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David Wise was a Rare music composer. He is highly appreciated by the gaming community, particularly from his compositions from the Donkey Kong Country series.

Game Production History

  • Slalom (1987) - Music
  • Wizards & Warriors (1987) - Music
  • R.C. Pro-Am (1988) - Music
  • Wheel of Fortune (NES) (1988) - Music
  • Jeopardy! (NES) (1988) - Music
  • Anticipation (1988) - Music
  • Marble Madness (1989) - Music
  • World Games (1989) - Music
  • WWF WrestleMania (1989) - Music
  • Sesame Street 123 (1989) - Music
  • John Elway's Quarterback (1989) - Music
  • California Games (1989) - Music
  • Taboo: The Sixth Sense (1989) - Music
  • Sesame Street ABC (1989) - Music
  • Hollywood Squares (1989) - Music
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1989) - Music
  • Jordan vs. Bird: One on One (1989) - Music
  • Cobra Triangle (1989) - Music
  • Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II (1989) - Music
  • Wheel of Fortune Junior Edition (1989) - Music
  • Jeopardy! Junior Edition (1989) - Music
  • Silent Service (1989) - Music
  • Double Dare (1990) - Music
  • Wheel of Fortune Family Edition (1990) - Music
  • Jeopardy! 25th Anniversary Edition (1990) - Music
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (Game Boy) (1990) - Music
  • Captain Skyhawk (1990) - Music
  • Digger T. Rock (1990) - Music
  • Pin*Bot (1990) - Music
  • Snake Rattle 'n' Roll (1990) - Music
  • Wizards & Warriors Chapter X: The Fortress of Fear (1990) - Music
  • NARC (1990) - Music
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1990) - Music
  • Super Glove Ball (1990) - Music
  • Cabal (1990) - Music
  • Time Lord (1990) - Music
  • Arch Rivals (1990) - Music
  • WWF WrestleMania Challenge (1990) - Music
  • Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warship (1990) - Music
  • WWF Superstars (1991) - Music
  • Battletoads (1991) - Music
  • Beetlejuice (NES) (1991) - Music
  • Super R.C. Pro-Am (1991) - Music
  • High Speed (1991) - Music
  • Sneaky Snakes (1991) - Music
  • Sesame Street ABC & 123 (1991) - Music
  • Wizards & Warriors III (1992) - Music
  • Beetlejuice (Game Boy) (1992) - Music
  • Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat (1992) - Music
  • R.C. Pro-Am II (1992) - Music
  • Championship Pro-Am (1992) - Music
  • Battletoads & Double Dragon (1993) - Music
  • Battletoads in Battlemaniacs (1993) - Music
  • Battletoads in Ragnarok's World (1993) - Music
  • X the Ball (1993) - Music
  • Monster Max (1994) - Music
  • Battletoads (Arcade) (1994) - Music
  • Donkey Kong Country (1994) - Music / Sound
  • Donkey Kong Land (1995) - Music and Sound
  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995) - Music / Sound Effects
  • Donkey Kong Land 2 (1996) - Original Game
  • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996) - Additional Music
  • Project Dream (unreleased) - Music
  • Diddy Kong Racing (1997) - Music
  • Super Smash Bros. (1999) - Original Game Staff ("Donkey Kong Country" Original Sound Composing) [Note: only credited in the Japanese version]
  • Mickey's Racing Adventure (1999) - Development Team
  • Donkey Kong Country (GBC) (2000) - Donkey Kong Country Game Boy Color Team
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001) - Original Game Staff (Music Composition: Donkey Kong Country)
  • Star Fox Adventures (2002) - Music Composition
  • Donkey Kong Country (GBA) (2003) - Original DKC Team
  • Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA) (2004) - Original DKC2 Team
  • It's Mr. Pants (2005) - Music (credited as "Squeaky Pants")
  • Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005) - Music Score & Sound
  • Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007) - Music and Sound Effects
  • Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise (2008) - Music, Sound Effects
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2014) - Music
  • Tengami (2014) - Music Composer
  • Yooka-Laylee (2017) - Music
  • Snake Pass (2017) - Music
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch) (2018) - Music

