingle turning into a "super-powered being" that he had not yet had the chance to pitch. It is not known if this game was ever seriously pitched to Nintendo or entered development after the interview, however the shuttering of Tingle series developers Vanpool means that it is highly unlikely it'll see the light of day.
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Tingle's effeminate mannerisms have caused many fans to assume the character is supposed to be gay, and so much so that in 2006, GayGamer named Tingle as gaming's #1 "gayest character". The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma would say to Kotaku in 2015: "He's not gay. He's just an odd person." The Tingle spin-off games very overtly portray Tingle as a heterosexual man, with Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love being a combination of a dating simulator and point-and-click adventure where every date is female, while in Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, part of Tingle's motivation is that he wants to be with beautiful women.
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Eiji Aonuma confirming that Tingle is not gay:
https://kotaku.com/nintendo-explains-where-tingle-came-from-1686538751

List of Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love characters, including the dates:
https://zeldawiki.wiki/wiki/Characters_in_Ripened_Tingle%27s_Balloon_Trip_of_Love

Tingle being tempted by beautiful women in Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdYPxI-REgI#t=199
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Attachment Tingle's magic words: "Kooloo-Limpah!" are actually a play on "kururinpa" the Japanese equivalent to the word "Cuckoo", which is often used to describe someone who is crazy.