Little Mac is going to be apart of the newest iteration of Smash Brothers. This seems like a natural slam dunk on the part of Nintendo. A one-two punch if you will. It hits hard on the nostalgia factor and will lay the foundation for a possible Wii Punch U Out!!. Although, reports are now surfacing that Little Mac wasn’t Nintendo’s first choice from the Mac family. Many sources are now coming forward and tell us that Nintendo initially eyed McDonald’s Big Mac to be on the Smash Brothers roster.
When the news first hit the scene, many attributed the deal as a normal promotion between the two corporations. However, it was soon learned that the intentions would be grander in scale. Nintendo approached the Golden Arched company with plans to license the likeness of the famous Big Mac. In hand, Nintendo would present sketches and renderings of the fighting McDonald’s sandwich in their meeting. McDonald’s reply was they needed to think about it and let Nintendo know they would call them back in a couple of days. Nintendo would go home empty handed, also, after sitting by the phone for two days, no call was received. A Nintendo internal memo read: “McDonalds must not have thought having the Big Mac would be big enough by itself. We must think big like the McDonalds people do”. Reports from the Nintendo staff show that Nintendo had renderings of a hopeful Smash Brothers X McDonaldland. Nintendo would return to the McDonald’s headquarters to present the mashup of characters. The Nintendo crew would enter with presentations and videos to impress the decision makers of the burger chain. In the end, the people at Nintendo would get an apathetic no.
Crestfallen, the Nintendo camp regrouped and would pursue Little Mac from Punch Out!!. This time Nintendo HQ wouldn’t offer such a sweet deal to the in house talent. Nintendo would only give Little Mac a position on the roster in the upcoming Smash Brothers. Rumors claim a new Punch Out!! is all but assured due to the deal, but no hard evidence has been given. Little Mac and Doc Louis have been seen training in NYC. They can also be easily spotted due to Little Mac’s choice of fluorescent pink training outfit.
Both Nintendo and Little Mac declined to be interviewed for this story. Little Mac did comment by saying “I’m happy to be apart of the game no matter how it came to be.”