Tokuhiko Uwabo

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Tokuhiko Uwabo
Tokuhiko Uwabo - 02.jpg
Local 上保 徳彦 (うわぼ とくひこ)
Born 1960-04-26 (Age 53)
Birth Place Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Bo, Hairy Uwa, Mr. Bo, Noah Toku, James Uwabo, T.U, とく (Toku)

Tokuhiko Uwabo is one of the older sound members in Sega's history, more commonly known by his alias, Bo. He mainly dealt with sound porting during the Master System era and shifted to a more advisory role for the Mega Drive era. He also composed the music for the first two Phantasy Star titles.

Though Uwabo's last known game with Sega was Sonic 3 & Knuckles in 1994, he has stayed in touch with the company following its release. In 1995 he transferred to Sega of Europe's development team, residing in Richmond, London, England. In 1997, he returned to Sega of Japan, but quit sometime afterward. He then spent the next 10 years between some number of investment companies, including a new role as a Venture Capitalist in Tokyo looking over different investment portfolios in Asia.

In June 2007 he joined Winlight Co., Ltd., a mobile gaming company, and worked there as a director. After Winlight was bought in 2012 by Singapore based Pole To Win Asia Pte. Ltd., Uwabo was promoted to Managing Director. Despite having left Sega (which was unofficially publicized as early as April 2006 via liner notes), he has provided commentary for recent Wave Master soundtrack releases of his compositions.

Uwabo currently lives and works in Singapore.

Music Development


Tokuhiko programmed a sound driver which used Z80. He wrote the music in assembly on a PC98 computer which was converted to his sound engine. Along with Hiroshi Kubota, the sound driver he programmed was used by many third party Japanese developers.


Released Title Sample Notes
1985-12-20 Satellite 7 (SMS) (サテライト7)
1986-06-15 Fantasy Zone (SMS) (ファンタジーゾーン)
1986-09-20 Spy vs. Spy (SMS) Composer?
1986-11-01 Alex Kidd in Miracle World (SMS) (アレックスキッドのミラクルワールド)
1986-12-21 Space Harrier (SMS) (スペースハリアー) Arranged Hiroshi Kawaguchi's music.
1986-??-?? Choplifter (SMS)
1987-??-?? Great Golf (SMS)
1987-04-19 Sukeban Deka II: Shoujo Tekkamen Densetsu (SMS) (スケバン刑事II)
1987-05-24 Zillion (SMS) (赤い光弾ジリオン)
1987-06-30 Out Run (SMS)
1987-10-17 Fantasy Zone II (SMS) (ファンタジーゾーンII オパオパの涙)
1987-12-12 After Burner (SMS) (アフターバーナー) Arranged Hiroshi Kawaguchi's music.
1987-12-13 Zillion II: The Tri Formation (SMS)
1987-12-20 Phantasy Star (SMS) (ファンタシースター)
1987-??-?? The Black Onyx (SG1) (ザ・ブラックオニキス)
1988-10-15 Ys: The Vanished Omens (SMS) (イース) Arrangement
1988-10-29 Space Harrier II (GEN) (スペースハリアーII)
1988-??-?? Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa (ARC) (ファンタジーゾーンII オパオパの涙)
1988-??-?? Summer Games (SMS)
1988-??-?? Poseidon Wars 3D (SMS)
1989-03-21 Phantasy Star II (GEN) (ファンタシースターII)
1989-04-29 Super Daisenryaku (GEN) (スーパー大戦略)
1989-09-09 Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf (GEN) (尾崎直道のスーパーマスターズ)
1989-12-02 The Revenge of Shinobi (GEN) (ザ・スーパー忍) Sound Coordinator, Sound Programmer
1990-??-?? Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (GEN) (マイケル・ジャクソンズ ムーンウォーカー)
Sound Adviser
1990-02-24 Sorcerian (GEN) (ソーサリアン) With Hiroshi Kubota.
1990-06-30 Columns (GEN) (コラムス)
1990-07-28 Cyberball (GEN) (サイバーボール) Arranger?
1990-08-09 Super Monaco GP (GEN) (スーパーモナコGP)
1990-09-?? Columns (SMS)
1990-10-06 Columns (GG) (コラムス)
1990-11-21 Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (GEN) (アイラブミッキーマウス 不思議のお城大冒険) Sound Director
1990-??-?? Columns (ARC) (コラムス)
1991-02-?? Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (SMS) Sound Director
1991-03-21 Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (GG) (ミッキーマウスのキャッスル・イリュージョン) Sound Director
1991-12-19 Quackshot (GEN) Sound Director
1992-??-?? Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II (SMS) (アイルトン・セナ スーパーモナコGPII)
1993-06-25 Golden Axe III (SMD) Sound Program
1994-02-02 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (GEN) (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ3) Sound Director
1994-04-02 Phantasy Star Fukkokuban (SMD) (ファンタシースター)
1994-10-18 Sonic & Knuckles (GEN) (ソニック&ナックルズ) Sound Director
1996-??-?? Shinobi X (SS) Technical Support
1996-11-01 Lulu: Un Conte Interactif de Romain Victor-Pujebet (SS) Producer

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