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For detailed information about this series, see: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru at Wikipedia


Sablé Prince, the main character of the game.

Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (For the Frog the Bell Tolls) is an action role-playing videogame created by Nintendo and released only in Japan on September 4, 1992 for the Game Boy. It was re-released for Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on September 5, 2012, yet only in Japan.

A Game Boy Color remake titled Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru DX was planned for a 2002 release, but was ultimately scrapped.

The story is about two princes, the player character, Prince of the Sablé (or Sabure) Kingdom, and Richard, prince of the Custard Kingdom, who compete to save Princess Tiramisu and the Mille-Feuille Kingdom. During the adventure the two princes and many other people are turned into frogs, and only the sound of the Spring Bell would turn them back, hence the name of the game.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

5Arrow R Zelda19930606 June 06, 1993Prince Richard from Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru, makes an appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

5Arrow R Wario20010821 August 21, 2001Dr. Arewo Stein from Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru makes an appearance in Wario Land 4, and music from the game is unlockable in WarioWare: D.I.Y.1

5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20140913 September 13, 2014Sablé Prince from Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and for Wii U.1