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Hammer Bro

Artwork of a Hammer Bro. from New Super Mario Bros..
General information
Variant of Koopa
First appearance Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Latest appearance Mario Party Superstars (2021)
Similar entities
Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother
Boomerang Bro
Business Bro
Calm Hammer Bro
Chariot Bro
Chomp Bro
Dark Hammer Bro
Fire Bro
Gold Bro
Ice Bro
Juggler Bro
Limbo Bro
Paper Hammer Bro
Sledge Bro
Small Hammer Bro
Yo Bro
Notable members
Army Hammer Bro
Border Bros.
Dr. Topper
Hamma Jamma
Hamma Jamma's Father
Hamma Jamma's Grandfather
Hammer Bro captain
Mr. Hammer
Ojīsan and Obāsan
Spiked Koopa
“HEY! Are YOU lookin' at me? My hammer and I don't like you! Now ya got my hammer angry! Ya shouldn't have done that!”
Hammer Bro, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Hammer Bros. (also called Hammer Brothers and alternatively formatted as Hammer Bros in many games) are a species of Koopa that stand upright and throw hammers at passers-by. They first appeared in the game Super Mario Bros.. They have bigger shells than normal Koopas and wear headgear, most likely to protect themselves from their hammers. They can also use special hammers to shrink their enemies. Hammer Bros. have many times been described as the most elite fighters in Bowser's Koopa Troop. These enemies were originally designed by Kazuaki Morita.


Super Mario series

Super Mario Bros.

Hammer Bros. make their debut appearance in Super Mario Bros., for the Nintendo Entertainment System. More often than not they are encountered in pairs, attacking Mario by tossing hammers and jumping between rows of bricks. The player can defeat them by running into them while invincible, shooting fireballs at them, breaking the bricks directly underneath them, jumping on their head or avoiding them by simply running past them while they are in mid-jump. If on screen for more than 3 minutes, they would start chasing Mario.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

A Hammer Bro.'s artwork for Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.

Hammer Bros. return in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan), in which they are more common than previously seen in Super Mario Bros.. The Hammer Bros. behave somewhat differently than their previous incarnations, showing off the ability to gradually home in on Mario and Luigi as well as appearing in certain underwater levels. The first appearance of the homing ones is in 7-1, and the first appearance of the underwater ones is in 9-1.

Super Mario Bros. 3

Hammer Bro. sprites, from Super Mario Bros. 3 and its remakes.

Although absent from Super Mario Bros. 2, Hammer Bros. are given bigger roles in Super Mario Bros. 3. In this game, they essentially do what they do in Super Mario Bros., but are given three new variations: the rare Fire Bros., who spit fire in a manner immensely similar to that of Fire Mario, Boomerang Bros., whose thrown boomerangs will return to them, and Sledge Bros., who are huge and can pound the ground and temporarily immobilizing Mario or Luigi. Additionally, Hammer Bros. patrol the map screens. Touching one there will result in a battle with them. In the Giant Land of the game, it appears that regular Hammer Bros. are patrolling the map but when a player encounters them, they are a Sledge Bro. This was changed in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3.

Besides the enemy Hammer Bros., it was originally intended that there be a Hammer Bro. that hosted a Dice game, and was implemented as late as testing, although it was cut.

Super Mario World

An Amazing Flyin' Hammer Bro. from Super Mario World.

Normal Hammer Bros. are absent from Super Mario World; instead, two variations of them appear. One of these variations, the Amazing Flyin' Hammer Bro., is a stout Hammer Bro. riding a winged platform. The other is the Sumo Bro., which can create thunderbolts that explode upon impact with the ground.

New Super Mario Bros.

