For today, a composer with an unusually varied career - Minako Adachi, former employee of Pure Sound Inc. Over the course of her interesting career she has scored games from series ranging from The Legend of Zelda to Summon Night to Pokemon! That's something you don't see everyday!
Another one of Nintendo's lesser-know in-house composers today.
And here, gentlemen, we have the big one. One of Nintendo's in-house composers, and not one nearly as active as Kondo, Tanaka, Totaka, or Yamamoto. No, Nakatsuka has very much been an unknown, alongside the rest of the former Nintendo SPD sound staff. Nakatsuka these days does mostly sound support and supervision rather then composition. And he has done a lot, and I do mean a lot. He defined the sound of the Satellaview, writing a rather large body of work for it.
Alongside Yasunori Shiono and Yukio Nakajima, Tomoko Morita was the last of the three most important Neverland composers. Name any Neverland score, and one, two, or all three composed for it (joined by Akiko Ishibashi for three games).
Another very talented videogame composer is Hiroshi Tamawari. Now, Tamawari wasn't a videogame composer for very long - about four, five years - but during that time he was very prolific. He is still active today, though not as a videogame composer - instead, he became a freelancer, staging and translating musicals and even composing and writing lyrics for musicals. On Oct. 30th he's going to be releasing an Orchestral Works album of original music he's done, so that's exciting.
So another one of my favorite videogame composers is Yasunori Shiono, formerly of Neverland, and before that Wolf Team. It's him that started my attempts to track down the complete works of various composers. So, with that, I present a complete list of known or suspected Shiono videogame scores.
One hobby of mine is trying to track down all the videogames a particular composer worked on. Sometimes, I imagine, it would be easy, if I were to choose a composer who was well-known and didn't work in the era of pseudonyms. Alas, that has not happened yet. As a result of this hobby I have tried to track down all the videogame music work of Ryuji Sasai, one of my favorite videogame composers.
It is not easy, what with the lack of information on the English-speaking Internet about his work. Nevertheless, I have given it a fair amount of work. Most of the research to find this information happened six months ago and I did not write down my sources. I presume that if you dig far enough into the Internet, you, possibly with the aid of Google Translate, could also find out this information.
DEC 8 2016: Added in PAL: Shinken densetsu.
FEB 22 2017: Moved RPG Dragon Sinker and added RPG Fairy Elements.