Posted on February 20, 2019
US Government Stole Yoshi's Island Music For Flash Game About Recycling
The United States’ Environmental Protection Agency has an educational flash game on its site called Recycle City Challenge. That in itself is not special. However, what is interesting is that when you clicked the Let’s Get Started button, a familiar tune for Mario fans played.
Keen-eared listeners have noted that the song in the background is taken from Yoshi’s Island DS. The song no longer plays in the flash game (having probably been removed) but we’ve heard it with our own ears, and there was no mistaking it was this tune:
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For more on the weird intersection of governments and video games, read about the time a South Korean politician released a Starcraft map as part of his campaign.