Bullet Biff

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Bullet Biff
Gira SML.png
First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)
Parent species Bullet Bill

Bullet Biffs[1] (originally known as Gira[2] or Gina[3]) are a species of Bullet Bills found in Sarasaland in the game Super Mario Land. Bullet Biffs were only referred to as such in the North American digital manual for the 2011 port of Super Mario Land to the Virtual Console, 22 years after the original game's release.

Bullet Biffs 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 only found in the last two kingdoms, Easton and Chai. Bullet Biffs are fired out of Bill Blaster-like cannons 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 also moves at a higher speed than an average Bullet Bill. Some blasters can be used as a stepping stone to reach high areas.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ギラー[4]
Derived from Bullet Bill's Japanese name, キラー Kirā (Killer).
Spanish Bullet Biff -
German Gira -
Italian Gira -


  1. ^ Super Mario Land North American Virtual Console manual, page 14.
  2. ^ Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 16.
  3. ^ a b Nintendo Power Game Boy Player's Guide, page 5
  4. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 20.