Tommy Tallarico

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Thomas V. Tallarico
Tommy Tallarico - 02.jpg
Born February 18, 1968 (Age 50)
Birth Place Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American   USA.svg
Aliases T. Tallarico, Tommy Tallarico Studios, Tom Tallarico
Website tallarico.com

Tommy Tallarico is one of the most popular game music composers. His work ranges back from the 1980s to this day. Not only is Tommy known for composing many memorable game soundtracks, but he also created Video Games Live, a show where video game musicians play their composed music for games in a live band.

Tommy started music when he was learning piano at age 3. He was first hired when he traveled to California and one of the producers of Virgin Games asked him if he wanted to test video games and he accepted. The first game he tested was the Game Boy version of Prince of Persia. While testing it, he noticed that there were no audio designers for the game, so he asked if he could work on the music and that he'd even do it free of charge. The staff at Virgin let him port Francis Mechner's complex compositions from the computer versions to the Game Boy. He later went on to create Tallarico Studios. Tommy owns a mansion with an arcade, several themed rooms, a piano downstairs, a studio upstairs, a jungle-themed bedroom, and owns a Ferrari. Tommy says when he's playing a game and he thinks of something to write for it while he's playing it on the piano, he rushes up to his studio to compose it.

Tommy is also the cousin of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler.

Music Composition

GEN

Tommy used GEMS. Due to copyright reasons, he had to credit Mark Miller in Earthworm Jim.

NES

Tommy used Tommy T's Play Me Sound Editor.

