Mack

From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Mack
Mack SMRPG.png
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
“Listen up, gang! These guys are gonna put a stop to OUR party! Are we HAPPY about this?!”
Mack, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Mack is a lieutenant of the Smithy Gang and the boss guarding the first Star Piece in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Mack commands an army of Shysters and can use fire magic. Like the other members of the Smithy Gang, Mack is modeled after a weapon (in his case, a knife) and he is named after the song "Mack the Knife" (originally "Die Moritat von Mackie Messer" in German).

History[edit]

With his Shysters, Mack attacked Mushroom Kingdom while Mario was in Bandit's Way. Mack occupied the throne room of the Mushroom Castle while his Shysters terrorized the residents of the surrounding town.

After returning to town, Mario and Mallow fought their way to the throne room and defeated Mack. Following Mack's defeat, the two remaining Shysters left to inform Smithy of Mack's destruction.

Mack would return in Smithy's Factory, in the form of a gray mass-produced copy of the original. His Psychopath thought here notably indicates he has the memories of the original, something none of the others' show.

In the parade, Mack, along with Bowyer and Yaridovich, is seen being pounded by Smithy's hammer.

Battle[edit]

At the start of the battle, Mack is accompanied by a quartet of Bodyguards. If they are not defeated within one turn, Mack will jump out of the battle screen and will not return until all bodyguards on the field are defeated. When in battle, Mack attacks with physical strikes and the spells Flame and Flame Wall. After a few turns, the Shysters will return, requiring the player to repeat the process until Mack is defeated. If all the bodyguards are defeated, Mack will use Flame Wall for his next attack.

Physical appearance[edit]

Mack is a red-colored, roundish figure who holds onto a pair of handles on top of a giant knife with floating eyes (or may be the knife itself), mirroring how the Shysters and their derivatives ride on similar looking pogo sticks. When attacking, Mack shakes his head.

Statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Mack
Mack Sprite - Super Mario RPG.png HP 480 FP 28 Speed 8 Yoshi Cookie None
Attack 22 Magic Attack 15 Location(s) Mushroom Kingdom Bonus Flower None
Defense 25 Magic Defense 20 Weak Thunder Items None
Evade 0% Magic Evade 0% Strong Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence, Critical Morph Rate 0%
Coins 20 Exp. points 24 Spells Flame Wall, Flame Sp. Attacks None
Psychopath "Boing, boing, boing."
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Machine Made (Mack)
Machine Mack.png HP 300 FP 250 Speed 10 Yoshi Cookie None
Attack 160 Magic Attack 95 Location(s) Factory Bonus Flower None
Defense 120 Magic Defense 40 Weak Thunder Items Fire Bomb (25%)
Evade 0% Magic Evade 0% Strong Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence, Critical Morph Rate 0%
Coins 0 Exp. points 120 Spells Flame Wall, Flame Sp. Attacks None
Psychopath "Mario! I'm BAAAAAAAACK!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケンゾール
Kenzōru
Probably from 「剣」 Ken, meaning sword.

Trivia[edit]

  • It is possible to skip the Mack encounter with a trick involving a tricky jump from a Shyster over to the Chancellor, who is hiding in the corner. The Shysters will not notice Mario, thus the fight will not be triggered. Mack and his gang will be gone after speaking with the Chancellor. The game will continue as normal, though the first Star Piece will not show up in the menu until after the second one is obtained since it was not formally collected.