As Hammer Mario, Mario can throw hammers, which can damage certain enemies, like Boos, which cannot normally be attacked. The hammers, unlike fireballs, fly in a parabolic arc. This makes it sometimes difficult to aim the attack, but it usually does not present much of a problem. Mario cannot slide on slopes while wearing the Hammer Suit. The Hammer Suit is one of the two power-ups in Super Mario Bros. 3 that can defeat Bowser without baiting him into falling through the floor; the second being the Fire Flower.
|Power-ups in the Super Mario Bros. series|