Lonely dispatches from Hyrule
By Ray Porreca
The Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker HD‘s world is an expanse of cerulean seas and windswept islands populated by goofy pirates and talking boats. It’s whimsical and inviting in a way that makes the game feel like art in motion. Its sights are the kinds of places that you want to share with others.
Fortunately, one of the items in Wind Waker HD lets players do just that. It’s called the Tingle Bottle, and using it effectively turns anyone connected to the internet into a modern day Sting. In-game pictures and short messages can be stuffed into a single Tingle Bottle and thrown into the ocean for anyone to find.
Since last week I’ve been infatuated with finding and reading Tingle Bottles. As far as I’m concerned, collecting every bottle in my path is more important than sailing around on a hunt for the Triforce. Tingle Bottles turn Wind Waker into a semi-voyeuristic journey full of bizarre messages and silly pictures.
Below is a collection of the best, weirdest, and most interesting Tingle Bottles that I’ve come across. Each one has been recreated in all of its grammatically incorrect glory for your reading pleasure.