KAMINARIMON HES MUSIC ARCHIVE


About HES

HES stands for "Hudson Entertainment Sound". It's a chiptune format devised by Takashi Mamiya in 1999. HES files are basically PC Engine ROMs stripped out of everything but the audio code — they're similar to the Famicom's NSF. Their size is very small compared to other log formats (GYM, VGM, S98...). Depending on the program used to play them, reproducibility can be very satisfying.

The synthetic sound of the NEC consoles is produced by two audio processors: the Hudson HuC6230 for the six built-in PSG channels, and the Oki MSM5205 for the extra ADPCM channel provided by the CD-ROM² expansion units.

Kaminarimon is a music archive which aim is to gather in one place every possible synthetic rip from PC Engine and TurboGrafx games. Since the HES format doesn't have any native tag support, we also provide M3U playlists designed to enhance your listening pleasure. NEZplug++ is the recommended player.

Download the M3U playlist collection.

▪ How to play HES files on your OS.
▪ Read the changelog (last update: 2010-03-xx).


HES files with a complete M3U playlist

The playlists for these rips are as accurate as possible, but some track names are speculative.

GAME SYSTEM YEAR COMPANY RIPPER
1552: Tenka Tairan SCD 1993 Ask Kōdansha Kingshriek
1941: Counter Attack SGX 1991 Hudson Soft Manbow-J
1943 Kai PCE 1991 Naxat Soft Manbow-J
Adventure Island PCE 1991 Hudson Soft Manbow-J
Aero Blasters PCE 1990 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
After Burner 2 PCE 1990 NEC Avenue Manbow-J
Akuma Jō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo SCD 1993 Konami Kingshriek
Aldynes SGX 1991 Hudson Soft Manbow-J
Alien Crush PCE 1988 Naxat Soft Ancient Sound
Anearth Fantasy Stories: Seiya Monogatari SCD 1995 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Ankoku Densetsu PCE 1990 Victor Ancient Sound
Aoi Blink PCE 1990 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
A-Ressha de Ikō 3 SCD 1993 Artdink 2ch Rippers
Armed Formation PCE 1990 Pack-In-Video Manbow-J
Atomic Robo-Kid Special PCE 1990 UPL Ancient Sound
Ballistix TGX 1991 Psygnosis 2ch Rippers
Batman PCE 1990 Sunsoft Manbow-J
Battle Ace SGX 1989 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Bikkuriman World PCE 1987 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Blodia PCE 1990 Hudson Soft 2ch Rippers
Break In PCE 1989 Naxat Soft Ancient Sound
Chōzetsu Rinjin Berabō Man PCE 1990 Namcot Chris Covell
City Hunter PCE 1990 Sunsoft Ancient Sound
Coryoon: Child of Dragon PCE 1991 Naxat Soft Manbow-J
Cratermaze TGX 1990 Hudson Soft Chris Covell
Cross Wiber: Cyber Combat Police PCE 1990 Face Ancient Sound
Cyber City ŌEDO 808: Kemono no Zokusei CD 1991 Masaya Kingshriek
Cyber Core PCE 1990 IGS Manbow-J
Cyber Cross PCE 1989 Face Ancient Sound
Cyber Dodge PCE 1992 Tonkin House Nam
Cyber Knight PCE 1990 Tonkin House Manbow-J
Cychorider SCD 1995 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Dai Makai Mura SGX 1990 NEC Avenue Manbow-J
Daisenpū PCE 1990 NEC Avenue Ancient Sound
Darius Plus PCE 1990 NEC Avenue Manbow-J
Dead Moon: Gessekai no Akumu PCE 1990 TSS Kingshriek
Dead of the Brain 1 & 2 SCD 1999 NEC Kingshriek
Deta na!! Twin Bee PCE 1992 Konami Manbow-J
Devil Crash PCE 1990 Naxat Soft Ancient Sound
Die Hard PCE 1990 Pack-In-Video Nam
Digital Champ PCE 1989 Naxat Soft Ancient Sound
Double Dungeons PCE 1989 Masaya Ancient Sound
Dōkyūsei SCD 1995 NEC Avenue Kingshriek
Dragon Egg! PCE 1991 Masaya Kingshriek
