Tingle’s been basically a mainstay in The Legend of Zelda series since Majora’s Mask on the Nintendo 64. In that game, he was a map maker. Of course, I’ve seen him in every other game that he’s appeared in since, but I can’t claim to know everything there is to know.
Now there’s a “Did You Know Gaming” episode all about the 35-year-old fairy. This, friends, is Tingle.
Wait… Before you dive in. The guy narrating this video yells essentially the whole time. It’s a really good rundown of information about Tingle, so I think it’s an enjoyable watch, but just a heads up before you get in there. Set your headphones or speaker down a bit, then crank the video up slowly. He’s, well, very excited.
The one thing that sort of bums me out here is the fact that Nintendo thinks the west hates Tingle. I don’t think that’s true. He’s a weird, crazy character with a boatload of personality. Would his games ever sell as well as the main Zelda titles? Heck no!
But I know gamers here would give them a shake, without hating on him. Tingle’s hilarious.