K.K. Slider (real name: Totakeke) is a character in the Animal Crossing video games. He is a musician who plays music in the coffee shop, The Roost at the museum (in Animal Crossing: Wild World) or the Train Station (in the original game) every Saturday night, from 8:00 PM to midnight. After players listen to K.K.'s music, he hands out a tape recording, which they can play on a radio back at their house. Requesting "K.K. Song" between 8pm and midnight on Saturday nights will lead to the known tune Totaka's Song being played. He was based on Kazumi Totaka, who was also called "Totakeke", and played the guitar.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, K.K. Slider appears as a trophy with the title "Totakeke," his real name. At the time of the game, Animal Crossing had only come out in Japan on the N64 and thus was not well known in North America, or any where else. When one looks at Totakeke's trophy when the language is set to English, it says "Future Release", but if the language is changed to Japanese, it will give the N64 date and the GameCube date of release.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, K.K. Slider cameos on the Smashville stage, where he plays a song when the stage is played at 8:00 PM on a Saturday night, true to his role in the Animal Crossing games. His voice can be heard in many of the song arrangements on the Smashville stage, namely:
- Go K.K. Rider!
- 2:00 a.m.
- K.K. Cruisin'
- K.K. Western
- K.K. Gumbo
- Rockin' K.K.
- DJ K.K.
- K.K. Condor
Bolded songs are only played during concerts; the rest can be chosen from My Music.
Although he only plays from 8:00-Midnight on Saturday nights, K.K. Slider can be seen preparing for his performance earlier than 8. Additionally, while they normally watch the fight, when K.K. is performing, the villagers' attention is focused on him.
A wandering musician. He plays concerts every Saturday night at the Roost in the basement of the museum. All he carries is a single acoustic guitar, but he can play music from all genres. You can request a single tune per concert, and afterward he'll give you a recording of the song to take home. In Animal Crossing: Wild World, his playlist included 70 songs.
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS
His fans can't wait for Saturday evenings. Why? Because K.K. Slider performs live! The crowd goes wild when K.K. Slider plays some of his greatest hits, like K.K. Samba, K.K. Waltz, and K.K. Stroll, on his acoustic guitar. He sometimes even takes requests! Other days, you can find him spinning tunes at Club LOL as a DJ.
- In the player's guide to Super Smash Bros. Melee, K.K. was named "Arlo".