Dragon Saber PCE 1991 Namcot Ancient Sound
Dragon Slayer 5: Sorcerian SCD 1992 Victor Kingshriek
Dragon Slayer 6: Eiyū Densetsu SCD 1991 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Dragon Slayer 6: Eiyū Densetsu 2 SCD 1992 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Dragon Slayer 8: Kaze no Densetsu Xanadu SCD 1994 NEC Mamiya
Dragon Slayer 8: Kaze no Densetsu Xanadu 2 SCD 1995 Falcom Kingshriek
Dragon Spirit PCE 1988 Namcot Ancient Sound
Dragon's Curse TGX 1991 Hudson Soft Manbow-J
Dungeon Explorer 2 SCD 1993 Hudson Soft Chris Covell
Emerald Dragon SCD 1994 NEC 2ch Rippers
Energy PCE 1989 Masaya Manbow-J
F1 Circus PCE 1990 Nichibutsu Ancient Sound
F1 Circus '91: World Championship PCE 1991 Nichibutsu Ancient Sound
F1 Circus '92: The Speed of Sound PCE 1992 Nichibutsu Ancient Sound
F1 Triple Battle PCE 1989 Human Ancient Sound
Fighting Run PCE 1991 Nichibutsu Manbow-J
Final Match Tennis PCE 1991 Human Ancient Sound
Final Soldier PCE 1991 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Gaia no Monshō PCE 1988 Masaya 2ch Rippers
GaiFrame PCE 1990 Masaya Manbow-J
Ganbare! Golf Boys PCE 1989 Masaya Manbow-J
Gekisha Boy PCE 1992 Irem Ancient Sound
Genpei Tōma Den PCE 1990 Namcot Ancient Sound
Genpei Tōma Den 2: Kan no Ni PCE 1992 Namcot Ancient Sound
Gradius PCE 1991 Konami Manbow-J
Gunhed PCE 1989 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Hana Tāka Daka!? PCE 1991 Taitō Nam
Hatris PCE 1991 Micro Cabin Kingshriek
Heavy Unit PCE 1989 Taitō Nam
Hisō Kihei X-Serd PCE 1990 Masaya Manbow-J
Image Fight PCE 1990 Irem Ancient Sound
Impossamole TGX 1991 Gremlin Graphics Chris Covell
J.B. Harold: Murder Club CD 1990 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Jackie Chan PCE 1991 Hudson Soft 2ch Rippers
Jaseiken Necromancer PCE 1988 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Jinmu Denshō Yaksa PCE 1989 Big Club Ancient Sound
Jū Ō Ki PCE 1989 NEC Avenue Ancient Sound
Kaizō Chōjin Schbibinman PCE 1989 Masaya Ancient Sound
Kato-chan & Ken-chan PCE 1987 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Kickball PCE 1990 Masaya Chris Covell
Kikikaikai PCE 1990 Taitō Ancient Sound
Knight Rider Special PCE 1989 Pack-In-Video Ancient Sound
Kyūkyoku Tiger PCE 1989 Taitō Ancient Sound
Legend of Hero Tonma PCE 1991 Irem Manbow-J
Linda³ SCD 1995 NEC Kingshriek
Madō Ō Granzort SGX 1990 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Magical Chase PCE 1991 Palsoft Ancient Sound
Mahjong Gokū Special PCE 1990 Sunsoft Nam
Maison Ikkoku: Omoide no Shashin PCE 1989 Micro Cabin Kingshriek
Makyō Densetsu PCE 1988 Victor Ancient Sound
Mashin Eiyū Den Wataru PCE 1988 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Metal Stocker: Neo Hardboiled Shooting PCE 1991 Face Nam
Monster Pro Wrestling PCE 1991 Ask Kōdansha Manbow-J
Morita Shōgi PC PCE 1991 NEC Avenue Ancient Sound
Moto Roader PCE 1989 Masaya Manbow-J
Moto Roader 2 PCE 1991 Masaya Manbow-J
Mr. Heli no Daibōken PCE 1989 Irem Manbow-J
Narazumono Sentō Butai Bloody Wolf PCE 1989 Deco Ancient Sound
Neutopia PCE 1989 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Neutopia 2 PCE 1991 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Ordyne PCE 1989 Namcot Ancient Sound
Out Live PCE 1989 Sunsoft Ancient Sound
Out Run PCE 1990 NEC Avenue Ancient Sound
Override PCE 1991 Deco Ancient Sound
P-47: The Freedom Fighter PCE 1989 Aicom 2ch Rippers
Paranoia PCE 1990 Naxat Soft Ancient Sound
Parodius Da! Shinwa kara Owarai e PCE 1992 Konami Ancient Sound
