Gamer (ゲーマー, Gamer) is a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (where it is stylised as GAMER in the PAL version) and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, based on the Gamer minigame from Game & Wario. In for Wii U, Wario is fought here for his unlock battle.
The stage is set on 9-Volt's desk. Its main platform is always present, but, like Tortimer Island, the rest of its layout is randomized and changes each time the stage is played. The table will always have stickers of 5-Volt, 9-Volt, 18-Volt, and Ana. Additional platforms can contain stickers of Ashley, Spitz and another Ana. If the sketchbook is present on the stage, it will flip pages to show pictures of Mona, Jimmy T., and either Young Cricket (SSB4 only) or Penny (Ultimate only).
Occasionally, 9-Volt's mother, 5-Volt, will enter the room and look for fighters. Her line of sight is represented by a beam of light, which fighters can escape by hiding behind objects on the desk. If 5-Volt spots a fighter, she will get mad and deal 20% damage, high knockback, and paralysis to them. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fighters with Zap Floor Immunity spirits will still be paralyzed by 5-Volt but her paralyzing effect lasts shorter than fighters who don't have them. It is blockable, but deals enough shield damage to break a full shield. She can appear in different places such as in the doorway, window, TV, gamepad, or sketchbook (the latter two only if they are present on the stage). Harmless fake-outs can also occur in the same locations, typically in tandem with 5-Volt.
Ω forms and Battlefield form
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the Ω form only features a desk with no other features that extends below the blast line. 5-Volt will not pop out to attack players, though she'll still appear in the background, and the fake-outs still happen. The TV can still show the stage 5-Volt normally pops out. The door will always be shut.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Ω form and Battlefield form are similar to SSB4's Ω form; however, the main platform does not extend below the blast line and is resized and reshaped to match Final Destination and Battlefield, respectively and the pencils and the WarioWare character stickers from the original stage still appear with the Ana sticker appear to be moved inward. The three soft platforms of the Battlefield form resemble the green book soft platforms of the regular form with stacks of books in the background supporting them. 5-Volt may enter her "attack" position through the window, but won't actually attack. Additionally, characters can pass through the room's walls.
While retaining layout randomization, neither 5-Volt nor any fake-outs appear. If present, 9-Volt's GamePad remains off and the sketchbook only shows Mona.
Gamer is a minigame in Game & Wario. The player would play as 9-Volt trying to play games past his bedtime (in the form of traditional WarioWare microgames on the Wii U GamePad) while his mother, 5-Volt, tries to catch him from different locations such as the windowsill and television. Pressing the ZL and ZR triggers simultaneously makes 9-Volt hide under the covers to avoid her wrath; however, players lose if his mom catches him playing, they lose four times or 9-Volt stays under the blanket for too long (and 5-Volt is not looking), making him fall asleep. The same gamepad used in the minigame may appear in the center portion of the stage.
Some layouts can feature elements from other Game & Wario minigames. The right portion of the stage can feature Pyoro and its clay platform from the minigame Bird. The center stage may feature a building from Stages 1 and 3 in Mona's minigame Shutter along with its occupants.
The mode returns in WarioWare Gold under the name Sneaky Gamer with the same premise, albeit on the bottom screen of the Nintendo 3DS instead of the Wii U GamePad. The artwork is all redone to match the character designs in Gold and 9-Volt's Nintendo systems are re-arranged.
In both SSB4 and Ultimate, the stage's design resembles the Game & Wario version of the mode, and 5-Volt retains her Game & Wario design. However, the stickers and sketchbook images depicting various WarioWare character art are updated in Ultimate from Game & Wario art to Gold art.
Due to the stage's variable layout and the presence of 5-Volt as a stage hazard, this stage is universally banned from tournaments. However, some early proposed rulesets for Ultimate have included Gamer as a potential counterpick stage, provided that stage hazards are turned off, and the layout stays the same throughout. However, in the final game, even if the stage hazards are turned off, the layout is randomized and may include caves of life, though 5-Volt will not appear.
The Battlefield and Ω forms of this stage are sometimes banned due to the camera angles differing from that of other stages.
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