Kazuo Sawa

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Kazuo Sawa
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Local 澤和夫 (さわ かずお)
Born 1951
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases K. Sawa, あみーご・さわ (Amigo Sawa), あみーご さわさん (Amigo Mr. Sawa), びあんき さわ (Bianki Sawa)

Kazuo Sawa is a Japanese composer, sound designer and programmer. He attended the Tokai University. While in college, he was playing in a band and then started work at Technos Japan Corp. and Million. While he mainly composed music for them, he seemed to have also been a freelance composer because of his previous work for HAL Laboratory, Jaleco, and Infinity, mainly for the Famicom. In 1993, he started DSP, a company which specializes in game audio. In 2001, he founded the Tokai University Jazz Study Group OB Club with one of his colleagues. He is currently working as well freelance composer.

Music Development

FDS

Kazuo programmed his own sound driver and wrote the music in assembly. Unfortunately, the FDS channel he programmed is out of tune from the 2A03.

NES

Kazuo wrote a sound driver and wrote the music in assembly. In Technos, he used Michiya Hirasawa's sound engine. He later used another sound engine which was possibly written by Masayoshi Koyama.

Gameography

Released Title Sample Notes
1986-12-24 Seikima II: Return of the Devil (FC) (聖飢魔Ⅱ:悪魔の逆襲) Composer?
1987-04-17 Renegade (NES) (熱血硬派くにおくん)
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 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) Sound Driver
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)
1988-07-26 Super Dodge Ball (NES) (熱血高校:ドッジ ボール 部)
1988-09-13 Kick & Run (FDS) (キック&ラン)
1988-09-30 Vegas Dream (NES) Sound Effects
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)
1989-03-20 Hikaru Genji: Roller Panic (FDS) (光GENJI ローラーパニック)
1989-03-28 Big Challenge! Gun Fighter (FDS) (ビッグ チャレンジ ガンファイター) Composer?
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)
1989-04-25 River City Ransom (NES) (ダウンタウン熱血物語)
1989-09-20 Ultima: Quest of the Avatar (NES) Sound Driver
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)
1990-03-23 Populous (X68) (ポピュラス)
1990-04-13 GunHed: Aratanaru Tatakai (FC) (ガンヘッド 新たなる戦い)
1990-05-18 Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Soccer-hen (FC) (熱血高校ドッジボール部サッカー編)
1990-07-21 Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (X68)
1990-08-10 Peepar Time (FC)
1990-09-28 Totally Rad (NES)
1990-10-12 Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai (FC)
1990-10-19 Majaventure: Mahjong Senki (FC)
1990-11-30 Dai Meiro: Meikyuu no Tatsujin (FC) (大迷路 迷宮の達人)
1991-??-?? Populous (SNES)
1991-03-22 Bakushou! Life Theater 2 (FC) (爆笑!人生劇場2) Composer?
1991-07-26 Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki Dayo Zenin Shuugou! (FC)
1991-10-25 PowerMonger (X68)
1991-12-?? Double Dragon II (GB)
1992-??-?? World League Soccer (SNES)
1992-02-07 Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey-bu: Subette Koronde Dairantou (FC)
1992-06-26 Crash 'N the Boys: Street Challenge (NES)
1992-07-31 Mobile Police: Metal Jack (SFC) (機動警察メタルジャック)
1992-08-28 Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods (X68)
1992-09-18 1999 Hore, Mitakotoka! Seikimatsu (FC) (ほれ、みたことか!世紀末)
1992-12-23 Nekketsu Kakutō Densetsu (FC) (熱血格闘伝説)
1993-??-?? Battle Blaze (SNES)
1993-??-?? Renegade (SMS)
1993-01-?? Break Time: The National Pool Tour (NES) Sound Driver
1993-01-22 Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods (SNES)
1993-02-26 Mazin Saga: Mutant Fighter (GEN) (マジンサーガ)
1993-04-23 Kunio-kun's Nekketsu Soccer League (FC) (くにおくんの熱血サッカーリーグ)
1993-07-16 Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku! Dokodemo Kin Medal (GB)
1993-08-06 Kunio-kun no Dodgeball Zenin Shugo (SFC)
1993-11-26 Yadamon: Wonderland Dreams (SFC)
1993-12-22 Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes (FC) (熱血!すとりーとバスケット:がんばれDunk Heroes)
1994-??-?? Ultima VI: The False Prophet (SNES)
1994-07-29 Nekketsu! Beach Volley dayo Kunio-kun (SFC)
1994-09-30 Keiba Eight Special 2 (SFC)
1994-10-28 Shonen Ninja Sasuke (SFC)
1995-01-13 Galaxy Wars (SFC)
1995-02-24 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (SFC)
1995-07-21 Dun Quest: Majin Fuuin no Densetsu (SFC)
1995-07-28 Ultra League: Moero! Soccer Daisessen (SFC)
1996-??-?? Tetris Plus (ARC)
1996-03-22 New Yattaaman: Nanndai Kanndai Yajirobe (SFC)
1996-12-27 Tetris Plus (GB)
1997-03-28 Saber Marionette J: Battle Sabers (PS1) (セイバーマリオネットJ:バトルセイバーズ) Sound Effects
1997-07-17 Ridegear Guybrave (PS1)
1997-08-29 Money Idol Exchanger (GB) (マネーアイドルエクスチェンジャ)
2000-11-07 X-Men: Mutant Wars (GBC)
2013-08-08 Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun SP: Rantou Kyousoukyoku (3DS)
2015-12-17 River City Super Sports Challenge: All Stars Special (PC)
2016-12-26 Downtown Rantou Koushinkyoku: Kachinuki Kakutou SP (PS4)
Unreleased Tetris Plus (FC)

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