Bull's-Eye Blaster

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A Bull's-Eye Blaster from Super Mario Maker 2

A Bull's-Eye Blaster, also referred to as simply Bill Blaster, is a type of Bill Blaster that fires Bull's-Eye Bills. Bill Blasters shooting the player-seeking Bullet Bills were distinguished from ordinary black ones in varying degrees[1][2] until Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, which established a consistent appearance.

History[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Black Turtle Cannons that shoot Missile Bills debut in Super Mario Bros. 3. They only appear in World 4-5.

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

Red Turtle Cannons capable of firing red Bullet Bills are unused in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island; however, they do appear in Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 in the final secret level, Endless World of Yoshis. Like green Turtle Cannons, they are fixed in two directions, unlike yellow Turtle Cannons. Like the game's other Turtle Cannons, they do not have their usual skull icon. This is the first game to color-code them red.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Bill Blasters from New Super Mario Bros Wii.

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, black Bill Blasters that shoot Missile Bills appear in World 9-3. In this appearance, they are mostly taller constructions in pits and are somewhat obscured by fog (which can be temporarily cleared via Spin Jump).

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Red Bill Blasters appear in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, where they appear to be their modern iteration as they are differentiated from black Bill Blasters.

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

In Yoshi's Woolly World and its port, red Bill Blasters appear in Knot-Wing the Koopa's Sky Fort. The ones in alcoves only fire in one direction, but the ones hanging on the ceiling point themselves at Yoshi. They have a similar appearance as the red cannons in the previous Yoshi game.

Super Mario Maker series[edit]

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A Bull's-Eye Blaster in the New Super Mario Bros. U style

In Super Mario Maker and its port, they appear when the player shakes a Bill Blaster, where they are red once again. If any other enemy or item is placed inside one, it will fire that element indefinitely at a faster speed than normal Bill Blasters do. In all styles except New Super Mario Bros. U, their skull icon gains angry eyes and devil horns, slightly resembling Bowser. They return in similar capacity in Super Mario Maker 2, where they receive their current name. In the Super Mario 3D World style, they shoot Cat Bullet Bills. The skull also gains cat ears to show this.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Bros. 3 and New Super Mario Bros. Wii sections. There is no separate entry for Search Killer Houdai even though Search Killer is separated from Killer on pages 144 and 145.