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1[[quoteright:300:]]˛˛''Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland'' is a quirky little game for the DS, starring [[Characters/TheLegendOfZelda Tingle]] from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. In it, Tingle is an [[BlatantLies ordinary]] 35-year old man living in what may or may not be Hyrule. One day, a mysterious Rupee-shaped character promises him entrance to [[ThePromisedLand Rupeeland]] if he collects enough Rupees, and changes his name to Tingle, giving him his classic green suit.˛˛Despite being generally well-received, it was only released in Japan and Europe because AmericansHateTingle. (If you want to play it, import it- it's region-free!) It received a sequel, ''Videogame/RipenedTinglesBalloonTripOfLove'', which revolved around women instead of money; this was never released outside of Japan, but fortunately(?) an excellent English-language FanTranslation [[ is now available.]] There was also a ''VideoGame/BalloonFight'' [[DolledUpInstallment Clone]]-SpinOff featuring Tingle released prior to both games.˛----˛!!This game contains examples of:˛˛* AliensStealCattle: Aliens had abducted the cows of Lon Lon Meadow and brought them back (a possible reference to ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''). The cows Tingle encounters all sport purple alien heads.˛* AntiHero: Tingle may go around helping people and ultimately save the world, but he's roped into the adventure in the first place by promises of all the money, food, and women he could ever want. The quest hasn't changed him, either; after the final battle, he [[ImagineSpot daydreams]] about doing all of the things he was promised now that he has loads of rupees. The Grand Fairy asks if he's no better than the villain was.˛* ArtificialStupidity: Bodyguards come in three flavors: "Passive", meaning they won't initiate combat except in self-defense or (sometimes) if ordered to; "Agressive", meaning they will simply attack everything nearby, even if it's beneficial not to do so; or "Assertive", meaning they'll only attack if ordered to, or if Tingle initiates combat.˛* BeamOWar: In part of the final battle, the boss shoots a beam of energy at you that you can stop and repel with a beam of rupees.˛* BeePeople: One area has giant, intelligent bees.˛* BigBallOfViolence: Every battle except for the bosses are this.˛* BigEater: Dave, the son of the Chef.˛* BonusBoss: Baron, who can only be fought if you have one of the wandering bodyguards with you.˛* BossSubtitles: [[spoiler:Beetle Lord Death Bug, Captain Stalfos, Tri-Force Colored Plant: Bana Bana, Beetle King Ultra Death Bug, Undiscovered Parasitic Insect Gargantu-Bug, Fire Monster Dora Dora, Ultimate Boss Uncle Rupee, and Super Powered Uncle Grand Rupee. In ''Legend of Zelda'' tradition, Uncle Rupee's final form lacks subtitles, simply being called Rupee.]]˛* BreakingTheFourthWall: Part of the overall humour and [[AnAesop messages]]. Notable cases are Tingle's uncle and the Port Town kids.˛* BrokenBridge: Although most of them don't lead anywhere that you couldn't get to without them, so paying to fix them is usually for convenience.˛* BubblegloopSwamp: Gooey Swamp and a bit of Steamy Marsh.˛* ButThouMust: Two significant iterations in the game: declining Uncle Rupee's offer at the beginning will make him explain once again Rupeeland's utopia. [[spoiler: In the same vein, refusing to help the Grand Fairy will make her explain once again Rupeeland's ''dys''topia]].˛* CanineCompanion: For part of the game, Barkle. There's also a dog in each set of Bodyguards one can hire.˛* CashGate: Both figurative ones (the point of the entire main quest) and literal gates which are activated by throwing Rupees into them.˛* TheChiefsDaughter: Mamba, though she doesn't develop anything romantically with Tingle, not even in the good ending.˛* TheChosenZero: Tingle.˛* ContinuitySnarl: Being a spinoff, it wasn't included in ''Hyrule Historia'''s official timeline, and with references to the rest of the ''Zelda'' series being sparse, it's clear that a relationship to other ''Zelda'' games was not a priority of the developers. Still, CanonDiscontinuity has not been established, so it's been postulated by fans that it takes place somewhere after ''The Wind Waker'' after the Deku Tree from that game succeeds in {{terraform}}ing the Great Sea and creating continents.