PC Denjin PCE 1992 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
PC Genjin PCE 1989 Hudson Soft Manbow-J
PC Genjin 2 PCE 1991 Hudson Soft Manbow-J
PC Genjin 3 PCE 1993 Hudson Soft Manbow-J
Pomping World CD 1991 Hudson Soft Chris Covell
Populous PCE 1991 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Power Tennis PCE 1993 Hudson Soft Nam
Psychic Detective 3: Aýa SCD 1992 Data West Kingshriek
Psychic Detective 4: Orgel SCD 1993 Data West Kingshriek
Psycho Chaser PCE 1990 Naxat Soft Manbow-J
Puyopuyo CD SCD 1994 NEC Avenue Kingshriek
Racing Damashii PCE 1991 Irem Ancient Sound
Raiden PCE 1991 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
R-Type Complete PCE 1988 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Sadakichi 007: Hideyoshi no Ōgon PCE 1988 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Saigo no Nindō PCE 1990 Irem Ancient Sound
Salamander PCE 1991 Konami Ancient Sound
Sengoku Mahjong PCE 1988 Hudson Soft Mamiya
Shanghai PCE 1987 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Shin Megami Tensei SCD 1993 Atlus Kingshriek
Shinobi PCE 1989 Asmik Manbow-J
Side Arms: Hyper Dyne PCE 1989 NEC Avenue Ancient Sound
Silent Debuggers PCE 1991 Deco Ancient Sound
Snatcher: CD-ROMantic SCD 1992 Konami Kingshriek
Sōkoban World PCE 1990 Media Rings Ancient Sound
Soldier Blade PCE 1992 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Son Son 2 PCE 1989 NEC Avenue Ancient Sound
Space Adventure Cobra: Koku Ryū Ō no Densetsu CD 1989 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Space Adventure Cobra 2: Densetsu no Otoko CD 1991 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Space Harrier PCE 1988 NEC Avenue Ancient Sound
Splatterhouse PCE 1990 Namcot Ancient Sound
Star Parodier SCD 1992 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Street Fighter 2 Dash: Champion Edition PCE 1993 NEC Manbow-J
Super Star Soldier PCE 1990 Hudson Soft Manbow-J
Super Star Soldier (US version) TGX 1991 Hudson Soft Manbow-J
Susano Ō Densetsu PCE 1989 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Takahashi-meijin no Shin Bōkenjima PCE 1992 Hudson Soft Manbow-J
Tatsujin PCE 1992 Taitō Ancient Sound
Tenchi o Kurau SCD 1994 NEC Avenue Kingshriek
Tengai Makyō 2: Manjimaru SCD 1992 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Tengai Makyō: Fūun Kabuki Den SCD 1993 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
The Kung-Fu PCE 1987 Hudson Soft Manbow-J
The New Zealand Story PCE 1990 Taitō 2ch Rippers
The Ninja Warriors PCE 1989 Taitō Ancient Sound
The Tower of Druaga PCE 1992 Namcot Manbow-J
Thunder Blade PCE 1990 NEC Avenue Manbow-J
Time Cruise 2 PCE 1991 Face Ancient Sound
Tokimeki Memorial SCD 1994 Konami Kingshriek
Tora e no Michi PCE 1990 Victor Manbow-J
Turrican TGX 1992 Accolade Chris Covell
Valkyrie no Densetsu PCE 1990 Namcot Ancient Sound
Victory Run PCE 1987 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Vigilante PCE 1989 Irem Manbow-J
Violent Soldier PCE 1990 IGS Ancient Sound
Volfied PCE 1989 Taitō Nam
Wonder Momo PCE 1989 Namcot Ancient Sound
Xák 1 & 2 SCD 1992 Telenet 2ch Rippers
Xevious: Fardraut Densetsu PCE 1990 Namcot Ancient Sound
Yami no Ketsuzoku: Harukanaru Kioku SCD 1993 Naxat Soft Kingshriek
Yo, Bro TGX 1991 ICOM Chris Covell
Yōkai Dōchūki PCE 1988 Namcot Ancient Sound
Ys 1 & 2: Ancient Ys Vanished CD 1989 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Ys 3: Wanderers From Ys CD 1991 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Ys 4: The Dawn of Ys SCD 1993 Hudson Soft Kingshriek