Gameography

Released Title Sample
1992-??-?? Batman: Revenge of the Joker (GEN)
1992-??-?? Out of This World (GEN) (アウターワールド)
1992-??-?? Muhammad Ali Heavyweight Boxing (GEN)
1992-??-?? Monopoly Deluxe (DOS)
1992-??-?? Club Racquetball (MAC)
1992-??-?? Mick & Mack as the Global Gladiators (GEN)
1992-01-?? Prince of Persia (GB) (プリンスオブペルシア)
1992-07-?? Jeep Jamboree: Off Road Adventure (GB)
1992-11-?? Chuck Rock (SNES)
1993-??-?? Caesars Palace (GG)
1993-??-?? Cool Spot (AMI) Original Music
1993-??-?? Mick & Mack as the Global Gladiators (AMI) Original Music
1993-03-?? Caesars Palace (GEN) (スーパーカジノ シーザースパレス)
1993-03-08 The Terminator (SCD)
1993-07-?? Color a Dinosaur (NES)
1993-08-20 Super Slap Shot (SNES) (スーパースラップショット)
1993-09-?? Cool Spot (SNES) (クール・スポット)
1993-10-21 Super Caesars Palace (SNES) (SUPERカジノ)
1993-11-11 Disney's Aladdin (GEN) (アラジン)
1994-??-?? Disney's Aladdin (DOS)
1994-??-?? Heart of the Alien: Out of this World Parts I and II (SCD)
1994-??-?? Disney's The Jungle Book (GEN)
1994-??-?? Disney's Aladdin (GG) (アラジン) Original Music
1994-02-18 Cool Spot (GEN) (クール・スポット)
1994-05-28 RoboCop versus The Terminator (GEN) (ロボコップVSターミネーター) Director of Music & FX
1994-07-15 Disney's The Jungle Book (SNES) (ジャングル・ブック)
1994-11-?? Race Days (GB)
1994-12-09 Demolition Man (3DO) Original Music and Sound Effects
1995-??-?? Spot Goes to Hollywood (GEN) (スポット ゴーズトゥーハリウッド)
1995-03-15 Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (SCD)
1995-11-?? Jim Lee's WildC.A.T.S: Covert Action Teams (SNES)
1995-11-?? Earthworm Jim 2 (SNES)
1995-11-10 Madden NFL 96 (GEN)
1995-11-10 Madden NFL 96 (SNES)
1995-11-30 Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (DOS)
1996-??-?? Earthworm Jim 2 (GEN) (アースワームジム2)
1996-09-30 Burning Road (PS1) "U.S. Remix" Music
1996-11-?? Earthworm Jim 2 (PS1)
1996-11-11 Earthworm Jim 2 (SAT) (アースワームジム2)
1996-11-30 Golden Nugget (DOS) Original Music
1997-??-?? MDK with Todd Dennis (W16)
1997-??-?? Duckman (DOS)
1997-??-?? The 7th Guest (DOS) Sound Effects
1997-04-30 MDK (DOS)
1997-06-30 VMX Racing (PS1)
1997-10-01 Golden Nugget (PS1) Intro Music
1998-03-31 HardBall 6 (DOS) Sound Effects
1998-05-?? WarGames: Defcon 1 (PS1)
1998-10-31 Apocalypse (PS1) Movie Scoring and Sound Effects
1999-??-?? Ultra Fighters (DOS)
1999-06-?? Unreal Mission Pack 1: Return to Na Pali (DOS) Sound Effects
1999-07-20 Prince of Persia (GBC) (プリンスオブペルシア)
1999-08-31 Demolition Racer (PS1) Sound Effects
1999-09-30 Pac-Man World (PS1) (パックマンワールド 20th アニバーサリー)
1999-11-16 007: Tomorrow Never Dies (PS1) (007 トゥモロー・ネバー・ダイ)
1999-12-?? Wings of Fury (GBC)
2000-03-31 Messiah (DOS)
2000-08-01 WWF Royal Rumble (DC) (WWF ロイヤルランブル) Visual/Audio Transfer
2000-08-30 Spider-Man (PS1)
2000-11-05 Sacrifice (DOS) Sound Effects
2000-11-17 WWF No Mercy (N64)
2000-11-21 Spider-Man (N64)
2000-12-05 Evil Dead: Hail to the King (PS1)
2000-12-20 Evil Dead: Hail to the King (DC)
2001-??-?? Sacrifice (MAC) Sound Effects
2001-02-05 Knockout Kings 2001 (PS2)
2001-03-28 Evil Dead: Hail to the King (DOS)
2001-04-19 Spider-Man (DC)
2001-09-17 Spider-Man (DOS)
2001-09-30 Casper: Spirit Dimensions (PS2) Sound and Voice
2001-11-06 Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (XBOX)
2001-12-27 Maximo: Ghosts to Glory (PS2) (マキシモ)
2002-05-20 Scooby-Doo!: Night of 100 Frights (PS2)
2002-08-12 Street Hoops (PS2) Audio Director
2003-01-14 War of the Monsters (PS2) (怪獣大激戦) Sound Effects
2003-01-26 Black & Bruised (PS2) Voice Over Producer
2003-03-28 Devastation (PC) Additional Tracks
2003-09-18 Maximo vs Army of Zin (PS2)
2003-11-24 Spy Hunter 2 (PS2)
2004-03-16 The X-Files: Resist of Serve (PS2)
2004-08-20 Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror (PC) Song and Sound Effects
2004-08-31 The Incredibles (GC) (Mr.インクレディブル) Sound Effects
2004-10-26 The Bard's Tale (PS2)
2004-10-26 The Bard's Tale (XBOX)
2004-10-29 The Incredibles (PC) (Mr.インクレディブル) Sound Effects
2004-10-31 The Incredibles (PS2) (Mr.インクレディブル) Sound Effects
2004-10-31 The Incredibles (XBOX) (Mr.インクレディブル) Sound Effects
2005-05-31 Advent Rising (XBOX)
2006-06-06 AND 1 Streetball (PS2) Audio Director
2005-06-27 The Bard's Tale (PC)
2005-08-09 Advent Rising (W32)
2006-05-23 Jaws: Unleashed (PS2)
2006-05-23 Jaws: Unleashed (XBOX)
2006-08-22 Pac-Man World Rally (PS2)
2006-08-31 Pac-Man World Rally (PC)
2006-10-18 Jaws: Unleashed (PC)
2006-10-24 Snoopy vs. the Red Baron (PS2)
2006-11-03 Snoopy vs. the Red Baron (PC)
2008-09-16 Line Rider 2: Unbound (NDS) Cut Scene and Other SFX
2008-09-23 Line Rider 2: Unbound (PC) Cut Scene and Other SFX
2009-03-03 Sonic and the Black Knight (WII) Composer & Arranger
2009-10-21 Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (iOS) Original Music
2009-12-?? Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (J2ME) Original Music
2010-05-10 Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (NDSi) Original Music
2010-06-09 Earthworm Jim HD (X360) Original Music
2010-08-03 Earthworm Jim HD (PS3) Original Music
2010-10-25 Flip's Twisted World (WII)
2010-12-01 Super Tofu Boy (WEB) Music Donated
2010-12-01 Super Tofu Boy (PC) Music Donated

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