Little Mac

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Little Mac
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Full Name Little Mac
Species Human
First Appearance Punch-Out!! (1984)
Latest Appearance Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014)

Little Mac is a human boxer from the Punch-Out!! series who acts as the main character of the series. His name refers to how he is the shortest and youngest boxer throughout the Punch-Out!! games. His debut was in the NES title, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, which received several sequels. Little Mac has had various crossover encounters with Mario and other characters from the Mario series.

History[edit]

Punch-Out!! series[edit]

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!![edit]

Mario announcing the start of Little Mac's boxing match with Glass Joe in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!.

Little Mac made his debut in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! and fought through many tough foes, while Mario served as a referee.

Punch-Out!! (Wii)[edit]

Little Mac fighting Donkey Kong in the Wii version of Punch-Out!!.

In Punch-Out!! for the Wii, like the original version, Mac once again fought many tough foes to become the world champion. His final match was, surprisingly, against Donkey Kong, who'd somehow managed to take him to the top.

WarioWare series[edit]

WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

Little Mac standing triumphantly while Mario counts out his opponent in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves features a microgame named "Punch-Out!!" based on the game of the same name. In it, the player, as Mario the referee, has to count out the boxers knocked down by Little Mac. When successful, Mac cheers his victory.

WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase[edit]

He appears in the microgame Punch-Out!! in WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Little Mac attacking Ike in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Along with many other Nintendo characters who didn't have many appearances, Little Mac returned in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Here he was an Assist Trophy who would emerge and punch many times at the enemies of whoever released him, until he delivered one final blow that would nearly always KO them.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

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Super Smash Bros. Character
Little Mac
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Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (upcoming)
Special Moves
Standard:  Straight Lunge
Side:  Jolt Haymaker
Up:  Rising Uppercut
Down:  Slip Counter
Final Smash:  Giga Mac

“Little Mac Punches In!”
Introduction, "Champion of the Ring" Trailer

After having only appeared in the previous game as an Assist Trophy, Little Mac was confirmed as a new playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U on February 13, 2014[1], the day of the Japanese release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (to reference his relationship with Donkey Kong). Little Mac features a Power Meter that, when charged up, changes his neutral special attack to a one-hit KO uppercut.[2] His Final Smash is Giga Mac, a form that first appeared in Punch-Out!! on the Wii.[1] Additionally, the player will be able to choose Wire Frame Mac or his pink sweatsuit; from the original arcade version of Punch Out!! and Punch-Out!! for the NES respectively, as one of his alternate costumes. Finally, the overweight Little Mac from Captain Rainbow will appear as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.[3]

It has been said that although Little Mac is a fast and strong fighter when grounded, he is far weaker when in the air, as his attack power drastically decreases, and his recovery ability is poor. If Little Mac wins a match, on the victory screen with the stats and scores, Doc Louis, his coach, will appear cheering with Little Mac.

Special moves[edit]
Straight Lunge[edit]
Main article: SmashWiki:Straight Lunge

The Straight Lunge is Little Mac's neutral special move. When used, Little Mac will wind up his fist multiple times in place; he also will not flinch when attacked while charging. By pressing the button again, Little Mac charges forward, hitting any opponents in his path with an uppercut punch; the more it is charged, the farther he travels and the more powerful the punch is. However, this also causes Little Mac to cool down for a longer period.

When Little Mac's KO meter is full, the Straight Lunge becomes replaced with a one-time-use KO uppercut. Little Mac delivers a powerful uppercut to any opponents in front of him, causing them to fly straight up

Jolt Haymaker[edit]
Main article: SmashWiki:Jolt Haymaker

The Jolt Haymaker is Little Mac's side special attack. When used, Little Mac leaps up and delivers a downward punch. If Little Mac lands on a platform while performing the move, he does not punch, and he cannot perform another attack while in midair after using the move.

Slip Counter[edit]
Main article: SmashWiki:Slip Counter

The Slip Counter is Little Mac's down special move. When used, Little Mac will guard and pretend to take a hit; if hit while using the move, he will then counter with an uppercut attack.

Giga Mac[edit]
Main article: SmashWiki:Giga Mac

Giga Mac is the name of Little Mac's Final Smash. When used, Little Mac will temporarily transform into Giga Mac, similar to Giga Bowser or Wario-Man. While in this state, he will not flinch when attacked, and his attacks are more powerful than before.

Captain Rainbow[edit]

Little Mac after gaining weight in Captain Rainbow.

In Captain Rainbow it is revealed that by the events of this game, Little Mac had been out of work for some time and had become largely obese. It was up to the game's protagonist Nick to help him get back into shape. This form appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

NES Remix 2[edit]

In the Wii U downloadable game NES Remix 2, Little Mac will make an appearance in the mini-games based on the original Punch-Out!! game, one of which requires the player to knock out Glass Joe.

Super Smash Bros. Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Description
BrawlTrophy304.png Little Mac A lightweight scrapper from the Bronx. After meeting with a former boxing great named Doc Louis who fell from glory, Mac takes Doc on as his coach, and together the pair try for the championship belt in the WVBA. Little Mac works his way up the ranks of the WVBA, taking out foes several times his size. By landing multiple blows, Little Mac gains a "☆" uppercut.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Name Image Description
Little Mac This little boxer from the Punch-Out!! series makes up in heart what he lacks in height. He wasn't afraid to take on the boxing champs, and he's not afraid of the Nintendo stars. In Smash Bros., he packs a serious punch. When his KO Meter fills up, wade in and trigger a devastating uppercut.
Little Mac (Alt.) No matter his opponent, Little Mac always puts his bets fist forward. He enters a charge state before unleashing his Straight Lunge special and can unleash it while charging by pressing the button again. He won't flinch while charging. At max charge, the launching power of this move is scary!

Mario series appearances[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
WarioWare: Smooth Moves Cameo in microgame 2006 Wii
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Cameo as Assist Trophy 2008 Wii
Captain Rainbow Non-playable Character 2008 Wii
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Playable character 2014 Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Gallery[edit]

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リトル・マック
Ritoru Makku
Spanish Little Mac
French Little Mac
Dutch Little Mac
German Little Mac
Italian Little Mac
Portuguese Pequeno Mac
Russian Маленький Мэк
Malen'kiy Mek
Korean 리틀 맥
Liteul Maek

References[edit]

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  3. ^ https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAACAAAYUKlM9yClbA