In New Super Mario Bros., Hammer Bros. (along with their cousins the Sledge Bros., Fire Bros., and Boomerang Bros.) appear once again as infrequent enemies. Hammer Bros. themselves appear only in one regular stage as enemies, Stage 2-4. Like in Super Mario Bros., the Hammer Bros. of New Super Mario Bros. attack Mario or Luigi by hopping up and down in place on rows of brick block and lobbing their hammers. Boomerang Bros., while more common than their brethren, remain uncommon in the game, found in 2-5, 7-3, and 8-7. Starting in World 5, Hammer Bros. begin appearing on the map in a method similar to Super Mario Bros. 3, even dropping items when defeated. Sledge Bros in the game were once mistaken as Sumo Bros., which are a different type of Hammer Bro. only appearing in Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

A running Hammer Bro from Mario Party 8

Hammer Bros. appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, along with Boomerang Bros., Fire Bros., Sledge Bros., and a new variation called Ice Bros., who can throw Ice Balls that freeze Mario. Hammer Bros. only appear in World 1-3. Yoshi can catch their hammers with his tongue and spit them back at them, defeating them and causing them to release coins. However, Yoshi cannot eat a Hammer Bro. itself, nor any variation of its species.

Super Mario Galaxy 2

A Hammer Bro. from Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Hammer Bros. and Boomerang Bros. reappear in the Wii game Super Mario Galaxy 2, marking the first time that they are seen in a three-dimensional Mario game that is not a spin-off title. In this game, they are much larger than in their previous games. Yoshi can eat the Hammer Bros.' hammers and spit them out as weapons. Mario can defeat a Hammer Bro. by spinning or jumping on him. The Hammer Bro. will be knocked on its shell as a result, which leaves him vulnerable to the next attack; Mario can walk into him or jump on him to defeat him. They usually only appear in Bowser Jr. or Bowser galaxies. These include Bowser's Lava Lair, Bowser Jr.'s Fearsome Fleet, Bowser's Galaxy Generator, and in the Grandmaster Galaxy. Though tough to do, a ground pound will also defeat them instantly.

It should be noted that this is one of the first games to give a Hammer Bro. a voice; they make sounds when they throw their hammers and somewhat of a baby's cry when they are defeated.

Super Mario 3D Land

Hammer Bros. appear along with Boomerang Bros. in Super Mario 3D Land. They act the same as in Super Mario Galaxy 2 and appear in a few castle levels. In Special 8 castle, it is needed to defeat the Hammer Bros. to get 10 extra seconds of time.

New Super Mario Bros. 2

A golden Hammer Bro. in New Super Mario Bros. 2.

Hammer Bros return in New Super Mario Bros. 2, having the same role as they did in previous games. Like every other enemy that's affected by the Gold Ring, Hammer Bros. will become gold. They'll throw 3 Coins each time instead of hammers while under the effect. Like in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, they appear in only one level, which is World 2-2.

New Super Mario Bros. U

Hammer Bros. return in New Super Mario Bros. U, having the same role as they did in previous games. In the main story like in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, they only appear in one level, which is Rise of the Piranha Plants. However, they are also found in two Coin Courses in World Coin-1 and World Coin-2, also appear in several challenges, the sub-species of Hammer Bro. called Sumo Bro. that did not appear since Super Mario World also returns.

Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!

A Hammer Bro. preparing to toss a hammer in Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!

Although no Hammer Bros. appeared amongst Bowser's invasion force at the beginning of the Mario anime film Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!, an individual one does appear later. This Hammer Bro. (which, depending on the selected scene, was depicted as both rather large and completely to-scale, likely due to mistakes) is assigned to guard a cave where a recurring pair of Goombas trap Mario, Luigi, and Kibidango. However, Luigi (who was actually searching for Coins at the time) is able to dig an escape tunnel, and they are able to escape from the Hammer Bro. without being caught. but, in a last ditch attempt to retrieve the prisoners, the Hammer Bro. throws hammers at a cliff that Mario, Luigi, Kibidango are trekking across, and causes the top of the cliff that Kibidango and Mario are on to fall, smashing the area that the Hammer Bro. is on and burying him beneath several rocks.

Robed, book-carrying Hammer Bros. are later seen acting as singers during Bowser and Peach's wedding towards the end of the film, and another Hammer Bro. is seen applying makeup to Princess Peach for the said event.

Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Momotarō

Ojiisan and Obaasan

Hammer Bros. also appear in the Super Mario anime series. In Super Mario Momotarō, two elderly Hammer Bros. named Ojiisan and Obaasan play the role as the grandparents of Princess Peach, and the adoptive parents of Mario.

DIC cartoons

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

The Hammer Bros. from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "The Trojan Koopa".

In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Hammer Bros. first appeared in the episode "Do You Princess Toadstool Take This Koopa...?" where two of them appear to attack Mario and Luigi when the two escape King Koopa's dungeon, only to accidentally hit each other on the head with their hammers instead. The second and last appearance of Hammer Bros. in the show was in the episode "The Trojan Koopa", where they appeared as main antagonists and act as guards of King Koopa's latest fortress. In the show, they look like any other koopa in the series. The only difference is that they have helmets and hammers.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Hammer Bros. make minor appearances in a few episodes and their appearance changes once more, this time to resemble better their in-game appearances. Although Hammer Bros. didn't make many appearances, their larger counterparts, the Sledge Bros., were quite prevalent.

Nintendo Comics System

In Nintendo Comics System, several Hammer Bros. appeared in the crowd of monsters chasing Mario in the story "The Fish That Should've Gotten Away". Several Hammer Bros.(although they did not wield any hammers) also appear to pester Toad, who had become a reporter, in the comic "The Kingdom Enquirer"; aside from these two appearances, Hammer Bros. also appeared in several of the false advertisements that were featured in the comics.

Nintendo Adventure Books

In Koopa Capers, two Hammer Bros. bring Luigi to Bowser after a Magic Carpet deposits him outside Bowser's Castle. If Luigi decides to look around the castle for clues pertaining to Wendy O. Koopa's disappearance, Bowser tries to call in a Hammer Bro. to act as an escort for him, but Luigi declines the offer.

While traveling through the Koopahari Desert in Pipe Down!, the Mario Bros. bring up a previous close call with some Hammer Bros. during a past visit to the region.

In Dinosaur Dilemma, two Hammer Bros. can be found sleeping in Bowser's Castle by Mario and Yoshi, and are woken up by their cuckoo clock as the two try to sneak out of the room. Depending on how the reader solves the accompanying puzzle, the Hammer Bros. will either knock the heroes out and make a meal out of them, or their hammer blows will keep missing, and weaken the floor to the point that they go falling through it while Mario and Yoshi escape.

In Flown the Koopa, if the reader chooses to have Luigi be the head of a Brachiosaurus costume the Mario Bros. don, they will run into a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Depending on how the accompanying puzzle is solved, the T-Rex can turn out to be two disguised Hammer Bros., who will see through the Mario Bros.' costume, use some rubber cement to seal them in it, and capture them with intent of making a meal out of the two.

Yoshi series

Yoshi's Safari

A Hammer Bro. from Yoshi's Safari.

In Yoshi's Safari, Hammer Bros., as well as Boomerang Bros. and Sledge Bros., occasionally appear as mini-bosses; in this game, Hammer Bros. attack Mario and Yoshi by quickly throwing hammers at them, which need to be dodged or knocked away by a blast of Mario's Super Scope. After being blasted repeatedly by Mario's Super Scope, a Hammer Bro. will be defeated.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Hammer Bro
Location(s) Mushroom Way
HP 50
Attack 6
Defense 13
Magic Attack 6
Magic Defense 8
Magic Evade
Special Attacks Hammer Time, Valor Up
Special Defense
Weak Point
Item Dropped Flower Jar, Hammer
Coins Dropped 10
Flower Dropped
Flower Odds
Experience Gained 3
Yoshi Cookie Item
Success Rate
Psychopath Thought
"I love my hammer!"
“Now ya got my hammer angry! Ya shouldn't have done that!”
Hammer Bro., Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Hammer Bros. are made completely different. Like their predecessors, these Hammer Bros. have yellow skin, however, instead of green shells with green armor, the Hammer Bros. have black shells with black armor, similar to the Amazing Flyin' Hammer Bros. from Super Mario World. Their hammers are now wooden, and they are significantly larger than a normal Hammer Bro. (but presumably not larger than a Sledge Bro.). These Hammer Bros. also speak fondly of their hammers, as if their wooden weapons are sentient, living beings.

