Hiroshi Yamazaki (NES Driver)

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Hiroshi Yamazaki
Released 1987-06-27
Programmers Hiroshi Yamazaki
Language 6502 Assembly

Hiroshi Yamazaki (NES Driver) is an unofficial name of the sound driver programmed by Hiroshi Yamazaki.

Music was written first in 6502 assembly and later in MML.

Release History

Yamazaki has only been credited in Elysion, but it seems that this sound driver he programmed has been used in other games. All the games on the list have been verified. This driver was mostly used by Kazuo Sawa, who is a freelance composer, this is the reason is that this sound engine can be found in many company's games. Besides, a few other people also used this driver, including Noboru Machida, Kuni Kawachi, Seiji Toda, Toshiko Tasaki and Takeshi Yasuda.

The first game to use Yamazaki's NES driver was Tokoro-san no Mamoru mo Semeru mo. Almost all games that use this driver were released only in Japan, but some games were released in North America and Europe, including Astyanax and The Battle of Olympus. The last game which used this driver was Break Time: The National Pool Tour.

This driver also used in some FDS games, in which the FDS channel was used, but unfortunately, the programmed FDS channel is out of tune from the 2A03. The FDS games include some unlicensed games that also use this driver, but these games do not use the FDS channel.

Output

Hiroshi Yamazaki's NES sound driver outputs to the RP2A03, RP2A07 and RP2C33. The DPCM channel was only used in Alien Syndrome and Break Time: The National Pool Tour.

Games

Released Title Sample
1987-06-27 Tokoro-san no Mamoru mo Semeru mo (FC) (所さんのまもるもせめるも)
1987-07-31 Monty no Doki Doki Daidassou (FDS) (モンティの大脱走)
1987-08-28 Transformers: The Head Masters (FDS) (トランスフォーマー ザ☆ヘッドマスターズ)
1988-??-?? Alien Syndrome (NES) (エイリアンシンドローム)
1988-??-?? Bishojou Mahjong Club (FDS) (美少女麻雀倶楽部)
1988-??-?? Lipstick #.1 - Lolita Hen (FDS)
1988-??-?? Lipstick #.2 - Joshi Gakusei Hen (FDS)
1988-??-?? Lipstick #.3 - OL Hen (FDS)
1988-??-?? Lipstick #.4 - Hakui no Tenshi Hen (FDS)
1988-??-?? Lipstick #.5 - Stewardess Hen (FDS)
1988-02-01 Paris-Dakar Rally Special (FC) (パリ・ダカール:ラリースペシャル)
1988-03-28 The Battle of Olympus (NES) (オリュンポスの戦い)
1988-04-28 Elysion (FC) (エリュシオン)
1988-09-13 Kick & Run (FDS) (キック&ラン)
1988-09-30 Vegas Dream (NES)
1988-12-16 The Triathron (FC) (ザ・トライアスロン)
1988-12-20 Fantasy Zone II: Opa Opa no Namida (FC) (ファンタジーゾーンⅡ オパオパの涙)
1989-??-?? Tenshi Tachi No Houkago (FDS)
1989-??-?? Sailor Fuku Bishoujo Zukan Vol. 1 (FDS) (セーラー服美少女図鑑 #1)
1989-??-?? Sailor Fuku Bishoujo Zukan Vol. 2 (FDS) (セーラー服美少女図鑑 #2)
1989-??-?? Sailor Fuku Bishoujo Zukan Vol. 3 (FDS) (セーラー服美少女図鑑 #3)
1989-??-?? Sailor Fuku Bishoujo Zukan Vol. 4 (FDS) (セーラー服美少女図鑑 #4)
1989-??-?? Sailor Fuku Bishoujo Zukan Vol. 5 (FDS) (セーラー服美少女図鑑 #5)
1989-??-?? Sailor Fuku Bishoujo Zukan Vol. 6 (FDS) (セーラー服美少女図鑑 #6)
1989-03-20 Hikaru Genji: Roller Panic (FDS) (光GENJI ローラーパニック)
1989-03-31 Matsumoto Tooru no Kabushiki Hisshougaku II (FC) (松本亨の株式必勝学Ⅱ)
1989-04-25 Devil Man (FC) (デビルマン)
1989-09-20 Ultima: Quest of the Avatar (NES)
1989-12-21 Astyanax (NES) (ザ・ロード・オブ・キング)
1990-03-20 Isaki Shuugorou no Keiba Hisshougaku (FC) (井崎脩五郎の競馬必勝学)
1990-04-13 GunHed: Aratanaru Tatakai (FC) (ガンヘッド 新たなる戦い)
1990-08-10 Peepar Time (FC) (ピーパータイム)
1990-10-19 Majaventure: Mahjong Senki (FC) (まじゃべんちゃー 麻雀戦記)
1990-11-30 Dai Meiro: Meikyuu no Tatsujin (FC) (大迷路 迷宮の達人)
1991-03-22 Bakushou!! Jinsei Gekijou 2 (FC) (爆笑!人生劇場2)
1992-09-18 1999 Hore, Mitakotoka! Seikimatsu (FC) (ほれ、みたことか!世紀末)
1993-01-?? Break Time: The National Pool Tour (NES)

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