The Amazing Flyin' Hammer Brother (alternatively spelled as Amazing Flying Hammer Brother, and also shortened to A. F. H. Bro in the in-game glossary for Super Princess Peach) is a special variety of Hammer Bro that first appears in Super Mario World.


Super Mario World

In Super Mario World, Amazing Flyin' Hammer Bros. are always seen flying around and throwing hammers in both directions. Because of this, they are considered one of the most annoying enemies in the game. They are infamous for being difficult to defeat and should be taken down with caution. Some of the best ways to take out an Amazing Flyin' Hammer Bro. is to either attack it from above using a Fire Flower or to have a Yoshi eat one. An alternative method involves hitting the blocks its standing on from underneath. Fortunately, Amazing Flyin' Hammer Bros. aren't common in the game and can be found in a few levels. Defeating an Amazing Flyin' Hammer Bro. allows the player to make use of its flying platform which is commonly used to cross gaps and reach the Giant Gate.

Super Princess Peach

Amazing Flyin' Hammer Bros. reappear in some levels of Super Princess Peach. There is also a version of an Amazing Flyin' Hammer Bro. called a Calm Amazing Flyin' Hammer Bro. that is usually seen sleeping.



  • Amazing Flyin' Hammer Bros. have one of the longest names for enemies in the entire series.