Yukio Kaneoka

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Yukio Kaneoka
Local 兼岡 行男 (かねおか ゆきお)
Born 1948?
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases U. Kaneoka, Y. Kaneoka, Y.K

Yukio Kaneoka is a Japanese electronic engineer and sound designer. From as early as 1981, Kaneoka worked for Nintendo as a sound designer, composer, and programmer. He worked on a lot of their earliest arcade and home console games, but his last known credit for new work was as part of the staff of F-Zero released in 1990. Probably Kaneoka's biggest claim to fame was designing the RP2A03's APU for the Famicom / NES, and later its counterpart in the Famicom Disk System's RP2C33 controller. In addition, he created Nintendo's sound driver Kankichi-kun.

His last known credit was as a supervisor for 2008’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl, so it is unlikely that he still works at Nintendo.

Music Development


Yukio wrote the music in assembly, using his own sound driver.


Released Title Sample Notes
1981-07-09 Donkey Kong (ARC)
1981-??-?? Sky Skipper (ARC)
1982-08-?? Donkey Kong Jr. (ARC)
1982-??-?? Popeye (ARC)
1983-07-14 Mario Bros. (ARC)
1983-07-15 Donkey Kong (NES) (ドンキーコング)
1983-07-15 Donkey Kong Jr. (NES) (ドンキーコングJR。)
1983-07-15 Popeye (NES) (ポパイ)
1983-08-27 Gomoku Narabe Renju (FC) (五目ならべ 連珠)
1983-08-27 Mahjong (FC) (麻雀)
1983-09-?? Popeye (A26) Arranged by Joe Gaucher.
1983-??-?? Popeye (CV) Unknown arranger.
1983-09-09 Mario Bros. (NES) (マリオ ブラザーズ)
1983-10-?? Popeye (A52) Unknown arranger.
1983-??-?? Popeye (A8) Unknown arranger.
1983-12-07 Baseball (NES) (ベースボール)
1983-12-12 Donkey Kong Jr. Math (NES) (ドンキーコングJR。の算数遊び)
1984-??-?? Punch-Out!! (ARC) (パンチアウト!!)
1984-01-14 Tennis (NES) (テニス)
1984-02-?? Popeye (C64) Arranged by Sean O'Donohue.
1984-02-02 Pinball (NES) (ピンボール)
1984-11-30 Excitebike (NES)
Audio programmer.
1985-??-?? Arm Wrestling (ARC)
1986-02-21 Baseball (FDS)
1986-02-21 Mahjong (FDS)
1986-02-21 Tennis (FDS)
1986-07-21 Volleyball (FDS) (バレーボール)
1987-03-?? Volleyball (NES)
1987-09-24 Defender II (NES) (スターゲイト)
1987-10-?? Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES)
1987-10-01 Millipede: Revenge of the Giant Insects (NES) (ミリピード: 巨大昆虫の逆襲)
1987-10-30 Joust (NES) (ジャウスト)
1988-04-08 Donkey Kong (FDS)
1988-07-19 Donkey Kong Jr. (FDS)
1990-11-21 F-Zero (SNES) Staff.
Unreleased Kangaroo (FC)