Yishen Liao

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Yishen Liao
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Local 廖益伸 or 廖漢民
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Birth Place
Nationality Taiwanese   Taiwan.svg
Aliases Hanmin Lu, Liao Hanmin, Liao Hanming, Han Min Liao, Han Min Lioa, Jason

Yishen Liao (born Han Ming Liao) is a Taiwanese composer and sound designer. Because he composed music for several companies (including Gamtec, Chuanpu Technology, Never Ending Soft Team, Jumbo Team and Vast Fame), he may be a freelance composer. Outside of game music, Liao works as a DJ for his local radio station, also producing his own albums.

It is unknown if Liao actually directly composed for each game he wrote, or the music was sent out to be arranged by someone else, likely the game's programmer.

Audio Development

NES

Liao used a reverse-engineered Konami (TwinBee 3) sound engine.

GEN

During his time composing for the system, Liao used multiple sound drivers, such as those from Shikinjoh (GEN), High Seas Havoc (GEN), and Wonder Boy III (GEN.

GBC

For Super Fighters S (GBC), Liao composed using a reverse-engineered driver from Takara. Starting with Zook Hero Z (GBC) He composed using a decompiled version of the Mega Man V (GB) sound driver, likely without Kouji Murata's knowledge.

Gameography

Released Title Sample
Unknown Meng Huan Shui Guo Pan - 777 Casino (GEN) (夢幻水果盤)
Unknown Mao Xian Xiao Zi - Adventurous Boy (GEN) (冒險小子)
1998-12-?? Fire Dragon (GB)
Unknown Tenchi wo Kurau 3 (GEN)
Unknown Golden KTV (NES) Composer?
Unknown Super PoPo's Adventure (NES) Composer?
Unknown Panda World (NES) Composer?
Unknown Pocket Monster (NES) Composer?
Unknown Dou Zhi Pin Pan - Wisdom Boy (NES) (鬪智拼盤) Composer?
Unknown Xing Ji Fei Che - The Universe Soldiers (NES) (星際飛車) Composer?
Unknown Hei Tao 2 - Super Big 2 (GEN) (黑桃2)
1992-??-?? Huan Le Tao Qi Shu - Smart Mouse (GEN) (歡樂淘氣鼠)
1993-??-?? Xiao Monv - Magic Girl (GEN) (小魔女)
1993-??-?? Hong Zha Xiao Zi - Bomboy (GEN) (轟炸小子)
1993-??-?? Huo Long - Fire Dragon (NES) (火龍) Composer?
1993-??-?? Link Dragon (GEN)
1993-??-?? Taan Hak Fung Wan King Tank (NES) (坦克風雲)
1994-??-?? Zhuo Gui Da Shi - Ghost Hunter (GEN)
1995-??-?? Lei Dian Chuan Shuo - Thunderbolt II (GEN) (雷電傳說II)
1995-??-?? Squirrel King (GEN)
1995-??-?? Chao Jí Ma Li Xiong Di - Super Mario World (GEN) (超級瑪莉兄弟)
1995-??-?? Ya Se Chuan Shuo (GEN)
1996-??-?? Shui Hu Feng Yun Zhuan - Water Margin (GEN) (水滸風雲傳)
1996-??-?? Barver Battle Saga - Tai Kong Zhan Shi (GEN) (太空戰士 魔法戰士)
2000-11-?? Queen Fighter 2000 (GBC) (女王格鬥2000)
2000-12-?? Feng Kuang Da Fu Weng - Crazy Monopoly (GBC) (疯狂大富翁)
2001-??-?? Sheng Shou Wu Yu - Sacred Story Dragon Legend (GBC) (聖獸物語神龍傳說) Composer?
2001-07-18 Shi Kong Xing Shou - Space-Time Star Beast (GBC) (時空星獸)

Links

Gowin's page on when their games were released.