Written in 2005
He became famous after his great Lunar Soundtracks back in the early 90s. Noriyuki Iwadare has a great talent in supporting feelings shown in the games. He got a big range of styles, but he seems to favour pop music in the 70s and 80s style. Many of his tunes remind of this era.
In 1991, he got his first game music prize, it was for his Lunar: The Silver Star soundtrack. He then made the game music for another two hand full of games, mainly for games from Game Arts. Other than that, he works for japanese television and radio programs.
Mr. Iwadares' soundtracks are always very special, maybe because of the fact that he does not create too much game soundtracks. It's a pity that we don't hear from him more. Right now, only the Growlanser episodes get soundtracks from Noriyuki Iwadare.