Taro Bando

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Taro Bando
Taro Bando - 01.jpg
Local 阪東 太郎 (ばんどう たろう)
Born
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg

Taro Bando is a Japanese composer and sound designer is known for his countless works at Nintendo. He started working for them around 1987 and continues to work there to this day. While he started off as a composer for their home consoles, he later ended up becoming a sound supervisor and started doing sound effects for their handhelds, mostly for the 3DS.

Audio Development

SNES

Taro used his own variant of the Kankichi-kun sound driver.

Gameography

Released Title Sample Notes
1987-09-04 Famicom Mukashi Banashi: Shin Onigashima - Zenpen (FDS) (ふぁみこんむかし話 新鬼ヶ島 前編) With Koji Kondo.
1987-09-30 Famicom Mukashi Banashi: Shin Onigashima - Kouhen (FDS) (ふぁみこんむかし話 新鬼ヶ島 後編) With Koji Kondo.
1992-08-27 Super Mario Kart (SNES) (スーパーマリオカート) With Soyo Oka.
1994-06-04 Stunt Race FX (SNES) (ワイルドトラックス) Sound Composer
1996-07-21 Mole Mania (GB) (モグラーニャ)
1996-12-14 Mario Kart 64 (N64) (マリオカート64) Sound Programming with Yoji Inagaki.
1998-07-14 F-Zero X (N64) (エフゼロ エックス) With Hajime Wakai.
1998-12-18 Mario Party (N64) (マリオパーティ) Sound Support with Koji Kondo and Yoji Inagaki.
2001-04-14 Doubutsu no Mori (N64) (どうぶつの森) Sound Effect Programmer
2001-12-14 Animal Crossing (GC) (どうぶつの森+) Sound Effects Programming
2002-12-13 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC) (ゼルダの伝説 風のタクト) Sound Library Programming with Yoji Inagaki, Hideaki Shimizu, Yasushi Ida, Mitsuhiro Hikino, and Toru Asakawa.
2003-11-07 Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GC) (マリオカート ダブルダッシュ!!) Sound Effects
2004-08-26 Mario Pinball Land (GBA) (スーパーマリオボール) Mario Series Sound Effects with Yoji Inagaki, Mitsuhiro Hikino, and Toru Minegishi.
2004-10-28 Mario Power Tennis (GC) (マリオテニスGC) Sound Effects with Masaaki Uno, Hikaru Ogawa, Yoji Inagaki, Mitsuhiro Hikino, and Toru Asakawa.
2005-07-21 Mario Superstar Baseball (GC) (スーパーマリオスタジアム ミラクルベースボール) Sound Support with Koji Kondo.
2005-11-23 Animal Crossing: Wild World (NDS) (おいでよ どうぶつの森) Sound Effects with Junya Osada.
2006-07-27 Mario Hoops 3 on 3 (NDS) (マリオバスケ3on3) Sound Supervisor with Koji Kondo.
2006-11-19 Wii Sports (WII) (Wiiスポーツ) Sound Effect/Programming with Masato Mizuta.
2007-11-06 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (WII) (マリオ&ソニック AT 北京オリンピック) Sound Supervisor with Koji Kondo.
2008-01-17 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (NDS) (マリオ&ソニック AT 北京オリンピック) Sound Supervisor with Koji Kondo.
2008-06-19 Super Mario Sluggers (WII) (スーパーマリオスタジアム ファミリーベースボール) Sound Support with Koji Kondo, Akito Nakatsuka, and Tomokazu Abe.
2008-11-16 Animal Crossing: City Folk (WII) (街へいこうよ どうぶつの森) Sound Effects with Yuki Tsuji and Masato Mizuta.
2009-01-15 New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (WII) (マリオテニスGC Wiiであそぶ) Sound Effects with Masaaki Uno, Hikaru Ogawa, Yoji Inagaki, Mitsuhiro Hikino, and Toru Asakawa.
2009-10-13 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (NDS) (マリオ&ソニックATバンクーバーオリンピック) Sound Supervisor with Koji Kondo.
2009-10-13 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (WII) (マリオ&ソニックATバンクーバーオリンピック) Sound Supervisor with Koji Kondo.
2010-05-31 I Wanna Be the Boshy (W64) Music from games Taro composed used.
2011-03-27 Steel Diver (3DS) (スティールダイバー) Sound Effects
2011-11-15 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (WII) (マリオ&ソニック AT ロンドンオリンピック) Sound Supervisor with Koji Kondo.
2011-12-01 Mario Kart 7 (3DS) (マリオカート7) Sound Effects with Takahiro Watanabe.
2013-07-13 Pikmin 3 (WIIU) (ピクミン3) Sound Effects & Programming with Yuya Takezawa, Ryoji Yoshitomi, Yuki Tsuji, and Yohei Miyagawa.
2013-11-22 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) (ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース2) Sound Effects with Masato Mizuta.
2014-02-13 Steel Diver: Sub Wars (3DS) (スティールダイバー サブウォーズ) Sound Effects
2014-05-29 Mario Kart 8 (WIIU) (マリオカート8) Sound Effects with Natsuko Yokoyama and Yohei Miyagawa.
2016-10-07 Mario Party: Star Rush (3DS) (マリオパーティ スターラッシュ) Sound Supervisor with Koji Kondo and Ryoji Yoshitomi.
2017-03-03 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (SW) (ゼルダの伝説 ブレス オブ ザ ワイルド) Sound Design with Mitsuhiro Hikino, Yohei Miyagawa, Ryu Tamura, Takuro Yasuda, Eiji Nakamura, Chiharu Minekawa, Hiroki Taniguchi, Kensuke Matsui, and Shunsuke Hongo.
2017-03-10 Mario Sports Superstars (3DS) (マリオスポーツ スーパースターズ) Sound Supervisor with Ryoji Yoshitomi.
2017-04-28 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (SW) Sound Effects with Natsuko Yokoyama, Yohei Miyagawa, and Takahisa Yamamoto.
2017-11-10 Mario Party: The Top 100 (3DS) (マリオパーティ100 ミニゲームコレクション) Sound Supervisor with Koji Kondo and Ryoji Yoshitomi.
2019-10-18 Ring Fit Adventure (SW) (リングフィット アドベンチャー) Sound Design with Yohei Miyagawa, Natsuko Yokoyama, Nobuyoshi Suzuki, Pedro Avelar Gontijo, and Mitsutoshi Kodama,

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