Yukio Kaneoka

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Yukio Kaneoka
Local 兼岡 行男 (かねおか ゆきお)
Born 1948?
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases U. Kaneoka, Y. Kaneoka, Y.K

Yukio Kaneoka is a Japanese electronic engineer and sound designer. From as early as 1981, Kaneoka worked for Nintendo as a sound designer, composer, and programmer. He worked on a lot of their earliest arcade and home console games, but his last known credit for new work was as part of the staff of F-Zero released in 1990. Probably Kaneoka's biggest claim to fame was designing the RP2A03's APU for the Famicom / NES, and later its counterpart in the Famicom Disk System's RP2C33 controller. In addition, he created Nintendo's sound driver Kankichi-kun.

Music Development


Yukio wrote the music in assembly, using his own sound driver.


Released Title Sample Notes
1981-07-09 Donkey Kong (ARC)
1981-??-?? Sky Skipper (ARC)
1982-08-?? Donkey Kong Jr. (ARC)
1982-??-?? Popeye (ARC)
1983-07-14 Mario Bros. (ARC)
1983-07-15 Donkey Kong (NES) (ドンキーコング)
1983-07-15 Donkey Kong Jr. (NES) (ドンキーコングJR。)
1983-07-15 Popeye (NES) (ポパイ)
1983-08-27 Five Piece Lineup (FC) (五目ならべ 連珠)
1983-08-27 Mahjong (FC) (麻雀)
1983-09-?? Popeye (A26) Arranged by Joe Gaucher.
1983-??-?? Popeye (CV) Unknown arranger.
1983-09-09 Mario Bros. (NES) (マリオ ブラザーズ)
1983-10-?? Popeye (A52) Unknown arranger.
1983-??-?? Popeye (A8) Unknown arranger.
1983-12-07 Baseball (NES) (ベースボール)
1983-12-12 Donkey Kong Jr. Math (NES) (ドンキーコングJR。の算数遊び)
1984-??-?? Punch-Out!! (ARC) (パンチアウト!!)
1984-01-14 Tennis (NES) (テニス)
1984-02-?? Popeye (C64) Arranged by Sean O'Donohue.
1984-02-02 Pinball (NES) (ピンボール)
1984-11-30 Excitebike (NES)
Audio programmer.
1985-??-?? Arm Wrestling (ARC)
1986-02-21 Baseball (FDS)
1986-02-21 Mahjong (FDS)
1986-02-21 Tennis (FDS)
1986-07-21 Volleyball (FDS) (バレーボール)
1987-03-?? Volleyball (NES)
1987-09-24 Defender II (NES) (スターゲイト)
1987-10-?? Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES)
1987-10-01 Millipede: Revenge of the Giant Insects (NES) (ミリピード: 巨大昆虫の逆襲)
1987-10-30 Joust (NES) (ジャウスト)
1988-04-08 Donkey Kong (FDS)
1988-07-19 Donkey Kong Jr. (FDS)
1990-11-21 F-Zero (SNES) Staff.
Unreleased Kangaroo (FC)