Hammer Bro (Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time)

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Partners in Time Enemy
Hammer Bro
L33t Hamm3r Broz Sprite.png
Location(s) Vim Factory
HP 100 (90)
Power 30
Defense 27 (30)
Speed 21
Experience 40
Coins 5
Related Hammer Bro
Notice Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions of the game if they differ from the original American stats.[1]

“AREA RESTRICTED. ALL NOOB INTRUDERS 2 B HAXORED BY US L33T HAMM3R BROZ.!”
Hammer Bro, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

The Hammer Bros. are a pair of characters from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. They were originally just like any other Hammer Bro until the evil Shroobs brainwashed them and ordered the two to guard the Vim Factory. They are forced to wear mind-control helmets, which the Shroobs use to keep the Hammer Bros. under their control. While under the influence of the helmets, the Hammer Bros. speak in the Internet "language" known as "1337-speak" (pronounced "leet speak"). In the Japanese version, they speak completely in katakana, as opposed to hiragana[2], and in the Korean version, their speech is full of spelling and spacing errors. In German versions, they do not speak in 1337, but in broken sentences. The Spanish translation of the game removes the 1337 aspect of the characters entirely. Under the influence of the antennae, they speak completely in capital letters with a robotic tone; their vocabulary is completely normal apart from that, however. It is possible that this happened due to difficulties with localization, as 1337-speak is extremely uncommon among online Spanish communities nowadays. One of them introduces themselves as the "L33T HAMM3R BROZ." due to the way they speak in the English version. Their 1337-speak is not written in accurate 1337; if it was, their name would be "1337 H4mm3r 8r05.".

History[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

When Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, and Baby Luigi arrive in the Vim Factory, they are instantly confronted by the "L33T HAMM3R BROZ." After Mario and Luigi are captured by the factory's automated defenses, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi are forced to battle the Hammer Bros. In battle, the Hammer Bros. have 100 HP and attack by using the Knockback Bros. technique, a move from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. Using his hammer, one Hammer Bro smashes the other into a ball, then hits him into either Baby Mario or Baby Luigi. To avoid the attack, the babies have to jump over the ball Hammer Bro as he approaches. Sometimes, the Hammer Bro's hammer will break, sending the ball bouncing towards a baby. In this case, the baby brother should not jump, as the balled brothed will simply bounce over the baby's head.

The Hammer Bros. giving two Hammers to the Baby Mario Bros.

After one Hammer Bro is defeated, the remaining one is forced to fight by himself. To attack, the sole Hammer Bro tosses spinning hammers that roll on the ground. To defend against this attack, the baby Mario Bros. have to jump over the hammers as they approach. To predetermine the menacing attack, the player has to watch carefully if the Hammer Bro jumps or not. If it does, it will hit Baby Mario. If it doesn't, it will hit Baby Luigi. There will be a bouncy noise when Bro's about to hit Baby Mario, and the noise that the Hammer Bros. make when they were talking (prior to the battle) when he's about to hit Baby Luigi. Ultimately, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi have to work together and defeat the second Hammer Bro.

After defeating the Hammer Bros., the baby Mario Bros. destroy their mind-control helmets, thus returning the Hammer Bros. to their normal state. Free from Shroob influence, the Hammer Bros. begin to speak normally again (and even comment on the strange manner of speaking they were just using). Grateful for being released, the Hammer Bros. give the babies hammers and teach them how to use the weapons in battle (piggybacked or not) and outside battle. The Hammer Bros. also teach the babies how to use the Baby Drill technique before leaving. Since the adults were sucked up by the machine, they never received hammers, although they can help their past selves do more damage with the hammer.

The Hammer Bros. battle is the second boss battle where the Baby Mario bros. must fight by themselves, after Baby Bowser.

Quotes[edit]

Before battle:

  • "AREA RESTRICTED. ALL NOOB INTRUDERS 2 B HAXORED BY US L33T HAMM3R BROZ.!"
  • "WE R TEH SHROOB ALLIES. WE ROXOR U AND THEN ROFL. THEN U AM CRY."
  • "WE RECEIVE ORDERS THRU ANTENNAS ON THESE L33T HELMETS. THEY R HOTNESS."
  • "WE MUST OBEY ALL ORDERS. WE LIKE 2 PWN NOOBS 4 TEH MASTER SHROOBZORS."
  • "U = NOOBS. BROZ. = L33T. PREPARE 4 TOTAL PWNAGE. WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! WOOT!"
  • "NOOBZ STILL R NOT PWNED. CONTINUE PWNERSHIP UNTIL ALL NOOBZ R PWNED"
  • "TEH ESCAPE IS IMPOSSIBLE. WE R 2 L33T. WE OWNZ JOO."
  • "U WILL GET FLATZORED BY R L33T HAMMERS."

After battle:

  • "Whoa... My helmet antenna! It's broken! Oh, man, YESSS!"
  • "Hey... Mine broke too! Talk about lucky! I mean, didya HEAR what was coming out of my mouth?"
  • "I know, dude! Seriously, who talks like that?! Anyway, I think these tots freed us!"
  • "Ya think? You little taters trashed our antennas?"
  • "Right ON! Seriously, thanks! you saved our bacon. We were... not right in the head."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハンマーブロス[2]
Hanmā Burosu
Hammer Brother
Spanish Hermanos Martillo Hammer Bros.
French FrR Marto L33T From "Frère Marto" (the French name for Hammer Bros.) and "L33T". The "R" in "FrR" can be pronounced like "ère" in "frère" (it's pretty much SMS language)
German Tolle Hammer Brüder Great Hammer Bros.
Italian MAR73LKOOPA 1337 speak adaption of the Italian name for Hammer Bros., "Martelkoopa".
Korean 헤머브러스
He-meo Beu-reoseu
Hammer Bros

References[edit]

  1. ^ Some stats were changed from the original American version of the game to the Japanese and European versions. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Enemy Guide. TMK. Retrieved March 7, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time from Japanese to English TMK. Retrieved January 14, 2009.