Golden Plains (野原, Fields) is a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The stage is based on New Super Mario Bros. 2 and features many coins for fighters to collect.
In this stage, several elements from the New Super Mario Bros. series appear, including thin platforms, scale-like platforms which will tilt (and potentially fall) when stood on, flat-top hills to stand on, and bottomless pits. Throughout the stage there are many coins for fighters to collect, and by collecting 100 of these, a fighter temporarily becomes a gold version of themselves called a Gold Fighter. Gold Fighters have stronger attacks and super armor. They can still be grabbed and thrown, however. In for 3DS, the number of coins the player has is displayed in the top-left corner of the screen, with each human player only able see their own count and not their opponents'. In Ultimate, each fighter's coin count is shown below their damage meter.
Sometimes, an arrow signpost will appear and the screen will scroll in the direction the arrow points, bringing the fighters to a new area of the stage. In Ultimate, areas of the stage that are offscreen but still within the blast zones have solid ground throughout, even where there are supposed to be gaps.
Ω forms and Battlefield form
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Ω form consists of a single floating platform that is made of soil with grass on top, and the Battlefield form is the same platform but with three orange soft platforms above it, which are based on the soft platforms of the regular stage. The Ω form and Battlefield form are also the same size and shape as Final Destination and Battlefield respectively.
With hazards off in Ultimate, all the coins are removed, along with P-Switches, Red Rings, and the fighters' coin counts. The stage stays in the middle section and doesn't scroll, and the yellow platforms stay in place.
Golden Plains is based on World 1 in New Super Mario Bros. 2. Collecting coins was a major objective of that game (in fact, the game challenges the player to collect 1,000,000 coins). This translates into Golden Plains's main gimmick of collecting coins. In most installments of the Super Mario Bros. series, collecting 100 coins results in earning an extra life. New Super Mario Bros. 2 introduced a power-up called the Gold Flower, transforming Mario into Gold Mario. Gold Mario could throw golden fireballs that turned several objects, including brick blocks, into coins. The game also features gold forms of many enemies, caused by Mario jumping through a Gold Ring, which primarily causes them to create coins as part of their movements or attacks.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate