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Not to be confused with Bruiser.
A Broozer from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
First Appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Latest Appearance Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (2015)
Derived Species
Shiny Broozer

Broozers[1] are boxing ghosts that first appear in the game New Super Mario Bros.. They have huge grimaces on their faces and are perpetually scowling.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

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In New Super Mario Bros., they are found in two locations: 5-Ghost House and 5-C. Broozers blindly run into the direction of Mario (or Luigi), punching at anything in their way. These enemies can be useful, and they can punch otherwise unbreakable bricks, allowing Mario to reach items and Star Coins that could not otherwise be reached. Mario must jump on a Broozer three times to defeat it. However, a Ground Pound, being hit by Mario doing a Shell Dash, a Fireball or walking through them as Mega Mario can defeat these enemies in one hit, with the latter making the Broozer spinning erratically while falling defeated. Also, because of their bad traction, Broozers often can be forced to fall into gaps in the floor by running past their target and being unable to stop.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, they appear in World 7's Ghost House. They have the same function as they did in New Super Mario Bros., only this time, in addition to breaking bricks, it can also knock over barrels and cause them to roll down stairs. They are imperative to finding a shortcut to World 7-5, as Mario must lure one to bust open a hidden, unseen door so he can take the secret exit and unlock the level. Although they can be frozen by Ice Mario, Broozers cannot be picked up afterward. Unlike in the first game, where they have a smirk, there is now a frown in this game and every game after.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. U they appear in two Ghost Houses, the Which-Way Labyrinth in Soda Jungle, and later appear in Spinning Spirit House in Meringue Clouds.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Broozers appear in New Super Luigi U in the level Broozers and Barrels, the first level of Frosted Glacier.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Sticker Star Enemy
Location(s) Bowser Jr.'s Flotilla
Max HP 21
Attack 6
Defense 0
Moves Punch (6), Barrel (10), Rampage (prevents and counters direct attacks)

Broozers make their Paper Mario series debut in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. Two of them appear in Bowser Jr.'s Flotilla, where they are battled alongside a Boomerang Bro, their only appearance in-game. They attack by hitting barrels into Mario, and floating up to him and punching him. After taking some damage, they will start flailing their arms around, dealing damage to Mario if he tries to attack them up close, therefore preventing Mario to do any direct attacks. The Rampage mode ends in a few turns. Then they revert back to their normal attack pattern. After winning the battle, there is a high chance that the player may earn a Barrel stickers.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Paper Jam Enemy
Location(s) Neo Bowser Castle
Level 33
HP 280
Power 246 (200)
Defense 224 (199)
Speed 136
Experience 280 (275)
Coins 100
Item Drop
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Easy Mode of the game.
Paper Jam Enemy
Paper Broozer
Location(s) Neo Bowser Castle
Level 33
HP 258
Power 256 (231)
Defense 224 (203)
Speed 136
Experience 290 (285)
Coins 100
Item Drop
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Easy Mode of the game.

Broozers make their Mario & Luigi series debut in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. They appear as enemies in Neo Bowser Castle in both normal and paper form.

A Broozer's main attack is to stand in front of its target and punch them, which knocks them off-screen and unable to act (or be targetted by attacks or items) for several turns. Normally the Broozer punches immediately upon moving into position, but it can also do a fake-out and pull its punch; if its target jumps too early, its delayed punch always hits. The player can tell when a fake is coming because the Broozer swings its arm up and down as it approaches, instead of the regular arm spin. For either punch timing, the target can jump to dodge and counter.

Paper Broozers instead throw multiple barrels at the trio, between 2 and 5 per attack. The direction the barrels face before being thrown indicates who they will target. The barrels must be hammered, which can cause their contents to be sent back towards the enemies' side of the field and cause damage.

Both forms of Broozer receive a Power boost when they are attacked, including first strikes but not counterattacks. They also share a barrel attack where they drop a barrel in front of themselves and ram into it, causing it to fly into their target, and then follow it for an arm-flailing hit. The barrel's trajectory depends on whether it is a paper barrel or not. If the barrel matches the Broozer, it must be jumped just after it is bumped. If a normal Broozer hits a paper barrel, it soars over the target's head, and so is dodged by not jumping. If a Paper Broozer hits a normal barrel, it gets barely nudged forwards, and is basically pushed along the ground. Either way, the Broozer itself must be jumped over to complete the dodge and counter.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クラッシャー
Spanish Fantasmón Portmanteau of the word "fantasma" (ghost) and the augmentative suffix "-ón".
French Booxeur From "Boo" and "boxeur" (boxer)
Italian Tirapugni Literally "punch thrower".
Korean 클러셔[2]
Transliterated Japanese name; but this Korean spelling may be recognised as like "Clusher/Clasher"


  • Broozer is derived from the word "bruiser" and "Boo", the ghost enemy.


  1. ^ Nintendo Power New Super Mario Bros. guide
  2. ^