Kiyoshi Kusatsu

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Kiyoshi Kusatsu
Local 草津清? (くさつ きよし)
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases K. Kusatsu, K. Onsen, くさつ おんせん (Kusatsu Onsen), ♨ 草津 (Onsen Kusatsu), らいとりんく みゅうじっく (Light Link Music)

Kiyoshi Kusatsu is a Japanese composer, sound designer and programmer. He worked for ITL and Act Japan. He often used "Onsen" in his name which is Japanese for Hot Springs. Since Kiyoshi was good friends with him, he also occasionally uses the alias of Kenichi Kamio's music company Light Link Music.

Music Development


Kiyoshi programmed a sound driver in 6502 assembly. Kenichi would write the music on sheet music paper and would then give it to Kusatsu to convert to his sound engine by hand. It is unknown of Kiyoshi's sound driver utilized assembly or Music Macro Language.


Released Title Sample
Unknown The Deep (ARC) (ザ・ディープ)
1988-09-02 Matou no Houkai: The Hero of Babel (FDS) (魔塔の崩壊)
1989-12-27 Volfied (PCE) (ヴォルフィード)
1990-03-09 Don Doko Don (FC) (ドンドコドン) Sound Driver?
1990-05-11 Kagerou Densetsu - Legend of the Shadow Wolf (FC) (影狼伝説)
1990-08-03 Hell Meguri (TG16) (地獄めぐり)
1991-??-?? Halley Wars (GG) Sound Program
1991-??-?? Sagaia (GB) (サーガイア)
1991-12-20 Bakushou!! Jinsei Gekijou 3 - Haha: Life Theater 3 (FC) (爆笑 人生劇場3) Sound Effects
1992-04-25 Unexpected Gourd Island: Mystery of the Pirate Ship (FC) (ひょっこりひょうたん島 謎の海賊船) Sound
1993-03-05 Bubble Bobble: Part 2 (NES) (バブルボブル2) Sound Driver
1993-09-24 Super Nova (SNES) (ダライアスフォース)
1994-11-25 Big Laugh: Life Theater - Ouedo Diary (SFC) (大爆笑人生劇場 ~大江戸日記~)
1995-12-29 Big Laugh: Life Theater - Goofy Salarymen Edition (SFC) (大爆笑人生劇場 ~ずっこけサラリーマン編~)
1996-12-13 Gegege of Kitarou: Specter Creator Revealed! (GB) (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 妖怪創造主現る!) Sound Programmer
1996-12-27 Master Detective Conan: Underground Amusement Park Murder Case (GB) (名探偵コナン 地下遊園地殺人事件) Sound Program
2000-??-?? Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (GBC)
2000-11-?? Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (GBC)
2001-03-30 Return of the Ninja (GBC)
2001-06-05 Ultimate Surfing (GBC) (波乗り野郎!)