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Banzai Bill

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Banzai Bill
Banzai Bill NSMBU.png
MarioSymbol.svg
Official artwork of Banzai Bill from New Super Mario Bros. U.
Universe Mario
Debut Super Mario World (1990)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB
Melee
Brawl
SSB4
Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021, cameo)
Console/platform of origin Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Bullet Bill
Place of origin Mushroom Kingdom
Article on Super Mario Wiki Banzai Bill

Banzai Bills (マグナムキラー, Magnum Killer) are enemies from the Mario series.

Origin[edit]

Sprite from Super Mario World.

Banzai Bills first debuted in Super Mario World as recurring enemies, and has become recurring enemies in later Mario games. They are larger versions of Bullet Bills with a shark-tooth smile and lack of white arms and hands.

In their earlier appearances, Banzai Bills are fired from offscreen and move towards the player in a straight line, unlike how Bullet Bills are shot from Bill Blasters. In later games, however, they are shot from large cannons. Similar to the Bullet bills, they can be easily defeated by jumping on them.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

As an assist[edit]

Banzai Bills in Super Smash Bros.

In Super Smash Bros., golden Banzai Bills appear as part of Master Hand's Finger Bullet move, which deals 5% damage each. If Master Hand's HP is 100 or above, he will fire one set of Banzai Bills, if his HP is below 100 he will fire three sets.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Banzai Bill in Yoshi's Island

Banzai Bills occasionally appear in their original forms as background characters in the Yoshi's Island stage.

As a stage hazard[edit]

Banzai Bill in Princess Peach's Castle in Melee.

Banzai Bills appear as a stage hazard in the Princess Peach's Castle stage.

Banzai Bills will appear from beyond the blast line and start flying towards the castle. It will then burrow into a random wall where it will start to flash, indicating that it is about to explode. When it explodes, any fighter caught in its blast radius will take heavy damage and extreme knockback. The explosion involves numerous small hits before finally resulting in one final blow that causes a one-hit KO, though it is possible to DI out of the explosion before the final, fatal blow. Any fighter who makes contact with a Banzai Bill before it explodes will take light damage and knockback.

Trophy[edit]

In early versions of Melee, the Banzai Bill trophy is named "Bullet Bill", and says "all Bullet Bills (in Melee) are extra large" instead of naming Banzai Bills at all; in reality, Bullet Bills are similar-looking but different enemies. The game it is listed as first appearing in is also that of the Bullet Bill (Super Mario Bros.), however Banzai Bills first appeared in Super Mario World—this was not corrected in later versions.

Banzai Bill's trophy in Melee
Banzai Bill
Once they're fired from cannons, Bullet Bills fly on straight paths. In great numbers, they're a nightmare; while Mario can stop most with a single jump, the rare giant Banzai Bill is much tougher to avoid. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, all Bullet Bills are Banzai Bills. They burrow into Princess Peach's castle and then detonate with immense power.
Super Mario Bros. (10/85)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Banzai Bills return in their original forms as background characters in the Yoshi's Island stage.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Banzai Bills return in their original forms as background characters in the Yoshi's Island stage.

In Smash Run[edit]

A Banzai Bill stuck in a wall and about to explode.
A Banzai Bill in Smash Run.

Banzai Bills appear as enemies. Most of the Banzai Bills chase the player, rotating to follow them, though some of them simply fly horizontally. After a while, homing Banzai Bills speed up and fly in a single direction. They do 6% damage on contact, and can get stuck into the ground. If they are not destroyed in time they will explode, causing heavy damage and knockback to a nearby player.

Banzai Bills appear as part of the Mario-themed Vs. Enemy Team final battle.

In Smash Tour[edit]

A Banzai Bill can appear as a random event. A warning appears at the beginning of the turn, and at the end a Banzai Bill hits the board and explodes, dropping numerous stat boosts and launching any Miis caught in the blast.

Trophy[edit]

The Banzai Bill trophy appears in both versions of the game.

Banzai Bill's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Banzai Bill's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Banzai Bill
Ntsc Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSA giant bullet-like menace from the Mario series. In Smash Run, they want nothing more than to blow up on you. If you trick them into crashing, they'll get stuck and blow up soon after. Beware that lethal blast radius! Beat one before it blows up to get a banzai bonanza of stats. Tricky, but well worth the effort!
Pal Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSA giant bullety menace from the Mario series. In Smash Run, they want nothing more than to blow up on you. If you trick them into crashing, they'll get stuck and blow up soon after. Their blast radius is lethal, so keep well back! Beat one before it blows up to get a banzai bonanza of stat boosts. Not easy, but well worth it!
Super Smash Bros. for Wii UThis giant bullety menace from the Mario series might look tough, but one jump is typically all it takes to deal with it! In Smash Tour, a Banzai Bill will sometimes charge into a space and explode, destroying any items there. Players caught in the blast will be launched to another space.
SNES: Super Mario World (08/1991)
Wii: New Super Mario Bros. Wii (11/2009)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Banzai Bills return in their original forms as background characters in the Yoshi's Island stage.

As a stage hazard[edit]

Banzai Bill in Princess Peach's Castle in Ultimate.

Banzai Bills return as a stage hazard on the returning Princess Peach's Castle stage. While their behavior appears to be unchanged from Melee, their appearance has been changed to match more recent Mario games.

Spirit[edit]

Banzai Bill also appears as an Advanced-class primary spirit. It can be obtained by enhancing the Bullet Bill spirit at level 99.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
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Banzai Bill
Attack
★★ 1 1862 7475 1173 4708 618 2480 Impact Run Super Mario Series

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese マグナムキラー, Magunamu Kirā
UK English Banzai Bill
France French (PAL) Bill Bourrin
Quebec French (NTSC) Bill Banzaï
Germany German Riesen-Kugelwilli
Banzai Bill (Super Smash Bros. Melee)
Spain Spanish Bill Banzai
Italy Italian Banzai Bill
China Chinese 大炮弹刺客, Dà Pàodàncìkè
South Korea Korean 매그넘킬러, Maegeuneom Killeo
Netherlands Dutch Banzai Bill
Russia Russian Билл-банзай
Portugal Portuguese Bill Banzai