K.K. Slider (とたけけ, Totakeke) is a character in the Animal Crossing series of video games.
K.K. Slider is a special character who can be found in all of the Animal Crossing games since the original, performing on Saturday nights from 8:00 to midnight at different locations depending on the game (such as the Train Station, The Roost, or Club LOL. If the player speaks to him, he will play them a song and then give them a CD that they can play via a stereo at their house. While in New Leaf he plays on any night under the guise of "DJ K.K." (who appears as a trophy in SSB4), Super Smash Bros. takes from his performances in other games and has him only show up on Saturdays nights.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, K.K. Slider appears as a trophy with his guitar with the title "Totakeke," his Japanese name. As Animal Crossing had not yet been released in America at the time of Melee's release, his American trophy puts his home game as "Future Release".
A wandering musician whose daily life is a bit of a mystery. He plays in front of the train station every Saturday night starting at 8:00 p.m.. He has a large repertoire and plays both old and new hits from all over the world. His music is so ingrained in the villagers, it's impossible to imagine them living without it.
As a background character
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in addition to being a trophy and a sticker, K.K. Slider cameos on the Smashville stage, where he plays one of his songs when the stage is played between 8:00 PM and midnight on a Saturday, true to his role in the Animal Crossing games. His voice can be heard in many of these arrangements on the Smashville stage, namely:
Although K.K. Slider only plays from 8:00-Midnight on Saturday nights, K.K. Slider can be seen preparing for his performance earlier than 8. Additionally, while Animal Crossing Villagers usually pay full attention to the fight, if K.K. Slider is performing the villagers' attention will be focused on him instead.
Event 26: The Slow and Easy Life is a special exception, and will always be set during a performance of Rockin' K.K. regardless of the actual time of day.
K.K. Slider's trophy is obtained by unlocking all songs in the game.
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.
As a background character
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, K.K. Slider reprises his role on the Smashville stage. He also has a similar role on the Town and City stage, playing the same songs in the background from 8 p.m. on Saturdays. On the Town and City stage, he only appears in the background while in the Town section. In the City section, the music will continue, but K.K. is unseen. His voice is also used in a new arrangement of Bubblegum K.K..
As a costume
The DJ KK (by record tables) trophy is exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
"Yo yo yo! Come rock out at Club LOL! Featuring DJ KK every night of the week (except Saturdays)! Listen to the singer- songwriter bust out a foot-stompin' mix of tunes! Don't forget to come on your birthday for a special treat!" ...That advertisement definitely catches the eye.
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 request! Other days, you can find him spinning tunes at Club LOL as a DJ.
Fans of this groovy dog just can't wait for his live show every Saturday night. With his trusty acoustic guitar, he'll treat you to such delights as the K.K. Samba, the K.K. Waltz and the K.K. Stroll. He even takes requests! In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you can also find him on other days of the week working as a DJ at Club LOL.
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