Kazuo Sawa

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Kazuo Sawa
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Local 澤和夫 (さわ かずお)
Born 1951 (Age 62)
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases
  • K. Sawa
  • あみーご・さわ (Amigo Sawa)
  • あみーご さわさん (Amigo Mr. Sawa)
  • びあんき さわ (Bianki Sawa)

Kazuo Sawa is a Japanese composer, sound designer and programmer. He attended the Tokai University. While in college, he was playing in a band and then started work at Technos Japan and Million. While he mainly composed music for them, he seemed to have also been a freelance composer because of his previous work for HAL Laboratory, Jaleco, and Infinity, mainly for the Famicom. In 1993, he started DSP, a company which specializes in game audio. In 2001, he founded the Tokai University Jazz Study Group OB Club with one of his colleagues. It is currently unknown where Kazuo is or what he does today.


Music Development

FDS

Kazuo programmed his own sound driver and wrote the music in assembly. Unfortunately, the FDS channel he programmed is out of tune from the 2A03.

NES

Kazuo wrote a sound driver and wrote the music in assembly. He later used another sound engine which was possibly written by Masayoshi Koyama.


Gameography

Released

Title

Sample

1986-12-24 Seikima II: Return of the Devil (FC) (聖飢魔Ⅱ:悪魔の逆襲) Composer?
1987-04-17 Renegade (NES) (熱血硬派くにおくん)
1987-06-27 Mr. Tokoro's Protect and Attack (FC) (所さんのまもるもせめるも)
1987-07-31 Monty's Great Escape (FDS) (モンティの大脱走)
1987-08-28 Transformers: The Head Masters (FDS) (トランスフォーマー ザ☆ヘッドマスターズ)
1988-??-?? Alien Syndrome (NES) (エイリアンシンドローム) Sound Driver
1988-02-01 Paris-Dakar Rally Special!! (FC) (パリ・ダカール:ラリースペシャル)
1988-03-28 The Battle of Olympus (NES) (オリュンポスの戦い)
1988-07-26 Super Dodge Ball (NES) (熱血高校:ドッジ ボール 部)
1988-09-13 Kick & Run (FDS) (キック&ラン)
1988-09-30 Vegas Dream (NES) (ビバラスベガス) Sound Effects
1988-12-16 The Triathron (FC) (ザ・トライアスロン)
1988-12-20 Fantasy Zone II: The Tear of Opa Opa (FC) (ファンタジーゾーンⅡ オパオパの涙)
1989-03-20 Light Genji: Roller Panic (FDS) (光GENJI ローラーパニック)
1989-03-28 Big Challenge! Gun Fighter (FDS) (ビッグ チャレンジ ガンファイター) Composer?
1989-03-31 Tohru Matsumoto's Stock Winning Science II (FC) (松本亨の株式必勝学Ⅱ)
1989-04-25 Devil Man (FC) (デビルマン)
1989-04-25 River City Ransom (NES) (ダウンタウン熱血物語)
1989-09-20 Ultima: Quest of the Avatar (NES) (ウルティマ 聖者への道) Sound Driver
1989-12-21 Astyanax (NES) (ザ・ロード・オブ・キング) Sound Driver
1990-??-?? Totally Rad (NES) (マジック・ジョン)
1990-03-20 Shugoro Isaki's Horse Race Winning Science (FC) (井崎脩五郎の競馬必勝学)
1990-03-23 Populous (X68) (ポピュラス)
1990-04-13 GunHed: Aratanaru Tatakai (FC) (ガンヘッド 新たなる戦い)
1990-08-10 Peepar Time (FC)
1990-09-28 Totally Rad (NES)
1990-10-12 Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai (FC)
1990-10-19 Majaventure: Mahjong Senki (FC)
1990-11-30 Large Maze: Master of the Labyrinth (FC) (大迷路 迷宮の達人)
1991-??-?? Populous (SNES)
1991-03-22 Haha! Life Theater 2 (FC) (爆笑!人生劇場2)
1991-07-26 Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki Dayo Zenin Shuugou! (FC)
1992-??-?? World League Soccer (SNES)
1992-02-07 Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey-bu: Subette Koronde Dairantou (FC)
1992-06-26 Crash 'N the Boys: Street Challenge (NES)
1992-07-31 Mobile Police: Metal Jack (SFC) (機動警察メタルジャック)
1992-09-18 1999 (FC) (ほれ、みたことか!世紀末)
1993-??-?? Battle Blaze (SNES)
1993-01-?? Break Time: The National Pool Tour (NES) Sound Driver
1993-04-23 Kunio-kun's Nekketsu Soccer League (FC) (くにおくんの熱血サッカーリーグ)
1993-08-06 Kunio-kun no Dodgeball Zenin Shugo (SFC)
1993-11-26 Yadamon: Wonderland Dreams (SFC)
1993-12-22 Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes (FC) (熱血!すとりーとバスケット:がんばれDunk Heroes)
1994-??-?? Ultima VI: The False Prophet (SNES)
1994-07-29 Nekketsu! Beach Volley dayo Kunio-kun (SFC)
1994-09-30 Keiba Eight Special 2 (SFC)
1994-10-28 Shonen Ninja Sasuke (SFC)
1995-02-24 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (SFC)
1995-07-21 Dun Quest: Majin Fuuin no Densetsu (SFC)
1995-07-28 Ultra League: Moero! Soccer Daisessen (SFC)
1996-03-22 New Yattaaman: Nanndai Kanndai Yajirobe (SFC)
Unreleased Bio Force Ape (FC) Audio Driver?


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