Molehill Mountain Episode 114 – Working Title


There was a Nintendo Direct this week. Let’s talk about that.

If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, you can catch audio versions of the show on iTunesI.

Molehill Mountain streams live at 7p PST every Saturday night on RandomTower!

Credits: Molehill Mountain is hosted by E. Zachary Knight and Andrew Eisen. The show is edited by Andrew Eisen. Music in the show includes “Albino” by Brian Boyko. It is in the public domain and free to use. Molehill Mountain logo by Scott Hepting.

Chat Transcript:

1:06 PMMorello 456It works

6:48 PME. Zachary KnightHello Everyone.

7:01 PMmatthew wilsonexuding the nintendo online crap, the direct was good

7:03 PMmatthew wilsonare you sure its not a yakuza game?! lol

7:04 PMmatthew wilsonits built in the same engine, takes place in the same place, seems to have alot of the same game play lol

7:04 PMmatthew wilsonjust nick picking I am looking foword to it as well

7:07 PMmatthew wilsontbc the sttatement was a joke

7:07 PMmatthew wilsonalso ezk try out yakuza 0 on pc, it runs on a toaster

7:08 PMmatthew wilsonno for real play yakuza 0

7:11 PMmatthew wilsonthats for the 3ds

7:12 PMmatthew wilsonthe mp is

7:12 PMmatthew wilsonits to late in development to move over to the switch

7:17 PMA Leafholy HECK I’m excited for LM and AC

7:18 PMA Leafoh, I just wanted to mention Andrew, as I had an issue with my joycons recently

7:18 PMA Leaffor a couple months I thought my left joycon was broken, and I was going to replace it

7:18 PMA Leafbut stumbled upon the fix, you see the left analog stick had “drift”

7:19 PMA Leafwhere it registers movement when you’re not touching it

7:19 PMA Leafand I just had to dip a qtip in rubbing alcohol and shove it underneath a flap on the underside of the stick to clean the gunk away

7:19 PMA Leafworks like a charm now

7:21 PMA LeafI don’t mind the mode at all, it feels like an extra mobile game on top

7:22 PMA Leafnot that great, but it doesn’t change the real game at all

7:22 PMA LeafInteresting how they’re skipping a Partners in Time remake, I heard that one wasn’t too good

7:24 PMA LeafYeah I think it’s a VERY Japanese targeted game, I’m not sure why they keep pushing it on the west

7:27 PMA LeafOH yeah, so I was really surprised to learn that the 3DS Kirby port is N3DS exclusive, while Luigi’s Mansion is not. Consider the latter is 3D? Weird. GC-Wii isn’t very different performance wise

7:32 PMA Leafhad to roll my eyes when they showed that arcade game bundle

7:33 PMA Leaffelt like just more of those thousands of niche ports like Neogeo that are already on there

7:33 PMAndrew EisenIt’s filler but not unwelcome.

7:33 PMA Leafyeah

7:34 PMSeakkennedThe capcom bundle is $20

7:34 PMA LeafLORE


7:38 PMA LeafWith any WiiU port, while it IS a tiny advantage, consider this: It’s in full RGB rather than limited as the WiiU was

7:39 PMmatthew wilsonsmash will still be my system seller for the switch

7:40 PMA Leafas with many people, yeah

7:40 PMA LeafI know a few picking up a Switch just for Smash

7:41 PMmatthew wilsonthat and next year’s pokemon (not the lets go crap)

7:41 PMmatthew wilsonI am not a fan of pokemon go

7:41 PMA Leafno kidding, me neither

7:42 PMA LeafI’m really hoping they do not pull similar mechanics with Animal Crossing

7:42 PMmatthew wilsonmy issue is the lose of cloud saves if you stop paying for online

7:42 PMA Leafcan you imagine if they made it nearly dependent on the phone game? And added microtransactions that way?

7:42 PMA LeafI’d scream

7:42 PMmatthew wilsonms gives it for free, sony has a 6 month window, and pc is free

7:43 PMA Leafyeah like, cloud saves are USELESS if your Switch breaks

7:43 PMA Leafonce your service expires, your saves are all DELETED


7:43 PMA Leafit can take many months to save for another system

7:45 PMmatthew wilsonezk nintendo wont allow that way to manny 3ds hacks have been done throw saves

7:45 PMmatthew wilsonthat is why they have locked down saves so hard on the switch

7:45 PMA LeafI’ll be honest I’m excited to play the arcade Mario with online buddies

7:46 PMA Leafthat said this whole service is still a joke

7:47 PMA Leafoh yeah, I learned the NES bluetooth controllers do NOT work in handheld, though not sure why they would anyway

7:48 PMA Leafthey’re also exclusive to online orders through the service

7:48 PMaddictedtochaoshi everyone, sorry i’m late

7:49 PMA Leafsup

7:50 PMA Leafthey DO have the same shoulder buttons the joycons do

7:50 PMA Leaffor some odd reason

7:51 PMA Leafokay so now that’s REALLY weird


7:51 PMA Leafwhen Switch is long dead they will be door stops

7:51 PMA Leafno more service, no more NES games

7:52 PMSeakkennedI heard they only work with the nes games.

