Super Hammer

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This article is about the item serving as an upgrade of a normal Hammer. For the power-up item from Super Mario Maker 2, see Super Hammer (Super Mario Maker 2).
Super Hammer
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Artwork of the Super Hammer from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Description
A grey hammer.

First appearance

Donkey Kong (1994)

Latest appearance

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
“So far's I could tell, that hammer's a new model, the HAMMAWHACK 2005... Real nice hammer all around. Solid craftsmanship, good grip, high bonkability.”
Podler, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

The Super Hammer is a powerful upgrade to the regular hammer that appears in various Mario games, mainly role-playing games.

History[edit]

Donkey Kong (Game Boy)[edit]

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Super Hammers make their first appearance in Donkey Kong for the Game Boy. In addition to being able to defeat enemies, Super Hammers can break through brick walls and some floors. They are introduced in the Desert in Stage 5-1. Mario cannot jump while holding a Super Hammer, but like regular hammers, he can throw them upward, allowing him to take them to a higher platform.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, the Super Hammer appears as an weapon that can be bought from the item shop in Marrymore's hotel, and can be equipped through the pause menu as a weapon for Mario to use. In the official artwork for the Super Hammer, the words "SUPER" can be seen on the hammerhead's side.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Mario finding the Super Hammer in Paper Mario
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In Paper Mario, it can smash Stone Blocks and deals more damage to enemies. In battle, a timed Super Hammer attack deals four points of damage to a defenseless enemy without attack-raising badges (while Mario's normal Hammer only delivers two). It is found in Dry Dry Ruins inside a small room with a Stone Block blocking the way out.

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door[edit]

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In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, it can be used to break large Yellow Blocks in addition to ordinary ones (it cannot break Stone Blocks unlike in the first game, however). In this game, it is alternatively referred to as the HAMMAWHACK 2005, and is given to Mario in Glitzville by Podler, who in turn received it from X, so that he could could use it to smash the huge Yellow Block in the minor league locker room. Podler says that the commercials for it claim that the hammer "chooses its user", and that "they aren't cheap". In this game, the Super Hammer's hammerhead has a darker shade of grey.

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

Mario and Luigi receiving the Super Hammers in both the original Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Mario and Luigi receiving the Super Hammers in both the original Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Mario and Luigi receiving the Super Hammers in both the original Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
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In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, the Super Hammer is an upgrade to the regular hammer, which can be acquired from the Hammerhead Bros. inside the caverns of eastern Beanbean Outskirts after mastering the Hand Powers from the Firebrand and Thunderhand in Oho Oasis's Fire and Thunder Palace, though in the remake, they can only acquire them after defeating Mom Piranha in the Beanbean International Airport and when Princess Peach arrives at the Beanbean Kingdom on her plane, where the Hammerhead Bros. will inform Mario and Luigi about them moving in the caverns of eastern Beanbean Fields after leaving Beanbean Castle.

Super Hammers allow the brothers to smash gray-colored rocks (chinked gray-colored rocks in the remake) in the overworld, one of which happens to be blocking the entrance to Teehee Valley, and another blocks the entrance to the first room of eastern Beanbean Outskirts's caverns, which allows the brothers to acquire the Secret Scroll 1 and learn the Swing Bros. Bros. Attack by playing a minigame hosted by a Thwomp for 300 coins. Unlike the Super Hammers in the Paper Mario series, they are not any stronger in battle, similar to its succeeding upgrade, the Ultra Hammer.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパーハンマー[1]
Sūpāhanmā
Super Hammer
French Super Marto
Martopro 2005
Dutch Superhamer[2] Super Hammer
Italian Super Martello
Martelez 2004
Super Hammer
Chinese 超级锤子
chāojí chuízi
Super Hammer

Trivia[edit]

  • The Super Hammer action command in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door battles will always deal one damage to enemies attacked behind the front enemy, regardless of attack-enhancing effects and enemy defense.
  • According to Podler, the commercial for the Super Hammer say that the hammer "chooses its user", which appears to reference Thor's hammer, the Mjolnir, which also chooses its wielder and is gray in color.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Game Boy Donkey Kong Japanese instruction booklet, page 13.
  2. ^ Game Boy Donkey Kong Dutch Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console digital manual, tab 13: "Voorwerpen".