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Game & Wario

Gamer as it appears in Smash.
Universe Wario
Appears in SSB4 (Wii U)
Home stage to SSB4:
Availability Starter
Crate type Presents
Maximum players 4 (Wii U)
8 (Wii U Ω form, Ultimate)
Bolded tracks must be unlocked
for Wii U Gamer
Ashley's Song (JP)
Ashley's Song
WarioWare, Inc.
WarioWare, Inc. Medley
Ruins (Wario Land: Shake It!)
Dragon Battle
Ashley's Song (JP) Ver. 2 Japan
Ultimate WarioWare series music
Main: Gamer
Alternate: Ashley's Song (JP) (for 3DS / Wii U)
Tournament legality
Smash 4 Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Ultimate Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Article on Super Mario Wiki Gamer
This article is about a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. For people who play Smash Bros., see smasher.

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 Wii U, Wario is fought here for his unlock battle.

Stage overview[edit]

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 the doorway (occasionally opening it again), window (occasionally smashing it and she will occasionally go back to the window), TV (occasionally jumping out of it and walking around to spot a fighter), or, if the stage is set a certain way, she will appear from the gamepad or picture from the sketchbook. Fake-outs can also appear.


These ten fake-outs will occur just to scare players and are not harmful.

  • A cat will appear at the door instead of 5-Volt.
  • The door will crack open, but no one will be visible.
  • A man wearing a wig will open the window instead of 5-Volt. The player can tell that the person outside isn't 5-Volt by his wig wobbling before he opens the window.
  • 5-Volt will duck out of sight from the window, then come back up from the bottom while spinning upside-down like a top. Note that the suspenseful sound will keep playing until she leaves the window.
  • 5-Volt may simply pass the window after meeting the man.
  • The TV will show static. It can also show a hand making a shadow puppet dog-like gesture.
  • The TV will show a multicolored testing pattern, then turn off.
  • The TV will show two channels, but the third will have a cat appear instead of 5-Volt. The cat then jumps out of the TV and runs around the room.
  • If the GamePad is present, its screen will turn to static, but instead of 5-Volt appearing, it will just power off.
  • If the sketchbook is present, the suspenseful sound will play, then stop as the sketchbook's page flips to show a picture other than 5-Volt.

Ω forms and Battlefield form[edit]

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.

Hazards Off[edit]

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 as it originally appeared in Game & Wario.

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.

Tournament legality[edit]

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.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ゲーマー, Gamer
UK English Gamer
France French Gamer
Germany German Gamer
Spain Spanish Gamer
Italy Italian Gamer
China Chinese Gamer
South Korea Korean 게이머, Gamer
Netherlands Dutch Gamer
Russia Russian Геймер


  • In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, this is the only stage to have an Original Games/Settings tip attached to it.
  • Unused text suggests Gamer was originally going to be an unlockable stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
  • Rarely, a glitch will occur where 5-Volt will get angry at a player for being in her sight, but the player will not be paralyzed.
  • If the sketchbook is present on the stage, players can hide from 5-Volt's gaze in the shadows of the legs of the easel (as seen above), even though she appears from the block of paper placed upon it and, by all accounts, any player standing before the easel should be spotted, as it would be impossible for the easel's legs to block light before them.
  • The visible outer walls of this stage have no collision detection; when characters are knocked off, they can be seen going through the walls. This is most likely because of blast zones needing to be on the stage, which compromises the existence of the walls.
  • In Ultimate, the following Assist Trophies cannot appear on this stage: the Moon, Nightmare, Andross, Devil, Nikki (due to the dark background obscuring her drawings) and the Squid Sisters. Additionally, Lunala cannot be summoned from a Poké Ball here.