Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother

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Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother
Amazing flying hammer brother.png
An Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother from Perfect Edition of the Great Mario Character Encyclopedia
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Origami King (cameo) (2020)
Variant of Hammer Bro
Calm Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother

The Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother (alternatively spelled as Amazing Flying Hammer Brother,[1] and also shortened to A. F. H. Bro in the in-game glossary for Super Princess Peach) is a special variety of Hammer Bro that first appears in Super Mario World.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World / Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2[edit]

In Super Mario World, Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brothers are first encountered in Donut Plains 4. They hover around on a two-block version of the Flying Platform that swings back and forth. Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brothers attack by tossing hammers from their swooping platform, and can be defeated by various methods, most commonly hitting the platform from below; they can also be defeated with a stomp or fireball, though the hammers make it somewhat difficult to do so without taking damage. When the Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother is defeated, the platform remains on-screen and continues on its original flight path; however, if the platform's rider is somehow defeated before the platform itself begins to move, it instead stays in place.

During the enemy cast roll in the game's credits, the Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother's platform resembles gray Empty Blocks instead of gray Rotating Blocks.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

A single Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother in the level Slip Slidin' Away.

In Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, a lone Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother appears near the beginning of the World-e level Slip Slidin' Away. It retains its appearance and behavior from Super Mario World.

Dinosaur Dilemma[edit]

One Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother appears in the Nintendo Adventure Book Dinosaur Dilemma, capturing the remaining dinosaurs in Dinosaur Island while they, Mario and Yoshi are looking for food near Lake Trilobite. The Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother threatens to capture Yoshi as well, but is scared off by Mario.

Super Princess Peach[edit]

Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brothers make a reappearance in Super Princess Peach, retaining their appearance and behavior from previous games. They only appear in Giddy Sky. The game also introduces a sleeping "Calm" variant called a C. A. F. H. Bro, which is comparatively more common. Strangely, Peach can instantly defeat the enemy by simply touching it if it is close enough to the ground.

Nintendo Monopoly[edit]

On the board of the original version of Nintendo Monopoly, an Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother can be seen in a Super Mario World screenshot.

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

While Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brothers do not physically appear in Paper Mario: The Origami King, one is seen in concept artMedia:PMTOK Musee Champignon art 128.png for Folded Soldiers.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アッパレ
A Japanese jubilating expression similar to banzai.
Spanish Hermano Martillo Volador Flying Hammer Brother
French Frère Marto fou ailé
Frère Marto volant
Crazy Winged Hammer Brother
Flying Hammer Brother
German Para-Bruder Para Brother
Italian Supermartelkoopa Volante Super Flying Hammer Brother
Chinese 拉拉小子[2]
Lālā Xiǎozi
Hooray Guy


  1. ^ Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 50.
  2. ^ 无敌阿尔宙斯 (August 28, 2013). 神游 超级马力欧世界 敌人官译. Baidu Tieba. Retrieved February 2, 2017.