Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother

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Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother
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An Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother from Perfect Edition of the Great Mario Character Encyclopedia.
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Princess Peach (2005)
Parent species Hammer Bro
Derived species
Calm Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother

An Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother[1] (alternatively Amazing Flying Hammer Brother[2]), also shortened A. F. H. Bro[3], is a special variety of Hammer Bro found in Super Mario World and its reissues. An Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother hovers around on a platform composed of two gray Rotating Blocks with a wing on each side that swings back and forth. This enemy tosses hammers from his swooping platform, attempting to attack Mario. He can be defeated by hitting him from below, from the side with a projectile attack, or on top. Their parent species, Hammer Bros, do not appear in the game at all.

When the Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother is defeated, the flying platform remains and continues on its original flight path, allowing for an extra platform on which to stand; however, if the platform's rider is defeated before the platform itself begins to move, it will not have a set path and instead stays in place. In the game's credits, an Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother appears, yet the gray Turn Blocks are replaced with gray Blocks.

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.

Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brothers make a reappearance in Super Princess Peach. A sleeping "Calm" variation called a C. A. F. H. Bro also shows up. Strangely, Peach can instantly defeat the enemy by simply touching it if it is close enough to the ground.

An Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother makes a cameo in a Super Mario World screenshot in the Nintendo Monopoly.


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 Bro.
Flying Hammer Bro.
German Para-Bruder Para Brother
Italian Super Martelkoopa Volante Super Flying Hammer Bro.
Portuguese Incrível Irmão Martelo Voador Amazing Flying Hammer Brother
Chinese 拉拉小子[4]
Lālā Xiǎozi
Hooray Guy


  1. Super Mario World English ending cast roll
  2. Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 50.
  3. Super Princess Peach Glossary
  4. 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.