Song Credits

Battletoads

  • Title Theme - Composition & Arrangement
  • Ragnarok's Canyon - Composition & Arrangement
  • Wookie Hole - Composition & Arrangement
  • Turbo Tunnel (Prelude) - Composition & Arrangement
  • Turbo Tunnel - Composition & Arrangement
  • Arctic Caverns - Composition & Arrangement
  • Pause - Composition & Arrangement
  • Dark Calling (Cutscene) - Composition & Arrangement
  • Surf City / Terra Tubes - Composition & Arrangement
  • Karnath's Lair - Composition & Arrangement
  • Volkmire's Inferno (Prelude) - Composition & Arrangement
  • Volkmire's Inferno - Composition & Arrangement
  • Intruder Excluder - Composition & Arrangement
  • Rat Race - Composition & Arrangement
  • Clinger-Winger - Composition & Arrangement
  • The Revolution - Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Battle - Composition & Arrangement
  • Stage Clear - Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over - Composition & Arrangement
  • Surf City / Terra Tubes (Early Version) - Composition & Arrangement [note: unused]
  • Post-Level Theme - Composition & Arrangement [note: unused]

Battletoads & Double Dragon (NES version)

  • Siren - Composition & Arrangement [note: unused]

Battletoads & Double Dragon (SNES version)

  • Main Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Abobo -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Big Blag -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ropes 'n' Roper -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ratship -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Robo Manus -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Shadow Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Dark Queen -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Victory -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement

Battletoads in Battlemaniacs

  • Main Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ragnarok's Canyon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Pause -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dark Queen -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Hollow Tree -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Turbo Tunnel -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Snake Pit -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Roller Coaster -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bonus Stage #2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Dark Tower -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Last Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement

Donkey Kong Country

  • Opening Fanfare -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theme -- Arrangement
  • DK Island Swing -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Well Done, Complete Level -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cranky's Theme -- Arrangement
  • Cave Dweller Concert -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bonus Room Blitz -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bonus Win / World Complete -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lose in the Bonus Room -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Aquatic Ambiance -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bad Boss Boogie -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mine Cart Madness -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Life in the Mines -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Misty Menace -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fear Factory -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gang-Plank Galleon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lose a Life -- Composition & Arrangement
  • K. Rool's Cacophony -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Credits Concerto -- Composition & Arrangement

Donkey Kong Land

  • Main Theme Menagerie -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Spinning Diddy Coin -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jungle Jaunt -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gangplank Galleon Ahoy! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Snowy Pig Wings -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cavey Cavey -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bonus Barrage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ancient Beaver Bop -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Aquatic Ambience -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Kremlantis -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Level Clear! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lose Life -- Composition & Arrangement

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

  • Opening Fanfare -- Composition & Arrangement
  • K. Rool Returns -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Welcome to Crocodile Isle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Klomp's Romp -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lockjaw's Saga -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jib Jig -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Swanky Swing -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Snakey Chantey -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bayou Boogie -- Composition & Arrangement
  • School House Harmony -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Forest Interlude -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Funky the Main Monkey -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Flight of the Zinger -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cranky's Conga -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hot-Head Bop -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mining Melancholy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Run, Rambi! Run! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Token Tango -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stickerbush Symphony -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bad Bird Rag -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Disco Train -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Bossanova -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Steel Drum Rhumba -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Krook's March -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Klubba's Reveille -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Haunted Chase -- Composition & Arrangement
  • In a Snow-Bound Land -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lost World Anthem -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Primal Rave -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Crocodile Cacophony -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stronghold Showdown -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Flying Krock -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Donkey Kong Rescued -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

  • Dixie Beat -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Crazy Calypso -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Wrinkly's Save Cave -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Get Fit A-Go-Go -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Wrinkly 64 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Brothers Bear -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Brother Bear Blues -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bonus Time -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bonus Win -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bonus Lose -- Composition & Arrangement

Dream: Land of Giants (note: cancelled game)

  • Title -- Composition & Arrangement
  • To Be A Pirate -- Composition & Arrangement

