Kazuo Sawa

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Kazuo Sawa
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Local 澤和雄 (さわ かずお)
Born 1951 (Age 68)
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), Hoppy Sawa?, DSP Team, DSP

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. 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 November 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

He used a sound driver which was programmed by Hiroshi Yamazaki and wrote the music in assembly. Unfortunately, the programmed FDS channel is out of tune from the 2A03.

GB

In Technos, he used Michiya Hirasawa's sound driver. For Money Idol Exchanger, he used a sound driver by Masayoshi Koyama.

GBC

He used a sound driver which was programmed by Michiya Hirasawa.

GEN

For Mazin Saga, he used a sound driver which was programmed by Hiromitsu Shioya.

NES

Kazuo wrote his own sound driver and wrote the music in assembly. For Totally Rad, he used a sound driver which was possibly written by Masayoshi Koyama. For Paris-Dakar Rally Special and Elysion, he used a sound driver by Hiroshi Yamazaki. For Renegade, he used Shouei System's sound driver. In Technos, he used Michiya Hirasawa's sound driver.

Super Pig and Mimi Pro. stole his driver and used in own FDS games.

SMS

For Renegade, he used Iku Mizutani's sound driver.

Gameography

Released Title Sample Notes
1986-??-?? Battle Lane! Vol. 5 (ARC) Composer?
1986-12-?? Renegade (ARC) (熱血硬派くにおくん)
1986-12-24 Seikima II: Akuma no Gyakushuu (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 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)
1987-11-?? Super Dodge Ball (ARC) (熱血高校:ドッジ ボール 部)
1988-??-?? Alien Syndrome (NES) (エイリアンシンドローム) Sound Driver
1988-??-?? Bishojou Mahjong Club (FDS) (美少女麻雀倶楽部) Sound Driver
1988-??-?? Lipstick #.1 - Lolita Hen (FDS) Sound Driver
1988-??-?? Lipstick #.2 - Joshi Gakusei Hen (FDS) Sound Driver
1988-??-?? Lipstick #.3 - OL Hen (FDS) Sound Driver
1988-??-?? Lipstick #.4 - Hakui no Tenshi Hen (FDS) Sound Driver
1988-??-?? Lipstick #.5 - Stewardess Hen (FDS) 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)
1988-04-28 Elysion (FC) (エリュシオン)
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-??-?? Tenshi Tachi No Houkago (FDS) Sound Driver
1989-??-?? Sailor Fuku Bishoujo Zukan Vol. 1 (FDS) (セーラー服美少女図鑑 #1) Sound Driver
1989-??-?? Sailor Fuku Bishoujo Zukan Vol. 2 (FDS) (セーラー服美少女図鑑 #2) Sound Driver
1989-??-?? Sailor Fuku Bishoujo Zukan Vol. 3 (FDS) (セーラー服美少女図鑑 #3) Sound Driver
1989-??-?? Sailor Fuku Bishoujo Zukan Vol. 4 (FDS) (セーラー服美少女図鑑 #4) Sound Driver
1989-??-?? Sailor Fuku Bishoujo Zukan Vol. 5 (FDS) (セーラー服美少女図鑑 #5) Sound Driver
1989-??-?? Sailor Fuku Bishoujo Zukan Vol. 6 (FDS) (セーラー服美少女図鑑 #6) Sound Driver
1989-02-?? Burning Point (PC88) (バーニングポイント 全曲集)
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) Sound Driver
1990-??-?? Populous (PC98) (ポピュラス)
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 Nintendo World Cup (NES) (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) (ピーパータイム)
1990-09-28 Totally Rad (NES) (マジックジョン)
1990-10-12 Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai (FC) (ダウンタウン熱血行進曲 それゆけ大運動会)
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-??-?? Populous (SNES) (ポピュラス)
1991-??-?? PowerMonger (PC98) (パワーモンガー)
1991-03-22 Bakushou!! Jinsei Gekijou 2 (FC) (爆笑!人生劇場2) Composer?
1991-04-26 Nintendo World Cup (GB) (熱血高校サッカー部 ワールドカップ編)
1991-10-25 PowerMonger (X68) (パワーモンガー)
1991-12-?? Double Dragon II (GB)
1992-??-?? World League Soccer (SNES) (プロサッカー)
1992-??-?? Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods (PC98) (ポピュラスII) Sound Effects
1992-02-07 Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey-bu: Subette Koronde Dairantou (FC) (いけいけ!熱血ホッケー部すべってころんで大乱闘)
1992-03-19 Super Street Basketball (GB) (スーパーストリート・バスケットボール)
1992-05-01 Battle Blaze (SNES) (バトルブレイズ) Sound Effects
1992-06-26 Crash 'N the Boys: Street Challenge (NES) (びっくり熱血新記録!はるかなる金メダル)
