Tommy Tallarico

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Thomas V. Tallarico
Tommy Tallarico - 02.jpg
Born 1968-02-18
Birth Place Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American   USA.svg
Aliases T. Tallarico
Tommy Tallarico Studios Inc.
Tom Tallarico

Tommy Tallarico is an American video game composer. He created video game music since the 1990s. He is one of co-founders of Video Games Live, a show where video game musicians play their composed music for games in a live band.

Tallarico started music when he was learning piano at age 3. He was first hired when he traveled to California and one of the producers of Virgin Games asked him if he wanted to test video games and he accepted. The first game he tested was the Game Boy version of Prince of Persia. While testing it, he noticed that there were no audio designers for the game, so he asked if he could work on the music and that he'd even do it free of charge. The staff at Virgin let him port Francis Mechner's complex compositions from the computer versions to the Game Boy. He later went on to found Tommy Tallarico Studios and worked as a contractor for various developers, providing music and sound effect.

Tallarico is a cousin of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler. For many years, Tallarico served as President of Intellivision Entertainment. On February 7, 2022, it was announced that Tallarico was stepping down as the CEO.

Audio Development


Tallarico used GEMS.


Tallarico used Tommy T's Play Me Sound Editor.


Tallarico initially used Chip Level Designs' audio driver, except in The Jungle Book (SNES), for which he used Sculptured Software's Wolfgang driver instead. Tallarico initially had to work with sheet music and would write it in assembly, like most other non-Japanese composers that utilized Kankichi-kun, until a MIDI sequencer was implemented.

Earthworm Jim 2, Jim Lee's WildC.A.T.S: Covert Action Teams, Madden NFL 96, and the unreleased port of Spot Goes to Hollywood used the SLICK/Audio sound driver from Bitmasters. Spot Goes to Hollywood uses two different builds on its prototypes; the early prototype uses version 1.01 and the later prototype uses version 1.07b.


