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Artwork of Hammer-bot from Wario Land 3
Intruders detected! Eliminate. Eliminate.”
Hammer-Bot, Dr. Mario 64

Hammer-bots[1] are enemies commonly found in Wario Land 3. They replace the Pogo Guys from Wario Land II.

The Hammer-bot is a blue, cylindrical robot that rides on continuous tracks. If Wario gets near, it starts swinging its hammers. If it lands a hit on Wario, he turns into a spring, which allows him to reach greater heights than he would with normal jumping. The Hammer-Bot is considered a large enemy, roughly the size of Wario himself. They can be destroyed in one hit with an upgraded pair of overalls, an upgraded pair of gloves or a powered-up shoulder charge. Otherwise, it takes two hits to knock them off-screen. In the game's ending, a Hammerbot is seen turning into a construction worker, having been cursed by Rudy.

In Dr. Mario 64, the Hammer-bot is one of the villains that is encountered throughout Dr. Mario and Wario's journey to retrieve the Megavitamins from Mad Scienstein. He is sent by Rudy to deal with the approaching Dr. Mario and Wario, and is encountered a short distance outside Rudy's hideout. This results in a battle between the chosen character and Hammer-bot for Easy mode, or a four-way battle between Dr. Mario, Wario, Mad Scienstein, and Hammer-bot in either story for other difficulties. Once the other three are beaten by the player, Mad Scienstein will continue to Rudy's hideout with Dr. Mario and Wario in pursuit, leaving the broken Hammer-bot behind. Hammer-bot is also playable in the game's two-player mode; this is the only game where the Hammer-bot is playable, excluding the port in Nintendo Puzzle Collection.

Hammer-bots are similar in appearance to Spear-bots and their relatives.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハンマーロボ[2]
Hammer Robo
Chinese 铁锤人[3]
Tiěchuí Rén
Hammer Man
Dutch Hamerbot[4] Hammer bot
French Robo-marto[5] Literally "Hammer-Robot". "Marto" is an informal spelling of "Marteau" (Hammer) and is also slang referring to a violent or unhinged individual.
German Hammer-Roboter[6]
Italian Robot-martello[7]
Spanish Robo-Martillo


  • On the back cover of Chinese version for Dr. Mario 64, Hammer-Bot, along with Spearhead, Appleby and Octo, were referred as Mad Scienstein's minions.[3]


  1. ^ Wario Land 3 English instruction booklet, pg. 26.
  2. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 26.
  3. ^ a b Chinese back cover of Dr. Mario 64.
  4. ^ Wario Land 3 European instruction booklet, page 79.
  5. ^ Wario Land 3 European instruction booklet, page 59.
  6. ^ Wario Land 3 European instruction booklet, page 39.
  7. ^ Wario Land 3 European instruction booklet, page 117.
  8. ^ Wario Land 3 European instruction booklet, page 99.