HES files with a basic M3U playlist

The playlists for these rips are generic (no track name, no loop point). Still better than nothing :)

GAME SYSTEM YEAR COMPANY RIPPER
3x3 Eyes: Sanjiyan Henjō SCD 1994 NEC Kingshriek
Alshark SCD 1994 Victor Kingshriek
AV Poker: World Gambler PCE 1992 Games Express Kingshriek
Baribari Densetsu PCE 1989 Taitō Manbow-J
Barunba PCE 1990 Namcot Ancient Sound
Battle Lode Runner PCE 1993 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Be Ball PCE 1990 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Benkei Gaiden PCE 1989 Sunsoft Ancient Sound
Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon SCD 1994 Banpresto Kingshriek
Blood Gear SCD 1994 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Body Conquest 2 PCE 1993 Games Express Kingshriek
Bomber Man PCE 1990 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Bomber Man '93 PCE 1992 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Bomber Man '94 PCE 1993 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Bubblegum Crash! Knight Sabers 2034 PCE 1991 Naxat Soft Kingshriek
Burning Angels PCE 1990 Naxat Soft Manbow-J
Cadash PCE 1991 Taitō Manbow-J
Cal 2 SCD 1993 NEC Avenue Kingshriek
Cal 3: Kanketsu Hen SCD 1994 NEC Avenue Kingshriek
Champion Wrestler PCE 1990 Taitō Ancient Sound
Chase HQ PCE 1990 Taitō Nam
Chikudenya Tōbei PCE 1990 Naxat Soft Manbow-J
Cosmic Fantasy: Bōken Shōnen Yū CD 1990 Telenet Kingshriek
Cosmic Fantasy 4: Ginga Shōnen Densetsu SCD 1994 Telenet Kingshriek
Death Bringer: The Knight of Darkness CD 1990 Telenet Kingshriek
De-Ja SCD 1996 InterChannel Kingshriek
Don Doko Don PCE 1990 Taitō Manbow-J
Doraemon: Meikyū Daisakusen PCE 1989 Hudson Soft Manbow-J
Doraemon: Nobita no Dorabian Night PCE 1991 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Download 2 CD 1991 NEC Avenue Chris Covell
Dragon Half SCD 1994 Micro Cabin Kingshriek
Dragon Knight & Graffiti SCD 1995 NEC Avenue Kingshriek
Dragon Knight 2 SCD 1992 NEC Avenue Kingshriek
Dragon Knight 3 SCD 1994 NEC Avenue Kingshriek
Drop Rock Hora Horror PCE 1990 Deco 2ch Rippers
Dungeon Explorer PCE 1989 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Fantasy Zone PCE 1988 NEC Avenue Ancient Sound
Fiend Hunter SCD 1993 Right Stuff Kingshriek
Final Blaster PCE 1990 Namcot Ancient Sound
Fire Pro Wrestling: Combination Tag PCE 1989 Human Ancient Sound
Fire Pro Wrestling 2: Second Bout PCE 1991 Human Ancient Sound
Fire Pro Wrestling 3: Legend Bout PCE 1992 Human Ancient Sound
Formation Soccer '93: On J-League PCE 1994 Human Nam
Fushigi no Umi no Nadia: Shinpi no Shima SCD 1993 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Fushigi no Yume no Alice PCE 1990 Face Nam
Galaga '88 PCE 1988 Namcot Manbow-J
Ghost Sweeper Mikami SCD 1994 Banpresto Kingshriek
Ginga Ojōsama Densetsu Yuna SCD 1992 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Ginga Ojōsama Densetsu Yuna 2: Eien no Princess SCD 1995 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Gomola Speed PCE 1990 UPL Manbow-J
Hany in the Sky PCE 1989 Face Ancient Sound
Hany on the Road PCE 1990 Face Ancient Sound
Hi-Leg Fantasy SCD 1994 Games Express Kingshriek
Kaizō Chōjin Schbibinman 2: Aratanaru Teki PCE 1991 Masaya Nam
Kattobi! Takuhai-kun PCE 1990 Tonkin House Ancient Sound
King of Casino PCE 1990 Victor Ancient Sound
Kyūkyoku Mahjong: Idol Graphic PCE 1992 Games Express Kingshriek
Kyūkyoku Mahjong 2: Super Idol Graphic PCE 1993 Games Express Kingshriek
Lady Sword PCE 1992 Games Express Kingshriek
Mahjong Haō Den: Kaiser's Quest PCE 1992 UPL 2ch Rippers
Makai Hakken Den Shada PCE 1989 Deco Manbow-J
Märchen Maze PCE 1990 Namcot Ancient Sound
Mamono Hunter Yōko: Makai kara no Tenkōsei CD 1992 Masaya Kingshriek
Mamono Hunter Yōko: Tōki Yobigoe SCD 1993 Masaya Kingshriek
Maniac Pro Wrestling PCE 1990 Hudson Soft Chris Covell
Mesopotamia PCE 1991 Atlus Ancient Sound
Mizubaku Daibōken PCE 1992 Taitō Manbow-J
Momotarō Densetsu Turbo PCE 1990 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Momotarō Densetsu 2 PCE 1990 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Momotarō Densetsu Gaiden PCE 1992 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Momotarō Katsugeki PCE 1990 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Naxat Stadium PCE 1990 Naxat Soft Ancient Sound
