Miki Higashino is a video game music composer
best known for her work for Konami
games, where she was a member of the Konami Kuheiha Club, a team of composers. She has left her greatest mark on the Gradius
series, and also composed music for two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
games. Miki Higashino became a freelance composer in 2002.
Video Game Music
- Contra III The Alien Wars (1992, along with Masanori Adachi and Tappi Iwase)
- Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition (1994)
- Genso Suikogaiden Vol. 1 (2000, along with Keiko Fukami)
- Genso Suikogaiden Vol. 2 (2000, along with Keiko Fukami)
- Gradius (1985): Most of her Gradius series compositions have been rearranged a few times by other composers — she composed the original Arcade Game versions.
- Gradius III (1989, along with Seiichi Fukami, Mutsuhiko Izumi, Junichiro Kaneda and Keizo Nakamura)
- Knightmare (1986)
- Salamander (1986 / Arcade Game): Also known as Life Force in North America, this was a famously Ear Wormy game.
- Salamander (1987 / MSX, along with Motoaki Furukawa and Masahiro Ikariko): Arrangements of her compositions.
- Moon Remix RPG Adventure (1997, along with Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudou of the Thelonious Monkees, and Hirofumi Taniguchi)
- Moryo Senki MADARA 2 (1993, along with Masanori Adachi and Tappi Iwase)
- pop'n music 15 (2007)
- Premier Soccer (1993)
- Suikoden (1995, along with Tappi Iwase, Mayuko Kagesita, Hiroshi Tamawari and Setsu Taniguchi)
- Suikoden II (1998, along with Keiko Fukami)
- Surprise Attack (1990, along with Hidenori Maezawa and Keizo Nakamura)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989 / NES, along with Mutsuhiko Izumi)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters (1994 / Mega Drive): The Super NES version (whose music she did not compose) was considered the more solid Fighting Game, but the music she composed for the (otherwise lackluster gameplay-wise) Mega Drive version was extraordinarily catchy.
- Tokimeki Memorial (1994, along with Seiya Murai, Hiroe Noguchi and Mikio Saito)
- Tsukiyo No Saraba (2005, along with Yasunori Mitsuda)
- Vandal Hearts: Ancient Lost Civilization (1996, along with Kosuke Soeda, Hiroshi Tamawari and Masahiro Yamauchi)
- Yie Ar Kung Fu (1985)