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Bill Blasters are the little cannons that the Bullet Bills are launched from. There are also bigger Bill Blasters that launch Banzai Bills. Standing next to one will prevent them from firing a Bullet Bill, similar to how Piranha Plants won't come out of Pipes if Mario is standing next to one. In games like Super Mario World and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the characters do not see the Bullet Bills being launched from any Bill Blasters. In the New Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Galaxy games Mario can see Bullet Bills and Banzai Bills being launched away.

Appearances

Super Mario Bros.

This marked the first appearance of this enemy. Here, they were originally called Turtle Cannons. They first appeared in World 5-1.

They also appear in World 5-2, World 7-1, World 8-2, and World 8-3. They are located in areas that are quite difficult to navigate through. They can be seen placed on the ground or above the player, which could result in the player getting hit if they jump. If the player is directly above one or completely within a sprite box beside one, they will not fire.

Paper Mario series

In Paper Mario, Bill Blasters are mainly fought in Koopa Bros. Fortress after the Koopa Bros. activate them onto Mario and his friends. Mario and co. should avoid the incoming Bullet Bills and attack the Bill Blasters. In battle, the Bill Blasters mainly attack by launching one or two Bullet Bills at a time. It is wise to use Bombette's Bomb attack to deal more damage to them.

BillBlasterTTYD
In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Bill Blasters are seen in the Pirate's Grotto. They act very much the same as they did in the previous game. The Bill Blasters have high defense and are impervious to fire so the best way to take them out is with Piercing Blow or Bobbery's Bomb technique.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga/Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

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Bill Blaster's sprite

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Bill Blasters are enemies that appear on the Beanbean Kingdom side of Stardust Fields.

Although they are not present outside of battle, they accompany Fighter Flies. Bill Blasters attack by shooting Bullet Bills that can be dodged or counterattacked. It attack directionally to the brother that it is facing. Bill Blasters deal regular damage on Mario and Luigi's jump, hammer and hand techniques. They can be healed with Mario's fire techniques and Luigi's thunder techniques. After battle, it may drop a Mushroom.

Statistics

Bill Blaster
BillBlasterMLSS LVL 4 HP 5 POW 18 (16) DEF 25 SPEED {{{spd}}}
EXP 3 COINS 2 Fire Heal Thunder Heal Jump Normal
Hammer? Normal Hand? Normal Stun? 30% Burn? 0% Stat Down? 100%
Item drop Location(s)
•None - 0%
•None - 0%
Stardust Fields
Notes
  • Parentheses indicates statistics in Japanese version.
  • Numbers and words in gray indicate coding unavailable in normal gameplay.

Paper Mario Enemy
Bill Blaster
BillBlasterPM Max HP 4 Attack 0 Defense 1 Type Ground
Level 10 Strong None Weak None Moves Bullet Shot (creates Bullet Bill)
Sleep? 0%, 0 Dizzy? 0%, 0 Shock? 0%, 0 Shrink? 50%, 0
Stop? 0%, 0 Fright? 0% Air Lift? 20% Hurricane? 15%
Coins 3 + 1 Items None Run N/A Location(s) Koopa Bros. Fortress
Tattle This is a Bill Blaster. Bill Blasters are the cannons that shoot out Bullet Bills. Max HP: 4, Attack Power: 0, Defense Power: 1 They won't attack us directly, but they'll keep shooting out Bullet Bills as long as they can. It's efficient to attack 'em all at once, but you can also beat 'em one at a time.

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