There was a Nintendo Direct this week. What else is there to talk about?
0:00 – Andrew talks about the various problems he had with his first two hours with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
36:36 – We discuss the recent Nintendo Direct
1:31:58 – Yep, time to talk Smash Bros.!
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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.
6:54 PME. Zachary KnightHello Everyone.
7:04 PMaddictedtochaosUse the sheikah slate it will beep as you get near them.
7:06 PMmatthew wilsonagree, nintendo needs to ad control rebinding
7:06 PMaddictedtochaosI think it will once you leave the plateau may have to get to hateno village first
7:07 PMDeliriousDevDragon 4hi
7:07 PMaddictedtochaosHigher elevations are colder too
7:08 PMaddictedtochaosFish, meat and peppers
7:08 PMmatthew wilsonthis is a immersive sim, its all interlocking game systems. a decent amount not explained.
7:09 PMaddictedtochaosIn the south eastern portion of the plateau there is a cabin with a cooking pot.
7:10 PMaddictedtochaosThe game does not hold your hand at all much of it is expected for you to figure it out on your own.
7:10 PMmatthew wilsonyou can climb everything in the open world
7:12 PMaddictedtochaosYou can once you complete the plateau
7:12 PMaddictedtochaosIt will game over if you drown with little health
7:14 PMmatthew wilsonyou get to chose between +1 haerts, or +1 stam bar for every 4 shrines
7:14 PMaddictedtochaosSpirit orbs, shrines and Korok seeds
7:14 PMaddictedtochaosThis game is all about creating your own adventure
7:17 PMmatthew wilsonyou can technically fight gannon after you get off the plateau if you want, wouldnt advise it
7:17 PMaddictedtochaosNo health first
7:17 PMaddictedtochaosWell he has been dead for 100 years
7:19 PMaddictedtochaosZelda kept Gannon in check for 100 years
7:19 PMmatthew wilsonsomeone is
7:20 PMmatthew wilsonyup zelda has been fighting him for 100 years, while your lazy ass slept.
7:21 PMaddictedtochaosThere was the Hylian royal army but they are all dead
7:22 PMaddictedtochaosMore is revealed once you complete the first four shrines and talk to the old man
7:23 PMdashcyclecrystalis has an awesome cover
7:23 PMWarren LewisI have Chrysalis. I’ve never beaten it.
7:23 PMaddictedtochaosSome shrines are very straightforward others are head scratchers. Some are combat trials
7:25 PMmatthew wilsonthe shrines are minni puzzles. also the 4 runes you get are the equivlent to items from past zelda games. you can use them to get around the world
7:25 PMaddictedtochaosBetter weapons will have higher durability
7:26 PMWarren LewisWhoops. Crystalis, not Chrysalis. I haven’t beaten a changling queen yet either. :p
7:27 PMWarren LewisIt’s infected my auto-correct.
7:27 PMBornDistractedI guess Nintendo likes to be different…
7:29 PMWarren LewisThe easily breakable weapons makes me want to skip this game. :/
7:30 PMmatthew wilsonsquare really wants people to emulate crono triger dont they?!……… for real a god awful pc port.
7:31 PMWarren LewisI never owned the Gameboy version. I’ve heard of it.
7:31 PMScarftailYou can hold left, right, or up on the D-pad to more easily select gear or runes.
7:32 PMBornDistractedI felt that many if not all of the weapons in Zelda were unnecessarily made to break quickly…
7:32 PMWarren Lewisplayed the Secret of Mana remake yet?
7:33 PMmatthew wilsonfirst time, I am a ligit upset at a bad port. they really treat one of the best rpgs of all time like crap.
7:33 PMaddictedtochaosIt was intentional so you wouldn’t rely on one weapon too much. Though most combat can be skipped if you don’t want to fight.
7:34 PMZynthosit was made so you would “switch” weapons xD
7:36 PMZynthosit sucks but the game is still cool though
7:36 PMmatthew wilsonbetter than expected
7:39 PMSpikedYapper924shout me out plz it’s my birthday
7:41 PMdashcycleyes please on warioware for phones
7:41 PMBornDistractedlol Andrew
7:41 PMBornDistractedhe could rap then? lol…
7:41 PMmatthew wilsonthe flu in CA?! j/k I know climate does not matter
7:44 PMScottyJayManNintendo tapping into the furry demographic
7:46 PMmatthew wilsonthe dark souls amiibo has the “best” functionality.
7:46 PMScottyJayManIce T would be best for detective pikachu
7:48 PMBornDistractedPicachu ala Carmen Sandiego play style?…
7:48 PMfroilen13Andrew would be great at that pikachu voice
7:49 PMmatthew wilson+17 years andrew, alot of new people.
7:49 PMBornDistractedDarth Andrew should be the next Bat Man…
7:49 PMScottyJayManWe need another Year of Luigi
7:51 PMmatthew wilsongata water that 3ds crop
7:51 PMZOMB13SLAY0RZAndrew i’ve been away for a while did you end up getting a Pro Controller for Zelda and other games.
