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Ripened Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love Gets A Fan Translation


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Some people are probably aware of Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland, an unconventional RPG starring The Legend of Zelda’s Tingle, due to it being released in both Japan and Europe. However, Tingle actually starred in a second major commercial release. Ripened Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love also appeared on the Nintendo DS. Now, over four years after a fan translation project began, it has been completed.


Ripened Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love is an adventure game. Tingle is sucked into a book and finds himself working alongside a scarecrow, tin woman, and lion as he attempts to find his way through the story and develop a relationship with one of five girls in the game. While it is an adventure game with dating sim elements, there is also a dungeon minigame.


Ripened Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love was originally released on the Nintendo DS in Japan in 2009. The fan translation group’s next project is Tingle’s Balloon Fight DS.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.