Bullet Biff

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Bullet Biff
First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)
Latest appearance Super Mario Bros. Print World (1991)
Variant of Bullet Bill

Bullet Biffs[1] (originally known as Gira[2] or Gina[3]) are a species of Bullet Bill found in Sarasaland in Super Mario Land. They look like ordinary Bullet Bills but have rockets on their backs. They can be defeated with a single stomp, earning Mario 400 points. They are found only in the last two kingdoms: the Easton Kingdom and Chai Kingdom. Bullet Biffs are fired out of Turtle Cannon-like objects known as Pipe Cannons,[3] which pop out of pipes in intervals much like a Piranha Plant. The Bullet Biff that comes from a launchpad travels with a perfectly straight trajectory as usual, but it also moves at a higher speed than an average Bullet Bill. Pipe Cannons can be used as a stepping stone to reach high areas. Bullet Biffs are also fired from Roketons if they are passed by, where they are shot diagonally towards Mario's direction.

In the Super Mario Land manga, Bullet Biffs appear in two chapters: the third one, where they are shot by a Gatling gun by Hiyoihoi, in an attempt to kill Mario and the rivaling Kumos and Suu; and in the fourth chapter, shot by Pipe Cannons, hitting Mekakuribō's propeller-antennas.


Super Mario Land[edit]

  • Instruction booklet: Gira is a missile that takes off straight from a launch pad. Mario can defeat it by stepping on it.
  • 3DS Virtual Console manual bio: Bullet Biff is a determined missile that launches in a straight line. Defeat it by stomping on it from above.

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 ウエポン族
性格 おばれんぼう
登場ゲーム ランド1

Bullet Biff
Tribe: Weapon clan
Disposition: Good-for-nothing
Game appearances: Land 1
First Bullet Bill look-alike
Bullet Biff's movement resembles that of the Bullet Bill in Mario 1. When launched from the launching pad, they fly in a straight line. Of course, like the Bullet Bill family, they can be defeated by stepping on them from above.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ギラー[5]
The voiced version of「キラー」(Kirā, Bullet Bill)
Dutch Gira[6] -
French Gira[7] -
German Gira -
Italian Gira[8] -
Spanish Bullet Biff -


  1. ^ Super Mario Land North American Virtual Console digital manual, page 14.
  2. ^ Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 16.
  3. ^ a b M. Arakawa. Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 5.
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 64.
  5. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 20.
  6. ^ Club Nintendo (Netherlands) Classic, page 8.
  7. ^ Super Mario Land French instruction booklet, page 16.
  8. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 46