7:51 PMaddictedtochaosCan always try the demo
7:52 PMScottyJayManCome on Buff Dedede is all the justification you need.
7:54 PMScottyJayManThat clay Kirby game would be perfect for the switch
7:54 PMaddictedtochaosStarted on ps2.
7:55 PMZOMB13SLAY0RZThe upcoming Smash for Switch will be my first Smash ever. Looking forward to it!
7:55 PMmatthew wilsonthe wiiu was a Doa system though
7:56 PMBornDistractedsome people are good at drawing and some aint…
7:57 PMaddictedtochaosThat is part of the reason why the Wii u didn’t sell. Games didn’t come to it.
7:57 PMMateus Goresandrew i luv u
7:58 PMZOMB13SLAY0RZDo you think because Crash baadicoot is coming to the switch we could have him in Smash?
7:59 PMaddictedtochaosGameStop has it listed at 49.99
7:59 PMaddictedtochaos39.99 for 3ds
7:59 PMBornDistractedI used to think Crash was inspired by the Tazmanian Devil cartoon…
8:02 PMmatthew wilsonI though they were gunna rename it to ff (insert random subtitle here), glad they did not do it.
8:02 PMZOMB13SLAY0RZThoughts of Bayonetta? I’ll be Buying 1 and 2 to see if i like it. What do you think of the game?
8:05 PMWarren LewisI love Final Fantasy Mystic Quest.
8:06 PMaddictedtochaosBayonetta 2 still sold around 1 million
8:06 PMBornDistractedi think video game companies under estimate north American RPG fans…
8:07 PMWarren LewisThat’s awesome!!!
8:07 PMaddictedtochaosBayonetta 1 only sold about 2 million on PS3/360
8:07 PMmatthew wilsonthe only jrpg serries I think does sell way less than it deserves, are the Trails games
8:07 PMWarren LewisMax level FTW!
8:08 PMmatthew wilsonnote I said Trails, not Tales
8:09 PMZOMB13SLAY0RZMonster Hunter World on the switch possible?
8:09 PMmatthew wilsonno way on gods green earth can the switch run mh worlds
8:09 PMmatthew wilsoniron galaxy
8:09 PMaddictedtochaosThe company that brought Skyrim to Switch (i think) wants to port it.
8:10 PMBornDistractedmuch lower
8:10 PMBornDistractedsound like that Dev wanted publicity…
8:10 PMScottyJayManThey got doom on the switch
8:11 PMGasKanOnFirethe have monster hunter. double cross in japn
8:11 PMBornDistractedbut did Doom had blades of grass?…
8:12 PMBornDistractedI’m joking…
8:12 PMmatthew wilsonthat praise the sun amiibo is “best” amiibo
8:12 PMZOMB13SLAY0RZDo you think Nintendo might go the same route as Sony and Microsoft in the fact that they went for the more powerful consoles such as ps4 pro and Xbox One S and X. Switch pro maybe or something?
8:12 PMmatthew wilsonits “best” amiibo andrew
8:13 PMBornDistractedi wonder what the Amiibo thingy from the Mario cereal does…
8:13 PMmatthew wilsonand its the most dark souls thing they could do
8:13 PMaddictedtochaosPossibly but wouldn’t expect it anytime soon.
8:14 PMBornDistractedremember that role playing type tennis game on the Turbo Graphix 16?…
8:15 PMDejaVoodeuxFriends… I simply cannot believe it’s already time again for the next exciting installment of The Molehill Mountain Show episode 89 with Andrew Eisen and friend ❤
8:17 PMDejaVoodeux❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
8:18 PMBornDistractedi can appreciate Andrews fluency in Sarcasm…
8:18 PMmatthew wilsonI mean if you like earthbound, you will like undertale
8:18 PMScottyJayManHave any of you played earthbound?
8:19 PMDejaVoodeuxwhat is earthbound
8:20 PMmatthew wilsonyup
8:20 PMZynthosthey should give us snake back on smash T_T
8:20 PMScottyJayManWell the skeleton guy is technically already in smash since n64
8:21 PMBornDistractedid like to see a Smurf on Smash..
8:21 PMaddictedtochaosGameStop has it listed for 59.99
8:21 PMmatthew wilsonnope
8:22 PMmatthew wilsonjust that game
8:22 PMaddictedtochaosYes they do
8:22 PMaddictedtochaosLooked it up on the GameStop app
8:22 PMScottyJayManFractured but whole, all that bigotry in a tiny switch cart!
8:23 PMaddictedtochaosCould come down originally they captain toad listed at 59.99 then it dropped to 39.99
8:24 PMZOMB13SLAY0RZI’d like to see state of decay 2 to the switch. Think it’s only PC and Xbox though 😞
8:24 PMmatthew wilsonagain wiiu no one owned
8:26 PMmatthew wilsonyup
8:26 PMaddictedtochaosYes estimated at 16 million sold now.
8:26 PMScottyJayManAll switch ports need to have funky Kong mode enabled.
