Kazuo Sawa

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Kazuo Sawa
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Local 澤和雄 (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), 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. 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.

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

GEN

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

NES

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

SMS

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

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 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) Sound Driver
1988-??-?? Bishojou Mahjong Club (FDS) (美少女麻雀倶楽部) 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)
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
1989-03-20 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
1990-03-20 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?
1991-10-25 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)
1992-03-19 Super Street Basketball (GB) (スーパーストリート・バスケットボール)
1992-06-26 Crash 'N the Boys: Street Challenge (NES)
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)
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)
1993-04-09 Action Pachio (SFC) (アクションパチ夫) Sound Effects
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)
1993-04-28 Super Dunk Star (SFC)
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)
1994-03-18 Janshirou II: Sekai Saikyou no Janshi (GB)
1994-04-08 Tsume Shogi Hyakuban Shoubu (GB) Sound Programmer
1994-04-26 Nekketsu Koukou Soccer-Bu: World Cup Hen (GB)
1994-07-01 Rock'n! Monster!! (GB)
1994-07-29 Nekketsu! Beach Volley dayo Kunio-kun (SFC)
1994-09-30 Keiba Eight Special 2 (SFC) Sound Effects
1994-10-28 Shonen Ninja Sasuke (SFC)
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)
1995-01-13 Galaxy Wars (SFC)
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)
1995-07-21 Dun Quest: Majin Fuuin no Densetsu (SFC)
1995-07-28 Ultra League: Moero! Soccer Daisessen (SFC)
1995-09-22 Chinhai (SFC)
1996-??-?? Tetris Plus (ARC)
1996-03-22 New Yattaaman: Nanndai Kanndai Yajirobe (SFC)
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
1997-07-17 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)
1997-12-18 Crows: The Battle Action For Sega Saturn (SS) Sound Effects
1998-12-18 Purikura Pocket 3: Talent Debut Daisakusen (GB)
2000-11-07 X-Men: Mutant Wars (GBC)
2000-11-20 Blade (GBC)
2002-03-29 Azarashi Sentai Inazuma: Doki Doki Daisakusen (GBC)
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 Kunio-Kun no Chou Nekketsu! Daiundoukai (NDS)
2010-05-27 Kunio-Kun no Chou Nekketsu! Soccer League Plus World Hyper Cup Hen (NDS)
2013-08-08 Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun SP: Rantou Kyousoukyoku (3DS) (熱血硬派くにおくんSP 乱闘協奏曲)
2015-05-28 Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki (3DS)
2015-12-17 River City Super Sports Challenge: All Stars Special (PC) (ダウンタウン熱血行進曲 それゆけ大運動会)
2016-10-27 Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari SP (3DS) (ダウンタウン熱血物語SP)
2016-12-26 Downtown Rantou Koushinkyoku: Kachinuki Kakutou SP (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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