Bull's-Eye Banzai

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This article is about the homing Banzai Bill originally known as "King Bill". For the Bullet Bill of the same name, see King Bill.
Bull's-Eye Banzai
Missile Banzai NSMBW.png
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Parent species Bull's-Eye Bill
Banzai Bill
Related species
Cat Banzai Bill

Bull's-Eye Banzais, originally referred to as 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.


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 Bill, 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 Super 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 no actual King Bills show up in Super Mario 3D World, another Banzai Bill variant, the Cat Banzai Bill, behaves similarly.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

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Bull's-Eye Banzais appear under their current name in Super Mario Maker 2. Unlike previously, they can move on every angle, 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, barring New Super Mario Bros. U, in which their designs are mostly retained from New Super Mario Bros. Wii, albeit in high-definition and with the new marks around their eyes.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マグナムサーチキラー[2]
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 Bill Banzai Buscador Banzai Bull's-Eye Bill (literally Seeker Banzai Bill, Bill Banzai being the Spanish names of Banzai Bill, while Bill Bala Buscador is the Spanish name of Bull's-Eye Bill)
German Riesen-Verfolgungs-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)
Italian Missile Banzai Bill Banzai Bill Missile



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