Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tingle's Ice Climber

In early 2007, Nintendo of Japan released a Club Nintendo-exclusive game called Tingle's Balloon Fight. It's basically a re-skinned version of one of the company's classic Famicom/NES titles--starring that odd Legend of Zelda character, Tingle, rather than the nameless, titular "Balloon Fighters" of the original, of course.

I played a bit of Tingle's Balloon Fight while on vacation last week. The experience took my mind to some crazy places. Case in point: The following doodle--of Tingle in Ice Climber drag.

Two similar drawings can be seen in my deviantart gallery and in my Flickr photostream.

Wouldn't it be cool if Nintendo released a bunch of these re-imaginings? Along with a Tingle's Ice Climber, they could make a Tingle's Wrecking Crew, for instance, or even a Super Tingle Bros. Hmm, I think I now know the subject of my next few doodles.


Viewtiful_Justin said...

Super Tingle Bros. would be hilarious! He could collect rupees while he pranced through each stage, tromping even the foes Mario couldn't best. A super mushroom could make him macho and a fire flower would give him stylish flames on his jumpsuit and the ability to throw flaming balls of...something...at foes.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ha ha! Yes, I love the idea of Super Tingle Bros., too, Justin. I'm going to have to put pen to paper this weekend, I think :)