Molehill Mountain Episode 193 – Oh No, Sega Why?


The Game Gear Micro is STUNNINGLY ill-conceived.

  • 0:10 – Why has Sega has designed the Game Gear Micro to be as unappealing as possible?
  • 40:55 – I’ve been playing Baten Kaitos for 15 years. Maybe I’ll finally finish it!
  • 49:48 – I finally finished Dragon Quest XI. It was good.

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 iTunes. Molehill Mountain streams live at 7p PST every Saturday night on RandomTower!
Credits: Molehill Mountain is hosted 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:

6:57 PMScrungle Humingsworthhello andrew

6:57 PMla noir master that’s righthi

6:57 PMScrungle Humingsworthhope you’re strapped and staying safe

6:58 PMla noir master that’s rightit is a good game

6:59 PMla noir master that’s righthave you played la noir

6:59 PMla noir master that’s rightyep

6:59 PMla noir master that’s rightI beat the game

7:00 PMla noir master that’s rightdid you play it on your channel

7:01 PMjordan thompsonive been buying up a lot of junk to feed my new ps2 addiction, I spent some rewards points in final fantasy 12 its my first final fantasy game hopfully its worth a damn

7:01 PMla noir master that’s rightcool

7:03 PMjordan thompsonI had the game genie attachment making the behemoth even bigger

7:03 PMjordan thompsonjaguar was Atari

7:05 PMScrungle Humingsworthwhat the fuck? that looks like a keyring add-on that I buy at a gamestop

7:06 PMScrungle Humingsworthsega – if your eyesight sucks, you can’t play our gamegear

7:07 PMjordan thompsona dreamcast mini would sell better

7:07 PMScrungle Humingsworthjust make a better dreamcast and release it

7:08 PMScrungle Humingsworthwatch as people scramble to buy it

7:09 PMjordan thompsonwell andrew my 5 week old infant wants to play game gear

7:09 PMScrungle HumingsworthJordan have your infant play quake

7:11 PMjordan thompsonive seen shrek 2 on gameboy video on the micro, im a masochist

7:12 PMaddictedtochaosThe Sega Game Gear micro/mini is a hard pass for me.

7:13 PMaddictedtochaosWould have been a better idea to just announce a Game Gear Collection for current systems.

7:13 PMjordan thompsonif I was a sega ambassador and the media ask me why the game gear was made id say we did it for the lolz

7:15 PMjordan thompsondo it andrew the monitzation you get is pennies anyway ….. just being honest

7:15 PMScrungle HumingsworthAYO PUYO PUYO?

7:17 PMjordan thompsonI cant wait to lose it in my couch

7:17 PMScrungle Humingsworthrioters in NYC broke into the Nintendo store and stole the donkey kong statue

7:18 PMScrungle Humingsworthwho steals a statue

7:21 PMjordan thompsonimagnine if they stole his bananas

7:21 PMScrungle Humingsworthyeah I saw it on twitter lmao

7:23 PMScrungle Humingsworthmost of the brand statements feel like a copy and paste

7:23 PMScrungle Humingsworthbut they get praised for doing Jack shit

7:23 PMScrungle Humingsworth*cough* blizzard *cough*

7:24 PMjordan thompsonhow about “we’re a video game company and have nothing to do with social politics, but as humans we feel bad for the current ongoings in the world.”

7:25 PMScrungle Humingsworthi think of you as an EPIC GAMUR, but a good friend. we may not agree on everything 100% but that doesn’t mean we cant still be friends

7:27 PMjordan thompsonJ.K. Rowling is a crackpot who cant shut her mouth on social politics but I still love harry potter, people need to find a way to disassociate the art from the artist

7:29 PMScrungle HumingsworthOh I’m talking about how they banned the free hong Kong players for saying free hong kong

7:29 PMScrungle Humingsworthbut this happens and they go out of their way to show support

7:30 PMjordan thompsonjust imagine if Diablo 4 was a stadia exclusive AHAHAHAH

7:30 PMScrungle HumingsworthOh dude blizzard only cares about the money

7:31 PMScrungle Humingsworth>brands and companies friends

7:31 PMScrungle Humingsworththats a reddit moment

7:33 PMjordan thompsonhitlers paintings for millions so there is a market for the taboo

7:35 PMjordan thompson“youre not someone I wanna have lunch with” damn why so harsh Andrew

7:36 PMjordan thompsonthe guy who directed the jeppers creepers movies was a formerly convited pedophile and did his time and has been living free for decades. dispite his past the jeppers creepers movies a cult classics

7:37 PMaddictedtochaosAll things Activision Blizzard are financially motivated

7:37 PMScrungle Humingsworthblizzard gets ALOT of funding from tencent, which is why they are usually pro China and quell alot of pro democracy stuff for chinese players

7:44 PMSusanne Christhey guys ^-^ its saturday! lol

7:44 PMLyricallyCwhich game and hello all

7:45 PMLyricallyCAh Baiten Katos

7:45 PMLyricallyCSuch a hard game to find

7:45 PMjordan thompsongrandpa Andrew its 2050 why are you still playing this gamecube game

7:45 PMLyricallyCYou actually have a collectors item with that andrew

7:46 PMLyricallyCI couldn’t find it nowhere in my state

7:46 PMaddictedtochaosAt least you’ve played it. I’ve owned it for years and haven’t touched it yet.

