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Bill Blaster

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Bill Blaster
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A Bill Blaster from New Super Mario Bros Wii.
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Bill Blasters (キラー大砲, Killer Cannon) are enemies from the Mario series, and they, as their name implies, can fire Bullet Bills.


A portion of World 7-1 in Super Mario Bros., with multiple Bill Blasters.

Bill Blasters were introduced in Super Mario Bros., commonly used as defense emplacements in fortresses and castles. They are simple cannons that fire Bullet Bills while being invulnerable to attacks. Most iterations are immobile, while some others, introduced in later games, can rotate or move up and down. Larger variations which shoot Banzai Bills also exist.

Bill Blasters are usually indestructible, but they can be defeated in the Paper Mario games, where they have low-average HP but exceptionally tough defenses. As a result, Mario has to use powerful or piercing attacks in order to damage them at all.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

A Bill Blaster appears in its Super Mario Bros. 8-bit sprite form in the background of the Mushroom Kingdom stage.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

A Bill Blaster shooting a Bullet Bill in Smash Run.

Bill Blasters appear as enemies in Smash Run in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. They're immobile, and attack by shooting out other enemies: usually, Bullet Bills, but rarely Koopa Troopas and Shy Guys - on rare occasion it may spawn a Souflee or Poppant. Unlike most of their source games they can be defeated, and give extra items if destroyed before they run out of ammo.

Trophy information[edit]

Bill Blaster trophy in for 3DS.
Bill Blaster

Ntsc Usually a big cannon with a skull on it is a clear sign that it's time to flee. Running away isn't an option in the Super Mario series, though. It may be known as the Bill Blaster, but it can occasionally fire Koopas or Shy Guys instead. Take it out before it's out of ammo for more goodies!

Pal Usually, seeing a cannon with a skull on it would be your sign to run, and that's true in the Mario series as well...but with Bullet Bills speeding towards you, it's harder than it looks! Despite the name, they'll sometimes fire Koopas or Shy Guys in this game, just for variety. Take it down before it's out of ammo to get more goodies!

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

A Bill Blaster appears in the background of the returning Mushroom Kingdom stage.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese キラー大砲, Kirā Taihō
UK English Bill Blaster
France French Bill Boum
Germany German Willi-Blaster
Spain Spanish (PAL) Cañón Bill
Mexico Spanish (NTSC) Lanza Bill
Italy Italian Cannone Bill
China Chinese 炮弹刺客炮台, Pàodàncìkè Pàotái
South Korea Korean 킬러대포, Killeo Daepo
Netherlands Dutch Bill-kanon
Russia Russian Билл-пушка
Portugal Portuguese Canhão Bill