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.
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