Speeding Bullets

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Speeding Bullets
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All mini-game
Initial Record 0:45:00
Music Freshen Up!

Speeding Bullets is a Free-for-All minigame featured in Mario Party 9. The name is probably inspired by the Superman phrase "faster than a speeding bullet". The gameplay is very similar to that of Motor Rooter from Mario Party 3, and Canyon Cruisers, Cosmic Slalom and Lean, Mean Ravine, all which are from Mario Party 8.


Mario in the introduction to Speeding Bullets.

The camera follows the captain as he/she passes over a boost panel, then splits to show all players.


Speeding Bullets, in Time Attack.

Players try to be the first to reach the finish line. Along the way, they will encounter boost panels, which increase their speed meter by one, and Piranha Plants in Warp Pipes, which decrease their speed to one. The faster the player is going, the bigger each movement will be.

The bonus objective for this minigame in Time Attack mode involves passing over each dash zone.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules
    "Pilot Bullet Bill to the finish line as fast as you can. Pass over dash zones to boost your speed. Hitting obstacles will lower your speed."
  • "Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Tilt the Wii Remote left and right to steer your Bullet Bill."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かっ飛びキラージェット
Kattobi kirājetto
Speeding Bullet Bill Jet
Spanish (NOA) Bill Bolido Meteorite Bill
Spanish (NOE) Las balas embaladas The boosting bullets ("Balas" means "bullets" and "embaladas" is a popular term for "boosted")
French Turbo Bill Balle Turbo Bullet Bill
German Kugelwilli-Rennen Bullet Bill Racing
Italian Formula Pallottolo Bill Formula Bullet Bill


  • The music that plays during the game, entitled "Freshen Up!", is a slight remix of the original Super Mario Bros. theme.