BY PRESSING DOWN A SPECIAL KEY IT PLAYS A LITTLE MELODY


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11.21.2008

Brandon Boyer

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There’s a fantastic meta-game the Nintendo elite like to play with every game scored by long-time company composer Kazumi Totaka, who is oft-noted as the not entirely coincidental spitting image of Animal Crossing‘s K.K. Slider (the dog’s Japanese name, Totakeke, being a bastardization of Totaka’s name).

Totaka has notoriously been hiding a vaguely arabesque 19-note melody in each game he’s worked on, from import-only original Game Boy game X (notably created by now-PixelJunk Monsters/Eden studio head Dylan Cuthbert) through more recent DS and GameCube games.

And so, after only days of searching, the song — known simply as Totaka’s Song — has been discovered in the Wii’s new Animal Crossing title, City Folk. Sitting idle in Kapp’n's opening-scene bus for enough time will net you the whistled reward.

More on the phenomenon can be found via YouTube user ‘PhilBond’s three part series exhaustively cataloging the appearances.

Animal Crossing City Folk- Kapp’n Whistles Totaka’s Song [YouTube, via Tiny Cartridge]

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  1. I would assume it’s also available as “K.K. Song,” just as it was in the first two Animal Crossing games as well. Actually, that’s the first place I heard it (in the Gamecube game,) and I didn’t know it was a running thing until I picked up Mario Paint a little while later.

    Has it been found in Wii Sports yet?



  2. You are correct, this is indeed available from K.K. Slider as K.K. Song, I’m listening to it right now!


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