Online Practice Stage
The Online Practice Stage (informally known by other names, such as the "Wi-Fi Waiting Room" or the "Waiting Room") is a non-selectable stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4. It is used when a player waits for a Wi-Fi match to begin; the player is also given the opportunity to practice for the match against Sandbag, using their selected character.
The stage is completely flat with a pair of edges on each side, similar to a larger Final Destination. The stage also has its own unique, short music track that can be heard in the Sound Test. When Sandbag touches the bottom or side blast lines of the stage, or is eaten, it reappears in the center.
Unusually, the shadows of characters will always appear on the stage itself, even if they are underneath the stage.
With the shutdown of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on 20 May 2014, it became impossible to access the stage without hacking, though its background music can still be accessed via the Sound Test or Stage Builder.
Use in hacks
Via hacking, the stage can be used in Versus Mode, and various Brawl mods allow it to be chosen on the stage select screen - whether as its own separate stage as in Balanced Brawl, or replacing an unpopular stage such as New Pork City as in Brawl-. These hacks generally do not remove Sandbag, as it can act as a dynamic barrier to attacks.
This stage, unlike the 3DS version, is more rectangle-like, similar to most Ω stages. The stage's design, however, is similar to that of the Miiverse stage, albeit without platforms and without the messages in the background. The stage's background has white hexagons all around it, and will occasionally light up in a wave-like pattern.
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