Yoshiaki Tsuruoka

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Yoshiaki Tsuruoka
Local 鶴岡 義明 (つるおか よしあき)
Born November 28, 1963
Birth Place Tokyo Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Yoshiaki.Tsuruoka, 2ru, Tsuru-chan

Yoshiaki Tsuruoka is a Japanese composer, sound designer, and sound programmer who worked at Bits Laboratory during their early years. He made a human voice on a consumer game console for the first time in history. His NES sound driver was used in only a few games before Hiroshi Nakamura loaned his sound driver to the company.

Audio Development

Yoshiaki programmed a sound driver and music was written in 6502 assembly.


Released Title Sample Notes
1986-09-18 King's Knight (NES) (キングスナイト)
Arranged Nobuo Uematsu's music.
1986-09-22 Ghostbusters (NES) (ゴーストバスターズ)
Arranged Ray Parker Jr.'s Ghostbusters Theme with Tadashi Sou.
1987-08-28 KiKi KaiKai: Dotou Hen (FDS) (奇々怪々 怒涛編)
Sound Driver
1989-08-10 Magma Project Hacker (FDS) (マグマプロジェクトハッカー)
Music Program