˛* CrapsackWorld: One where people charge Rupees for advice, opening a shop to them, and letting them enter a town, and where people haggle and keep the money if they don't like the offer... It's no wonder that you succumbed to Uncle Rupee in the beginning. And there is no sign of any hero like Link... The few heroes charged Rupees to be heroic!˛** [[spoiler:Rupeeland is ''worse'', as everyone is forced to gather Rupees or die... and most of the Rupees go to Uncle Rupee.]]˛** GaiasLament: The Deku Tree.˛* DarkIsNotEvil: The Salona, the hooded beings who run the bodyguard salons. Long ago, they helped a hero defeat an ancient demon. Because they acted as the hero's shadows, the demon cursed them to live as shadows and turn into dust if exposed to light.˛* DeathMountain: Mount Desma.˛-->'''Old book:'''[[labelnote:*]](when read backwards)[[/labelnote]] Mount Desma is also known as the Mountain of Death.˛* DoYouWantToHaggle: You're not gonna get through this game if you have no feel for it (or a guide).˛* ElementalPowers: The ''Franchise/SuperSentai''-ish fairy squad corresponds to the elements of Metal, Aqua, Leaf, Earth and Magma. There's also a collection of Super Rupees based on these elements.˛* EleventhHourSuperpower: Pinkle's support (see And Your Reward Is Clothes).˛* EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity: The Grand Fairy [[spoiler:and her daughter Pinkle.]]˛* [[spoiler:EvilMentor: Uncle Rupee.]]˛* {{Expy}}: Oinkers to Moblins. Dora Dora to Volvagia.˛* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Uncle Rupee, while obviously evil the second or third time you meet him, still acts rather nice to Tingle... until Rupeeland is almost a reality.]]˛* FetchQuest: Most aren't mandatory, but doing them earns you a good amount of rupees.˛* FairySexy: Pinkle˛* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Pinkle's initial reward to Tingle for freeing her. [[ "Kooloo-Limpah!" will never sound the same again.]]˛* GirlsWithMoustaches: Duko.˛* GottaCatchThemAll: The 30 Rupee Goods qualify as either crucial or optional, because you don't need them to complete the game, but not having them all will get you the bad ending. There's also semi-important collections consisting of 23 Empty Jars, 11 maps with each a varying number of landmarks to be noted on, 31 Recipes, and one optional sidequest involving having hired and acquired the profile of all 30 official Bodyguards.˛* GraveRobbing: [[spoiler:Want the Icy Bouillon recipe?]] Start digging! There's also a couple of dead adventurers' bodies to take loot from, but they aren't in graves.˛* GuideDangIt: A frustrating example would be the phases where you have to pay [=NPCs=] or vice versa. Another would be finding the recipe for Tasty Stew˛* HappilyAdopted: Aba by Junglo. When Aba reunites and goes to live with her biological father, she and Junglo have a short, but heartwarming goodbye.˛-->'''Aba:''' Bye, Forest Dad!˛* HelloInsertNameHere: Played with: You can name the protagonist everything except Tingle, because that's the name he'll be given less than five minutes into the game. There's a few special [=NPCs=] that call you your real (i.e. your chosen) name.˛* ImagineSpot: When the Grand Fairy reveals to Tingle [[spoiler:what [[{{Dystopia}} Rupee]][[CrapsackWorld land]] will be really like, Tingle has a brief hallucination of a BadFuture called "Bad Uncle Rupee's Ashen Rupeeland".]]˛* ItemGet: Yep, Tingle does it too.˛* LadyLooksLikeADude: Duko is the elder sister of MachoCamp bridge builders Duke and Judge... but shares a StrongFamilyResemblance with them, acts the same way, and even has the [[GirlsWithMoustaches most impressive moustache of the three]].˛* LargeAndInCharge: The Grand Fairy, Captain Stalfos, the Yamatami chief and the Oinker boss. [[spoiler:Uncle Rupee's final form, too.]]˛* LonelyRichKid: Paul Moneybags, because he thinks showing off his expensive possessions is a good way to make friends with the locals (the children in Port Town). It isn't, but when Paul leaves crying for being rejected, one of the kids does follow him to reveal money is for grownups and not interesting to them, but that they'd love to hear the stories of his travels around the globe and what it's like to fly in a balloon. Paul subsequently befriends them on those terms.˛* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Captain Stalfos & crew.˛* MachoCamp: Duke, Judge, Duko and their father, the Foreman, all are based on this image. Just watch them thrust their pelves.˛* MagicMusic: The Bone Ocarina.