Hammer (Luigi's Mansion 3)
Artwork of a Hammer from Luigi's Mansion 3
|First appearance||Luigi's Mansion 3 (2019)|
Hammers are ghosts in Luigi's Mansion 3. They are quite similar to Blue Twirlers from Luigi's Mansion and Slammers from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, They have square heads and attack by charging toward Luigi or Gooigi and hammering the floor, hence their name. Like Slammers, they tend to be more brawny than intelligent. Hammers have 200 HP and two tails, allowing both Luigi and Gooigi to vacuum them at the same time. Whenever they charge, they will cover their eyes with their arms, rendering them immune to the flash bulb for the attack. When they are stunned using the Strobulb, they will barely move or take damage unless Luigi or Gooigi moves behind them while they are stunned and then suck them up.
The first Hammer in the game appears on the third floor, the Hotel Shops. It uses a water sprinkler above to melt Gooigi and speeds up the escalators.
The end of the game reveals the Hammers were being brainwashed by King Boo, as they and the other ghosts quickly regain their senses and become social once the gem from King Boo's crown vanishes from Luigi's hands as they were about to attack him. Among the rest of the standard ghosts in the game (save for Trappers), Hammers are seen working with the protagonists to rebuild the fallen hotel through a series of pictures throughout the closing credits, as well as the cinematic immediately preceding the credits sequence itself. The ending also reveals that Hammers are slightly dim-witted in their base personality; when one of the Hammers was handed a helmet by Professor E. Gadd when preparing them to work on restoring the hotel, it mistook the helmet for a snack and ate it, much to the other ghosts' embarrassment.
- Mini Hammer
- Armed and Shielded
Each variant has 300 HP instead of 200. Otherwise, they are the same as regular Hammers; the only difference is the design and clothing, which does not affect their powers. This list does not include rare variants of Hammers with special powers and/or varying HP.
Slabhammers are Hammers based on slabs from the Middle Ages. They appear in ScareScraper floors based on Castle MacFrights.
Disco Hammers are Hammers resembling disco balls. They are only found in Dance Hall-inspired floors in ScareScraper.
Hammersaurus Rexes are Hammers resembling Tyrannosaurus rex, hence their name. They are found in ScareScraper floors based on the Unnatural History Museum.
Concept art of a ballerina Goob and Hammer
Names in other languages
|Pun on "angst" (Dutch word for "fright"); as well as a portmanteau of "angry" and "ghost"|
|Anger and seething|
|French||Fierabra||Simplified version of "fier-à-bras" (French derogatory term meaning "a braggart")|
|German||Wüterich||German derogatory term meaning "a furious person"|
|Italian||Sfascione||Breaker; from the Slammers' Italian name, "Spaccone"|
|Spanish (NOA)||Tundaente||From "contundente" (blunt)|