Biting Bullet Bill

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Biting Bullet Bill
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First Appearance Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (2002)
Parent Species Bullet Bill

Biting Bullet Bills are unused enemies in the SNES game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. These red Bullet Bills come from similarly-colored Bill Blasters, and they dynamically chase after Yoshi while their mouth makes a two-frame chomping motion. It slows down over time until it ceases to function, quickly shrinking in blue and vanishing in a generic pop. They can be defeated by simply stomping or swallowing them; it looks like a regular Bullet Bill if spat back out, but it will fly downwards. In the Game Boy Advance port, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, they are used and make their only appearance in the level Endless World of Yoshis.

While these specific Bullet Bills have yet to reappear in the series, this concept was reused for subsequent appearances of Bull's-Eye Bill, which originally only switched their direction once.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キラー[1]
Killer; same as Bullet Bill.


  1. ^ 砲台固定式で、黄色砲台回転式いキラーは ヨッシーをいかけ、黄色いキ ラーはかべにたるとはねる。砲台すならアイス攻撃で。」 ("Green and red cannons are a fixed type, while yellow cannons are a rotatable type. Red Killers pursue Yoshi, and yellow Killers bounce off walls. The cannons can be defeated by an ice attack.") - 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 15.