Hal Canon

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Hal L. Canon
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality American   USA.svg
Aliases HLC

Hal Canon is a composer, foley artist and computer programmer best known for his work with Atari.

Canon worked at Atari, from around 1984 to 1989. While there, he composed music and sound effects for a large portion of their games. Canon was also a game designer and programmer, creating a game for the Atari 2600 called Animated Puzzle. A prototype was made, but the game was never published.

Canon's current whereabouts is a mystery, not even his former colleagues at Atari know where he is.


Released Title Sample Notes
1984-??-?? Marble Madness (ARC)
1984-??-?? Paperboy (ARC)
1985-10-?? Gauntlet (ARC)
1985-??-?? Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (ARC) Sound Effects
1985-??-?? Road Runner (ARC)
1986-12-?? Gauntlet (C64) Arranged by Ben Daglish.
1986-??-?? 720° (ARC)
1986-??-?? Championship Sprint (ARC)
1986-??-?? Super Sprint (ARC)
1987-11-?? 720° PAL (C64) Arranged by Ben Daglish.
1987-??-?? APB: All Points Bulletin (ARC)
1987-??-?? Gauntlet (NES)
1987-??-?? Xybots (ARC)
1988-??-?? 720° NTSC (C64) Arranged by Unknown.
1988-??-?? Cyberball: Football in the 21st Century (ARC)
1988-??-?? Toobin' (ARC)
1988-??-?? Vindicators (ARC)
1988-??-?? Vindicators (NES)
Arranged by Paul Mudra and Dwight Okahara
1988-??-?? Vindicators Part II (ARC)
1988-12-?? Paperboy (NES)
Arranged by Nick Eastridge
1989-??-?? APB - All Points Bulletin (C64) Arranged by David Whittaker.
1989-??-?? Cyberball 2072 (ARC)
1989-??-?? Marble Madness (NES)
Arranged by David Wise
1989-??-?? Skull & Crossbones (ARC)
1989-??-?? Super Sprint (NES) Sound Effects
1989-??-?? Toobin' (NES)
Arranged by Brad Fuller, Don Diekneite and John Paul.
1989-??-?? Tournament Cyberball 2072 (ARC)
1990-07-17 Cyberball (GEN)
1990-??-?? Paperboy (LYNX) Arranged by David Tumminaro.
1993-09-16 Gauntlet IV (GEN)
1993-09-17 Gauntlet (SMD)