Border Bro

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Border Bros.
Sprite of the Border Bros from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Sprites from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Species Hammer Bros.
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.[1] 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.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コッキョー兄弟[2]
Kokkyō Kyodai
Border Brothers
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.


  1. ^ "Well said, little Border Bro! Anyway, we'll be nice and let you practice first. Sound good?" – Border Jump explanation, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
  2. ^ Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Japanese instruction booklet, page 29