8:26 PMBornDistractedi think by no later than 2019 the Switch will upgrade…
8:27 PMmatthew wilsononly mario maker is left
8:27 PMHardensoul 72Octo expansion
8:27 PMBornDistractedOcto Mom?…
8:28 PMaddictedtochaosWell, yoshi is coming this year, smash of course, fire emblem. And those are just the first party games we know about.
8:28 PMHardensoul 72Just “Octo” expansion
8:28 PMScottyJayManThis octo expansion needs to tie in with octopath traveler.
8:28 PMmatthew wilsonsplatoon is this gens jet set radio
8:29 PMGasKanOnFiredid ya see biggy small and tu paq reference in that trailer
8:29 PMHardensoul 72I don’t play Splatoon but I was kinda happy because my nephews and friuend are into it..I knew they would love it
8:30 PMHardensoul 72They did say “Hefty” to describe the xpansion
8:31 PMHardensoul 72yes crown
8:31 PMaddictedtochaosNotorious B.I.G.
8:31 PMHardensoul 72Biggie has crown and tupac has the bandana
8:31 PMHardensoul 72Marina wearing bandana and Pearl wearing the crown
8:32 PMmatthew wilsonseems more like a new game in the same engine
8:32 PMmatthew wilsonas far as we can tell
8:32 PMHardensoul 72Also March 9 is anniversary of Biggie death
8:33 PMmatthew wilsonjust like splatoon 2 was clearly in splatoon one engine
8:33 PMZOMB13SLAY0RZMy first Smash game to be honest. Looking forward to it.
8:33 PMHardensoul 72Direct is March 9 in Japan…may just be coincidence
8:34 PMmatthew wilsonskins
8:34 PMaddictedtochaosSkin swaps.
8:34 PMaddictedtochaosZero suit Seamus is a separate character
8:35 PMdashcycleice climbers were missed
8:35 PMHardensoul 72Zero suit samus is not skin swap..she is treated as separate character
8:35 PMmatthew wilsonagain all that idss left is a mario maker port
8:35 PMmatthew wilsonthat is the last wiiu game that matters
8:35 PMAndrew EisenDude, Pikmin 3.
8:35 PMA MexicanHello Man how are you
8:35 PMZOMB13SLAY0RZAndrew, Friend and chat, it’s time for me to get some sleep as it’s 4:34AM here. I’ll try finish the rest of this tomorrow. Thanks for the content. Have a good night all!
8:36 PMHardensoul 72same with Sheik separate character…but you mabe be refering to the Robin/Corrin FE characters
8:36 PMmatthew wilsonI think we are seeing sakurai mental state in that trailer.
8:36 PMHardensoul 72Between male/Female
8:36 PMmatthew wilsonmy bad forgot about pikman
8:38 PMmatthew wilsonmaybe roman girl
8:38 PMScottyJayManWhat’s both your random 3rd party character pick for smash
8:39 PMmatthew wilsonjade
8:40 PMHardensoul 72Crash just for the melt down fromSony fans…but I don’t care lol
8:40 PMZynthosshovel knight?
8:40 PMmatthew wilsonleon
8:40 PMmatthew wilsonre4
8:40 PMScottyJayManI want Doom Slayer/Doomguy for smash. Rocket jump everywhere and BFG for final smash
8:41 PMdashcyclemii gunner had a move that was a lot like a rocket jump
8:42 PMmatthew wilsonall of samus’s bosses are floating metriods…..
8:42 PMaddictedtochaosMicrosoft said they would be willing to allow banjo during the character vote for Wii u
8:42 PMHardensoul 72Wonder Red to coincide with the port! hehe
8:42 PMScottyJayManCaptain N!
8:43 PMScottyJayManThan you have Megaman, pit, simon and Captain n
8:43 PMaddictedtochaosShe was not
8:43 PMdashcycleall stars racing and the sequel are excellent
8:44 PMTassadarkyAdam Jensen, because Deus Ex needs more love
8:44 PMSolsunaMach Rider, no idea what his move set would be
8:45 PMScottyJayManNo to the power glove kid, he’s a child sex offender
8:46 PMmatthew wilsona mini version of master hand (smash’s final boss)
8:46 PMScottyJayManMilking guy from 1 2 switch
8:46 PMBornDistractedPapa Smurf !…
8:47 PMmatthew wilsonRaz from psyconuts
8:47 PMEvaUnit02Andrew’s long hair from 2017
8:47 PMScottyJayManBJ from Wolfenstein, punching nazis
8:49 PMdashcycletoe jam & earl
8:49 PMEvaUnit02Trevor from GTA
8:49 PMaddictedtochaosdr eggman
8:49 PMZynthoszero from megaman
8:49 PMWarren LewisFabio from Ironsword cover art. I forgot the actual character’s name.
8:50 PMaddictedtochaosBoo daylight savings.
8:50 PMBornDistractedpeace out !…
8:50 PMaddictedtochaosIt is wizards and warriors
8:51 PMaddictedtochaosGod that is horrific
8:51 PMmatthew wilsonagreed they should just scrap it
8:52 PMmatthew wilsonyour gunna make like a tree ans leaf
8:52 PMmatthew wilsonbad joke I know
8:52 PMaddictedtochaosKuros is the ironsword character