Tony Williams

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Anthony Williams
Tony Williams - 2.jpg
Gender Male
Born 196?-02-09
Birth Place Northwich, United Kingdom
Nationality English   England.svg
Aliases Sound Images
Tiny Williams

Tony Williams is a British composer, sound designer, and sound programmer. Williams has played in the band Stipe, which is a tribute band for R.E.M. He was their bass player from 2002–2012. The band played all over the UK, Ireland, and various locations in Europe. He has also programmed a piece of piano tutoring software called Ambrose Piano Tabs.

Williams started working on games in 1986 at Icon Design and left a year later. In 1987, he worked at Software Creations and programmed some of their Amstrad and ZX Spectrum games. In 1988, he started video game music and programming at Lothlorien. In 1989, he started Sound Images along with Paul Tonge and used this name as an alias throughout most of his video game music career. He would compose music, create sound effects and program sound drivers and outsource them to various game developers. During Software Creations' SNES and Genesis development, the Follin brothers would work on SNES versions of the games while Williams would convert them to the Genesis. In 1999, he quit video game music and worked at Game-Play Studios as a managing director. In September of 2002, he worked at Nissimo as the director, creating the puzzle game FruitFall. Ever since July 2009, he has been working at GSD as a consultant.

Audio Development


I wrote a converter to compress and optimise MIDI files and a custom player for each sound card.

Williams wrote his MIDI files in Notator on the Atari ST.


It was based on MIDI, which then went through a data cruncher (DOS-based PC code), and got played back via a custom driver written in Z80 assembler. If I remember correctly, I also had a realtime module, which piped MIDI data through to the Genesis as you played/composed.

All games that use his sound driver give credit to Sound Images in the ROM text. The driver started at v1.0 and ended at v1.5.


Williams only composed two SNES games which were both for MotiveTime. He used a sound engine by Richard Frankish.


Released Title Sample Notes
1987-??-?? Colony (ZXS)
1987-??-?? Milk Race (A8)
1987-??-?? Sector 90 (ZXS)
1987-??-?? Wibstars (ZXS)
1988-??-?? Bob's Full House (C64)
1988-??-?? Chuckie Egg (AMI)
1988-??-?? Rescue (ZXS)
1988-??-?? Soldier of Light (AST)
1988-??-?? Xenon (DOS) With Paul Tonge.
1988-??-?? Xenon (MSX) Sounds
1989-??-?? Chuckie Egg II (AMI)
1989-??-?? The Ninja Warriors (C64)
1989-??-?? Shinobi (AMI)
1989-??-?? Shinobi (ZXS)
1990-??-?? Blinky's Scary School (AMI)
1990-??-?? Future Basketball (AMI)
1990-??-?? NARC (AMI)
1990-??-?? NARC (CPC)
1990-??-?? Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (AMI)
1990-??-?? Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (AST)
1990-1?-?? Stormlord (DOS)
Arranged Stormlord (AMI).
1991-??-?? Fatal Rewind (GEN) (キリング・ゲーム・ショー) Arranged Ray Norrish's music.
1991-??-?? Shadow of the Beast (GEN) (シャドー・オブ・ザ・ビースト 魔性の掟) Arranger?/Sound Driver
1991-??-?? Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (C64)
1991-05-?? Lemmings (DOS)
1991-??-?? Oh No! More Lemmings (AMI)
1991-??-?? Smash T.V. (AMI)
1991-??-?? Smash T.V. (AST)
1991-??-?? Super Monaco G.P. (AMI)
1991-??-?? Super Space Invaders (DOS)
1991-??-?? Viz (AMI)
1992-04-29 Double Dragon (GEN)
1992-??-?? Double Dragon 3: The Arcade Game (GEN)
1992-??-?? Shadow of the Beast II (GEN)
1993-??-?? Blaster Master 2 (GEN)
1993-??-?? Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Quest (GEN)
1993-??-?? Beauty and the Beast: Roar of the Beast (GEN)
1993-0?-?? Captain Dynamo (DOS) Sound Images Generation 2 sound drivers.
1993-??-?? Family Feud (GEN)
1993-??-?? Lemmings (LYNX)
1993-??-?? Lotus II (GEN)
1993-??-?? Nigel Manesell's World Championship (GEN) Sound Driver
1993-??-?? Spider-Man and X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (GEN) Arranged Geoff Follin and Tim Follin's music from SNES version.
1993-??-?? Tinhead (GEN) Sound Driver
1994-09-16 Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (GEN) Genesis Musician with Paul Tonge.
1994-??-?? Beneath a Steel Sky (AMI)
1994-??-?? Beneath a Steel Sky (DOS)
1994-??-?? Dirt Racer (SNES)
1994-??-?? Last Action Hero (DOS)
1994-??-?? Man Overboard! (SMD)
1994-12-?? Holiday Lemmings 1994 (AMI)
1994-??-?? Pete Sampras Tennis (GEN) Sound Driver
1994-??-?? Rock 'N Roll Racing (GEN)
1994-??-?? Super Off Road (GEN) Arranged Sam Powell's music from arcade version.
1994-??-?? The Tick (GEN) With Paul Tonge.
1994-12-?? The Tick (SNES) With Paul Tonge.
1994-??-?? Top Gear 2 (GEN) Sound Driver
1995-10-27 Foreman for Real (GEN) (フォアマンフォーリアル) Sound Driver
1995-??-?? Cutthroat Island (GEN) Sound Driver
1995-??-?? Lemmings & Oh No! More Lemmings (DOS)
1995-05-26 Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (GEN)
1995-06-21 Venom - Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety (GEN) Sound Driver
1999-12-11 Mario Artist: Paint Studio (64DD) (マリオアーティスト ペイントスタジオ) Music Programmer with Stephen Ruddy, Paul Tonge, and Yasushi Ida.
2001-03-16 Pocket Soccer (GBC)
2007-07-?? Powerslide (3DO)
Unreleased Barbie Vacation Adventure (GEN) Composer?/Sound Driver
Unreleased Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat (GEN)
Unreleased Power Slide ETCS Demo (SNES)

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