|Hometown||The Bronx, New York|
|Portrayed by|| Matt Harty*|
Little Mac (Japanese リトル・マック, Little Mac) is the starring character of the Punch-Out!! series. As his name implies, he has a small frame, which grants him better maneuverability and speed. Little Mac entered a boxing tournament and managed to become a champion, defeating opponents much larger than himself. He's often accompanied by his trainer, Doc Louis, and doesn't speak many words.
Creation and DevelopmentEdit
Little Mac has traditionally been depicted as an Italian American with black hair; he usually wears a black tank top, green shorts, and green boxing gloves. He was originally going to be named Peter Punch, but this was changed by the time of the game's debut. Hailing from The Bronx, New York, Mac is 17 years old and 140 centimeters tall, which makes him both the shortest and youngest boxer in all of the Punch-Out!! games he has appeared in. In the NES game, players took control of Mac against the taller opponents, where Mac could only dodge in various directions, block, perform stomach punches, uppercuts, and the "Star Uppercut". Mac can perform the Star Uppercut by collecting stars, which are obtained by attacking opponents in specific ways. Mac has a stamina meter; if it runs out, he turns pink, and must be given time to recover. If he is knocked down, players must mash the A button to make him stand up.
The identity of the player-character in Super Punch-Out!! is a source of contention; Bryce Holliday, one of the main developers of the Wii version of Punch-Out, states that the player character in Super Punch-Out is not Little Mac. However, during the North American and European Virtual Console releases of Super Punch-Out!!, Nintendo of America and Europe have claimed that Little Mac is in the SNES game. The history section of the official website for the Wii version of Punch-Out!! also states that the protagonist is Little Mac. According to Nintendo of America, the Super Punch-Out!! takes place after the events of the NES and Wii titles of the series; Little Mac's different appearance is the result of a makeover he undertook, and his repertoire expanded upon separating from Doc Louis, including the "Knockout Punch" and the "Rapid Punch". Before Super Punch-Out!! was finished and released, some screenshots and video footage of the prototype seen in gaming magazines showed him with a different look compared to his final version seen in the finished and released version. Instead of using stars to do powerful attacks, Little Mac builds up a strength meter by doing well against his opponents. It will lower when he is hit or when the opponent blocks his attack.
|The Video Games Fanon Image Database contains renders of this subject. For all available renders of this character, see here.|
|This character has an amiibo based off them. For information on their amiibo, see Little Mac (amiibo).|