Totaka’s Song Easter Egg Discovered In Mario Kart 8

By Chris Priestman . January 13, 2015 . 10:30am


Totaka’s Song, the long-running Nintendo game Easter egg, has recently been discovered hidden away inside Mario Kart 8(via CVG).


As YouTube user “Somewhat Awesome Games” demonstrates in the video above, any track that has Yoshis in the crowd of spectators contains the Easter egg. This includes Sweet Sweet Canyon, Yoshi Circuit, Yoshi Valley, and Donut Plains 3.


If you play one of those tracks and go up to one of the Yoshi spectators you may be able to hear Totaka’s Song if you listen beyond the blaring soundtrack. To make it easier to hear, Somewhat Awesome Games removes the rest of the game’s audio so you can hear the Yoshi humming away.


If you didn’t know, Totaka’s Song is an Easter egg found in numerous Nintendo games since 1992. It’s the work of long-time Nintendo composer Kazumi Totaka who has, for whatever reason, decided to hide away the jingle for players to find.


The song can be found in Mario Paint, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Animal Crossing, Pikmin 2, and loads of others. And now we also know that it’s in Mario Kart 8 as well.

Read more stories about & & on Siliconera.

  • Freud_Hater

    Nice XD

  • FinalArcadia

    Whoa, that one is tucked away really discretely! Nice touch though having it hidden with Yoshi, given Yoshi’s voice actor!

  • John Diamond

    i just wanna know how they found that out… like who stops and listens to the spectators

    • dawnbomb

      speedrunners doing routing and glitch hunting while streaming all casual like.

  • Crevox

    Come on, this isn’t even gaming news, this is Kotaku level stuff.

    • James

      This sort of thing is cool, little happenings within the world of the games themselves are definitely worth sharing I think.

      • Crevox

        There’s tons of “sort of things” that happen in gaming, things discovered, etc. For some reason, it was decided that this one should be covered.

        It’s just another Chris post.

  • SuperSailorV

    Go, K.K. Rider!

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos