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Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All minigame
Time limit 60 seconds
Music track Watch Out!
Music sample

Billistics is a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party 9. The name of this minigame is a pun on "ballistics."


The camera shows one part of a tower and goes up, showing Bullet Bills being fired near it, until it reaches the top, where the players are.


Billistics, in Perspective Mode.
The minigame, in Perspective Mode

Players must survive on the top of the tower for 60 seconds, avoiding the Bullet Bills that fly across it. There are two types of Bullet Bills: the normal Bullet Bills that fly in a straight path, and flashing Bullet Bills that home in on a player. As time passes, more and more Bullet Bills are shot consecutively at the players. Any Bullet Bills that collide with each other explode upon contact. Any player hit by a Bullet Bill is eliminated. The last player standing, or any players who survive for 60 seconds, wins.

This minigame is also one of Bowser's Reverse Minigames. In it, the first player to get taken out by a Bullet Bill wins.

This minigame also appears in Perspective Mode as the second-to-last minigame played. In it, the player is not able to pay full attention to any Bullet Bills coming from behind, making the minigame much harder than normal to win.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules (Normal)"Dodge the incoming Bullet Bills until you are the last player standing. Be careful: flashing Bullet Bills will home in on you!"
  • Rules (Reverse)"Be the first player to get hit by an incoming Bullet Bill!"
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キラーをかわせ!
Kirā o kawase!
Dodge the Bullet Bills!
Chinese 炮彈刺客躲避球
Pàodàn Cìkè duǒbì qiú
Bullet Bill Dodgeball
French Bill Balle boum Bullet Bill Bang (pun with "bim, bam, boum", three common onomatopoeias)
German Kugelwilli-Kür Bullet Bill
Italian Schiva i Pallottoli Bill Avoid Bullet Bills
Spanish (NOA) Ataque Bill Bill Attack
Spanish (NOE) Ataque al torreón Tower Attack