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This article is about the cannons that fire Bullet Bills. For the minigame Bill Blasters in Mario Party 5, see Bill Blasters (minigame).
Not to be confused with Bullet Blaster.
Bill Blaster
New Super Mario Bros. Wii art: Bill Blaster
A Bill Blaster from New Super Mario Bros. Wii
First appearance Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
Subject origin Cannon
Notable members

Bill Blasters, originally known as a Turtle Cannons[1][2] and also referred to as Bullet Bill Cannons,[3] simply Cannons,[4] Blasters, or Bullet Bill Launchers,[5] are black cannons that fire Bullet Bills from either side. Bill Blasters are usually used as defense emplacements in fortresses and castles. While some Bill Blasters are pure black, others have a design (usually a skull icon) emblazoned on their sides.

Bill Blasters are immobile and usually indestructible, as they are commonly part of the environment, although they are enemies that are capable of being defeated in some RPGs. Some of them briefly expand in size before shooting Bullet Bills, such as in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. While they cannot move around, some Bill Blasters in more recent games have been shown to be able to rotate, like a turret. Due to their nature, they are usually paired with Bullet Bills as their main attack.

Bill Blasters are similar to Burners. The latter emits flames instead of Bullet Bills.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Turtle Cannons as they appear in Super Mario Bros.

Turtle Cannons first appear in World 5-1 in Super Mario Bros., where they were placed throughout the Mushroom Kingdom during Bowser's initial invasion. They are also found in World 5-2, World 7-1, World 8-2 and World 8-3. They are found in locations that are difficult for the Bros. to travel through, such as on the ground or above the player where they would be hit if the player jumped. They will not fire if the player is directly above one or completely within a sprite box next to one.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels[edit]

In Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Turtle Cannons return and this time are found in even more difficult places. They now are more common and act just the same as they did in Super Mario Bros. They sometimes appear in underwater levels, where in the original, their details are colored green due to having the same palette as the scenery; though they do not fire any Bullet Bills. They are colored normally in the Super Mario All-Stars version.

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Turtle Cannons appear in Super Mario Bros. 3. They first appear on World 1-Airship along with cannons. They are also invincible. They appear numerous times on all airships, tanks, and boats. Some fire Missile Bills. Horizontal Rocket Engines reuse the top part of a Turtle Cannon.

Super Mario Land[edit]

A different form called Pipe Cannons[6] appear in Super Mario Land. Unlike their stationary counterparts, Pipe Cannons move out of Warp Pipes like Piranha Plants and then fire a Bullet Biff before retreating.

Super Mario World[edit]

In Super Mario World, Turtle Cannons can be found in the Sunken Ghost Ship and Outrageous. This game also introduces the torpedo tube, which shoots Torpedo Teds.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins[edit]

Sprite of Turtle Cannon from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

In Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Turtle Cannons can be seen in some levels of Mario Zone. In this game, they appear more box-shaped, but still fire Bullet Bills at a periodic rate.

Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

A Blaster as it appears in Super Mario 64

A single Blaster appears in Super Mario 64. This Blaster is found on the top of the tower in Whomp's Fortress after the player defeats the Whomp King. It looks drastically different from its previous appearances, more resembling a simple gray box with a hole for launching Bullet Bills rather than an actual cannon. This is the only game in which Mario can force a Blaster to fire; it will do so if he performs a Pound the Ground attack on top of it.

In Super Mario 64 DS, another Blaster appears in Whomp's Fortress in the new area surrounding the fortress, after a large gap, and more can be found in Dire, Dire Docks before the player completes Bowser in the Fire Sea. The ability to force out a Bullet Bill via a Pound the Ground attack has been removed, and Blasters can now be destroyed using a mushroom.

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

The Bill Blaster from New Super Mario Bros.

In New Super Mario Bros., Bill Blasters return to their original role of being a part of the game's environment, having the same behavior they had in previous 2D games. However, in this game, they can be destroyed by use of a Mega Mushroom. An advanced tower version of a Bill Blaster called the Bill Blaster Turret is introduced. Also, a new variant of Bill Blasters that shoot Banzai Bills first appear in this game, called the Banzai Bill Cannon.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

The top of Megaleg's head
Several Bill Blasters in Super Mario Galaxy
A Bill Blaster in Bowser Jr's Robot Reactor.
A traditional Bill Blaster

In Super Mario Galaxy, Bill Blasters (referred to as Bullet Bill cannons)[7] appear in many of the game's levels. They are often found on planets or other areas where various items are trapped in cages, where Mario must lure a Bullet Bill from the Bill Blaster to the cage or cages in order to access what is inside. Their appearance here is more typical of a cannon and noticeably lacks the familiar skull icon. The Bullet Bills they shoot out will home in on Mario upon becoming aware of his presence. Some Bill Blasters can be destroyed by luring the Bullet Bill back. Others are too far into their base for one to reach.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Skull Blaster.png

Bill Blasters as well as Bill Blaster Turrets and Banzai Bill Cannons reappear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and act the same as in New Super Mario Bros. Unlike in New Super Mario Bros., they are again invincible, as the Mega Mushroom is absent from the game. Bill Blasters also briefly expand when shooting Bullet Bills.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Bill Blasters reappear in Super Mario Galaxy 2 and serve the same purpose as in its predecessor. Banzai Bill Cannons appear as well. They have the exact same appearance in the predecessor.

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Many Bullet Bills
Bill Blasters firing Bullet Bills in World 2-5.

Bill Blasters and Bill Blaster Turrets later appear in Super Mario 3D Land and serve the same purpose as the games before. However, they are shown to appear differently, similar to their appearance in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Bullet Bill & Bill Blaster
The Bill Blaster in New Super Mario Bros. 2

Bill Blasters reappear in New Super Mario Bros. 2, behaving identically as before. Gold Bill Blasters are golden versions of a Bill Blaster that are created by a Gold Ring, and fire Gold Bullet Bills.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Bill Blasters and Bill Blaster Turrets reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U, behaving the same way it did in previous games. This time, Roy Koopa utilizes a cannon in his boss battle. In the game's code, a variant of the blaster that can stretch up and down appears, similar to New Super Mario Bros. Wii.[8]

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

In Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Bill Blasters appear in various levels, behaving the same as in Super Mario 3D Land. In this game, they resemble their appearances in the first three Paper Mario games, and are also capable of firing Cat Bullet Bills.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS / Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Artwork of Mary O from Super Mario Maker
Mary O. hammering on a Bill Blaster

Bill Blasters reappear in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2 as the only way to generate Bullet Bills. In Course Maker, their length can be adjusted by grabbing their tip and stretching it up or down. The regular black variants fire Bullet Bills by default, but if another enemy or an item is placed inside one, it will shoot an indefinite amount of them in Mario's direction — except for Coins, of which multiple are shot in three consecutive bursts before they stop appearing. Shaking a Bill Blaster will turn it into a red Bull's-Eye Blaster and make it fire Bull's-Eye Bills. An element can be placed inside a red Bill Blaster, which will shoot such elements much faster than a regular Bill Blaster. A sound effect can be placed on a Bill Blaster of either color to make it generate that sound every time it shoots things out of it.

Although static objects, Bill Blasters are affected by gravity and will fall down if positioned in mid-air or bounce on Springboards continuously if placed atop them. In addition, they will slowly sink into lava if they end up there. They can also be attached to tracks and glide along them.

Bill Blasters can be destroyed by pounding them with a big Stiletto or the smoke clouds it releases.

In Super Mario Maker 2, red Bill Blasters instead shoot Cat Bullet Bills in the Super Mario 3D World style.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

A Bill Blaster in the Sand Kingdom.
A Bill Blaster in the Sand Kingdom.

Bill Blasters are present in Super Mario Odyssey, retaining their Super Mario 3D World look in 3D and their Super Mario Bros. look in 2D sections. They can also shoot visor-wearing Bullet Bills in the Metro Kingdom and Sand Kingdom.

Mario's Time Machine[edit]

Two Turtle Cannons cameo in the NES release of Mario's Time Machine, aboard Ferdinand Magellan's ship in 1520. However, they do not fire, and as such are only there for aesthetic purposes.

Yoshi's Island series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Turtle Cannons are green, like the Bullet Bills themselves, but act entirely like previous incarnations. Their cannon visibly expands upon preparing to shoot Bullet Bills, then returns to normal after having done so. They can be frozen with use of a blue watermelon, and then shattered by being touched or struck with an egg.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

A Bill Blaster from Yoshi's Island DS.

Bill Blasters return in Yoshi's Island DS, although this time, like the Bullet Bills themselves, they are colored black like in the Super Mario series. They appear in The Goonie Coast Isn't Clear!, Welcome to Yoshi Tower!, Bessie Bass's Battleship, Return of the Moving Chomp Rock!, Island of Peril, Let There Be Light!, and Superhard Acrobatics!

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

A one-sided Bill Blaster from Yoshi's New IslandA two-sided Bill Blaster from Yoshi's New Island
Yoshi's New Island

In Yoshi's New Island, Bill Blasters, as well as the Bullet Bills they shoot, return retaining their appearance from the main Super Mario games. There are also Bill Blasters that have a cannon in only one side.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Artwork of a Blaster or Big Bertha for Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Bill Blasters, referred to simply as Blasters, appear as enemies in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its remake. They shoot Bullet Bills in and out of battle, which made them both typical enemies as well as part of the environment. When engaged in battle in the original game, they are shown to take aim by moving directly in front of their target, whereas in the remake, they simply pivot to face the target. They are especially weak against lightning magical attacks.

Blasters are used by Booster as defense emplacements in Booster Tower. Occasionally, Blasters shoot a special golden Bullet Bill called a Blazer, capable of instantly knocking out the target.

An upgraded version of the Blaster later appears in Bowser's Keep under the name Big Blaster.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

Blasters make an appearance in Yoshi's Story where they look slightly different. Much like previous games, most shoot Bullet Bills forward, though some will shoot them upward.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Sprite of a Bill Blaster, from Paper Mario.

In Paper Mario, three Bill Blasters appear under their current name in Koopa Bros. Fortress right before facing the Koopa Bros. themselves. They are considered separate enemies from the Bullet Bills they launch. They must be destroyed before Mario and his allies can end the battle and progress through the level. In the field, the Bill Blasters fire Bullet Bills at Mario. If hit, Mario and his friends have to fight the Bullet Bills before continuing to the Bill Blasters.

In battle, Bill Blasters cannot directly attack Mario; instead, they fire Bullet Bills, which become independent enemies that attack Mario. A Bill Blaster has an unlimited supply of Bullet Bills; the cannons will continue firing Bullet Bills until defeated. However, they skip every other turn, limiting their rate of shooting Bullet Bills. Jumping attacks are generally ineffective against Bill Blasters, as their hard armor protects against such attacks.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

PMTTYD Bill Blaster Sprite.png

Bill Blasters return in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and are first encountered in the Pirate's Grotto, and appear quite often there as well. They look exactly the same, though more refined with the improved graphics, and their battle strategy was largely unchanged. They still shoot out Bullet Bills to attack for them, but now have a new move, which allows them to shoot out two Bullet Bills instead of one, which they sometimes use if not accompanied by another Bill Blaster. They can also shoot Bullet Bills higher in the air, where they cannot be targeted by ground-based moves such as Mario's Hammer. Unlike in Paper Mario, Bill Blasters shoot Bullet Bills every turn, instead of skipping every other turn.

Also returning is the B. Bill Blaster which fires Bombshell Bills. They are much alike, except for the higher attack, defense, and golden color. These are encountered in the Palace of Shadow.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Bill Blaster

In Super Paper Mario, Bill Blasters appear exclusively in Chapter 3-1 guarding Bowser's castle. They shoot Bullet Bills like any other Bill Blaster, but these ones will only shoot in the left direction instead of both.

If the player completes the level then comes back later in the game, the Bill Blasters can also be defeated by using Bowser's Fire Breath or very accurately using Luigi's super jump. They can also be defeated by using a Catch Card.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Only two Bill Blasters appear on Bowser Jr.'s Flotilla in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. Here, they appear as mere obstacles and cannot be battled. However, they were originally meant to be fought, but were cut from the game.[9]

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

One Bill Blaster makes a minor appearance in Paper Mario: Color Splash. It can be found in a secret underground area of the Super Mario Bros. 3-themed level in the Green Energy Plant. Because of this, the Bill Blaster is seen in its sprite-based Super Mario Bros. 3 appearance, and the Bullet Bills it fires use the same style as well. Roy Koopa's Bill Blaster also returns, though he uses it to launch paint.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Sprite of Bill Blaster, from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. Sprite of a Bill Blaster from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Bill Blasters appear as enemies in Stardust Fields. Bill Blasters do not appear in the overworld; they only appear in battle alongside Fighter Flies. Bill Blasters attack by shooting their Bullet Bills directly at the brother that is standing in front of them.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

While Bill Blasters do not appear as stand-alone enemies in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Boom Guys and Elite Boom Guys carry one on their heads.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

In Mario Kart DS, a single Bill Blaster appears in Airship Fortress firing Bullet Bills from the airship at racers, while other Bill Blasters can be seen on the airship section of the race course.

Itadaki Street DS[edit]

In Itadaki Street DS, Bill Blasters are the cannons that appear from the cannon spaces on boards representing the Super Mario franchise.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

SmashWiki article: Bill Blaster

Bill Blasters appear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as enemies in Smash Run. They sit in place, and do not move as they take damage. Unusually, in addition to firing Bullet Bills, they may also fire other enemies, such as Koopa Troopas or Shy Guys.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Bill Blasters return in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker with an appearance and function identical to Super Mario 3D World. The standard Bill Blasters fire normal Bullet Bills, while red Bull's-Eye Blasters fire Bull's-Eye Bills.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle[edit]

In Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, two giant Bill Blasters can be seen at Sherbet Desert: one in the desert area and the other in the snowy area.

Yoshi's Woolly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Bill Blasters return in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, acting the same as in previous games, except this time they are made of wool. If Yoshi throws a yarn ball at a Bill Blaster, it will get tied up and become temporarily deactivated.

The World 6 boss, Knot-Wing the Koopa, launches Bullet Bills and Bull's-Eye Bills from a Bill Blaster on his shell.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie[edit]

Bill Blasters appear in The Super Mario Bros. Movie used by the Koopa Troop just like in the games, with Buzzy Beetles having them on their shells during the Troop's attack on the Snow Kingdom in the beginning of the movie. They are also present on the Koopa Troop's kart vehicles during the Rainbow Road ambush, and two Koopa Troopas fire a Bullet Bill from one upon seeing Mario and Donkey Kong riding a Rocket Barrel left over from the latter's kart to stop the wedding between Bowser and Peach.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

  • Trading Card description: "Don't get too close to a Bill Blaster or you may get a nasty surprise. These devices are used to shoot Bullet Bills and can usually be found outside of castles and fortresses. They are sometimes decorated with a sinister skull design. Brace yourself for World 6, where you will encounter multiple Bill Blasters shooting Bullet Bills in all different directions."

Card Number: 27

Super Mario Run[edit]

Item description[edit]
  • Bill Blaster: "A cannon that fires Bullet Bills. Don't worry! This one is just a model of the real thing."

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Big Blaster.png HP 120 FP 100 Speed 1
Location(s) Booster Tower Attack 70 Magic attack 0
Role Common Defense 70 Magic defense 10
Bonus Flower Defense Up! (60%) Yoshi Cookie Fright Bomb Morph rate 75%
Evade 0% Magic evade 0% Spells None
Weak Thunder Strong None Sp. attacks Bullet Shot, Blazer
Coins 0 Exp. points 12 Items Pick Me Up (25%)
Psychopath "Wanna join me?"

