Micronics (マイクロニクス Maikuronikusu) was a Japanese game developer that developed mostly Nintendo games. Their company made poor quality video games which were ridden with bugs, glitches, and bad gameplay. It has been rumored that the company was founded by a Japanese college student and while he wanted to create his own games, most of them were only ports and he never tested the games. Much like Tose, they didn't credit themselves in most of their games.
While the company is not known in the game industry, they developed the NES version of Ghosts 'N Goblins for the NES. They have also produced some obscure titles like '89 Dennou Kyusei Uranai. A man by the name of Kazuo (Kazzo) Yagi was the main programmer for their games during the NES era.
Fortunately, the company made a wise choice in the audio department and hired professional musicians to compose music for their games such as Tsugutoshi Goto, Kimio Nomura, and Joe Hisaishi. Unfortunately, the sound programmer (who is said to be Hiroto Nakamura), did not do such a great job with the NES' sound chip.
The company started to develop SNES games, again uncredited. However, some of their games credited Khaos in the ROM, which is believed to have been Micronics's name while developing SNES games.
It would appear that the composers would write their songs on sheet music paper and sent it to the company. The music was then coded in an unknown format by the programmers, possibly by Kazuo Yagi.
Micronics had a few different sound drivers. One of the drivers (thought to have been written by Yagi), the one used in Daiku no Gen-san 2, Zoids 2, and other games, appear to have been written in Music Macro Language.
Some games credit a "K. Sasaki" for music programming for another sound driver.
These composers worked at Micronics:
- Akihiko Mori (Freelance)
- Ayako Mori (Capcom)
- Ecchan (Composer for Thundercade (NES).)
- Eurythm (Kenichi Fujii)
- Harumi Fujita (Capcom)
- Hisashi Matsushita
- K. Kobuto
- K. Sasaki
- Kazuo Yagi
- Kenji Kawai (Toei Animaation)
- Kenji Okuda (Video System)
- Kenji Yamazaki (Giraffe Soft)
- Kimio Nomura (Toei Animation)
- Kuribayashi-san (Composer for Thundercade (NES).)
- M. Saitoh
- M. Yamana
- Mamoru Fujisawa (Toshiba EMI)
- Masahiko Tsukada
- Mutsumi Ishimura
- Naoki Itamura (Video System)
- Takahiko Nagaya
- Tomo Yamashita
- Tsugutoshi Goto (Composer for 89 Dennou Kyuusei Uranai (FC).)
- Y. Shiono
- Yoshihiro Sakaguchi (Capcom)
- gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php?title=Micronics/Khaos_(credits) - Credits Repository.