Ryōji Yoshitomi

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Ryōji Yoshitomi
Local 吉冨 亮二 (よしとみ りょうじ)
Born c. 1964
Birth Place Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
  • Ryohji Yoshitomi

Ryōji Yoshitomi is a Japanese composer and sound designer who worked at Nintendo. He still works for Nintendo today, mainly credited as a sound director or a special thanks mention.

Music Development

Game Boy

On his early Game Boy titles, Yoshitomi made use of Hirokazu Tanaka's sound driver. Later on, Yoshitomi designed his own sound driver, which he began using with either Metroid II or Game Boy Wars, and was also used by Kozue Ishikawa.


Much like Nintendo's other composers, Yoshitomi used the Kankichi-kun driver for his Super Nintendo Entertainment System games, using Hirokazu Tanaka's version for Mario Paint, and an unknown programmer's version (possibly Yoshitomi's own) for Super Scope 6.


Released Title Sample Notes
1989-04-21 Alleyway (GB) (アレイウェイ)
1989-04-21 Baseball (GB) (ベースボール)
1989-11-28 Golf (GB) (ゴルフ)
1990-11-09 F-1 Race (GB) (F-1レース)
1991-??-?? Metroid II: Return of Samus (GB) (メトロイドII:リターンオブサムス)
1991-05-21 Game Boy Wars (GB) (ゲームボーイウォーズ)
1992-05-05 Mario Paint (SNES) (マリオペイント)
1992-??-?? Super Scope 6 (SNES)
1994-??-?? Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land (GB) (スーパーマリオランド3:ワリオランド)
1995-09-28 Mario Clash (VB) (マリオクラッシュ)
1998-03-09 Wario Land II (GB) Sound Driver
2000-03-21 Wario Land 3 (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-09-01 Pokemon Puzzle League (N64)
2001-08-21 Wario Land 4 (GBA) (ワリオランドアドバンス:ヨーキのお宝)
2003-03-21 WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (GBA) (メイドインワリオ)
2003-10-17 WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! (GC) (アツマレ!!メイドインワリオ)
2005-04-21 Nintendogs: Chihuahua and Friends (NDS) (ニンテンドッグス:チワワ&フレンズ) Sound Director
2005-04-21 Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends (NDS) (ニンテンドッグス:ダックス&フレンズ) Sound Director
2005-04-21 Nintendogs: Lab and Friends (NDS) (ニンテンドッグス:柴&フレンズ) Sound Director
2006-12-02 Wii Play (WII) (はじめてWii) Sound Director/Effects
2007-12-01 Wii Fit (WII) (ウィーフィット)
2008-01-30 Super Smash Bros. Brawl (WII) (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズエックス)
2011-12-01 Mario Kart 7 (3DS) (マリオカート7) Sound Support