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Super Mario RPG enemy
Image of a Blaster from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG HP 120 Weak Elements Lightning Drops Pick Me Up
Exp. 12 Weak Statuses FearPoisonSleepMute Rare Drops N/A
Found in Booster Tower
Monster List profile These may look like ordinary cannons, but the bullets they shoot have eyes, hands, and mouths that grin almost as if they were alive.
Thought Peek "Blast first, ask questions later."

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Paper Mario enemy
Bill Blaster
Battle idle animation of a Bill Blaster from Paper Mario Max HP 4 Attack 0 Defense 1
Role Boss Type Ground Level 10
Strong None Weak None Moves Bullet Shot (creates Bullet Bill)
Sleep? 0%, 0 Dizzy? 0%, 0 Shock? 0%, 0
Shrink? 50%, 0 Stop? 0%, 0 Fright? 0%
Air Lift? 20% Hurricane? 15% Coins 3 + 1
Items None Run N/A Location(s) Koopa Bros. Fortress
Tattle This is a Bill Blaster. Bill Blasters are the cannons that shoot out Bullet Bills. Max HP: 4, Attack Power: 0, Defense Power: 1 They won't attack us directly, but they'll keep shooting out Bullet Bills as long as they can. It's efficient to attack 'em all at once, but you can also beat 'em one at a time.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Bill Blaster
PMTTYD Bill Blaster Sprite.png Max HP 5 Attack 0 Defense 2
Location(s) Pirate's Grotto Role Common Level 22
Sleep? 0% Dizzy? 0% Confuse? 0%
Tiny? 90% Stop? 0% Soft? 95%
Burn? 100% Freeze? 100% Fright? 0%
Gale Force? 15% KO? 95% Moves Bullet Blast (summons Bullet Bill), Bullet Double (summons two Bullet Bills)
Exp. points 0 Coins 3 - 6 Items Mushroom (drop only), Honey Syrup (drop only), Money Money (drop only)
Tattle Log #:
Log A large black cannon that shoots Bullet Bills. Unknown whether it is alive or not.
Tattle That's a Bill Blaster. It's the cannon that shoots Bullet Bills. Max HP is 5, Defense is 2. It doesn't attack directly, but shoots Bullet Bills at you. I know the Bullet Bills are annoying, but take out the Bill Blaster first, trust me. Arrgh! How many of those things will it shoot at us?!? YOU'RE SO ANNOYING!

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Super Paper Mario enemy
Bill Blaster
Sprite of a Bill Blaster from Super Paper Mario. Max HP 5 Role Common Location(s) The Bitlands (3-1)
Attack 2 Card type Common
Defense 3 Items Card location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP
Score 500
Card description It's a big, burly cannon. Where do all those bullets come from?
  List of Catch Cards  
  115      116      117  
Tattle This cannon is called a Bill Blaster. They shoot Bullet Bills at you... Max HP is 5, Attack is 2, Defense is 3. They are also immune to flames... Don't approach them straight on, or you'll get shot. Attack from above...

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga enemy
Bill Blaster
Sprite of Bill Blaster, from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. HP 5 POW 18 (16) Defense 25
Speed 13 Experience 3 Coins 2
Location Stardust Fields Jump Normal Hammer Normal
Hand Normal Fire Heal Thunder Heal
Stat down? 100% Stun? 30% Burn? 0%
Level 4 Role Common Item drop Mushroom – 16.13%
Mushroom – 0% (Super Mushroom - 16.13%)
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.
  • Official Nintendo Player's Guide: Bill Blasters can fire only at the brother straight ahead of them, and the bullets move fairly slowly.[10]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions enemy
Bill Blaster
Sprite of a Bill Blaster from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP 16 POW 25 DEF 10 SPEED 8 Experience 3
Fire Heal Thunder Critical Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 4
Stat down 60% Dizzy 60% Burn 0% Speed down 30% Item drop Mushroom (16%)
Syrup (11%)
Super Mushroom (50%)
Level           3 Location(s) Stardust Fields

