Hiroaki Suga

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Hiroaki Suga
Hiroaki Suga - 02.jpg
Local 菅 浩秋 (すが ひろあき)
Born 1963-??-??
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases GSX.Suga, GSX, H. Suga, Sugi
Website Unknown

Hiroaki Suga is a Japanese game developer, known for his numerous works with HAL Laboratory. He joined HAL around 1981, with the Japanese VIC 20 version of Rally-X being one of his first works. Around 1984, Hideki Kanazashi joined HAL as their lead composer, and Hiroaki started receiving more sound programming credits. Besides audio, Suga has been credited for various game development roles including production, game design, and programming.

His last known credit was for the 2016 Nintendo 3DS game Kirby: Planet Robobot, in which he served as a supervisor.

Audio Development


Though he wasn't credited for sound programming per se in NES games, he most likely provided the sound engine, as various games, while crediting Suga as a composer, don't attribute any songs to him, like in 3D Hot Rally, strongly suggesting he only served as a sound programmer. Also, it can be supported by Suga's numerous programming credits. It is unknown if he made the Music Maker editor used by Kanazashi.


Released Title Sample Notes
1981-??-?? Rally-X (VIC)
1984-??-?? Rollerball (MSX) (ローラーボール)
1984-11-02 F1 Race (FC) (F1レース)
Sound Driver
1985-??-?? Eggerland Mystery (MSX) (エッガーランド: ミステリー)
1985-10-18 Mach Rider (NES) (マッハライダー)
Sound Driver
1986-04-25 Keisan Game: Sansuu 1 Nen (FC) (けいさんゲーム さんすう1年) Sound Driver
1986-04-25 Keisan Game: Sansuu 2 Nen (FC) (けいさんゲーム さんすう2年) Sound Driver
1986-04-25 Keisan Game: Sansuu 3 Nen (FC) (けいさんゲーム さんすう3年) Sound Driver
1986-10-13 Othello (FDS) (オセロ)
Sound Driver
1986-10-30 Keisan Game: Sansuu 4 Nen (FC) (けいさんゲーム さんすう4年) Sound Driver
1986-10-30 Keisan Game: Sansuu 5+6 Nen (FC) (けいさんゲーム さんすう5+6年) Sound Driver
1986-11-13 Othello (NES)
Sound Driver
1986-12-10 Gall Force: Eternal Story (FDS) (ガルフォース: ETERNAL STORY)
Sound Driver
1986-??-?? Eggerland 2 (MSX2)
Sound Programmer
1987-01-89 Eggerland (FDS) (エッガーランド)
Sound Driver
1987-08-17 Air Fortress (NES) (エアー・フォートレス)
Sound Driver
1988-01-07 Satsui no Kaisou: Power Soft Satsujin Jiken (FC) (殺意の階層 パワーソフト殺人事件) Sound Driver
1988-02-01 Fire Bam (FDS) (ファイヤー バム)
Sound Driver
1988-02-01 Jumbo Ozaki no Hole in One Professional (FC) (ジャンボ尾崎のホールインワンプロフェッショナル) Sound Driver
1988-04-14 Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally (FDS) (ファミコングランプリ:3Dホットラリー)
Sound Driver
1988-08-09 Eggerland: Meikyuu no Fukkatsu (FC) (エッガーランド: ミステリー: 迷宮の復活)
Sound Director
1989-04-?? Adventures of Lolo (NES)
Sound Driver
1989-07-28 Shanghai (GB) (上海)
1988-08-20 Eggerland: Journey to the Creation (FDS) (エッガーランド 創造への旅立ち)
Sound Driver
1989-10-18 Revenge of the 'Gator (GB) (66匹のワニ大行進)
1989-11-17 Gozonji: Yajikita Chin Douchuu (FC) (御存知弥次喜多珍道中) Music Tone
1990-01-06 Adventures of Lolo 2 (NES) (アドベンチャーズ オブ ロロ) Sound Driver
1990-02-?? Rollerball (NES)
1990-12-26 Adventures of Lolo 3 (NES) (ADVENTURES OF LOLO Ⅱ) Sound Driver
1990-12-26 New Ghostbusters II (NES) (NEWゴーストバスターズ2)
Sound Driver
1994-12-?? Wario's Woods (SNES) (ワリオの森) With Tadashi Ikegami.
1995-??-?? Wario's Woods (NES) PAL version only. With Tadashi Ikegami.
Unreleased Air Fortress (FDS) (空中要塞)

Image Gallery


Suga was often credited in his early works as GSX, possibly referring to the Buick GSX.