Hammerhead Bros.

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Hammerhead Bros.
Sprite of the Hammerhead Bros. from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Sprites from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Full name Sledge and Mallet
Species Beanish
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
“Look at that craftsmanship! POW! Now you're playin' with power!”
Sledge, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
The Hammerhead Bros. attempting to make a hammer

The Hammerhead Bros. are two master blacksmiths from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga who resemble, forge, and upgrade Hammers. The older brother, Sledge, is red, while his younger brother, Mallet, is green, much like Mario and Luigi. They are first encountered in Hoohoo Village, after Mario and Luigi's path is blocked by a rock dropped by Fawful. Mario and Luigi must supply the Hammerhead Bros. with Hoohoo Blocks to create Hammers, which can then be used to destroy the rock. Before Mario and Luigi enter Beanbean Outskirts, the Hammerhead Bros. arrive to teach them how to use their hammer in battle.

Later, the Hammerhead Bros. are visited in their new homes at Beanbean Outskirts by Mario and Luigi after a stronger rock blocks their path to Teehee Valley. The Hammerhead Bros. gladly upgrade their hammers to Super Hammers. The hammers are upgraded once more to Ultra Hammers when Mario and Luigi are blocked by an even stronger rock towards Oho Ocean.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, the Hammerhead Bros. reprise their role in the main story. Additionally, before Mario and Luigi go to Teehee Valley, they will appear near the entrance of Beanbean Castle, telling them that they have moved to the caverns of Beanbean Fields.

During Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser, Captain Goomba and his squad encounter the Hammerhead Bros. in the level For the Love of Hammers, where the bros. welcome a pair of Hammer Bros. into their family, and sing a song about their love for Hammers together. Captain Goomba asks the Hammer Bros. to join their squad, but they don't want to leave until they hear that Bowser is in danger. Sledge suggests to have a battle to decide the outcome, with Mallet adding that the loser should do what the winner says. As Captain Goomba emerges victorious, the Hammerhead Bros. say goodbye, while the Hammer Bros. encourage the two that they will be able to make the Ultra Hammer someday. For a parting gift, the Hammerhead Bros. wish to sing the hammer song again. Captain Goomba refuses when asked to hear the song again, which prompts Sledge to tell him how to view cutscenes he has already seen.

Statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
Sledge
Sledge's battle sprite from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. HP 5000 POW 10 Defense 3 Speed 100 Experience 2
Fire Normal Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 2
Stat Down? 30% Stun? 30% Burn? 30% Hand Normal Item Drop None – 0%
None – 0%
Level           99 Location(s) Hoohoo Mountain Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
Mallet
Mallet's battle sprite from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. HP 5000 POW 10 Defense 3 Speed 100 Experience 2
Fire Normal Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 2
Stat Down? 30% Stun? 30% Burn? 30% Hand Normal Item Drop None – 0%
None – 0%
Level           99 Location(s) Hoohoo Mountain Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Sledge
Sprite of Sledge from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP: 99 POW: 99 DEF: 99 SPEED: 38 Experience: 0
Fire: Normal Thunder: Normal Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Coins: 0
Stat Down: 60% Dizzy: 60% Burn: 30% Speed down: 30% Item Drop: None (0%)
None (0%)
None (0%)
Level:           15 Location(s): Hoohoo Mountain
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Mallet
Sprite of Mallet from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP: 99 POW: 99 DEF: 99 SPEED: 38 Experience: 0
Fire: Normal Thunder: Normal Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Coins: 0
Stat Down: 60% Dizzy: 60% Burn: 30% Speed down: 30% Item Drop: None (0%)
None (0%)
None (0%)
Level:           15 Location(s): Hoohoo Mountain

Names in other languages[edit]

Hammerhead Bros.[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Chinese 锤头兄弟
Chuítóu Xiōngdì
Hammerhead Brothers
French Frères Forgeron Blacksmith Brothers
German Hammermacher Hammer Makers
Italian Fratelli Fabbro Smith Bros.
Russian Братья Кузнецовы[citation needed]
Brat'ia Kuznetsovy
Kuznetsov is a Russian last name meaning originating from Blacksmiths.
Spanish Maeses Forjadores Commanders Forgers

Sledge[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カナン
Kanan
From 「金槌」 (kanazuchi, hammer)
Chinese 铁锤
Tiěchuí
Iron Hammer
French (NOE) Marty From marteau, hammer
German Zabong An onomatopoeia for metal hitting an anvil
Italian Picchio From picchiare, to beat (mazzapicchio also is a tool based on the hammer)
Spanish (NOE) Marti From martillo, hammer

Mallet[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ズッチ
Zucchi
From 「金槌」 (kanazuchi, hammer)
Chinese 榔头
Lángtóu
Hammer
French (NOE) Macé From macérer, to macerate or break down
German Klong An onomatopoeia for metal hitting an anvil
Italian Mazza Mallet (mazzapicchio also is a tool based on the hammer)
Spanish (NOE) Mazo Mallet

Trivia[edit]

The Hammer tutorial in the original game versus the remake
The Hammer tutorial in the original game versus the remake
The Hammer tutorial in the original game versus the remake
  • In non-Japanese versions of the original game, during the tutorial battle regarding hammer use, the battle background is of Beanbean Outskirts. At this point in the game, Mario and Luigi have not yet made it to this area, though they are about to. In the Japanese version, as well as Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, the battle background is the correct area, Hoohoo Mountain.