Nintendo wants to know: Is Tingle your thingle?

NoA requests opinions on its campest Zelda export and his Rose Colored Rupee Land

Personally, we've always been largely indifferent to Nintendo's camp men-boy-fairy-wannabe Tingle, first seen in the N64's Zelda: Majora's Mask. It seems though, not everyone's quite so neutral when it comes to the poor guy - with internet messageboards filled with people who either want to take Tingle home, dress him in a bow and hug him till his eyeballs squeeze out or, at the other end of the scale, beat him to death with a spade, kick his unmoving carcass, incinerate the remains then finish with a heartless, cackly jig of disdain on the ashes.

Now, with the news that Nintendo is poised to unleash the rather beautiful, if utterly, utterly insane DS action RPG Fresh Tingle's Rose Colored Rupee Land in Japan, it seems that Nintendo of America is canvassing the masses to see whether a Western release would send fans into orgasmic euphoria, or have them storming the HQ with pitchforks and flaming torches.

Over on its official website, Nintendo's whacked up a Tingle survey with questions ranging from 'Which of these best describes your view of Tingle' to 'If Tingle made an appearance in the upcoming title The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for GCN and Wii, how would you feel?'. Tingle lovers and haters alike can make their case, presumably affecting the game's chances of seeing the light of day over here.

Sadly, it looks like our North American cousins are the only ones worthy of an opinion as the survey is technically closed to everyone else. Of course, in no way would we condone signing up with a fake name and fake US address in order to convince Nintendo that its beautiful, off-the-wall adventure deserves a Western release. Although, it's not like we'd ever know if you did, eh?