The Hammer Bros. are the leaders of the Koopa Troop's forces in Mushroom Way. They are ordered to capture any intruders, which they did when Toad tried to pass through Mushroom Way to the Mushroom Kingdom. However, Mario shows up to rescue his friend. As a result, a battle erupts between the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom and the two Hammer Bros.. During the battle, the Hammer Bros. pound Mario with their hammers, and even used the special move Hammer Time, by throwing multiple hammers him. When Mario defeats one of the brothers, the remaining brother uses the move Valor Up to increase his defense. When defeated, they yield a Flower Jar.

Later in the game, a single, green colored Hammer Bro. named Dr. Topper appears in Bowser's Keep, which has been taken over by the Smithy Gang; Dr. Topper is not an enemy, per se, but he will block Mario's progress through Bowser's Keep, unless Mario solves his various puzzles and riddles.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros.

In Super Smash Bros., Hammer Bros. occasionally appear in the background of the Mushroom Kingdom stage.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

In the Nintendo GameCube game Super Smash Bros. Melee, Hammer Bros. have the same role that they had on this game's predecessor, appearing only in the Mushroom Kingdom stage background.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Hammer Bro.'s artwork for Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
The Hammer Bro., as seen in the Subspace Emissary, and as an Assist Trophy.

A Hammer Bro. appears as an Assist Trophy character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Once released from the Assist Trophy, the Hammer Bro. will throw Hammers at the opponents, damaging them. The Hammer Bro. is invincible, like most other Assist Trophy characters are.

Hammer Bros. also appear as enemies in the Subspace Emissary. One appears to have helped steal Donkey Kong's vast horde of bananas and is targeted by Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. Hammer Bros. continue to work for Bowser, as stated on the website. Also, unlike the Assist Trophy Hammer Bros., these Hammer Bros. can be damaged and defeated.

Hammer Bros. are the only characters to appear in the The Subspace Emissary as an enemy and as a Assist Trophy.

Paper Mario series

Paper Mario

Paper Mario Enemy
Hammer Bro
Max HP 12
Attack 5
Defense 1
Location(s) Shy Guy's Toy Box, Bowser's Castle

These are the Hammer Bros. You've seen these punks before, haven't you? Be careful of that hammer! If it hits you, you'll get shrunk in a wink. When the Hammer Bros. get desperate, they'll hurl a ton of hammers, so watch it. These guys have been a pain for ages, so let's give 'em an old-fashioned whopping. As always, they're not to be underestimated.

In Paper Mario, Hammer Bros., along with Koopatrols and Magikoopas, are the elite of Bowser's forces. In this game, Hammer Bros. attack Mario by either throwing one hammer at him or several, weak hammers at him. Additionally, Hammer Bros. will occasionally throw a hammer at Mario which can cause him to shrink in size and diminish his attack power.

A Hammer Bro. can be first encountered in Paper Mario in the Shy Guy's Toy Box, if Princess Peach tells Bowser and Kammy Koopa that one of the things that Mario fears most is a Hammer Bro., Kammy Koopa will later warp a Hammer Bro. into the Shy Guy's Toy Box to guard a treasure chest. Hammer Bros. are also encountered throughout Bowser's Castle, where they act as guards, attacking Mario if he approaches. Additionally, a Hammer Bro. by the name of Mr. Hammer runs a quiz called the 64th Trivia Quiz-off, in which Princess Peach participates.

