LSD (GEN Driver)

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Lisa's Sound Driver
Released 1990-09-06
Programmers Lisa Ching
Formats Unknown

Lisa's Sound Driver (abbreviated as LSD) is the name of the sound driver used in Tengen's Sega Genesis games. It is based on Atari's RPM sound driver, and was ported over by Tengen programmer Lisa Ching.

Release History

The first game to use the driver was Klax. The last game was Race Drivin'. Some of the games were released in Japan, a majority of them released in Europe, but all of them were released in North America. A couple games, Road Riot 4WD and Space Hero were developed and used the driver, but both of these games went unreleased.


The driver outputs to the YM2612 of the Sega Genesis. The arcades by Atari used the YM2151 chip. Because of this, the driver is able to give a similar, but overall weaker sound compared to the arcade games by Atari.


Released Title Sample
1990-09-06 Klax (GEN)
1990-12-21 Hard Drivin' (GEN) (ハードドライビン)
1991-07-?? Ms. Pac-Man (GEN)
1991-07-?? R.B.I. Baseball 3 (GEN)
1991-??-?? Pit-Fighter (GEN) (ピットファイター)
1991-??-?? RoadBlasters (GEN) (ロードブラスターズ)
1992-??-?? R.B.I. Baseball 4 (GEN) (RBI4ベースボール)
1992-??-?? Steel Talons (GEN) (スティールタロンズ)
1993-??-?? R.B.I. Baseball '93 (GEN)
1993-??-?? Race Drivin' (GEN)
Unreleased Road Riot 4WD (GEN)
Unreleased Space Hero (GEN)