Naoki Kodaka

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Naoki Kodaka
Naoki Kodaka - 04.jpg
Local 小高 直樹 (こだか なおき)
Born 1957
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases N-Kodaka, Kodaka San, Kodaka Naoki and Guys, New, Naoki Kotaka, Chokkun

Naoki Kodaka is a Japanese composer who was one of the main audio creators at Sunsoft and created music for their NES and Famicom titles since the company started making them. He graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of the Arts in 1982. He has been responsible for the creation of many catchy and memorable soundtracks such as Blaster Master, Fester's Quest, Revenge of the Joker and many others. He first started off working on game soundtracks at Sunsoft by himself. Later in his career, he created soundtracks with Nobuyuki Hara and Shinichi Seya, along with other composers. He also made a DVD titled "Mushi Mushi no Shi: Rainforest Story". Currently he is a full time university teacher at the Nagoya College Of Music.

Music Development

Kodaka would write either sheet music or would send tape recordings of his compositions to Sunsoft, which were then converted into the game to code by their sound team.


Released Title Sample
1985-10-04 Route-16 Turbo (FC) (ルート16ターボ) Composer?
1986-04-17 Atlantis no Nazo (FC) (アトランチスの謎)
1986-11-20 Dead Zone (FDS) (デッド ゾーン)
1986-12-12 Adian no Tsue (FDS) (アディアンの杖)
1986-12-18 Madoola no Tsubasa: The Wing of Madoola (FC) (マドゥーラの翼)
1987-02-06 Nazoler Land Soukangou (FDS) (ナゾラーランド 創刊号)
1987-03-27 Chisoko Tairiku Orudoora (FDS) (地底大陸オルドーラ)
1987-03-27 Super Boy Allan (FDS) (スーパーボーイ・アラン)
1987-06-12 Nazoler Land Dai 2 Gou (FDS) (ナゾラーランド第2号)
1987-09-?? Spy Hunter (NES)
1987-12-04 Shanghai (FC) (上海)
1988-01-23 Ripple Island (FC) (リップル アイランド)
1988-04-?? Freedom Force (NES)
1988-06-17 Blaster Master (NES)
1988-12-?? Platoon (NES)
1988-12-09 Nankin's Adventure (FDS) (なんきんのアドベンチア)
1989-02-10 Red Dragon King (FC) (赤龍王)
1989-03-30 After Burner (FC) (アフターバーナー)
1989-09-?? Fester's Quest (NES)
1989-12-22 Batman (NES)
1990-03-02 City Hunter (PCE) シティーハンター Composer?
1990-07-19 Batman (GEN)
1990-08-10 Journey to Silius (NES) (ラフ ワールド)
1990-10-26 Nantettatte!! Baseball (FC) (なんてったって!!ベースボール)
1990-12-14 Gremlins II: The New Batch (NES) (グレムリン2:新種誕生)
1991-09-20 U-four-ia: The New Saga (NES) (へべれけ)
1991-09-27 Super Spy Hunter (NES) (バトルフォーミュラ)
1991-12-20 Batman: Return of the Joker (NES) (ダイナマイトバットマン)
1992-??-?? Batman: Revenge of the Joker (GEN) Original Music
1992-01-14 Super Fantasy Zone (GEN) (スーパーファンタジーゾーン)
1993-03-05 Albert Odyssey (SNES)
1994-03-11 Sugoi Hebereke (SFC)
1994-12-22 Albert Odyssey II (SNES)
1996-08-09 Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean (SAT)
1997-07-24 Out Live: Be Eliminate Yesterday (PS1)
Unreleased Batman: Revenge of the Joker (SNES) Composer

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