Jeremy Parish continues on his fantastic interview streak this week at 1UP, this time having a fascinating discussion with Hirokazu Tanaka. Tanaka created a lot of the early arcade sounds for Nintendo games, moved on into music with the Famicom by composing simple tunes for Balloon Fight and Wrecking Crew, and then began to define the sound hardware of the system with one of the more memorable and moody soundtracks in gaming history, Metroid. 1UP talks with him about all this and much more, including his involvement “sampling” for Earthbound, his role in creating the Game Boy Camera and Link Cable, and his current job as president of Creatures. Nintendo fans will definitely want to absorb all this!
1UP Chats with Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka about Metroid, Earthbound, Pokemon and more!
Posted by WildcatJF on August 10, 2012