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The mystery of the mario paint song

Kazumi Totaka, a young music composer at Nintendo, has worked on every game the “Mario Paint song” appears in. Totaka-san is also known by the nickname “Totakeke” – the name of the music-loving dog in Animal Crossing, but also a secret trigger for an occurrence of his song in the Japanese version of Link’s Awakening.

The page includes some backstory and MP3′s for the strange tune which has appeared across Nintendo games.