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Naoki Kodaka

Naoki Kodaka (小高 直樹, Kodaka Naoki) is a former Japanese video game music composer. He worked for Sunsoft and is famous for using the NES sound chip in unique ways (such as using the “Sunsoft bass” designed by Naohisa Morota, which used the DPCM capability of the NES to play bass samples instead of percussion (as it was used in most other games in the 1990s).

He is best known for writing the soundtracks for Journey to Silius, Batman (NES and Mega Drive versions), Blaster Master, Gremlins 2, the Albert Odyssey series, Super Fantasy Zone, and a few other titles. He was almost always assisted on his NES projects by sound programmers Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya, and sometimes Naohisa Morota.

Batman: The Video Game Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Famicom Sega Megadrive / Genesis
Blaster Master Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Famicom
Gremlins 2: The New Batch Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Famicom
Journey to Silius Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Famicom