Zebraman7279's advice for Little Mac in Super Smash Bros. 4

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posted November 21, 2014

Mac's gameplay can best be described with, "Float like a butterfly sting like a bee". Mac is not the character that can dash attack to start an offensive assault. You must keep yourself and your opponent in the middle of the stage at all times, this is where Mac is considered at his best. You should only be using your normals and foward smash to rack up damage, Mac's specials are terrible and hardly need to be used. Your dodges are extremely quick and should be used to mix up your opponent. You will hardly need to dodge opponents attacks if you beat them to the punch, and this is hardly a problem with Mac's normals.
Your dependable killing moves are the Uppercut (Foward Smash Up tilt) Down Smash, and rarely the Straight (Foward Smash). Mac's K.O punch is, and I cannot stress this enough, NOT A DEPENDABLE KILLING MOVE. The terrible range and short time of the K.O punch is not worth the hassle so don't bother using it unless you see a VERY obvious opening.
Mac has a terrible air and recovery game. His aerials are virtually useless under most circumstances, and both of his recovery options are terrible. Your 2 options is the air are you UP and DOWN B. UP-B can kill at reasonable percentages and should be used if your opponent is DIRECTLY above you, most people won't see this coming because of how infrequently it is used. The DOWN-B is best used when your opponent is below or next to you in the air. This allows you to get some breathing space and will provide enough time for you to get to the ground.
Of course there will be a time when you are knocked off the stage. IN that case you have two options.
1. If the opponent is catching and throwing your continuously off the stage, wait until you are barely under the edge of the stage and UP-B.
2. If the opponent is going to hit you mid-recovery activate Slip-Counter. This is very tricky because if you miss the counter all of your forward momentum will die and you will have a MUCH harder time recovering.
That's all I have for now, good luck!