Mikio Saitō

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Mikio Saitō
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Local 斉藤 幹雄 (さいとう みきお)
Born April 22
Birth Place Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases メタルユーキ (Metal Yuhki), メタルゆうき (Metal Yuuki), S.E.Yuhki, M. Saitoh, Mikio Saitou, Heavy Metal S, Sonomanma Saito, Buichi Saitoh

Mikio Saitō (known by his alias Metal Yuhki) is a Japanese composer. He formerly worked for Tecmo and composed the music for a great deal of their games. Saito was once hired by Vic Tokai under contract from Tecmo for their game Chester Field. Saitō now works at Konami.

Music Development


1)I compose it and write it to the score. 2)I convert score into a cord for exclusive sound drivers. 3)I input a cord by the text editor of the game development computer.

4)Text code→To assemble→To Link→Binary code.

Saitō used a sound engine created by Yoshiaki Inose, one of the main game programmers at Tecmo.


Mikio only composed the music to two Sega Master System games; both only released in Japan for the Mark III. He programmed his own sound driver in Z80 assembly language and wrote the music in binary data.


Released Title Sample Notes
1986-11-11 Super Star Force: Jikuureki no Himitsu (FC) (スーパースターフォース 時空歴の秘密)
1987-??-?? Gemini Wing (ARC) (ジェミニウイング)
1987-??-?? Tecmo Bowl (ARC)
1987-07-30 Chester Field: Ankoku Kami e no Chousen (FC) (チェスター・フィールド 暗黒神への挑戦)
1988-??-?? Ninja Gaiden (ARC) (忍者龍剣伝)
1988-03-25 Argos no Juujiken (SM3) (アルゴスの十字剣)
1988-04-17 Solomon no Kagi: Oujo Rihita no Namida (SM3) (ソロモンの鍵 王女リヒタの涙)
1989-??-?? Wild Fang (ARC) (ワイルドファング)
1990-07-20 Captain Tsubasa Vol II: Super Striker (FC) (キャプテン翼 VOL.II スーパーストライカー)
1990-10-31 Gemini Wing (X68)
1991-??-?? Strato Fighter (ARC) (雷牙)
1991-??-?? Thunder Cross 2 (ARC) (サンダークロス2)
1992-12-04 Tecmo World Cup Super Soccer (ROM2) (テクモワールドカップ スーパーサッカー)
1992-12-18 Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou (ROM2) (グラディウスII)
1993-10-29 Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo (ROM2) (悪魔城ドラキュラX 血の回廊)
1994-05-27 Tokimeki Memorial (ROM2) (ときめきメモリアル)
1994-12-09 TwinBee Taisen Puzzle Dama (PS1) (ツインビー対戦パズルだま)
1999-11-25 Tokimeki Memorial 2 (ROM2) (ときめきメモリアル2)

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