Bull's-Eye Banzai

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This article is about the Banzai Bill variant. For the kart in Mario Kart Tour, see Bull's-Eye Banzai (kart).
Bull's-Eye Banzai
NSMBW Bull's-Eye Banzai Render.png
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Bull's-Eye Bill
Banzai Bill
Comparable
Cat Banzai Bill

Bull's-Eye Banzais, originally referred to as King Bills like the other large versions of the Bullet Bills, such as Banzai Bills and the actual King Bills[1], are the red heat-seeking variants of Banzai Bills and a larger variety of Bull's-Eye Bills. They attack by homing in on the player.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Mario encounters a King Bill

King Bills only appear in World 9-3 of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Unlike Missile Bills, 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.

The player can defeat it by simply jumping on its head, or by running into it with a Star. Also, a King 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.

King Bills are never seen being fired from a Banzai Bill Cannon; however, an unfinished setting exists suggesting some cannons would have fired them.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Although they do not appear in Super Mario 3D World, another Banzai Bill variant, the Cat Banzai Bill, behaves similarly.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Bull's-Eye Banzais appear under their current name in Super Mario Maker 2. Unlike previously, they can move a full 360 degrees to track players like the Bull's-Eye Bill, and the marks on their eyes are red, like the normal Banzai Bill, instead of black. In a vein similar to Banzai Bills, Bull's-Eye Banzais also receive new designs for all of the present game styles, consisting of a solid red coloration of the original designs. They are replaced by Cat Banzai Bills in the Super Mario 3D World style. Additionally, Bull's-Eye Banzais in the Super Mario Bros. 3 style have extremely subtle differences in their sprites between day and night, with the night ones having one less vertical line of outline pixels behind the domed area.[2]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Bull's-Eye Banzai kart

While no actual Bull's-Eye Banzais appear in Mario Kart Tour, the game introduces a red variant to the Bullet Blaster also named the Bull's-Eye Banzai.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マグナムサーチキラー[3]
Magunamu Sāchi Kirā
Banzai Bull's-Eye Bill (literally Magnum Search Killer, where Magnum Killer is the name of Banzai Bill, while Search Killer is the name of Bull's-Eye Bill)
Spanish (NOA) Banzai buscablancos Bull's-Eye Banzai (Bill banzai being the American Spanish names of Banzai Bill, which Bill buscablancos is the American Spanish name of Bull's-Eye Bill)
Spanish (NOE) Bill Banzai Buscador Banzai Bull's-Eye Bill (literally Seeker Banzai Bill, Bill Banzai being the European Spanish names of Banzai Bill, while Bill Bala Buscador is the European Spanish name of Bull's-Eye Bill)
Dutch Bull's-Eye Banzai Bill -
German Riesen-Verfolgungs-Willi
Volltreffer-Willi
Banzai Bull's-Eye Bill (literally Giant Chasing Bill, Riesen-Kugelwilli being the name of Banzai Bill and Verfolgungs-Willi being the name of Bull's-Eye Bill)
Bull's-Eye Bill (not to be confused with the enemy of the same name, who is called differently in German)
Italian Pallottolo Banzai Segugio Bull's-Eye Banzai Bill (literally Bull's-Eye Banzai Bullet, Pallottolo Segugio is the Italian name of Bull's Eye Bill)
Portuguese Bala Banzai Bullet Banzai
Russian Билл-банзай-яблочко
Bill-banzay-yablochko
Bull's-Eye Banzai Bill (билл-банзай bill-banzay being the name of Banzai Bill and билл-яблочко bill-yablochko being the name of Bull's-Eye Bill)
Chinese 大追踪炮弹刺客 (Simplified)
大追蹤炮彈刺客 (Traditional)
Dà Zhuīzōng Pàodàn Cìkè
Big Chasing Bullet Bill

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 179.
  2. ^ The Spriters Resource
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. Wii section, page 146.