Yukio Kaneoka

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Yukio Kaneoka
Local 兼岡 行男 (かねおか ゆきお)
Born 1948?
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases U. Kaneoka, Y. Kaneoka, Y.K

Yukio Kaneoka is a Japanese electronic engineer and sound designer. From as early as 1981, Kaneoka worked for Nintendo as a sound designer, composer, and programmer. He worked on a lot of their earliest arcade and home console games, but his last known credit for new work was as part of the staff of F-Zero released in 1990. Probably Kaneoka's biggest claim to fame was designing the RP2A03's APU for the Famicom / NES, and later its counterpart in the Famicom Disk System's RP2C33 controller. In addition, he created Nintendo's sound driver Kankichi-kun.

His last known credit was as a supervisor for 2008’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl, so it is unlikely that he still works at Nintendo.

Music Development


Yukio wrote the music in assembly, using his own sound driver.


Released Title Sample Notes
1980-??-?? Space Firebird (ARC) (Space Demon) With Hirokazu Tanaka.
1981-07-09 Donkey Kong (ARC) (ドンキーコング)
1981-??-?? Sky Skipper (ARC) (スカイスキッパー)
1982-08-?? Donkey Kong Jr. (ARC) (ドンキーコングJR.)
1982-??-?? Popeye (ARC) (ポパイ)
1983-07-14 Mario Bros. (ARC) (マリオブラザーズ)
1983-07-15 Donkey Kong (NES) (ドンキーコング)
1983-07-15 Donkey Kong Jr. (NES) (ドンキーコングJR。)
1983-07-15 Popeye (NES) (ポパイ)
1983-08-27 Gomoku Narabe Renju (FC) (五目ならべ 連珠)
1983-08-27 Mahjong (FC) (麻雀)
1983-09-?? Popeye (A26) Arranged by Joe Gaucher.
1983-11-22 Popeye no Eigo Asobi (FC) (ポパイの英語遊び)
1983-??-?? Popeye (CV) Unknown arranger.
1983-09-09 Mario Bros. (NES) (マリオ ブラザーズ)
1983-10-?? Popeye (A52) Unknown arranger.
1983-??-?? Popeye (A8) Unknown arranger.
1983-12-07 Baseball (NES) (ベースボール)
1983-12-12 Donkey Kong Jr. Math (NES) (ドンキーコングJR.の算数遊び)
1984-??-?? Punch-Out!! (ARC) (パンチアウト!!) Sound Staff
1984-01-14 Tennis (NES) (テニス)
1984-02-?? Popeye (C64) Arranged by Sean O'Donohue.
1984-02-02 Pinball (NES) (ピンボール)
1984-10-05 Devil World (FC) (デビルワールド) Sound Staff
1984-11-02 4 Nin uchi Mahjong (FC) (4人打ち麻雀)
1984-11-30 Excitebike (NES)
Audio programmer.
1985-??-?? Arm Wrestling (ARC)
1986-02-21 Baseball (FDS)
1986-02-21 Mahjong (FDS)
1986-02-21 Tennis (FDS)
1986-07-21 Volleyball (FDS) (バレーボール) Sound Driver
1987-03-?? Volleyball (NES) Sound Driver
1987-09-24 Defender II (NES) (スターゲイト) Sound Driver
1987-10-?? Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES) (マイクタイソン・パンチアウト!!)
With Akito Nakatsuka and Kenji Yamamoto.
1987-10-01 Millipede: Revenge of the Giant Insects (NES) (ミリピード: 巨大昆虫の逆襲) SoundDriver
1987-10-30 Joust (NES) (ジャウスト) Sound Driver
1988-04-08 Donkey Kong (FDS)
1988-07-19 Donkey Kong Jr. (FDS)
1990-11-21 F-Zero (SNES) Sound Staff
Unreleased Kangaroo (FC)