Bullet Biff

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Bullet Biff
Gira
Artwork from Super Mario Land
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 the third and fourth chapters. In the third chapter, they are shot by a Gatling gun by Hiyoihoi, in an attempt to kill Mario and the rivaling Kumos and Suu. In the fourth chapter, Bullet Biffs are shot by Pipe Cannons, hitting Mekakuribō's propeller-antennas.

Profiles[edit]

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]

ギラー (JP) / Bullet Biff (EN)
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Original text (Japanese) Translation
種族しゅぞく ウエポン族 Tribe Weapon clan
性格せいかく おばれんぼう Disposition Good-for-nothing
登場とうじょうゲーム ランド1 Game appearances Land 1
初代キラーのそっくりさん

ギラーの動きは、マりオ1のキラーの動きにそっくり。発射台から打ち出されると、一直線に飛んでいく。もちろんキラーの一族らしく、上から踏めば倒すことができるぞ。[4]

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.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ギラー[5]
Girā
The voiced version of「キラー」(Kirā, "Bullet Bill")

Dutch Gira[6]
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French Gira[7]
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German Gira
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Italian Gira[8][9][10]
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Spanish Bullet Biff
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario Land North American Virtual Console digital manual. Page 14.
  2. ^ Nintendo (1989). Super Mario Land instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 16.
  3. ^ a b 1991. Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 5.
  4. ^ 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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 64.
  5. ^ Nintendo (1989). スーパーマリオランド (Sūpā Mario Rando) instruction booklet. Nintendo (Japanese). Page 20.
  6. ^ Club Nintendo (Netherlands) Classic. Page 8.
  7. ^ Super Mario Land French instruction booklet. Page 16.
  8. ^ Super Mario Land Italian manual. Page 13.
  9. ^ Super Mario Land (3DS - Virtual Console) Italian e-manual. Page 14.
  10. ^ November 15, 2018. Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Magazzini Salani (Italian). ISBN 889367436X. Page 46.