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.
9-Volt and 18-Volt play a game on their new console, competing to find out who gets the high score in the game. 9-Volt wins and beats 18-Volt's score, causing the latter to throw a tantrum while the former celebrates, but then 5-Volt takes the console from them and tells them to do their homework. After 9-Volt and 18-Volt do so, 5-Volt gives the console back, and 9-Volt is surprised to discover 5-Volt had beaten both their scores by a wide margin.
In this mode, the player must help 9-Volt win enough microgames to beat 5-Volt's high score and avoid letting 5-Volt discover that he is playing past his bedtime. She constantly looks into his bedroom to see if he is sleeping, forcing the player to hide and pause the game. The Wakey Meter displays the amount of time 9-Volt can stay awake; hiding with good timing (indicated by a Great!) prevents any meter loss, and in Endless Mode restores a small portion (+3) of the meter. The game ends if the player fails to hide their game from 5-Volt, the Wakey Meter runs out, or if they lose all lives (indicated by chance balloons).
5-Volt opens the door and look into the room, which is signaled by the sound of her footsteps and the door handle jiggling. She may also walk by the window and open the second half that she stops by (signaled by a scare chord), or even pop out from the TV, signaled by the static display of the TV. If the player receives at least 1000 points in level 1, 2, or 3, they achieve Gamer status; if they score at least 30 points in the Endless level, they also achieve Gamer status. Achieving Gamer status rewards the player with a coin for the Cluck-A-Pop.
In this mode, 18-Volt is playing the console. This mode is very similar to other WarioWare games, with three difficulty levels for microgames, and only ends when the player loses all four chance balloons. After beating the boss microgame, various intermission cutscenes play. The time of day also progresses. This includes:
There is a rare chance that 5-Volt appears from behind a bush to give the player a scare; after a few seconds, she walks away. In the next intermission, she walks in front of her home.
These scores are based on levels 1-3 only. Scores for other modes are based on microgames encountered.
Thus, the highest possible score is 1400 (with 4 lives remaining and a full Wakey Meter), while the lowest is 110 (one life remaining and a nearly empty meter).
Game & Wario
Each of these microgames can be played individually without facing any threats from 5-Volt by obtaining them from the Cluck-A-Pop machine. They are represented by orange capsules and take up spots 59-80 in the capsule collection.
All of the microgames featured in the WarioWare Gold version of Gamer are part of the Mash League.
Game & Wario
Game & Wario
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 is the hit game BALLOON FIGHTER! 9-Volt's mom is super strict, so it's hard for him to get very far. He should just come over here to play! (Score 40+ points to achieve Gamer status!)
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!)
Hey, you guys! 9-Volt here! I love to play games right before I got to bed. Too bad my mom doesn't approve. Could you keep watch for me? Controls: Mash
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