˛* TheMaze: Junglo puts signs revealing the right path throughout the forest for a certain amount of Rupees. There's also a hidden chest in there, but that one you'll have to find on your own.˛* TheMedic: Missy at Hometown Prairie, the doctor at Steamy Marsh and the Shaman at Desma Mountain.˛* {{Meganekko}}: Missy˛* MetalDetectorPuzzle: Using the Bone Ocarina to find the hidden pirate chests (not required) and opening them (required).˛* MineralMacGuffin: Aside from collecting the regular rupees, you also have to get the Super Rupees, that act as the games dungeon counters, and the final Master Rupee.˛* MultipleEndings: There's a bad ending and a good ending. Oddly, the bad ending is actually much more interesting and thought provoking than the good ending, although you'll still feel cheated out of your victory.˛* MythologyGag: A few locations in the game are homages to the main series (Deku Forest, Lon Lon Meadows, Desma Mountain), and the Salona also look a lot like the Subrosians. ˛* {{Ninja}}: Yamori, one of the Drifter Bodyguards. Being able to hire him involves a miniquest of finding him a bunch of times and eventually explaining him [[HighlyVisibleNinja why he fails his ninja-ism]].˛* ObviouslyEvil: [[spoiler:Uncle Rupee, who tells Tingle that throwing rupees into the pond will grant a life of luxury and comfort, isn't that clearly the villain when you first meet him. By the second story-proceeding donation though, you'll notice that Uncle Rupee's living more luxurious than when you met him.]]˛* OffToSeeTheWizard: ''Balloon Trip of Love'' is one with Tingle in the Dorothy role.˛* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Tingle, with the sidenote that money doubles as his life energy. So is everyone else, because they're all greedy.˛* OurFairiesAreDifferent: They're the spirirts of altruism and generosity, or simply the anti-Uncle Rupee(s).˛* PaletteSwap: The regular Bodyguards. There is a set of nine sprites per continent, so each continent utilizes different colours to set their Bodyguards apart.˛* PinkGirlBlueBoy: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pinkle]]. Duko too, but that one might be for parody purposes.˛* PlayboyBunny: One of Uncle Rupee's servants during the final fight.˛* ThePowerOfLove: That which enables the Guard to thwart the evil lurking in the cemetary and save his wife.˛* ThePromisedLand: Rupeeland.˛* PuzzleBoss: Dora Dora˛* SavePoint: The computer at Tingle's house.˛* SelfMadeMan: Tingle upon getting the good ending˛* SequentialBoss: [[spoiler:Uncle Rupee]] has a normal form, a green powered up form, an orange powered up form, a red powered up form and finally a giant [[spoiler:rupee head]] form.˛* {{Sexophone}}: Pinkle's theme.˛* ShoutOut: One of the boss battles a parody of ''VideoGame/PunchOut''.˛* SnowedIn: Getting the recipe for Ultra Sleep Spray involves finding the remains of an adventurer who couldn't leave his secluded spot because of the snow storms. Poor guy had to cook with what he had and never woke up...˛* SpikesOfDoom: Particularly bad in the Insect Cavern˛* SpiritualSuccessor: Could be considered one to ''VideoGame/ForTheFrogTheBellTolls'', as both have a similar automatic battle system.˛* StalkingMission: A recurring sidequest to find out what Big Bro is up to is this.˛* {{Stripperific}}: Pinkle. There's also one (scantily clad) female warrior in each set of Bodyguards one can hire.˛* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Junglo's pet Mandrill has a little bow on her head.˛* {{Tomboy}}: Aba˛* TreacherousAdvisor: [[spoiler:Uncle Rupee]]˛* UglyGuyHotWife: Tingle and Pinkle do seem to fit this trope. Otherwise, the good ending certainly does.˛* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Pinkle and her mother can only be told apart by the fact the mother wears a crown. And [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker as per tradition]], Tingle's uncle is pretty much him with glasses.˛* UnexpectedShmupLevel: The FinalBoss [[spoiler:fight against Uncle Rupee is this, with all the million (and then some) Rupees that you've ever thrown into the tower being used as bullets.]]˛** DestructibleProjectiles: The FinalBoss [[spoiler: also shoots black Rupees at you which you often have to shoot to not get hit by them.]]˛* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Tingle.]]˛* VendorTrash: Nearly every item is this. This is a good thing, however, due to the game's premise.˛* WidgetSeries: These are without question the weirdest ''Zelda'' games˛----


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