7:46 PMLyricallyCYES

7:46 PMaddictedtochaosIt is fairly rare.

7:47 PMLyricallyCIt was very limited when it came out I think

7:47 PMjordan thompsonso how old do you think you’ll be when you get nostalgic and want to playthough it again

7:48 PMSusanne Christunemployment ammirght?!

7:48 PMaddictedtochaosBeen wanting to buy a second Switch but they are impossible to find at retail prices. Only available through scalpers.

7:49 PMLyricallyCI just want a Treasure collection to come

7:49 PMLyricallyCNICE

7:49 PMLyricallyCLOL

7:49 PMaddictedtochaosThat is probably worth a pretty penny.

7:50 PMaddictedtochaosMonolith Soft was the dev

7:50 PMSusanne Christis the other guy ever coming back? lol

7:50 PMLyricallyCNamco I believe

7:50 PMjordan thompsonmoney/andrews quilty of life > sisters happiness

7:50 PMSusanne Christdawww

7:51 PMSusanne Christgood to hear ^-^

7:51 PMLyricallyCWas MonolithSoft indie when Baiten Katos came out?

7:52 PMaddictedtochaosThey were owned by Namco at the time. Nintendo bought them years later.

7:52 PMjordan thompsonits now we all slowly realize the reason andrew doesnt have any other co host is cause were his only other friends

7:52 PMScrungle Humingsworthnioh did a good job with history

7:52 PMScrungle HumingsworthAndrew eisen discord server when?

7:53 PMLyricallyCAh thank you

7:53 PMSusanne Christnu huh he has dave!

7:54 PMLyricallyCI wonder if you played Tales Of Symphonia?

7:54 PMaddictedtochaosGrandia 2 did the same thing with a character

7:58 PMjordan thompsonsorry to backtrack but with all the gaming companies getting wrapped up in selling nostlgia imagine a gameboy micro mini OMG

8:00 PMjordan thompsonask the magic conch

8:00 PMLyricallyCI plan to get back to it on PS4 and still want it on Switch

8:01 PMLyricallyCamen

8:03 PMjordan thompsonI dont know why ive never thought to ask this but have you played the 2016 ghostbusters dungeon crawler game

8:03 PMSusanne Christi love tales. tales of bersira is my fav ^-^

8:03 PMLyricallyCThat was my first Tales game and that’s how I got into the series. I love the tradition but something about Action JRPG’s I love

8:04 PMLyricallyCyes

8:04 PMLyricallyCSkies need to comeback

8:04 PMaddictedtochaosSkies of Arcadia needs a remake and sequel so bad

8:04 PMScrungle Humingsworthim surprised you haven’t talked about de blob andrew

8:05 PMaddictedtochaosI mean a from the ground up remake. Made for newer systems.

8:05 PMjordan thompsonremakes are getting overdone. what game would you demake

8:06 PMLyricallyCNOOOO

8:06 PMLyricallyCEXACTLY

8:07 PMaddictedtochaosI miss my GBA micro. Vanished when I moved. Would cost a lot to replace.

8:07 PMLyricallyCHow would a Jem and the hologram RPG go

8:07 PMjordan thompsonwhy are my handhelds looking like I could eat them in a bowl of milk

8:08 PMaddictedtochaosTales of the Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. It is a sequel to Symphonia. It isn’t bad but the first game is better.

8:10 PMLyricallyCBoth games have amazing soundtracks

8:10 PMjordan thompsonif the kids from honey I shrunk the kids found the game gear mini it would just be a game gear to them

8:11 PMLyricallyCOh good lawd

8:12 PMLyricallyCMonster Hunter=Kid Nikki

8:14 PMLyricallyCJem=Elite Beat Agents?

8:14 PMScrungle HumingsworthOSU?

8:15 PMjordan thompsonafter a hand full of episodes andrew is now the jem historian

8:17 PMjordan thompsonAndrew youre thinking to much, the 10 year old girls now 30+ these days would have been okay with a simple rhyme game

8:18 PMLyricallyCNo I love what you just did for it

8:18 PMLyricallyCNope no Jem gam

8:19 PMjordan thompsonso are you the bronie equivalent of a jem fan

8:21 PMScrungle Humingsworthdude I remember some CURSED stuff coming out of /mlp/ on 4chan

8:22 PMjordan thompsonI totally want to send you a jem Barbie now

8:22 PMScrungle HumingsworthI still remember that MLP jar project….

8:22 PMLyricallyCPizazz

8:22 PMLyricallyCwith her vocal scream

8:24 PMScrungle Humingsworthburglar breaks into home, burglar proceeds to hear a banshee like scream

8:24 PMScrungle Humingsworththere Andrew stands, large VCR in hand, as he screams a primal roar, bringing down the VCR on top of the burglar

8:24 PMjordan thompsonI have a VCR built into my CRT

8:24 PMLyricallyClololol

8:26 PMScrungle HumingsworthOh god I gotta see this

8:27 PMjordan thompsontheres doesnt seem to be any jem video games but would you be willing to stream the board game

8:27 PMAndrew EisenThere’s a board game?

8:28 PMAndrew EisenDon’t know if I could stream it but I could probably review it or something. I’ll look into it.

8:28 PMjordan thompsonI Google searched for video games but a board game came uo

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