Masahiro Yuge

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Masahiro Yuge
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Local 弓削 雅稔 (ゆげ まさひろ)
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases M. Yuge

Masahiro Yuge was a Japanese game developer, best known for his work at Toaplan.

Masahiro started out by looking for a career, and decided working with computers had a bright future for him. He saw an ad from the game developer Orca looking for game developers, and after a two-week training process, he was hired. While working there, he worked on the games Marine Boy, Hopper Robo, Net Wars, Looper, and Buster. He left Orca in 1983 after the company folded. After Masahiro left Orca, he worked for a company developing games for the MSX computer. After that, he started working at Toaplan, finishing up Tatsuya Uemura's work on Performan. He worked on several of the company's video games across a wide variety of consoles. Not only was Yuge a composer for the company, but he also did sound drivers, sound effects, sound programming, and even game programming for the company's titles.

After Toaplan folded, he started working for companies such as Takumi Corporation and Paon Corporation. He is currently the president of Tatsujin Co, a company which he founded in 2017, and named after the Toaplan arcade game of the same name. The company bought the IPs to Toaplan's games and has ported them over to other platforms, mainly for smartphones.

Audio Development


Yuge programmed a sound driver for Toaplan's arcade games, which utilized the YM3812. Its users required music and sound data to be entered in a custom MML. For a majority of their games, the music was tuned approximately a ¼-step sharp. This was corrected in their later titles.

Yuge may have programmed Toaplan's Genesis driver as well.


Released Title Sample Notes
1982-??-?? Looper (ARC)
1982-??-?? Marine Boy (ARC) (マリンボーイ)
1983-??-?? Hopper Robo (ARC) (ホッパーロボ)
1983-??-?? Net Wars (ARC)
1985-??-?? Performan (ARC) (パフォーマン) With Tatsuya Uemura.
1985-??-?? Tiger-Heli (ARC) (タイガーヘリ) Four songs.
1986-05-?? Get Star (ARC) (ゲットスター)
1986-12-05 Tiger-Heli (NES) (タイガーヘリ)
Arranged Tatsuya Uemura's music from the arcade version.
1985-??-?? Alcon (ARC) (スラップファイト)
1985-??-?? Gyrodine (ARC) (ジャイロダイン)
1987-12-01 Pyros (ARC)
Sound Driver
1987-??-?? Sky Shark (ARC) (飛翔鮫) With Tatsuya Uemura.
1987-??-?? Twin Cobra (ARC) (究極タイガー) With Tatsuya Uemura.
1988-??-?? Rally Bike (ARC) (ダッシュ野郎)
Sound Driver
1989-08-04 Twin Cobra (NES) (究極タイガー) Arranged by Takahiko Nagaya.
1988-??-?? Truxton (ARC) (タツジン)
1989-??-?? Truxton (GEN) (タツジン)
1989-??-?? Zero Wing (ARC) (ゼロ ウィング) One song: You Get.
1990-09-28 Hellfire (GEN) (ヘルファイアー)
1990-11-02 Fire Shark (GEN) (鮫!鮫!鮫!) Composer?/Arranger?
1990-??-?? Same! Same! Same! (ARC) (鮫!鮫!鮫!)
1991-05-31 Zero Wing (GEN) (ゼロウィング) With Tatsuya Uemura and Toshiaki Tomizawa.
1992-07-24 Truxton (GEN) (タツジン)
1992-??-?? Truxton II (ARC) (達人王)
1993-06-11 Slap Fight (SMD) (スラップファイト)
1993-??-?? Grind Stormer (ARC) (V・Ⅴ ヴイ・ファイヴ)
1993-??-?? Knuckle Bash (ARC) (ナックルバッシュ) One song: Stage 1.
1999-02-?? Giga Wing (ARC) (ギガ ウィング) One song: Kitto kanau yo...
1999-11-11 Giga Wing (DC) (ギガ ウィング) With Yasushi Kaminishi.
2000-11-09 Mars Matrix (DC) (マーズマトリックス) Sound Programmer
2000-??-?? Mars Matrix (ARC) (マーズマトリックス) Sound Programmer
2005-08-16 Inuyasha: Field Combat (PS2) Sound Director

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