Beanerang Bro

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This article is about the enemy in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. For Boomerang Bros. found in other Super Mario franchise installations, see Boomerang Bro.
Beanerang Bro
Sprite of a Beanerang Bro from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.
Sprite from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
Variant of Boomerang Bro

Beanerang Bros. (originally known as Boomerang Bros.) are enemies that appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. They inhabit Gwarhar Lagoon, and only appear in battle alongside enemies such as Sand Cheeps, Sharkbones, Elite Gritty Goombas, and Elite Troopeas.

Unlike normal Boomerang Bros., they are extremely tall and thin, wear sunglasses and white gloves, and have sprouts growing from their heads. Their relationship with their namesake appears to be similar to Troopeas and Koopa Troopas or Lakipeas and Lakitus; however, they share their name in the English and Japanese localizations of the original game. In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, they are renamed to "Beanerang Bros."; their designs are relatively unchanged, but they now have proportionally larger shells and wear shoes.

Beanerang Bros. appear in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser alongside their normal counterparts. Like the Koopa Troop's Boomerang Bros., Beanerang Bros. are ranged troopers, attacking by throwing their boomerangs at enemies. Their special skill, Piercing Projectile, allows them to throw a boomerang at a targeted minion, damaging every minion in its path, along with damaging the targeted minion as it comes back. They are strong against Goomba Towers and Pokeys.

Battle[edit]

Beanerang Bros. throw brown, pink-striped boomerangs at Mario and Luigi, which can be dodged with jumps. Before throwing, its sunglasses will twinkle; if the right side of the glasses twinkle, it will attack Mario, and if the left side twinkles, it will target Luigi. Sometimes a Beanerang Bro will throw its boomerang directly at Mario or Luigi, which will occasionally attempt to hit the opposite brother on its way back to the owner. At other times, however, a Beanerang Bro will throw its boomerang off-screen; when this happens, the boomerang will arc its way behind Mario or Luigi on the way back, trying to hit them before returning. Both attacks can trip the Mario Bros. should it hit them.

In the international version of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, the Beanerang Bros are healed by fire-based attacks, but in the Japanese version as well as Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, they take damage from it instead.

They are capable of dropping Oho Gear in Japanese versions of Superstar Saga; this item was unused in international versions, though fully functional coding for the drop can be found. In the remake, they can drop Oho Gear in all versions.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga enemy
Boomerang Bro
Boomerang Bro HP 60 POW 82 Defense 80
Speed 30 Experience 100 Coins 20
Location Gwarhar Lagoon Jump Normal Hammer Normal
Hand Normal Fire Heal (Normal) Thunder Normal
Stat down? 100% Stun? 0% Burn? 0%
Level 30 Role Common Item drop Ultra Mushroom (Oho Gear) – 22.58%
None – 0% (Shroom Bells - 100%)
Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions enemy
Beanerang Bro
Sprite of a Beanerang Bro from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP 112 POW 98 DEF 78 SPEED 68 Experience 88
Fire Normal Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Weak Coins 28
Stat down 30% Dizzy 0% Burn 0% Speed down 30% Item drop Green Pepper (24%)
Oho Gear (11%)
Oho Gear (25%)
Level           24 Location(s) Gwarhar Lagoon
  • Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser profile: They look like Boomerang Bros., but more stylish. Their sunglasses kind of make them look evil... Strong against Pokeys and Goomba Towers.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブーメランブロス
Būmeran Burosu
ブーメランマメブロス
Būmeran Mame Burosu

Boomerang Bros. (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)

Boomerang Bean Bros. (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions)

Chinese 飞旋镖兄弟
Fēixuánbiāo Xiōngdì
Boomerang Bros.

French (NOA) Frère Boompwas
"Boompwas" is a portmanteau of "boomerang" and "pwas", a pun on "pois" (bean).
French (NOE) Boomie
Pun on "boomerang"
German Bumerang-Bruder
Blumerang-Bruder
Boomerang Brother (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Bloomerang Brother (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions)
Italian Boomentelli
Pun on "Boomerang" and fratelli ("brothers")
Korean 부메랑콩브러스
Bumerang Kong Beureoseu
Boomerang Bean Bros.

Spanish (NOA) Hermano Bumerán Haba
Bean Boomerang Bro
Spanish (NOE) Hermano Bumerán Judía
Bean Boomerang Bro