Bruiser

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Not to be confused with Broozer.
Bruiser
Growlster
Bruiser from Mario Kart Tour
The Bruiser in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Speed, Weight
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling
Appearances Mario Kart 7, 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. It resembles a vintage roadster with a grille resembling fangs, headlights that resemble angry eyes, and spikes on the front fenders. Four exhaust pipes come out of the rear, similar to the Zucchini. The emblem is located on the hood (and underneath the exhaust pipes in Mario Kart Tour).

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The Bruiser first appears in Mario Kart 7 as an unlockable 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 was added in Mario Kart Tour at the start of the 2019 Holiday Tour. It is classified as a High-End kart and uses the Slim tires from Mario Kart 7. The Bruiser increases the duration of Jump Boost speed boosts and the number of points earned for performing Jump Boosts.

The game introduces a blue and pink striped variant named the Glam Bruiser, which is also classified as a High-End kart.

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]

Special skill Jump Boost Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour Jump Boost Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
GCN Yoshi Circuit T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Yoshi Circuit T
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R/T
New York Minute 2 from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 2
New York Minute 2T from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 2T
N64 Kalimari Desert R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert R
N64 Kalimari Desert R/T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert R/T
3DS Neo Bowser City from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City
3DS Neo Bowser City R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City R/T
SNES Ghost Valley 1R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Ghost Valley 1R/T
N64 Kalimari Desert 2R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert 2R
London Loop T from Mario Kart Tour
London Loop T
London Loop R/T from Mario Kart Tour
London Loop R/T
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T
SNES Choco Island 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 2R/T
DS Luigi's Mansion from Mario Kart Tour
DS Luigi's Mansion
DS Luigi's Mansion R from Mario Kart Tour
DS Luigi's Mansion R
DS Waluigi Pinball R from Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball R
DS Waluigi Pinball T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball T**
New York Minute 2R from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 2R
N64 Kalimari Desert from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert
N64 Kalimari Desert T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert T*
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 1R/T*
N64 Kalimari Desert 2 from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert 2**
London Loop from Mario Kart Tour
London Loop
RMX Choco Island 2T from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Choco Island 2T
RMX Choco Island 2R from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Choco Island 2R
SNES Choco Island 1R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 1R/T

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.

  • 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!

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワルビデール
Warubidēru
Waru is derived from 「悪い」warui ("bad"), while bidēru may be an anagram of 「デビル」debiru ("devil"). Officially romanized as Warubidel.[citation needed]
Chinese (Simplified) 恶魔帝王
Èmó Dìwáng
Demon Emperor
Chinese (Traditional) 惡魔大王
Èmó Dàwáng
Demon Lord
Dutch Diabolide From diabolisch ("diabolical") and bolide ("racing car")
French Automovile From automobile and vil ("vile")
German Fieser Flitzer Nasty Racer
Italian Diabolide From diabolico ("diabolical") and bolide ("racing car")
Korean 갱스터
Portuguese (NOA) Diabólido From diabólico ("diabolical") and bólido ("racing car")
Portuguese (NOE) Diabólide From diabólico ("diabolical") and bólide ("racing car")
Spanish Canallículo Pun on canalla ("rabble") and vehículo ("vehicle")

References[edit]

  1. ^ mariokarttourEN (December 29, 2019). Twitter. Retrieved March 23, 2020.