King Bill (Banzai Bill)

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King Bill
Missile Banzai NSMBW.png
First Appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Parent Species Banzai Bill
Related Species
Bull's-Eye Bill
Targeting Ted

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.

History[edit]

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 Bull's-Eye Bill, 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.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Although no actual King Bills show up in Super Mario 3D World, another Banzai Bill variant, the Cat Banzai Bill, behaves similarly.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マグナムサーチキラー
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 Bill Banzai Buscador Banzai Bull's-Eye Bill (literally Seeker Banzai Bill, Bill Banzai being the Spanish names of Banzai Bill, while Bill Bala Buscador is the Spanish name of Bull's-Eye 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)

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii Prima Official Game Guide, pg. 179.