Sam Powell

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Samuel D. Powell
Sam Powell - 1.jpg
Born November 22, 19??
Birth Place USA
Nationality American   USA.svg
Aliases 96 SAM

Sam Powell is an American sound designer and composer. He first started working on music for games in the 80's when he worked for Leland Corporation. He composed a great deal of soundtracks for their arcade games. In 1992, he left Leland and started working for Blue Sky Software. He left Blue Sky Software in 1996, the same year Leland Corporation closed their doors. At the beginning of 2000, Sam worked for Sony Online Entertainment as a senior sound designer and composer and left there a year later. Sam then founded Play It Again Studios, in which he still composes music and sound for games today as a freelancer.

Music Composition


Sam used Master Tracks for the Macintosh for his arcade music.


Sam used GEMS.


Sam did not work on the NES, but Leland's arcade games were converted by Rare, and his music arranged by their primary composer, David Wise.


Sam created MIDI files that were converted to Sculptured Software's sound engine.


Released Title Sample Notes
1987-??-?? Quarterback (ARC)
1988-??-?? Team Quarterback (ARC)
1989-??-?? Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off Road (ARC)
1989-??-?? Viper (ARC)
1989-??-?? World Cup Soccer (ARC)
1989-03-?? John Elway's Quarterback (NES)
Composer. Arranged by David Wise
1990-??-?? Ataxx (ARC)
1990-??-?? Pig Out: Dine Like A Swine! (ARC)
1990-??-?? Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off Road (AMI) Composer. Arranged by Jason Page.
1990-??-?? Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off Road (C64) Composer. Arranged by Jason Page.
1990-??-?? Ivan Stewart's Track Pack (ARC)
1990-04-?? Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off Road (NES)
Composer. Arranged by David Wise
1991-??-?? Asylum (ARC)
1991-??-?? Brute Force (ARC)
1991-??-?? Chessmater (GEN)
1991-??-?? Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat (ARC)
1992-??-?? NFL Sports Talk Football '93 Starring Joe Montana (GEN)
1992-??-?? Virtual Bart (GEN) With Mark Ganus, Kingsley Thurber, Eric Nunamaker and James Hebdon.
1992-??-?? Super Off Road (SNES) (スーパーオフロード)
Composer. Arranged by Geoff Follin.
1992-08-?? Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat (NES)
Composer. Arranged by David Wise.
1992-11-?? Super Off Road (GB) Composer. Arranged by Mark Cooksey.
1992-11-?? Wing Commander (SNES) (ウイングコマンダー)
1993-??-?? Faceball 2000 (SNES)
1993-??-?? NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana (GEN)
1993-??-?? The Ren & Stimpy Show Presents: Stimpy's Invention (GEN)
1993-06-?? Mario is Missing! (SNES) With Rob Wallace.
1993-08-26 Jurassic Park (GEN)
1993-09-13 Mortal Kombat (SNES) (モータルコンバット)
Arranged Dan Forden's score. With Mark Ganus and Kingsley Thurber.
1993-09-?? Wing Commander: The Secret Missions (SNES)
1993-11-?? RoboCop Versus The Terminator (SNES) With Anthony Shields.
1993-??-?? Wing Commander II (SNES)
1994-08-?? NFL '95 (GG)
1994-09-?? Mario's Early Years: Fun with Numbers (SNES) With Rob Wallace.
1994-10-?? Mario's Early Years: Fun With Letters (SNES) With Rob Wallace.
1994-11-?? Mario's Early Years: Preschool Fun (SNES) With Rob Wallace.
1994-??-?? College Football's National Championship (GEN)
1994-??-?? Desert Demolition (GEN)
1994-??-?? Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (GEN)
1994-??-?? Monopoly (SNES)
1994-??-?? The Red Crystal: The Seven Secrets of Life (DOS) With Anthony Shields.
1994-??-?? Roadrunner: Desert Demolition (GEN)
1994-??-?? Shadowrun (GEN)
1994-??-?? Super Off Road (GEN) Composer. Arranged by Tony Williams.
1994-??-?? World Series Baseball (GEN)
1995-12-?? Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars (SNES) With Eric Nunamaker.
1995-??-?? College Football's National Championship II (GEN)
1995-??-?? World Series Baseball '94 (GEN)
1995-??-?? World Series Baseball '95 (32X)
1995-??-?? World Series Baseball Starring Deion Sanders (32X)
1996-03-?? The Amazing Spider-Man: Web of Fire (32X) With Brian Schmidt.
1996-09-30 Assassin 2015 (W32) Sound Effects
1996-10-31 Starwinder: The Ultimate Space Race (PS1) Sound Effects
1996-10-31 Total Control Football (DOS)
1996-??-?? Vectorman 2 (GEN) Sound Effects
1996-??-?? World Series Baseball '96 (GEN)
1997-05-01 Goosebumps Attack of the Mutant (W32) Sound Effects with Josh McGuire, Chris Depriest, Rudy Helm, and "The Robotic Dream Studio".
1997-07-22 World Series Baseball 98 (GEN)
1997-??-?? Calamity 1: The Natural World (PS1)
1997-??-?? Calamity 2: People and Traditions (PS1)
1997-??-?? Calamity 3: Around the World (PS1)
1999-01-14 Evil Zone (PS1) (封神領域エルツヴァーユ) Voice Production
1999-05-10 Ken Griffey Jr.'s Slugfest (N64) Speech Processing
2000-12-04 EverQuest: The Scars of Velious (W32)
2001-12-02 EverQuest: The Shadows of Luclin (W32) Sound Engineer
2003-06-24 EverQuest (MAC) Sound Engineer
2004-09-17 Kohan II: Kings of War (W32) Sound Design with Crispin Hands, Frank Bry, and Levon Louis.
2004-11-02 Axis & Allies (W32) Sound Design with Crispin Hands, Frank Bry, and Levon Louis.
2006-04-24 Rampage: Total Destruction (PS2) Music: Midway: Play it Again Studios
2006-11-14 Xiaolin Showdown (PS2) Sound Design
2006-11-15 Xiaolin Showdown (XBOX) Sound Design
2010-11-02 Minute to Win It (NDS) With Steven Velema.
2013-07-25 Shadowrun Returns (W64) With Gavin Parker, Marshall Parker, and Jim Soldi.
2014-02-27 Shadowrun: Dragonfall (W64) With Jon Everist, Gavin Parker, Marshall Parker, and Jim Soldi.
Unreleased SpellCraft (SNES)
Unreleased Superman (PS1) With Chris DePriest and "The Robotic Dream Studio".

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