Hammer Bros. in the Paper Mario series have blue helmets instead of green ones and their hammers were wooden mallets like the ones from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, instead of black clawed hammers

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Hammer Bro.
Max HP 7
Attack 4
Defense 1
Location(s) Bowser's Castle (Bowser Intermissions only), Glitzville, Rogueport Sewers
Log Well - known for their vicious and relentless hammer jobs, Hammer Bros. have a reputation as one of Mario's toughest enemies...
Items Thunder Rage, Mini Mr. Mini, Super Shroom, Mega Rush P
Moves Hammer Throw (4), Multi-Throw (2 each)
That's a Hammer Bro. You know him. He throws hammers. Hence the name. When his HP drops and he thinks he's in trouble, he'll toss a hammer barrage. Nothing about these guys has changed: they're tough as ever, so brace yourself! Dang! This book always skips the important stuff! How do they carry endless hammers?
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Hammer Bros. also appear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. In this game they have the same attack pattern as in Paper Mario and are mainly found in Rogueport Sewers after beating Chapter 5. They now wear spiked arm bands and Red Shoes. Like their Paper Mario appearance, their hammers are wooden mallets instead of black clawed hammers. A bunch of Hammer Bros. also appear when Bowser and Kammy summon their army to fight Lord Crump and the X-Nauts in Twilight Town.

There is also a Hammer Bro. named Hamma Jamma in the Glitz Pit. His team is with his two brothers, Bamma, a Boomerang Bro. and Flare, a Fire Bro.. Hamma Jamma will also also speak of his father and even his grandfather on occasion, the former of which he mentions is a Business Bro., apparently some sort of businessman version of a Hammer Brother. In addition, in Bowser's first scenario, two Hammer Bros. were conversing, with one of them referring to something he witnessed where Bowser was apparently swooning over a portrait of Princess Peach, only for the other Hammer Bro. to attempt to hint that he should stop talking as Bowser is right behind him. Although Bowser claims that the story was funny and beckons the surprised Hammer Bro. to continue, both deny that he was actually funny.

Super Paper Mario

Super Paper Mario Enemy
Hammer Bro
Max HP 4
Attack 1
Defense 1
Location(s) The Bitlands, Castle Bleck, Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Rooms 28 and 68)
Card Type Uncommon
Card Description
This elite Koopa has a hankering for hammers. It mostly likes to sit up high and toss down hammers. One day, it'll take the carpentry world by storm.
This is a Hammer Bro... They have an unhealthy hammer obsession... Max HP is 4. Attack is 1. Defense is 1. You could always try catching a hammer and throwing it back... Where does it keep all those hammers, anyway... It's a mystery...
List of Catch Cards
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Hammer Bros. regain their role as hammer-flinging Koopas in Super Paper Mario, where they appear as a main species. Here most Hammer Bros. are hypnotized by Nastasia into serving Count Bleck, though a few in The Bitlands still serve Bowser. Their hammers are once again wooden mallets. They are found in the Pit of 100 Trials as well. Like with many other enemies in this game, there is a shadowy version of them called the Dark Hammer Bro..

One specific Hammer Bro. and a Koopa private encounter Princess Peach after she wakes up at Castle Bleck. The captain went on to free the others while ordering the Koopa Troopa to escort Peach to safety. However, during this time, he meets two hypnotized Koopa Troopas, one named Johnson. During the discussion between the two, Nastasia appears and hypnotizes the captain.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Enemy
Hammer Bro
Max HP 22
Attack 7
Defense 0
Location(s) Yoshi Sphinx, Sandshifter Ruins, Shy Guy Jungle, Chomp Ruins, Bowser Jr.'s Flotilla
Moves Hammer Toss (6), Hammer Throw (7)

In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Hammer Bros appear in many worlds of the game. Their helmets are the standard green and look similar in appearance to their mainstream game entries, rather than the look of the previous Paper Mario games (they had blue helmets). They now have metal hammers and not wooden ones. Hammer Bros. can attack by either tossing their hammers in the air to hit Mario from above or by throwing them straight at him. Hammer Bros. also toss hammers outside of battle, which also damage Mario if he is hit.

Mario & Luigi series

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Superstar Saga Enemy
Hammer Bro.
Location(s) Bowser's Castle
HP 100
Power 125
Defense 130
Speed 90
Stat Down?
Experience 132*
Coins 25*
Item 1 Drop None*
Item 2 Drop
What is gained upon winning the battle (denoted with *) can be changed by Badges or Equipment from E. Gadd.
Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).

