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 Bills found in Sarasaland in Super Mario Land.

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 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 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.


Super Mario Land[edit]

  • 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]
Variation of「キラー」(Kirā, Bullet Bill)
Dutch Gira[6] -
French Gira -
German Gira -
Italian Gira -
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.