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Bill Blaster
Category: Enemy
How to unlock:
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! (American English)
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! (British English)


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Bill Blaster.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キラーたいほう (Paper Mario series) / キラー大砲 (Mario Story)
Kirā Taihō
Kirā Hōdai
ほうだい (Mario & Luigi RPG)
Bullet Bill Cannon

Bullet Bill Artillery


Chinese (simplified) 大炮 (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Dàntóu Shāshǒu Pàotái
炮弹刺客炮台 (since Super Mario Maker 2)
Pàodàncìkè Pàotái

Bullet Bill Cannon

Bullet Bill Cannon

Chinese (traditional) 炮彈刺客砲台 / 炮彈刺客炮台
Pàodàncìkè Pàotái
Bullet Bill Cannon

Dutch Bill-kanon
Bill cannon
French Bill Boum
Canon à balles menaçantes[11] (Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels)
Canon à Bill Balle[12] (Super Mario World)
Canon Bill Balle[13]
Bill Boom
Menacing bullet's Cannon
Bill Ball's Cannon
Bill Ball Cannon
German Willi-Blaster
Bill Blaster
Bill Cannon
Italian Cannone Bill
Bill Blaster[14] (New Super Mario Bros. Wii)
Bill cannon
Korean 킬러대포
Killeo Daepo

Bullet Bill Cannon


Portuguese Canhão Bill
Bill Cannon
Russian Билл-пушка
Bill cannon

Spanish (NOA) Lanza Bill
Cañón Bill (Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Super Mario Maker 2)
Bill Shoot
Bill Cannon
Spanish (NOE) Cañón Bill
Bill Blaster (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Bill Cannon
Pipe Cannon
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ギラーの発射台[15]
Girā no Hasshadai
Bullet Biff Launcher

French Plate-forme de lancement de Gira
Gira's launch platform
Italian Rampa di lancio[16]
Base lanciamissili[17]
Cannone Biff[18]
Missile-shooter base
(Bullet) Biff cannon
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ズドン
A Japanese onomatopoeic term equivalent to "bang", "bam", or "kaboom"

Chinese (simplified) 轰轰
Hōng Hōng
Boom Boom

Chinese (traditional) 轟轟
Hōng Hōng
Boom Boom

Dutch Blaster
French (NOA) Boum
French (NOE) Boom
German Kanone
Italian Kannone
From cannone ("cannon"); same as Kannon and Cannon in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Korean 펑펑
A Korean onomatopoeic term equivalent to "bang", "bam", or "kaboom"

Spanish Cañón


  1. ^ Hiroo Tochikubo, How to win at Super Mario Bros., Tokuma Shoten, 1987, ISBN 4-19-720003-XC. Page 14.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 13, page 9. "Turtle Cannons relentlessly fire this living, deadly projectile at Mario."
  3. ^ M. Arakawa. NES Game Atlas Page 35. "If you stay close to pipes with Piranha Flowers inside, they won’t come out. Likewise, Bullet Bill Cannons won't fire if you’re near."
  4. ^ Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 167.
  5. ^ Playing With Super Power: Nintendo Super NES Classics eGuide, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Confidential Information Tab.
  6. ^ M. Arakawa. Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 5.
  7. ^ Fletcher Black. Super Mario Galaxy: PRIMA Official Game Guide (Collector's Edition). Roseville: Prima Games, 2007. Page 55. ISBN: 978-0-76155-713-5.
  8. ^ Glitches, Skips, and Broken Stuff in New Super Mario Bros. U
  9. ^
  10. ^ Thomason, Steve. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Player's Guide. Page 33.
  11. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia. Page 19, 27.
  12. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia.
  13. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia.
  14. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii - Album ufficiale. Page 9.
  15. ^ (2015). Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Land section. Shogakukan. Page 48.
  16. ^ Super Mario Land Italian instruction booklet. Page 16.
  17. ^ Super Mario Land Italian e-manual (3DS - Virtual Console). Page 14.
  18. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 48.