The Bullet Bill Express

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The Bullet Bill Express
Screenshot of a Cat Banzai Bill heading near Fire Peach, in Super Mario 3D World.
Level code World 3-Train Level Icon from Super Mario 3D WorldTrain
World World 3
Game Super Mario 3D World
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Time limit 400 seconds
Boss Pom Pom
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The Bullet Bill Express, or World 3-Train Level Icon from Super Mario 3D WorldTrain, is the first train level of Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, and the eighth and penultimate course in World 3. It is unlocked via completing Switchboard Falls, and its own completion frees the blue Sprixie Princess who builds a Clear Pipe to A Banquet with Hisstocrat. This level autoscrolls.


Flopters from Super Mario 3D World.

The level starts on a platform with some ? Blocks nearby. The player must hop on the nearby train and avoid some nearby Flopters, Cat Bullet Bills, and a Goomba Tower in order to reach a secret block containing a Mega Mushroom. Cat Banzai Bills now start to spawn from the parallel train, and can be used to destroy some nearby Crates. If the player times some jumps on the Cat Bullet Bills with a Tanooki Suit, the player can reach a segment of the train with eight crates. Seven of the crates contain single coins, but one contains a 1-Up Mushroom. Two Fire Bros. appear soon after followed by a nearby Warp Pipe which leads to the boss of the level, Pom Pom. After the player defeats Pom Pom, a nearby Warp Box transports them to an area with a + Clock, a Goal Pole, and a blue Sprixie Princess. After leaving the platform at the beginning, the train speeds up quite quickly, and if the player chooses not to board the train, they will lose a life due to not following the level's auto-scroll.

Green Stars[edit]

  • Green Star 1: Seen at the very beginning, the first Green Star is on the edge of the caboose.
  • Green Star 2: The second Green Star is held captive by a Goomba Tower.
  • Green Star 3: There is a Warp Pipe on a flatbed railcar that takes the player to the other train where Captain Toad is trapped inside a crate. When freed, Captain Toad rewards the player the green star.


Wii U version
Switch version

Luigi sightings[edit]

In the opening cutscene where the character(s) are seen getting into a cannon and blasting onto the train, a faint 8-bit Luigi can be seen outrunning the train on the far right. On a similar note, the player can get onto the front of the train at the end and the camera will turn to see a different Luigi outrunning the Bullet Train.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 突入!キラーエクスプレス
Totsunyū! Kirāekusupuresu
Break in! Bullet Bill Express!
Chinese 衝入!炮彈刺客快車
Chōngrù! Pàodàncìkè Kuàichē
Dash in! Bullet Bill Express
Dutch Aan boord van de Bullet Bill-express On board of the Bullet Bill-express
French Le Bill Balle express The Bullet Bill Express
German Sturm auf Bowsers Kugelwilli-Express Assault on Bowser's Bullet Bill Express
Italian Treno dei Pallottoli Bill Bullet Bills' train
Korean 돌진! 킬러 익스프레스
Doljin! Killeo Ikseupeureseu
Charge! Bullet Bill Express
Portuguese Assalto ao comboio Bill Bala
Assalto ao comboio Bill-Bala (Super Mario 3D World)
Assault on the Bullet Bill train
Russian Экспресс Билла-пули
Ekspress Billa-puli
Bullet Bill's express
Spanish Asalto al convoy Bill bala Assault on Bullet Bill Train