Sniper Bill

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Sniper Bill
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
Variant of Bullet Bill
A Sniper Bill and Magikoopa battle in the original game

A Sniper Bill is a large, flexible Bullet Bill that appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. They wear brown fingerless gloves and wield Super Scopes, holding them in a manner akin to a sniper's positioning while wearing a grimace on their faces. Sniper Bills are found in Bowser's Castle, where they do not appear in the overworld, and are fought alongside Boos and Magikoopas.

Sniper Bills attack Mario and Luigi by firing smaller Bullet Bills from their Super Scope at the Bros., then flying at them like a regular Bullet Bill. If the scope on Mario or Luigi is small, the bullet hits before the Sniper Bill; if the scope is large, the Sniper Bill will hit first. The attack can be avoided and countered by jumping, though the Sniper Bill will take no damage if hit and simply "walk" back to its original position. They are healed by fire, but are weak to thunder.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, they no longer have a mouth nor brown fingerless gloves, and more resemble a standard Bullet Bill. Their attack pattern remains the same as in the original, though they will now take damage if countered.


Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
Sniper Bill
Sniper Bill.png HP 80 POW 120 Defense 145 Speed 110 Experience 80 (100)
Fire Heal Thunder Critical Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 10 (8)
Stat Down? 100% Stun? 30% Burn? 0% Hand Normal Item Drop Ultrasyrup Jar – 12.90%
Ultrasyrup Jar – 25.81% (32.26%)
Level           40 (33) Location(s) Bowser's Castle Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Sniper Bill
MLSSBMSniperBill.png HP: 110 POW: 108 DEF: 110 SPEED: 112 Experience: 100
Fire: Heal Thunder: Critical Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Coins: 30
Stat Down: 30% Dizzy: 30% Burn: 0% Speed down: 30% Item Drop: Ultra Syrup (20%)
Max Syrup (18%)
Max Syrup (60%)
Level:           32 Location(s): Bowser's Castle

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スナイパーキラー
Sunaipā Kirā
Sniper Killer; "Killer" being what Bullet Bills are called in Japan.
Spanish Bill Bala Experto Expert Bullet Bill
French Tiraillas Pun on tirailler (to fire at random)
German Ultra-Willi Ultra Bill
Italian Bill Cecchino Sniper Bill
Chinese 狙击弹头杀手
Jūjī Dàntóu Shāshǒu
Snipe Bullet Bill