Hammer Bros. make minor appearances in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, which (for the most part) takes place in the Beanbean Kingdom. On their way to the Beanbean Kingdom, Mario and Luigi encounter the Border Bros. (beanish versions of Hammer Bros), as they wear armoring almost identical to a Hammer Bro.'s.

When Mario and Luigi reach Bowser's Castle they encounter traditional Hammer Bros. that (like the rest of the Koopa Troop) had been duped by Bowletta into defending the castle. They attack as usual, by throwing their hammers at Mario and Luigi. By watching the hammer's shadow, the player can tell if the hammer will hit Mario or Luigi, who can knock the hammer away with their own hammers. If the Hammer Bro. waves his hammer before throwing it, he will throw it at Luigi, but if he throws it straight away, he will target Mario. Sometimes, a Hammer Bro. will throw multiple Hammers (up to three). They are healed by fire and have 100 HP. They are weak to thunder. Their hammer attack is nearly identical to Rookie's hammer throw attack albeit a bit faster.

A Beanish type of Boomerang Bro. appears as an enemy in Gwarhar Lagoon in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. This game also introduces Yo Bros., Limbo Bros., and Chomp Bros..

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

Main article: L33t Hamm3r Broz.

Only one pair of Hammer Bros. appears in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, and these individuals are known as the L33t Hamm3r Broz. In this game, they are reluctantly brainwashed by the Shroobs and forced to guard the Vim Factory from any intruders (or "pwn teh n00bs", as they put it). They are also notable for using leetspeak in their hypnotized forms, which causes a great phenomenon on the internet. Although the two L33t Hamm3r Broz. successfully "pwn" Mario and Luigi, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi are left behind. The L33t Hamm3r Broz. are forced to "continue their pwnership", and enter into battle with the babies. They are eventually defeated, though, and prove to be allies. As a reward for saving them from the Shroobs, they give Baby Mario and Baby Luigi hammers and train them in hammer use.

Mario Party series

Hammer Bro. in Mario Party 5 in the game Fight Cards

Mario Party 5

Hammer Bros. appear in Mario Party 5, their primary appearance being an orb which causes a player to lose ten coins. They also appear in minigames.

Mario Party Advance

In Mario Party Advance, a Hammer Bro. appears in the Mushroom Field as a hammer thrower. He then challenges the player to a hammer toss-off as his quest, Hammerama. If the player throws farther than the Hammer Bro., they receive the Gaddget Mini B-Ball. The ending states that he is training for an upcoming tournament.

Mario Party 7

Hammer Bros. later get an appearance as an orb once again in Mario Party 7. As with last time, they cause the player landing on them to lose ten coins, but the player that set the orb will earn these coins.

Mario Party 8

Hammer Bro. participating in Glacial Meltdown

Hammer Bro. makes his debut as a playable character in Mario Party 8. He can be unlocked by beating the Star Battle Arena. In Bowser's Warped Orbit, Bowser will randomly call either him or Blooper to defeat the character that the player's playing as in a Star Battle Arena-Styled duel. Like Yoshi, Hammer Bro. cannot speak English. Instead, he speaks gibberish which can possibly be the Koopa language. It is unknown if the playable Hammer Bro. in Mario Party 8 is a specific character, or a different one each time, but it is probably the same one every time.

Mario Party DS

Hammer Bro. continues his role as a non-playable character in Mario Party DS, this time in a more significant role, as a boss found in Toadette's Music Room. The player with the most stars battles him in a minigame called Hammer Chime. In the minigame, the player has to memorize and copy Hammer Bro.'s drums beaten in limited time. He beats 3 drums the first time, 4 the second and 5 the third.

Mario Party 9

Hammer Bro. hosting the battle minigames in Mario Party 9.

In Mario Party 9, Hammer Bro. is a non-playable character once more. Hammer Bro., along with Fire Bro., are the co-hosts of the Battle minigames; one of them appears whenever a player lands on a Battle Space, though Hammer Bro. shows up more frequently than Fire Bro. Hammer Bro. takes three Mini Stars from each player, then makes them play a minigame, either the choice of the Captain or the player in last place. After the minigame Hammer Bro. distributes the Mini Stars to each player based upon the results.

