Tokuhiko Uwabo

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Tokuhiko Uwabo
Tokuhiko Uwabo - 02.jpg
Local 上保 徳彦 (うわぼ とくひこ)
Born 1960-04-26 (Age 53)
Birth Place Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Bo, Hairy Uwa, Mr. Bo, Noah Toku, James Uwabo, T.U, とく (Toku)

Tokuhiko Uwabo is one of the older sound members in Sega's history, more commonly known by his alias, Bo. He mainly dealt with sound porting during the Master System era and shifted to a more advisory role for the Mega Drive era. He also composed the music for the first two Phantasy Star titles.

Though Uwabo's last known game with Sega was Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 1994, he has stayed in touch with the company following its release. In 1995 he transferred to Sega of Europe's development team, residing in Richmond, London, England. In 1997, he returned to Sega of Japan, but quit sometime afterward. He then spent the next 10 years between some number of investment companies, including a new role as a Venture Capitalist in Tokyo looking over different investment portfolios in Asia.

In June 2007 he joined Winlight Co., Ltd., a mobile gaming company, and worked there as a director. After Winlight was bought in 2012 by Singapore based Pole To Win Asia Pte. Ltd., Uwabo was promoted to Managing Director. Despite having left Sega (which was unofficially publicized as early as April 2006 via liner notes), he has provided commentary for recent Wave Master soundtrack releases of his compositions.

Uwabo currently lives and works in Singapore.

Music Development


Tokuhiko programmed a sound driver which used Z80. He wrote the music in assembly on a PC98 computer which was converted to his sound engine. Along with Hiroshi Kubota, the sound driver he programmed was used by many third party Japanese developers.


Released Title Sample Notes
1985-12-20 Satellite 7 (SMS)
1986-06-15 Fantasy Zone (SMS)
1986-09-20 Spy vs. Spy (SMS) Composer?
1986-11-01 Alex Kidd in Miracle World (SMS)
1986-12-21 Space Harrier (SMS)
1986-??-?? Choplifter (SMS)
1987-??-?? Great Golf (SMS)
1987-04-19 Sukeban Deka II: Shoujo Tekkamen Densetsu (SMS)
1987-05-24 Zillion (SMS)
1987-06-30 Out Run (SMS)
1987-10-17 Fantasy Zone II (SMS)
1987-12-12 After Burner (SMS) Arrangement
1987-12-13 Zillion II: The Tri Formation (SMS)
1987-12-20 Phantasy Star (SMS)
1987-??-?? The Black Onyx (SG1)
1988-10-15 Ys: The Vanished Omens (SMS) Arrangement
1988-10-29 Space Harrier II (GEN)
1988-??-?? Summer Games (SMS)
1988-??-?? Poseidon Wars 3D (SMS)
1989-03-21 Phantasy Star II (GEN)
1989-04-29 Super Daisenryaku (GEN)
1989-09-09 Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf (GEN) (尾崎直道のスーパーマスターズ)
1990-??-?? Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (GEN) (マイケル・ジャクソンズ ムーンウォーカー)
Sound Adviser
1990-02-24 Sorcerian (GEN)
1990-07-28 Cyberball (GEN) (サイバーボール) Arranger?
1990-11-21 Castle of Illusion (GEN) Sound Director
1990-??-?? Columns (ARC)
1990-??-?? Super Monaco GP (SMS)
1991-12-19 Quackshot (GEN) Sound Director
1992-??-?? Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II (SMS)
1993-06-25 Golden Axe III (SMD) Sound Program
1994-02-02 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (GEN) Sound Director
1994-10-18 Sonic & Knuckles (GEN) Sound Director
1996-??-?? Shinobi X (SS) Technical Support
1996-11-01 Lulu: Un Conte Interactif de Romain Victor-Pujebet (SS) Producer

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