Banzai Bill's sprite from Super Mario World.
|First Game||Super Mario World (1990)|
|Appearances||Super Mario World|
Super Mario 64
New Super Mario Bros.
Super Princess Peach
Super Mario Galaxy
Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Mario Kart 7
|Subspecies||Mad Banzai Bill|
Missile Banzai Bill
Homing Banzai Bill
Banzai Bills are recurring enemies in the Mario series. They are an extremely large variety of Bullet Bills that first appeared in Super Mario World. Although they seem difficult to defeat, they can be defeated simply by jumping on it.
Banzai Bills also appear in the game Super Smash Bros. Melee. They are one of the hazards for the Princess Peach's Castle stage. These hazards are common in the Castle stage and inflict damage on contact. They appear from the east or west side of the stage and plunge onto the castle, creating a large explosion. If a character gets caught in the explosion, massive damage will be inflicted on him/her and he/she will be KO'd without a way to recover. However, Banzai Bills can be easily avoided.
They reappear in New Super Mario Bros., where they have a purplish tint to them, and are shot by Banzai Bill Blasters and travel very slowly, instead of coming from an unknown source as in Super Mario World and traveling quite fast.
They also appear in Super Princess Peach, introducing with it a red, more dangerous version, the Mad Banzai Bill.
In Super Mario Galaxy, they appear in the last level, Bowser's Galaxy Reactor and is shot from a Banzai Bill Blaster, as with New Super Mario Bros. These Banzai Bills cannot be defeated, and is hard to avoid, because of their size and speed. Even worse, two Bullet Bills fly with each Banzai Bill. Banzai Bills appeared in Super Mario Galaxy 2 as well. They appear first in Sky Station Galaxy, the first galaxy. They also appeared in Bowser´s Galaxy Generator.