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
A Bull's-Eye Banzai in Super Mario Maker 2
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Bull's-Eye Bill
Banzai Bill
Cat Banzai Bill

Bull's-Eye Banzais 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. Bull's-Eye Banzais were originally referred to as King Bills[1] like the other large versions of the Bullet Bills, such as Banzai Bills[2] and the actual King Bills.[3]


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Mario encounters a King Bill

King Bills, also referred to as Bull's-Eye Bomber Bills,[4] 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 / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Although they do not appear in Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, 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.[5]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Bull's-Eye Banzai from Mario Kart Tour
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.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マグナムサーチキラー[6]
Magunamu Sāchi Kirā
Banzai Bull's-Eye Bill
Chinese (Simplified) 大追踪炮弹刺客
Dà Zhuīzōng Pàodàn Cìkè
Big Chasing Bullet Bill
Chinese (Traditional) 大追蹤炮彈刺客
Dà Zhuīzōng Pàodàn Cìkè
Big Chasing Bullet Bill
Dutch Bull's-Eye Banzai Bill -
French (NOE) Auto Bill Bourrin Automatic Brutal 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)
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
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)
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)



  1. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 179.
  2. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 16, 138, 142.
  3. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 189.
  4. ^ English New Super Mario Bros. Wii entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022 14:56:56 UTC via archive.today.)
  5. ^ The Spriters Resource
  6. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. Wii section. Page 146.