1992-07-24 Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Dokodemo Daiundoukai (GB) (ダウンタウン熱血行進曲 どこでも大運動会)
1992-07-31 Kikou Keisatsu Metal Jack (SFC) (機甲警察メタルジャック)
1992-08-28 Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods (X68) (ポピュラスII)
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-??-?? Renegade (SMS)
1993-01-?? Break Time: The National Pool Tour (NES) Sound Driver
1993-01-22 Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods (SNES) (ポピュラスII)
1993-02-26 Mazin Saga: Mutant Fighter (GEN) (マジンサーガ)
1993-04-09 Action Pachio (SFC) (アクションパチ夫) Sound Effects
1993-04-23 Kunio-Kun no Nekketsu Soccer League (FC) (くにおくんの熱血サッカーリーグ)
1993-04-28 Super Dunk Star (SFC) (スーパーダンクスター)
1993-07-16 Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku! Dokodemo Kin Medal (GB) (びっくり熱血新記録! どこでも金メダル)
1993-08-06 Kunio-Kun no Dodge Ball Dayo Zenin Shuugo! (SFC) (くにおくんのドッジボールだよ全員集合!)
1993-09-30 Higashio Osamu Kanshuu Super Pro Yakyuu Stadium (SFC) (東尾修監修スーパープロ野球スタジアム)
1993-11-26 Yadamon: Wonderland Dream (SFC) (ヤダモン ワンダランドドリーム)
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)
1994-03-18 Janshirou II: Sekai Saikyou no Janshi (GB)
1994-04-08 Tsume Shogi Hyakuban Shoubu (GB) Sound Programmer
1994-07-01 Rock'n! Monster!! (GB)
1994-07-29 Nekketsu! Beach Volley dayo Kunio-kun (GB) (熱血ビーチバレーだよくにおくん)
1994-07-29 GB Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou Jr. (GB) (GBパチスロ必勝法!Jr.)
1994-08-?? Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (GB) Composer?
1994-09-30 Keiba Eight Special 2 (SFC) (競馬エイトスペシャル2) Sound Effects
1994-10-28 Shonen Ninja Sasuke (SFC) (少年忍者サスケ)
1994-10-28 TV Champion (GB) (TVチャンピオン)
1994-11-18 Nakano Kouichi Kanshuu: Keirinou (SFC) Sound Effects
1994-12-?? Gekirin: Ushinawareshi Hōken (FMT) (逆鱗 失なわれし宝剣)
1994-12-09 Sugoro Quest++ Dicenics (SFC) (すごろクエスト++)
1995-??-?? Game Tengoku: The Game Paradise! (ARC) (ゲーム天国)
1995-01-13 Galaxy Wars (SFC) (ギャラクシーウォーズ)
1995-02-24 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (SFC)
1995-03-17 Love Quest (SFC) (ラブクエスト) Music Edit
1995-07-07 Dekitate High School (SFC) (できたてハイスクール)
1995-07-21 Dun Quest: Majin Fuuin no Densetsu (SFC) (ダンクエスト魔神封印の伝説)
1995-07-28 Ultra League: Moero! Soccer Daikessen!! (SFC) (ウルトラリーグ 燃えろ!サッカー大決戦!!)
1995-09-22 Chinhai (SFC) (陳牌)
1996-??-?? Tetris Plus (ARC) (テトリスプラス)
1996-03-22 New Yattaaman: Nanndai Kanndai Yajirobe (SFC) (NEWヤッターマン 難題かんだいヤジロベエ)
1997-03-14 Last Imperial Prince (PC-FX) (ラストインペリアルプリンス)
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
1997-06-27 Game de Hakken!! Tamagotchi (GB) (ゲームで発見!!たまごっち)
1997-07-17 Ridegear Guybrave (PS1) (雷弩機兵ガイブレイブ)
1997-08-29 Money Idol Exchanger (GB) (マネーアイドルエクスチェンジャ)
1997-11-27 Grandread (SS) (グランドレッド) Sound Data
1997-12-18 Crows: The Battle Action For Sega Saturn (SS) Sound Effects
1998-12-18 Purikura Pocket 3: Talent Debut Daisakusen (GB)
2000-06-30 Ojarumaru: Mitsunegai Jinja no Ennichi de Ojaru! (GBC) (おじゃる丸 満願神社の縁日でおじゃる)
2000-11-07 X-Men: Mutant Wars (GBC)
2000-11-20 Blade (GBC)
2002-03-29 Azarashi Sentai Inazuma: Doki Doki Daisakusen (GBC)
2002-11-22 Doki Doki Cooking Series 1: Komugi-Chan no Happy Cake (GBA) Sound Editor
2003-03-14 Doki Doki Cooking Series 2: Gourmet Kitchen: Suteki na Obentou (GBA)
2005-12-01 Soreike! Anpanman: Baikinman no Daisakusen (NDS)
2010-02-04 River City Super Sports Challenge (NDS)
2010-05-27 River City Soccer Hooligans (NDS) (におくんの超熱血! サッカーリーグぷらすワールド・ハイパー・カップ編)
2011-12-15 Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun Special (3DS) (熱血硬派くにおくん すぺしゃる)
2013-08-08 River City: Tokyo Rumble (3DS) (熱血硬派くにおくんSP 乱闘協奏曲)
2015-03-05 River City Super Sports Challenge: All Stars Special (PS3) (ダウンタウン熱血行進曲 それゆけ大運動会)
2015-05-28 Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki (3DS) (ダウンタウン熱血時代劇)
2016-10-27 River City: Rival Showdown (3DS) (ダウンタウン熱血物語SP)
2016-12-26 River City Melee: Battle Royal Special (PS4) (ダウンタウン乱闘行進曲 かちぬきかくとうSP)

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