Little Mac

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Little Mac
Little Mac Artwork.jpg
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.


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]

Super Smash Bros. Character
Little Mac
Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / 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.

On a side note, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will mark Little Mac's handheld debut. This also applies to Wii Fit Trainer.

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.

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. Brawl Trophy Information[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.


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


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