Bouncing Bullet Bill

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Bouncing Bullet Bill
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First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Parent species Bullet Bill

Bouncing Bullet Bills[1], also known as the Killer Three Bs[1], are a type of Bullet Bill that appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, its Game Boy Advance remake, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, and Yoshi's New Island.

In their original appearances, these yellow Bullet Bills are fired from unique swiveling yellow Bill Blasters, and have the ability to bounce off of any surface that they come in contact with. They only appear in Raphael The Raven's Castle and Fight Toadies w/ Toadies. They can be defeated with a stomp or a Yoshi Egg. They can also be eaten by Yoshi and spat back out to damage other enemies, or swallowed to produce an egg. After being spat out, they behave like a regular Bullet Bill.

In Yoshi's New Island, their color is changed from yellow to green, which is the color of normal Bullet Bills in the former two games. Their shape is also now that of the Bullet Bills in the current Mario games. In addition, their Bill Blaster is shown to have a cutoff on the other side due to the cannon rotating[2].

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キラー[3]
Hanekaeri Kirā
Killer; same as Bullet Bill (Super Mario: Yossy Island)

Bouncing Killer (Yoshi's New Island)


  1. ^ a b Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 126.
  2. ^ Note how the Bill Blasters in this game have a cutoff.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 「ヨッシー New アイランド 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's New Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 23.