David Whittaker (SMS Driver)

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David Whittaker
Released 1990-??-??
Programmers David Whittaker
Language Z80 Assembly

David Whittaker is the unofficial name of the sound driver created by David Whittaker that was used only in Sega Master System and Game Gear games.

Because David Whittaker did not know FM synthesis programming, he never made a sound engine for the Genesis/Mega Drive. He wrote the music in assembly.

Release History

The first game to use Whittaker's driver is Speedball. The last game to use the driver was Faceball 2000, which was a Japanese exclusive. Yogi Bear's Goldrush, an unreleased game also used the driver.


The driver outputs to the SN76496 on the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear.


Released Title Sample
1991-03-?? Speedball (SMS)
1991-10-?? Back to the Future Part II (SMS)
1991-10-?? Xenon 2: Megablast (SMS)
1991-11-21 Shadow of the Beast (SMS)
1992-11-?? Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe (SMS)
1993-03-?? Krusty's Fun House (GG)
1993-03-05 Krusty's Fun House (SMS)
1993-04-?? Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (SMS)
1993-??-?? Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (GG)
1993-12-17 Faceball 2000 (GG)
Unreleased Yogi Bear's Goldrush (GG)


Frequency Registers

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