Tingle may not represent what a typical hero might look like, but that hasn’t stopped him from appearing as the flagship character of his very own adventures. In fact, Nintendo and Vanpool were actually working a horror game that revolved around the infamous fairy-loving man from The Legend of Zelda series. Unfortunately, for Tingle fans, the project was never fully realized and ultimately canned by the development team.
“Looking back eight years ago, we were developing a horror game with Vanpool that starred Tingle as the main character,” explains Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe. “But that project was canceled due to a variety of reasons.”