7:53 PMaddictedtochaoscan’t stop paying for it if you never start

7:53 PMA LeafIf you actually want a retro controller, buy 8bitdo SNES with the analog sticks

7:53 PMA Leafapparently the only downside to them is the rumble makes a very loud noise

7:54 PMSeakkenned80

7:54 PMA Leafin Canada it’s 100

7:54 PMA Leafso it’s 70 or 80 in US

7:56 PMA Leafbtw I mentioned earlier how I fixed my joycon’s drift

7:56 PMA LeafI’m going to make a DIY fix to the awful sensors on the pro controller dpad

7:56 PMaddictedtochaosthank you

7:57 PMA Leaftake it apart, and put bits of scotch tape over 1/4 of the sensors

7:57 PMA Leafso that pressing left / right wont register as up / down anymore or vice versa

7:57 PMaddictedtochaosno controller should cost what they do

7:57 PMA Leafespecially with such awful dpads, yes

7:58 PMA LeafI’m hoping the issue will be fixed by the time the smash pros are out

7:59 PMmatthew wilsonnot nintendo direct related, but nintendo will be having smash playable at a bunch of collage football games lol

7:59 PMSeakkennedI’m looking forward to Luigi’s Mansion 3

8:02 PMA LeafTown looks very phoned in

8:02 PMA Leafnot interested in Pokemon lite for full price

8:02 PMmatthew wilsonits switch game by game freak (yes the pokemon dev)

8:02 PMmatthew wilsonog deablo took place in 1 town too

8:02 PMA LeafGamefreak died with the 3DS Pokemon games

8:02 PMA LeafHGSS were the last truly good Pokemon games

8:03 PMSeakkennedIf the “town” is really fleshed out,then it could be interesting.

8:05 PMA Leafthey literally took out the battle-whatever island from the Ruby /Sapphire remake because they had a philosophy to treat their fans like phone gamers with low attention spans and not much time

8:05 PMA LeafI LOVE the music \m/

8:06 PMA Leafreally looking forward to Daemon x Machina personally

8:06 PMaddictedtochaosnot a metallica fan then?

8:06 PMA LeafI know you’re asking Andrew but I actually hate Metallica

8:06 PMA Leaftheir singer belongs in a country band not a metal band

8:07 PMaddictedtochaosyes arsenals

8:09 PMmatthew wilsonmunchain

8:10 PMSeakkennedI use to have a lot of fun playing monopoly on ps1.

8:10 PMmatthew wilsontry playing a complex tabletop game having it handle it for you is a big big deal

8:10 PMA LeafAnd there’s less potential for cheating in digital board games

8:10 PMA Leafmaybe that’s good or bad though

8:13 PMmatthew wilsonstarlink you mean star fox lol

8:13 PMSeakkennedThe Star Fox stuff looks cool.

8:14 PMSeakkennedIt looked like a really big insect leg

8:17 PMA LeafI couldn’t stand Rex’s design so I didn’t buy Xeno2

8:17 PMmatthew wilsonwarframe is sooooooo good

8:18 PMAndrew EisenYeah, Rex’s design is one of the worst I’ve seen. Not helped by the fact that there are no new costumes.

8:18 PMSeakkennedThere are new costumes now in the challenge area

8:19 PMA LeafI’ve never actually played a Final Fantasy game

8:19 PMA LeafI’m vaguely interested in Crystal Chronicles though

8:19 PMA LeafI’d like to know more about the gameplay

8:21 PMmatthew wilsonff8 wasnt a great game

8:21 PMmatthew wilsonff8 tried lvl failing and failed badly

8:21 PMaddictedtochaosi’m skipping crystal chronicles, no physical release. XII is getting retail though.

8:22 PMSeakkennedI’m looking forward to VII

8:22 PMSeakkennedThey might as well bring them all

8:24 PMA LeafI don’t play mobile trash personally

8:24 PMA Leafboth because of the quality and monetization strategies

8:24 PMA Leafand because I don’t want Nintendo to invest more in them

8:24 PMSeakkennedI don’t like phone games either

8:25 PMmatthew wilsonissabela in smash

8:25 PMmatthew wilsonI like that trailer btw

8:27 PMA LeafI’ve got the smash pro controller preordered, it looks pretty sexy and I need another real controller to play at my buddy’s place with

8:27 PMaddictedtochaosamiibo festival

8:27 PMA LeafYeah she’s pretty much your Roy to a Marth

8:27 PMmatthew wilsonshe is not clasasafied as a echo fighter

8:28 PMA Leafvery similar, not quite an echo

8:32 PMSeakkennedI’m guessing you guys talked about Luigi’s Mansion at the beginning of the podcast

8:33 PMSeakkennedZachary Get a switch.

8:34 PMSeakkennedNo

8:35 PMSeakkennedIt’ll hopefully get better overtime

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