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Tanaka

Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka (田中 宏和 Tanaka Hirokazu, born on December 13, 1957) is a Japanese composer and musician best known for his scores for various video games produced by Nintendo. He is also the current president of Creatures, Inc., one of the companies who produce the Pokémon series. Tanaka is one of the many legendary composers to contribute music to Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Partial List of Work

  • Space Firebird (1980) (sound effects only)
  • Donkey Kong (1980)
  • Pac-Man Fever (1982) (album; sound effects only)
  • Urban Champion (1984)
  • Balloon Fight (1984)
  • Wild Gunman (1984)
  • Duck Hunt (1985)
  • Gyromite (1985)
  • Stack Up (1985)
  • Wrecking Crew (1985)
  • Kid Icarus (1986)
  • Metroid (1986)
  • Famicom Wars (1988)
  • Super Mario Land (1989)
  • Mother (with Akio Ohmori, Ritsuo Kamimura, and Keiichi Suzuki) (1989)
  • Balloon Kid (Balloon Fight GB in Japan) (1990)
  • Dr. Mario (1990)
  • Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Ken (1990)
  • EarthBound (Mother 2, 1994, with Keiichi Suzuki)
  • Pokémon Channel (2003)
  • Pokémon Colosseum (2004)
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008) (with many other composers)

Songs Composed for Brawl

  • Donkey Kong (on 75m)
  • Squeak Squad Theme (on Halberd)
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