Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love, aside from having an absolutely wonderful name, is a game that was released for Nintendo DS in Japan back in 2009. The game sadly never saw a western release but, thanks to some very dedicated fan-translators, you can now play the full thing in English. What a time to be alive.

The game is strangely based on elements of The Wizard of Oz; Tingle is thrust into a fantasy world where he has to team up with equivalents of Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion to win the heart of a princess. Tingle's overall aim is to do a waltz with this princess during the great Dance Party in order to return to his own world.

Before you get positively giddy with excitement, however, it is worth noting that you'll need a copy of the original Japanese game in order to apply the fan-made translation patch. If you do happen to have a copy lying around - today is your lucky day!

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[source tinycartridge.com]