Bull's-Eye Banzai

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This article is about the homing Banzai Bill originally known as "King Bill". For the Bullet Bill of the same name, see King Bill.
Bull's-Eye Banzai
Missile Banzai NSMBW.png
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Bull's-Eye Bill
Banzai Bill
Cat Banzai Bill

Bull's-Eye Banzais, originally referred to as King Bills like the other large versions of the Bullet Bills, such as Banzai Bills and the actual King Bills[1], are the red heat-seeking variants of Banzai Bills and a larger variety of Bull's-Eye Bills. They attack by homing in on the player.


New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Mario encounters a King Bill

King Bills only appear in World 9-3 of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Unlike Missile Bills, they only have a limited homing ability where they will track their target's vertical position and then continue forward once they reach that height. Their animation is very limited as well, always maintaining a horizontal position and never turning to point at their target.

The player can defeat it by simply jumping on its head, or by running into it with a Super Star. Also, a King Bill cannot be frozen by an ice ball; it will break the ice and release itself when the ice ball reaches it. Likewise, POW Blocks are useless against them.

King Bills are never seen being fired from a Banzai Bill Cannon; however, an unfinished setting exists suggesting some cannons would have fired them.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Although they do not show up in Super Mario 3D World, another Banzai Bill variant, the Cat Banzai Bill, behaves similarly.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Bull's-Eye Banzais appear under their current name in Super Mario Maker 2. Unlike previously, they can move a full 360 degrees to track players like the Bull's-Eye Bill, and the marks on their eyes are red, like the normal Banzai Bill, instead of black. In a vein similar to Banzai Bills, Bull's-Eye Banzais also receive new designs for all of the present game styles, barring New Super Mario Bros. U, in which their designs are mostly retained from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They are replaced by Cat Banzai Bills in the Super Mario 3D World style.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マグナムサーチキラー[2]
Magunamu Sāchi Kirā
Banzai Bull's-Eye Bill (literally Magnum Search Killer, where Magnum Killer is the name of Banzai Bill, while Search Killer is the name of Bull's-Eye Bill)
Spanish (NOA) Banzai buscablancos Bull's-Eye Banzai (Bill banzai being the American Spanish names of Banzai Bill, which Bill buscablancos is the American Spanish name of Bull's-Eye Bill)
Spanish (NOE) Bill Banzai Buscador Banzai Bull's-Eye Bill (literally Seeker Banzai Bill, Bill Banzai being the European Spanish names of Banzai Bill, while Bill Bala Buscador is the European Spanish name of Bull's-Eye Bill)
Dutch Bull's-Eye Banzai Bill -
German Riesen-Verfolgungs-Willi
Banzai Bull's-Eye Bill (literally Giant Chasing Bill, Riesen-Kugelwilli being the name of Banzai Bill and Verfolgungs-Willi being the name of Bull's-Eye Bill)
Bull's-Eye Bill (not to be confused with the enemy of the same name, who is called differently in German)
Italian Pallottolo Banzai Segugio Bull's-Eye Banzai Bill (literally Bull's-Eye Banzai Bullet, Pallottolo Segugio is the Italian name of Bull's Eye Bill)
Russian Билл-банзай-яблочко
Bull's-Eye Banzai Bill (билл-банзай bill-banzay being the name of Banzai Bill and билл-яблочко bill-yablochko being the name of Bull's-Eye Bill)



  1. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 179.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. Wii section, page 146.