Oct 31, 2007
Hang on, isn’t Wario supposed to be the Nintendo character who’s all about the cash? We’re only asking because having played numerous games where the fat yellow AntiMario jumps through hoops just for a sniff at a chest of treasure, it’s strange to see somebody steal his main personality flaw, and do it so extravagantly.
In the Rosy Rupeeland, Tingle is money. The rupee is the only language anyone is willing to speak, and our hero actually bleeds the stuff whenever he gets hurt in a fight, which is often. It’s as though Nintendo didn’t want to tarnish Wario’s sheen of semi-respectability, and instead made poor, expendable Tingle the star of the most Warioesque game ever.