Missile Banzai Bill

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Missile Banzai Bill
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First Appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Parent Species Banzai Bill
Related Species
Bull's-Eye Bill
Targeting Ted
Mario encounters a Missile Banzai Bill.

Missile Banzai Bills are a bright red variant of Bullet Bills and Banzai Bills from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Unlike Missile Bill, they only have a limited homing ability where they will track their target's vertical position and then continue forward once they reach that height. Their animation is very limited as well, always maintaining a horizontal position and never turning to point at their target. They are the same size as a Banzai Bill, and they only appear in World 9-3.

The player can defeat it by simply jumping on its head, or by running into it with a Super Star. Also, a Missile Banzai Bill cannot be frozen by an ice ball; it will break the ice and release itself when the ice ball reaches it. Likewise, POW Blocks are useless against them.

On a side note, Missile Banzai Bills are never seen being fired from a Banzai Bill Blaster.

In Super Mario 3D World, another Banzai Bill variant called Cat Banzai Bill behaves similarly.