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Gamer is 9-Volt and 18-Volt's minigame in Game & Wario, for Wii U. The game is played using the 's buttons. A stage based on the minigame makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, also called Gamer. 5-Volt makes an appearance as a stage hazard.
Gamer returns in WarioWare Gold as a stage in Challenge Mode, this time under the name Sneaky Gamer. The microgame Mole also reappears in the game.
Playing with their new console, 9-Volt and 18-Volt compete to find out who gets the high score in the game and 9-Volt wins. During their celebration, 5-Volt takes the console from them and orders them to do their homework. After some time, 9-Volt and 18-Volt are done and get eager to play again. 5-Volt gives the console back, revealing she had beaten her son's score, making him shocked.
In this mode, the player must help 9-Volt to win microgames and avoid letting 5-Volt know that he is playing during his bedtime. She will constantly look into his bedroom through his door to see if he is sleeping, forcing the player to hide and pause the game. A time bar is displayed to show the amount of time 9-Volt could stay awake without playing it. The game ends if the player fails to hide it from 5-Volt, if the time 9-Volt can stay awake runs out, or if they lose all chance balloons. 5-Volt also may look through the window, or pop out from the TV. If the player receives at least 1000 points in level 1, 2, or 3 they will achieve Gamer status. If they score at least 30 points in the Endless level, they will also achieve Gamer status. Achieving Gamer status rewards a coin for the Cluck-A-Pop.
In this mode, 18-Volt is playing the console. This mode is very similar to WarioWare games, without specific time and with three difficulty levels for microgames, only ending when the player loses all four chance balloons.
These are the microgames featured in the Game & Wario version of Gamer:
Hi, I'm 9-Volt! I just got the new super-popular portable game BALLOON FIGHTER! I'm kinda bummed right now because my mom beat my high score, so I'm staying up past my bedtime to get it back! She keeps coming by to check on me, though, so I have to pretend to be asleep...which is actually making me kinda sleepy.
I'm determined to beat the boss today. When my mom comes by, hide the system, OK? I never cause trouble, so she won't check on me too...I don't think. (Score 1000+ points to achieve Gamer status!)
My mom's been coming by more often lately. I think she knows I'm being sneaky and staying up to play games. But that won't stop me. I have to beat a really hard boss today! (Score 1000+ points to achieve Gamer status!)
I really wanna beat the final boss tonight! But my mom's getting pretty crazy about checking on me... I wish she'd be cool and just leave me alone! (Score 1000+ points to achieve Gamer status!)
I think I've figured out my mom's patrol pattern, so tonight I'm gonna stay up all night! If I'm really good at hiding, I'll barely lose any energy. (Score 30+ points to achieve Gamer status!)
18-Volt here! I'm 9-Volt's best friend. My mom's always out, so I can play video games whenever I want. I'm really into BALLOON FIGHTER right now. Ever heard of it?
This version of BALLOON FIGHTER is fast right from the start and super hard. It'll really get your adrenaline pumping! (Score 20+ points to achieve Gamer status!)
The Hardcore version of BALLOON FIGHTER is only for advanced players. The game speed is normal, but if you make a single mistake, it's game over! (Score 10+ points to achieve Gamer status!)
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