Akito Nakatsuka

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Akito Nakatsuka
Akito Nakatsuka - 01.jpg
Local 中塚章人 (なかつか あきと)
Born Unknown
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality Japanese   Japan.png
Aliases
  • A. Nakatuka
  • Tsukasan
  • NAK


Akito Nakatsuka has been working with Nintendo since 1984. He has composed music for several of Nintendo's games across multiple gaming platforms. In addition to his multiple credits as a composer, he is often seen credited as a special thanks mention. His best known soundtracks are Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES) and Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES). He also composed the music to the Super GameBoy. During Nintendo's development for the BS games in Japan, he composed the music to a vast majority of those games.

During Nintendo's Famicom Disk System development, Akito got the chance to improve some of his previous work with the Famicom Disk System's extra sound channel, and he made great use of it. Unfortunately, Akito didn't get to compose many Disk System tunes.

Music Composition

FDS

Akito wrote a sound driver and wrote the music in 6502 assembly.

NES

Akito first used a sound engine written by Hirokazu Tanaka. Then, he ended up programming his own sound engine around 1986. Back then, assembly was the only way to make music.

Gameography

Released

Title

Sample

Unknown Bdash Gatsu-Go (SFC) (ビーダッシュ)
Unknown Satella Walker: Sate Bou no Sukuidasu! (SFC)
Unreleased SNES Burn-In Test Cart (SNES)
1984-10-05 Devil World (FC) (デビル ワールド)
1984-11-22 Clu Clu Land (NES) (クルクル ランド)
1984-11-30 Excitebike (NES) (エキサイトバイク)
1985-01-30 Ice Climber (NES) (アイスクライマー)
1985-12-06 Spelunker (NES) (スペランカー) Composer?
1986-08-27 I am a Teacher: Super Mario's Sweater (FDS) (アイ アム ア ティーチャー スーパーマリオのセーター) Composer?
1986-09-26 I am a Teacher: Basic Hand Knitting (FDS) (アイ アム ア ティーチャー 手あみのきそ) Composer?
1987-01-14 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES) (リンクの冒険)
1987-02-21 Famicom Golf: Japan Course (FDS) (ファミコン ゴルフ: ジャパン コース)
1987-06-14 Famicom Golf: USA Course (FDS) (ファミコン ゴルフ: USA コース)
1987-10-?? Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES) (マイク タイソン パンチ アウト!!)
1988-11-30 The Return of Mario Bros. (FDS) (帰ってきた マリオブラザーズ)
1988-12-09 Vs. Excitebike (FDS) (VS。エキサイトバイク) Sound Driver
1990-08-?? Punch-Out!! (NES)
1991-09-20 NES Open Tournament Golf (NES) (マリオ オープン ゴルフ)
1994-02-09 Wario's Woods (NES) (ワリオの森) Sound Driver
1995-04-23 BS-X Satellaview (SFC)
1995-06-14 Super Game Boy (SNES)
1997-??-?? BS Legend of Zelda (SFC)
1997-12-01 Heisei Shin Oniga Shima: Kouhen (SFC)
1998-01-30 Super Game Boy 2 (SFC)
1999-06-25 Sutte Hakkun (SFC)
2005-05-19 Brain Age: Train Your Brain In Minutes a Day (NDS)
2013 (TBA) Large Ensemble! Band Brothers DS (3DS) (大合奏!バンドブラザーズ3DS)

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