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Whodunit: Sound DesignersPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:29 am
Last edited by CRV on Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:25 am; edited 1 time in total
This topic has been discussed in various threads over the years, but it might be good to have everything in one place.
Former Sega sound designer Kazuhiko Nagai (長井和彦) started putting up his work on Youtube last year. Let's start with him. Here is the list of his consumer work from his website (up through 1993):
1986〜 MarkⅢ FM unit /master system :sound driver
1986 Space Harrier : help&coding,SE
1987 Zillon : Direction,SE
1987 ALIEN SYNDROME : Direction,driver,compose,SE(sound all)
1987 SDI : sound all
1988 Maze walker(hunter) : sound all
1988 星をさがして hoshi wo sagashite : sound all
1988 超音戦士ボーグマン cyborg hunter : Direction,SE
1988 Scramble Sprits (海外MS）: compose
1987 Zillon トライフォーメーション : Direction,SE
1989 RAMBⅢ（海外MS）：sound all
1987〜 mega drive Spec design of OPN2 / sound driver
1988 Space Harriar : SE sound program
1988 獣王記 Altered Beast : sound all
1989 Phantasy Star2 : SE sound program
1989 大魔界村 Ghouls 'n Ghosts : capcom/SEGA hybrid driver,SE
1989 RAMBOⅢ: sound all
1989 孔雀王2 mystic defender: compose
〜1990 Moon Dancer : Pending
1990 Ghost busters(MD) : sound all
1990 Michael Jackson's Moonwalker: Direction,driver,SE
1993 Quiz Scramble Special : MEGACD Recording coordinate
He doesn't specify a platform for Altered Beast, but he apparently confirmed years ago that he worked on the Master System version, in addition to the Mega Drive/Genesis version.
Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:50 pm
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Hikoshi Hashimoto (橋本彦士)
Prolific sound designer who worked on some Sega 8-bit games
Sega 8-bit games listed on his website:
Running Battle (SMS, listed as GG)
Line of Fire (SMS, listed as GG)
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S (GG)
Battletoads (GG, "data production")
Sega 8-bit games not listed on his website:
Alien Storm (SMS)
Donald no Magical World (GG) (credited with Youko Yamamoto)
Psycho Fox (SMS)
Hashimoto tweeted about Psycho Fox once, but later deleted it. There is another tweet in which he mentions working on it, though.
Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:13 am
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T's Music (株式会社ティーズミュージック)
Game audio production company started in April 1990
Sega 8-bit games NOT listed on their website:
- Submarine Attack (Master System)
In an interview, then-president Tomoyuki Hamada said this was their first game, but it was not released. Except it was released, just not in Japan, which might be why it's not on the website.
- Berlin no Kabe (The Berlin Wall) (Game Gear)
Sega 8-bit games listed on their website:
- Bart World (The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World, outside of Japan)
I believe there are mistakes on the T's Music website. However, this is one of the few Acclaim Simpsons games released in Japan, and we know from a former Santos programmer that that company converted Bart vs. the World and Space Mutants to Game Gear from the Master System.
Did T's Music also work on Space Mutants? That one did not come out in Japan, which could be why it's not listed on the website.
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Takashi Horiguchi (堀口貴史)
Former sound designer at SIMS. Went by the name "Fumi" (because the "史" in his given name can be read that way).
Sega 8-bit games from the list he posted here:
Alien Syndrome (Game Gear) (debut)
Wimbledon (Master System)
Ninja Gaiden (Master System)
Master of Darkness (Master System)
Air Rescue (Master System, some music)
Kick & Rush (as he refers to it) (Master System)
Confirmed here that he appears in a photo (attached below) in the November 1991 issue of Mega Drive Fan. The woman is "Nasubi."
Said here In the Wake of Vampire for Game Gear was ported from the Master System version:
Posts he wrote about working at SIMS. Had some things to say about future company president Noboru Machida:
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Tadahiko Inoue (井上忠彦)
Inoue confirmed on the VGMdb Forums that he worked on Danan: The Jungle Fighter. He is also credited on Alex Kidd in Shinobi World.