Sprites 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)|
- “So what's up, brothers M? Are you two heading off on a journey together?”
- —Older Border Bro, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
The Border Bros. are the Hammer Bros. that guard Beanbean Borderland in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. In order to pass into the Beanbean territory, Mario and Luigi must complete the Border Bros.' game of Border Jump, which is basically jumping across a rope.
The player must avoid hitting the rope three times with either character, or they have to restart the challenge. After beating the Border Bros.' challenge, Mario and Luigi have the option to come back and challenge them again, but the game is harder every time the Mario Bros. beat it. Replaying the Border Jump earns them more Hee Beans. Before they continue on with their adventure, the older Border Bro gives them the Beanbean Map.
One of the Border Bros. wears a red flag atop his helmet, while the other wears a blue one; although the Border Bros.' names are unknown, it is confirmed that the one clad in the blue-flagged helmet is the younger of them. They are larger than regular Hammer Bros. and more closely resemble Sledge Bros. Due to their shape and the flags atop their heads, they may be a reference to Tweedledum and Tweedledee from Through the Looking-Glass.
Sprites from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Names in other languages
|Italian||Guardie di frontiera||Border guards|
- During the Border Bros.' first tutorial of Border Jump, if Mario jumps when they command Luigi to jump, a Border Bro will tell Mario to "give the 'Jumpman' thing a rest." This references "Jumpman," an alternate name for Mario used in the arcade release of Donkey Kong.
- "Well said, little Border Bro! Anyway, we'll be nice and let you practice first. Sound good?" – Border Jump explanation, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Japanese instruction booklet, page 29
|Characters||Angus Boomer • Army Hammer Bro • Bamma • Border Bros. • Dr. Topper • Flare • Hammer Bro captain • Hamma Jamma • Hamma Jamma's father • Hamma Jamma's grandfather • Hammers (team) • Mr. Hammer • Ojīsan and Obāsan • Pentabros • Spiked Koopa|
|Species||Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother • Beanerang Bro • Boomerang Bro • Business Bro • C. A. F. H. Bro • Calm Hammer Bro • Chariot Bro • Chomp Bro • Circus Bro • Dark Boomerang Bro • Dark Fire Bro • Dark Hammer Bro • Elite Limbo Bro • Fire Bro • Gold Bro • Goomerang Brother • Hammer Bro • Heavy Fire Bro • Ice Bro • Juggler Bro • Limbo Bro • Paper Boomerang Bro • Paper Fire Bro • Paper Hammer Bro • Shady Sledge Bro • Sledge Bro • Small Hammer Bro • Yo Bro|
|Related items||Boomerang • Boomerang Flower • Fireball • Hammer • Hammer Bro Orb • Hammer Suit • Ice Ball|