The Hammer Bro. also has a constellation that can be bought in the Museum, named "Nail Shell."

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix

Hammer Bros. in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix.

During Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix two Hammer Brothers block the entrance of Mushroom Park to stop Mario (or Luigi) and Toad from getting the next Music Key from Wario. However, they will only let them pass if Mario dances against them and won. If the Hammer Brothers lose, Mario (or Luigi) is able to get into Mushroom Park.

Mario Baseball series

Mario Superstar Baseball

A Hammer Bro., as well as a Boomerang Bro. and a Fire Bro., appear as teammates of Bowser in Mario Superstar Baseball. Hammer Bro. can be unlocked by beating Mario Superstar Baseball's Adventure Mode as Bowser. The other two types appear as alternate versions. While the Hammer Bro and Boomerang Bro have the exact same stats, the Fire Bro is slightly slower. Hammer Bro bats with a large hammer. Fire Bro. uses a normal red baseball bat, and Boomerang Bro uses a boomerang. Boomerang Bro also puts a noticeable curve on all his hits, much like Boo and King Boo.

Mario Super Sluggers

A Hammer Bro prepares to bat in Mario Super Sluggers.

In Mario Super Sluggers he is a playable character along with Boomerang Bro. and Fire Bro. Unlike in Mario Superstar Baseball though, Hammer Bro. and his two variations are available from the start, and their fielding abilities are better than before. This is because like Magikoopa, they can throw their weapon out a distance and catch the ball. Also, the Hammer Bro. and Boomerang Bro. have slightly weaker batting skills, while the Fire Bro.'s batting skills remain the same. This is also the second game where they can speak clearly.

Like in the predecessor, Hammer Bro. uses a hammer, Boomerang Bro. uses a boomerang, and Fire Bro. uses a bat with painted flames on it. But only Hammer Bro and Boomerang Bro use their bats for fielding. Fire Bro uses just flames. All of them swing the bat with only one hand.

Super Princess Peach

Hammer Bros. have a large role in Super Princess Peach, where they seem to be Bowser's most trusted minions. It is in this game that they that storm Peach's Castle and kidnap Mario, Luigi, and the Toads. They are major characters, and they are led by the Army Hammer Bro.. They also appear as generic enemies towards the middle of the game, and even Amazing Flyin' Hammer Bros., who were absent from games for some time, reappear.

Mario Strikers series

Super Mario Strikers

Hammer Bro. in Super Mario Strikers.

In Super Mario Strikers, Hammer Bros. appear as teammates and sidekicks to the game's captains. They are offensive teammates. Despite this, they are no different than the other teammates provided in this game.

Mario Strikers Charged

A Hammer Bro. in Mario Strikers Charged.

Hammer Bros. also appear as offensive teammates in Mario Strikers Charged. Here, they are very good at shooting and passing the ball, but are unable to tackle very well. Hammer Bro. is also very slow in this game, possibly because he carries several hammers strapped to his back. Every time he shoots or tackles, he uses the hammers from the sling on his back.

Hammer Bro. also pulls out these hammers when hitting, faking, and using his skillshot. His Deke allows him to pull a giant hammer out of nowhere, and smash it on the ground to blast anyone he hits away. Despite not having a large range, it is nonetheless a decent defense as it will temporarily paralyze players that come in contact with it.

His Skillshot is the Hammer Throw, which, once fully charged, causes Hammer Bro. to leap into the air and toss hammers at the Kritter, the goalkeeper, nailing him to the ground and thus immobilizing him. This leaves the goal open for a few seconds. Once the Kritter is stuck to the ground, the Hammer Bro. smacks the ball in for an easy shot. However, the Hammer Throw has limited range, meaning that it must be used very close to the goal to be effective. This shot occasionally misses if done from the side, but the player may get lucky if there is a teammate nearby who can score before Kritter gets back up.

Hammer Bro. is also given a standard voice in this game as opposed to his computer voice in Mario Party and in Mario Superstar Baseball. They typically exhibit a very cheery and positive attitude.

