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Not to be confused with Broozer.
MK7 Growlster.png
The Bruiser
Strong stats Speed, Weight
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (trophy cameo)

The Bruiser (known as the Growlster in the British English version) is a kart body part in Mario Kart 7. It resembles a vintage roadster, and offers a speed and weight boost, while its acceleration and handling are hindered. The Bruiser is tied with the B Dasher, Blue Seven, and Zucchini for having the highest speed of any kart body, but it's also tied with the Bumble V and Barrel Train for having the lowest handling of all kart bodies. It has the same engine noise as the B Dasher, albeit lower-pitched.

CPU Shy Guy and Wario can occasionally be seen driving in this body with the Sponge and Standard tires respectively and the Beast Glider.

The Bruiser returned in Mario Kart Tour. It appears to be equipped with the Slim tires, based on their appearance in Mario Kart 7.

Stat boosts[edit]

  • Speed: +0.5
  • Sea Speed: -0.5
  • Air Speed: -0.25
  • Acceleration: -0.25
  • Weight: +0.25
  • Handling: -0.5
  • Sea Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: 0
  • Off-Road: 0
  • Mini-Turbo: 0
  • Stability: 0
  • Drift: -0.25


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy[edit]

Name Image American English Description British English Description
Wario + Bruiser
Wario + Growlster
BruiserTrophy3DS.png For most racers the finish line is the goal, but if you combine Wario with this bad boy, the game takes on a whole new meaning. And that meaning is to crash into everyone else. Behind the wheel of the Bruiser, Wario turns Mario Kart into a contact sport. Even in a race for first place, it's possible to sort of ignore the whole winning thing and just focus on bashing into the other racers instead. Wario's that kind of guy, so obviously he'd choose a frame like the Growlster and use it to ram other drivers off the road. It's like he thinks Mario Kart is a combat sport or something!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワルビデール
Spanish Canallículo Pun on canalla (rabble) and vehículo (vehicle)
French Automovile From "automobile" and "vil" (vile)
Dutch Diabolide From "diabolisch" (diabolical) and "bolide" (racing car)
German Fieser Flitzer Nasty Racer
Italian Diabolide From "diabolico" (diabolical) and "bolide" (racing car)
Portuguese (NOA) Diabólido From "diabólico" (diabolical) and "bólido" (racing car)
Portuguese (NOE) Diabólide From "diabólico" (diabolical) and "bólide" (racing car)