Hiroaki Yoshida

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Hiroaki Yoshida
Hiroaki Yoshida.jpg
Local 吉田 博昭 (よしだ ひろあき)
Born 1962-10-28
Birth Place Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Maro, H. Yoshida, Maro (GAMADELIC), マロ (Maro)

Hiroaki Yoshida is a Japanese composer and sound designer who worked for Data East. While working there, he composed the music for almost all of their arcade games. Because Azusa Hara also worked on the music and sound for a great deal of Data East's arcade games, Hiroaki and Hara usually worked together on Data East's arcade games. Yoshida currently plays guitar in the band Gamadelic with some other former Data East staff members.

Music Development


He created MIDI files, possibly in Logic. He then ran them through a blue box provided by Nintendo, and then used Nintendo's MP2K sound driver.


Released Title Sample Notes
1986-??-?? Karate Champ (NES) With Azusa Hara.
1987-??-?? BurgerTime (NES) With Azusa Hara.
1987-??-?? Gondomania (ARC) Sound
1987-??-?? Heavy Barrel (ARC) With Azusa Hara.
1987-??-?? Oscar: Psycho-Nics (ARC) (サイコニクス・オスカー) With Azusa Hara, Tatsuya Kiuchi, and Hitomi Komatsu.
1987-??-?? Wonder Planet (ARC) (ワンダープラネット) With Tatsuya Kiuchi, Hitomi Komatsu, and Azusa Hara.
1988-04-?? Bad Dudes vs. Dragonninja (ARC)
1988-11-?? RoboCop (ARC) With "Hiroyuki" and Hitomi Komatsu.
1988-??-?? Bump 'n' Jump (NES) With Azusa Hara.
1988-??-?? Chelnov: Atomic Runner (ARC) With Azusa Hara, Tatsuya Kiuchi, and "Tenno".
1989-??-?? Sly Spy (ARC)
1989-03-?? Act-Fancer Cybernetic Hyper Weapon (ARC)
1989-07-14 Bad Dudes (NES)
Arranged by new composers.
1993-07-16 Death Brade (SFC)
1994-??-?? Locked 'n Loaded (ARC) (ガンハード)
1997-02-24 Magical Drop III (ARC)
2001-11-21 Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC) (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズDX) Guitar on "Mute City" (uncredited).[1]
2003-11-14 Double Dragon Advance (GBA)
2003-12-12 Zatch Bell! Electric Arena (GBA)
2005-02-04 DK: King of Swing (GBA)
2007-06-28 Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast (WII)
2007-08-09 DK Jungle Climber (NDS)

Picture Gallery



  1. Tadashi Ikegami: [...]The same thing happened during the recording for Mute City's guitar parts.
    Masahiro Sakurai: Oh, is that so? How did that go?
    Shogo Sakai: It was done by a guitarist named "MARO," from Data East, also of Gamadelic.
    Melee Music Developer Roundtable: Monkey Rap (translated by Source Gaming)