Nazo no Masquerade PCE 1990 Masaya Kingshriek
Nectaris PCE 1989 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: PC Bangai Hen PCE 1990 Naxat Soft Nam
Ninja Ryūken Den PCE 1992 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Operation Wolf PCE 1990 NEC Avenue Manbow-J
Order of the Griffon TGX 1992 SSI Kingshriek
Pac-Land PCE 1989 Namcot Ancient Sound
Parasol Stars PCE 1991 Taitō Ancient Sound
Pastel Lime SCD 1992 Naxat Soft Kingshriek
PC Pachi-Slot: Idol Gambler PCE 1992 Games Express Kingshriek
Power Drift PCE 1990 Asmik Ancient Sound
Power Eleven PCE 1991 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Power Golf PCE 1989 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Power League PCE 1988 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Power League 2 PCE 1989 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Power League 3 PCE 1990 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Power League 4 PCE 1991 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Power League 5 PCE 1992 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Power Sports PCE 1992 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Pro Tennis World Court PCE 1988 Namcot Ancient Sound
Pro Yakyū World Stadium PCE 1988 Namcot Nam
Puzznic PCE 1990 Taitō Ancient Sound
Quiz Tōkō Shashin PCE 1992 Games Express Kingshriek
Rabio Lepus Special PCE 1990 Video System Ancient Sound
Shiryō Sensen PCE 1989 Victor Ancient Sound
Space Invaders: Fukkatsu no Hi PCE 1990 Taitō Manbow-J
Special Criminal Investigation PCE 1991 Taitō Ancient Sound
Spin Pair PCE 1990 Media Rings Ancient Sound
Spiral Wave PCE 1991 Media Rings Manbow-J
Strip Fighter 2 PCE 1992 Games Express Kingshriek
Super Daisenryaku CD 1990 Micro Cabin Kingshriek
Super Metal Crusher PCE 1991 Pack-In-Video Ancient Sound
Super Momotarō Dentetsu 2 PCE 1991 Hudson Soft Ancient Sound
Super Volleyball PCE 1990 Video System Ancient Sound
Takeda Shingen PCE 1989 Aicom Ancient Sound
Tatsunoko Fighter PCE 1989 Tonkin House Ancient Sound
Tenchi Muyō! Ryō Ōki SCD 1995 NEC Avenue Kingshriek
Tengai Makyō: Ziria CD 1989 Hudson Soft Kingshriek
Terra Cresta 2: Mandra no Gyakushū PCE 1992 Nichibutsu Manbow-J
Top o Nerae! Gunbuster SCD 1992 Riverhill Soft Kingshriek
Top o Nerae! Gunbuster 2 SCD 1993 Riverhill Soft Kingshriek
Veigues Tactical Gladiator PCE 1990 Victor Ancient Sound
Winning Shot PCE 1989 Deco Manbow-J
Virgin Dream SCD 1996 Tokuma Shōten Kingshriek
World Jockey PCE 1991 Namcot Nam
W-Ring: The Double Rings PCE 1990 Naxat Soft Ancient Sound
Xák Gaiden: Fray CD SCD 1994 Micro Cabin 2ch Rippers
Zero-Yon Champ PCE 1991 Media Rings Manbow-J

Non-working HES files

These rips are not working correctly with NEZplug++ (read the notes in the playlists for details).

GAME SYSTEM YEAR COMPANY RIPPER
Download (works with in_he2, ME, Ootake) PCE 1990 NEC Avenue Manbow-J
Final Lap Twin (works with ME, Ootake) PCE 1989 Namcot Ancient Sound
Tensei Ryū (white noise distorsions in some tracks) PCE 1990 Aicom Manbow-J

Credits

Thanks to Vorc, the Game Music Composer List, the Game Music Revolution database, the Mame E2J M1 List and the Egg Music Project for being invaluable sources of information about Japanese video game music.

Special thanks to the Ancient Sound Vanished team, Manbow-J, Nam, Takashi Mamiya, Kingshriek, Christopher Covell and the 2ch Rippers who provided these HES rips. Proper credits are included in the playlists.

Disclaimer

All music files available in the HES Music Archive are copyrighted and owned by their respective original artists or software companies. All music files are offered for non-profit, personal, educational and preservation purposes only. Every further use, eg. copying the music to digital audio media, might need the express approvement of the copyright holder. Please refer to your country's patent, intellectual property and copyright laws for more detailed information. For any inquiry, feel free to contact our legal department.