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

The Bruiser (known as the Growlster in the British English version) is a kart from the Mario Kart series that resembles a vintage roadster with a grille resembling fangs, headlights that resemble angry eyes, spikes on the front fenders, and four exhaust pipes on the rear, similar to the Zucchini. The emblem is located on the hood (and underneath the exhaust pipes in Mario Kart Tour).


Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The Bruiser first appears in Mario Kart 7 as a kart body part. It 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 is 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.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Bruiser returned in Mario Kart Tour, from the start of the Holiday Tour, where it is classified as a High-End kart. It uses the Slim tires from Mario Kart 7. Performing Jump Boosts last longer and yields more points when using this kart. The game also introduces a blue and pink striped variant named the Glam Bruiser, which is also classified as a High-End kart, but it is exclusive to the New Year’s Tour.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

The Bruiser, driven by Wario and equipped with the Beast Glider, appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as an unlockable trophy.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 7[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

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

MKT Icon JumpBoost.png Jump Boost Plus
Favored Courses
Three Star Yoshi Circuit TShy Guy Bazaar R/TMKT Icon NewYorkMinute2.pngNew York Minute 2TKalimari Desert RKalimari Desert R/TMKT Icon NeoBowserCity3DS.pngNeo Bowser City R/TGhost Valley 1R/T
Two Star Dino Dino Jungle R/TChoco Island 2R/TLuigi's MansionLuigi's Mansion RWaluigi Pinball RWaluigi Pinball TNew York Minute 2RMKT Icon KalimariDesertN64.pngKalimari Desert T
  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "You're cruisin' for a bruisin' when you go head-to-head with the Bruiser kart! With its glaring eyes and bared fangs, this is one tough kart you don't want to face down! When this bad boy rolls up behind you, maybe consider letting it pass by..."[1]

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
Waru is derived from 「悪い」warui (bad), while bidēru may be an anagram of 「デビル」debiru (devil).
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)