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David Wise (born September 13, 1967) is a British video game music composer best known for his work at Rare, where he worked from 1985 to 2009. Most of his early game compositions were for ports of existing games to the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy or for licensed games, where he often arranged other people's compositions. But he started to really be recognized for his original game music, such as in Battletoads, Snake Rattle 'n' Roll and Wizards & Warriors. His most prominent breakout was for the Donkey Kong Country series, the soundtracks he's best remembered for. Since leaving Rare, Wise is currently a freelance composer.

David Wise left an indelible mark on most of the games he composed music for, providing a distinctive, recognizable feel to them. He excels at using musical notes to give ambient feel to music, and pulled this off fairly well even on the NES.


Not to be confused with the animation writer with the same name.

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