Released Title Sample Notes
1992-??-?? Batman: Revenge of the Joker (GEN) Arranged Naoki Kodaka's music from Batman: Return of the Joker (NES).
1992-??-?? Out of This World (GEN) (アウターワールド)
1992-??-?? Muhammad Ali Heavyweight Boxing (GEN)
1992-??-?? Monopoly Deluxe (DOS)
1992-??-?? Club Racquetball (MAC)
1992-??-?? Mick & Mack as the Global Gladiators (GEN)
1992-01-?? Prince of Persia (GB) (プリンスオブペルシア)
1992-07-?? Jeep Jamboree: Off Road Adventure (GB)
1992-11-?? Chuck Rock (SNES)
1993-??-?? Caesars Palace (GG)
Arranged by Matt Furniss.
1993-??-?? Cool Spot (AMI) Original Music
1993-??-?? Mick & Mack as the Global Gladiators (AMI) Original Music
1993-03-?? Caesars Palace (GEN)
1993-03-08 The Terminator (SCD)
1993-07-?? Color a Dinosaur (NES)
1993-08-20 Super Slap Shot (SNES) (スーパースラップショット)
1993-09-?? Cool Spot (SNES) (クール・スポット)
1993-10-21 Super Caesars Palace (SNES) (スーパーカジノ シーザースパレス)
1993-11-11 Disney's Aladdin (GEN) (アラジン)
1994-??-?? Disney's Aladdin (DOS)
1994-??-?? Heart of the Alien: Out of this World Parts I and II (SCD)
1994-??-?? Disney's The Jungle Book (GEN)
1994-??-?? Disney's Aladdin (GG) (アラジン) Original Music
1994-02-18 Cool Spot (GEN) (クール・スポット)
1994-05-28 RoboCop versus The Terminator (GEN) (ロボコップVSターミネーター) Director of Music & FX
1994-07-15 Disney's The Jungle Book (SNES) (ジャングル・ブック)
1994-11-?? Race Days (GB)
1994-12-09 Demolition Man (3DO) Original Music with Keith Arem and Charlie Malone.
Sound Effects with Joey Kuras and Keith Arem.
1995-??-?? Spot Goes to Hollywood (GEN) (スポット ゴーズトゥーハリウッド)
1995-03-15 Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (SCD)
1995-11-?? Jim Lee's WildC.A.T.S: Covert Action Teams (SNES)
1995-11-?? Earthworm Jim 2 (SNES)
1995-11-10 Madden NFL 96 (GEN)
1995-11-10 Madden NFL 96 (SNES)
1995-11-30 Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (DOS)
1996-??-?? Earthworm Jim 2 (GEN) (アースワームジム2)
1996-09-30 Burning Road (PS1) "U.S. Remix" Music
1996-11-?? Earthworm Jim 2 (PS1)
1996-11-11 Earthworm Jim 2 (SAT) (アースワームジム2)
1996-11-30 Golden Nugget (DOS) Original Music
1997-??-?? MDK with Todd Dennis (W16)
1997-??-?? Duckman (DOS)
1997-??-?? The 7th Guest (DOS) Sound Effects
1997-04-30 MDK (DOS)
1997-06-30 VMX Racing (PS1)
1997-10-01 Golden Nugget (PS1) Intro Music
1998-??-?? Beavis and Butt-Head: Bunghole in One (W16)
1998-03-31 HardBall 6 (DOS) Sound Effects
1998-06-?? WarGames: Defcon 1 (PS1)
1998-10-31 Apocalypse (PS1) Movie Scoring and Sound Effects
1999-??-?? Ultra Fighters (DOS)
1999-06-?? Unreal Mission Pack 1: Return to Na Pali (DOS) Sound Effects
1999-07-20 Prince of Persia (GBC) (プリンスオブペルシア)
1999-08-31 Demolition Racer (PS1) Sound Effects
1999-09-30 Pac-Man World (PS1) (パックマンワールド 20th アニバーサリー)
1999-11-16 007: Tomorrow Never Dies (PS1) (007 トゥモロー・ネバー・ダイ)
1999-12-?? Wings of Fury (GBC)
2000-03-31 Messiah (DOS)
2000-08-01 WWF Royal Rumble (DC) (WWF ロイヤルランブル) Visual/Audio Transfer
2000-08-30 Spider-Man (PS1)
2000-11-05 Sacrifice (DOS) Sound Effects
2000-11-17 WWF No Mercy (N64)
2000-11-21 Spider-Man (N64)
2000-12-05 Evil Dead: Hail to the King (PS1)
2000-12-20 Evil Dead: Hail to the King (DC)
2001-??-?? Sacrifice (MAC) Sound Effects
2001-02-05 Knockout Kings 2001 (PS2)
2001-03-28 Evil Dead: Hail to the King (DOS)
2001-04-19 Spider-Man (DC)
2001-09-17 Spider-Man (DOS)
2001-09-30 Casper: Spirit Dimensions (PS2) Sound and Voice
2001-11-06 Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (XBOX)
2001-12-27 Maximo: Ghosts to Glory (PS2) (マキシモ)
2002-05-20 Scooby-Doo!: Night of 100 Frights (PS2)
2002-08-12 Street Hoops (PS2) Audio Director
2003-01-14 War of the Monsters (PS2) (怪獣大激戦) Sound Effects
2003-01-26 Black & Bruised (PS2) Voice Over Producer
2003-03-28 Devastation (W32) Additional Tracks
2003-05-01 Devastation (LIN) Additional Tracks
2003-09-18 Maximo vs Army of Zin (PS2)
2003-11-24 Spy Hunter 2 (PS2)
2004-03-16 The X-Files: Resist of Serve (PS2)
2004-08-20 Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror (W32) Song and Sound Effects
2004-08-31 The Incredibles (GC) (Mr.インクレディブル) Sound Effects
2004-10-26 The Bard's Tale (PS2)
2004-10-26 The Bard's Tale (XBOX)
2004-10-29 The Incredibles (W32) (Mr.インクレディブル) Sound Effects
2004-10-31 The Incredibles (PS2) (Mr.インクレディブル) Sound Effects
2004-10-31 The Incredibles (XBOX) (Mr.インクレディブル) Sound Effects
2004-11-17 Pac-Man World (GBA) Music converted by James Barnard
2005-05-31 Advent Rising (XBOX)
2005-06-27 The Bard's Tale (W32)
2005-08-09 Advent Rising (W32)
2006-05-23 Jaws: Unleashed (PS2)
2006-05-23 Jaws: Unleashed (XBOX)
2006-06-06 AND 1 Streetball (PS2) Audio Director
2006-08-22 Pac-Man World Rally (PS2)
2006-08-31 Pac-Man World Rally (W32)
2006-10-18 Jaws: Unleashed (W32)
2006-10-24 Snoopy vs. the Red Baron (PS2)
2006-11-03 Snoopy vs. the Red Baron (W32)
2008-09-16 Line Rider 2: Unbound (NDS) Cut Scene and Other SFX
2008-09-23 Line Rider 2: Unbound (W32) Cut Scene and Other SFX
2009-03-03 Sonic and the Black Knight (WII) Composer & Arranger
2009-10-21 Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (iOS) Original Music
2009-12-?? Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (J2ME) Original Music
2010-05-10 Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (NDSi) Original Music
2010-06-09 Earthworm Jim HD (X360) Original Music
2010-08-03 Earthworm Jim HD (PS3) Original Music
2010-10-25 Flip's Twisted World (WII)
2010-12-01 Super Tofu Boy (WEB) Music Donated
2010-12-01 Super Tofu Boy (W64) Music Donated
2010-12-01 Super Tofu Boy (MAC) Music Donated
Unreleased Mick and Mack in Global Gladiators (SNES) Arranged by Steve Collett.

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