Diddy Kong Racing

  • Diddy Kong Racing Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Character Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Central Area Introduction -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Central Area Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lobby Theme Tune -- Composition & Arrangement
  • T.T's Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ancient Lake -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fossil Canyon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jungle Falls -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hot Top Volcano -- Composition & Arrangement
  • No Entry -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Win the Golden Balloon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Challenge I -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Everfrost Peak -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Walrus Cove -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Frosty Village -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Taj's Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Taj's Challenge -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Whale Bay -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Pirate Lagoon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Crescent Island -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Open Boss Door -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Meet a Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Challenge II -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lose Against Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boulder Canyon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Greenwood Village -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Haunted Woods -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Win Challenge Amulet -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Win a Piece of the Amulet -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Win Amulet -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Star City -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Darkmoon Caverns -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Spaceport Alpha -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Secret Tune -- Composition & Arrangement
  • You Can't Beat Me -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Wizpig Challenge -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Wizpig Lose I -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Wizpig Lose II -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Think You've Won? -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Wizpig in Space -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Celebration -- Composition & Arrangement

Star Fox Adventures

  • Title Screen Movie -- Arrangement
  • Great Fox and Pause Screen -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Galleon Fight -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Krazoa Palace Base Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Inside Krazoa Palace -- Composition & Arrangement
  • In the Presence of a Krazoa -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Krazoa Shrine -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Obtained a Krazoa Spirit -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Thorntail Hollow (Early) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Thorntail Hollow Night -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Thorntail Hollow Day -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Thorntail Shop -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Thorntail Hollow Well -- Composition & Arrangement
  • They're Stealing my Eggs -- Composition & Arrangement
  • SnowHorn Wastes -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dark Ice Mines Landing Pad -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dark Ice Mines Day -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dark Ice Mines Night -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dark Ice Mines Surface Caves -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Riding a SnowHorn -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dark Ice Mines Waterfall -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dark Ice Mines Leap of Faith -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dark Ice Mines Underground -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Galdon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Moon Mountain Pass -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cape Claw Day -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Volcano Force Point Temple -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cape Claw Gas Puzzle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ocean Force Point Temple -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Outside Cloudrunner Fortress -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cloudrunner Fortress Spiral Pathway -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cloudrunner Fortress -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cloudrunner Fortress Prison -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cloudrunner Fortress Air Dock -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cloudrunner Fortress Treasure Rooms -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lightfoot Village and Walled City Day -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lightfoot Tracking Test -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lightfoot Test of Strength -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Red Eyes and Dragon Rock Enemies Attack -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Walled City Pyramid Puzzle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Entrance to King's Chambers -- Composition & Arrangement
  • King Red Eye Passive and Sharp Claws Upsetting the Peace -- Composition & Arrangement
  • King Red Eye Angry -- Composition & Arrangement
  • King Red Eye Down -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dragon Rock -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Drakor -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Andross Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Credits -- Arrangement
  • Krazoa Test of Observation -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Krazoa Test of Strength -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Krazoa Test of Knowledge -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Krazoa Test General Scales -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Krazoa Test of Fear -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Krazoa Test of Combat -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Magic Caves, Warp Pad Rooms, and Cloudrunner Fortress Power Room -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Select Destination -- Arrangement
  • Arwing Flight and Dragon Rock Defenses -- Arrangement
  • Fighting -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jetbike -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Conveyor Belts and Puzzles -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Rolling Barrels Torture and Earthwalker Riding -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Star Fox Theme (Cutscene) -- Arrangement
  • Area 6 -- Arrangement
  • Item Obtained -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Opened Chest -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Upgrade Staff -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Arwing Intro -- Arrangement
  • Arwing Crash -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lose a Life -- Arrangement
  • Revived -- Arrangement
  • Possessed by a Krazoa Spirit -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Releasing a Krazoa Spirit -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Krystal is Trapped -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Placing a SpellStone -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Placing the Final SpellStone -- Composition & Arrangement

Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA)

  • Intro Tune 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Intro Tune 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Northern Kremisphere -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Funky's Game -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Brothers Bear -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cranky's Dojo -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cranky's Dojo 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bonus Time -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bonus Win -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bonus Lose -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stilt Village -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Level Win -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mill Fever -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jangle Bells -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Frosty Frolics -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Treetop Tumble -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Enchanted Riverbank -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Water World -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cascade Capers -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Nuts and Bolts -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Pokey Pipes -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Arich Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Rockface Rumble -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jungle Jitter -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cavern Caprice -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Boogie -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Crystal Chasm -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Chase -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Baddies on Parade -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Arrangement