Other Appearances

A mugshot sprite for a Hammer Bro. was found in the coding for Mario Kart Wii; it may be that one was planned to be a playable character, but was scrapped for unknown reasons. He is in the audience in various courses.


Official Profiles and Statistics

Mario Superstar Baseball

Hammer Bro's emblem from Mario Party 8, his trademark hammer.

Hammer Bro.

  • Challenge Mode Captain: Bowser
  • Player Type: Power
  • Special Skill: Body Check
  • Batting: 8
  • Pitching: 3
  • Fielding: 3
  • Running: 3

Fire Bro.

  • Challenge Mode Captain: Bowser
  • Player Type: Power
  • Special Skill: Body Check
  • Batting: 8
  • Pitching: 3
  • Fielding: 3
  • Running: 2

Boomerang Bro.

  • Challenge Mode Captain: Bowser
  • Player Type: Power
  • Special Skill: Body Check
  • Batting: 8
  • Pitching: 3
  • Fielding: 3
  • Running: 3

Good Chemistry

Bad Chemistry

  • None

Mario Strikers Charged


  • Movement: 3
  • Shooting: 10
  • Passing: 10
  • Defense: 3

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trophy

Name Image Game Description
Hammer Bro NES Super Mario Bros.
DS New Super Mario Bros.
A character who throws a seemingly endless stream of hammers. Hammer Bros. have also been known to jump every so often. Since they throw their hammers in a high arc, if you manage to get in close, the hammers can't hit you. Unlike Koopas and Buzzy Beetles, Hammer Bros. don't reduce to their shells when jumped on. As the name suggests, most Hammer Bros. are found in pairs.

Mario Party 8

  • Website Bio: Hammer Bro loves to get a groove on at parties. Make sure you have plenty of floor space.
  • Team Names:
    • Mario: Heavy-Blow Bros.
    • Luigi: Longtime-Foe Bros.
    • Peach: Glamour Hammer
    • Yoshi: Hungry Hammers
    • Wario: Scammer Hammer
    • Daisy: Barn-Builders
    • Waluigi: Stench Henchmen
    • Toad: Stealth Strikers
    • Boo: Bad Vibes
    • Toadette: Smash Success
    • Birdo: Two-Timers
    • Dry Bones: What-the-Deuce
    • Blooper: Blooper Bros.

Mario Super Sluggers


Name Bio Ability Bat Glove Stats
Hammer Bro His hammer can catch distant balls. Hammer Throw Right Right Pitch 4/10
Bat 7/10
Field 6/10
Run 3/10
Fire Bro A player with a mighty charge swing! Fireball Throw Right Right Pitch 3/10
Bat 8/10
Field 6/10
Run 3/10
Boomerang Bro A player who throws a mean curveball! Boomerang Throw Right Right Pitch 5/10
Bat 7/10
Field 5/10
Run 3/10


Character Good Chemistry Bad Chemistry
Hammer Bro. Bowser, Bowser Jr., Magikoopa, Mii (according to color) Noki

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Trading Card

Description: Hammer Bros. are the cream-of-the-crop of Bowser's army. Sporting large shells and equipped with headgear, these hammer-hurling masters execute with sharp accuracy. These tricky Koopas can be taken out by a fireball. No fireballs on hand? Try running underneath them when they jump, and always be careful of flying hammers!
Card Number: 20 (Normal), F18 (Silver)


For this subject's image gallery, see Hammer Bro/gallery.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハンマーブロス
Hanmā Burosu
Hammer Bros.
Chinese 锤子兄弟
Chuízi Xiōngdì
Literal translation
French Frère Marto
Frère Marteau (occasionaly)
"Marto" is a familiar spelling of "marteau" (hammer), "Frère" means "Brother".
Hammer Brother
German Hammer-Bruder Literal translation
Italian Martelkoopa Literally Hammer Koopa
Korean 해머브러스
Haemeo Beureoseu
Hammer Bros.
Portuguese Irmão Martelo Hammer Brother
Spanish Hermano Martillo Literal translation