Yusuke Takahama

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Yusuke Takahama
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Local 高濱 祐輔 (たかはま ゆうすけ)
Born 1966-04-28
Birth Place Kobe, Hyogo
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Y. Taka, Y. Takahama, Taka, Takaha, Yuusuke Takahama, Hamasan
Website www.target-ent.com

Yusuke Takahama is a Japanese composer and sound designer who has been composing music and sound for video games ever since the 90's. He began working at Data East composing music for some of their arcade and console systems. Takahama left Data East somewhere between 1991-1994 and started composing music for Meldac on the SNES and was also working for KID. He also did some game soundtracks for Varie. Then, in 2003, Takahama composed music for Jamsworks. Lately, Takahama has been credited for music in games developed by Sega.

Some of Yusuke's notable works include Kick Master, Dark Lord, and G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor.

Music Composition


While working at Data East, Takahama wrote music on the MSX computer using Data East's sound engine created by someone whose last name is Ohgoshi. When he worked at KID, he wrote the music in Music Macro Language using their sound driver which was probably written by Norio Nakagata.


When working at KID, Yusuke wrote the music in Music Macro Language on a PC-98 computer. During the development of Battle Grand Prix, the instruments in the game were taken from his Roland U-220 sound module.


Released Title Sample Notes
1989-07-14 Bad Dudes (NES)
1989-09-01 Bloody Wolf (TG16) (ならず者戦闘部隊 ブラッディウルフ)
1990-03-02 Heavy Barrel (NES) (ヘビーバレル)
1990-03-23 Boulder Dash (NES) (ボルダーダッシュ)
1990-05-11 Lock N' Chase (GB) (ロックンチェイス)
1990-09-14 Little Magic (FC) (リトルマジック) DECO Sound Team
1990-09-21 Side Pocket (GB) (サイドポケット)
1990-11-?? Werewolf: The Last Warrior (NES) (超人狼戦記ウォーウルフ)
1990-12-19 Battle Stadium: Selection Pro Baseball (FC) (バトルスタジアム:選抜プロ野球)
1991-??-?? Caveman Ninja (ARC)
1991-??-?? Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja (GEN)
1991-02-08 Dark Lord (FC) (ダークロード)
1991-02-26 Grand Master (FC) (グランド マスター)
1991-05-10 Scorpius (X68) (スコルピウス)
1991-09-27 Shounen Ashibe: Yuuenchi Panic (GB) (少年アシベ ゆうえんちパニック)
1991-12-20 Satoru Nakajima Supervision F1 Grand Prix (SMD) (中嶋悟監修エフワングランプリ)
1992-01-?? KickMaster (NES)
1992-01-08 Kikou Keisatsu Metal Jack (GB) (機甲警察メタルジャック)
1992-02-28 New Century GPX Cyber Formula (GB) (新世紀GPX サイバーフォーミュラ)
1992-03-?? G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor (NES)
1992-03-06 Utsurun Desu: Kawauso Hawaii e Iku! (FC) (伝染るんです。 かわうそハワイへ行く!)
1992-03-13 Heavenly Gods Mystery Game 2: Reader Five-Dream Honor Bodies (GB) (天神怪戦2 読本 夢五誉身)
1992-03-27 Battle Grand Prix (SNES) (バトルグランプリ)
1992-07-03 Urusei Yatsura: Find Miss Tomobiki! (GB (うる星やつら ミス友引を探せ!)
1992-08-11 Satoru Nakajima Supervision F-1 Hero GB: World Championship '91 (GB) (中嶋悟監修F―1ヒーロー)
1992-08-11 F1 Pole Position (GB) (中嶋悟監修 F-1 HERO GB '92)
1992-12-11 Satoru Nakajima Supervision F-1 Super License (SMD) (中嶋悟監修エフワンスーパーライセンス)
1992-12-28 The King of Rally (SFC)
1993-05-28 Pachinko Monogatari: Pachi-Slot Moaru Deyo!! (SFC) (パチンコ物語 パチスロもあるでよ!!)
1993-11-26 RPG Jinsei Game (FC) (RPG人生ゲーム)
1994-01-08 Super Pinball: Behind the Mask (SNES)
1994-02-25 Uchuu Race Astro Go! Go! (SFC)
1995-01-27 Pachinko Monogatari 2 (SFC) (パチンコ物語2)
1995-02-24 Nage Libre (SFC)
1999-07-15 The Book of Watermarks (PS1)
2003-11-07 Ribbit King (GC)
2003-12-18 Ribbit King (PS2)
2008-01-31 Super Smash Bros.: Brawl (WII)
2009-10-13 Mario & Sonic At the Olympic Winter Games (NDS)
2010-11-11 Sonic Colors (NDS)
Unknown Super Real Darwin (SMD) (スーパーリアルダーウィン)

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