Cat Banzai Bill

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Cat Banzai Bill
Artwork of a Cat Banzai Bill from Super Mario 3D World.
A Cat Banzai Bill
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)
Variant of Cat Bullet Bill
Banzai Bill
Bull's-Eye Banzai
Three Cat Banzai Bills

Cat Banzai Bills[1] are Banzai Bills powered-up by a Super Bell, appearing in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.

Like normal Banzai Bills, Cat Banzai Bills are fired from Banzai Bill Cannons. However, unlike normal Banzai Bills, they will lock onto and follow the player, being very similar to Bull's-Eye Banzais in this sense. Also, unlike normal Banzai Bills, Cat Banzai Bills are colored white on their lower half, instead of being completely black, making them resemble a tuxedo cat. They will sometimes drop a Super Bell when defeated. They make their only appearance in The Bullet Bill Express.

Cat Banzai Bills reappear in Super Mario Maker 2, where they are enemies that can be placed in the Super Mario 3D World style. Unlike their normal counterparts, they cannot be set to fire from the background. They replace Bull's-Eye Banzais from the other game styles.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Killer Magnum Search[2]
Magunamu Neko Kirā
Bull's-Eye Banzai

Banzai Cat Bill
German Riesen-Katzen-Kugelwilli Giant Cat Bullet Bill


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 24.
  2. ^ Super Mario 3D World internal filename (KillerMagnumSearch)
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 227.