Wrecking Crew

レッキングクルー

Wrecking Crew Screenshot
System Famicom/NES
Developer Nintendo
Genre 2D Platformer

Mario and Luigi have gotten jobs tearing down a derelict building site, but the mean Foreman Spike and his lackeys have other ideas.

Wrecking Crew is an action-puzzle game where the aim is to break all the stone walls on each stage with your hammer. You have to climb ladders and drop down onto platforms to reach them all. Foreman Spike, Gotcha Wrench and Eggplant Man will try and hamper your progress. Use the other objects on the site to stop them.

Wrecking Crew also features a Design Mode, where you can create and play your own stages. In Japan (and later releases) you can save these stages to play at a later date.

Release Information

VS. Wrecking Crew

Region Date Name System
Japan 1984 VSレッキングクルー VS. Wrecking Crew Arcade
US 1984 VS. Wrecking Crew Arcade

Wrecking Crew

Region Date Name System
Japan 18 Jun 1985 レッキングクルー Wrecking Crew Famicom/NES
US Oct 1985 Wrecking Crew Famicom/NES
Europe 15 Oct 1987 Wrecking Crew Famicom/NES
Japan 03 Feb 1989 レッキングクルー Wrecking Crew Famicom
Disk System
Japan 21 May 2004 ファミコンミニ14 レッキングクルー Famicom Mini 14. Wrecking Crew Game Boy Advance
Japan 24 Aug 2007 レッキングクルー Wrecking Crew Wii
Virtual Console
US 19 Nov 2007 Wrecking Crew Wii
Virtual Console
Europe 05 Feb 2008 Wrecking Crew Wii
Virtual Console
Japan 19 Sep 2012 レッキングクルー Wrecking Crew Nintendo 3DS
Virtual Console
US 07 Mar 2013 Wrecking Crew Nintendo 3DS
Virtual Console
Europe 09 May 2013 Wrecking Crew Nintendo 3DS
Virtual Console

Other Availability

Characters

Mario

Mario

Player I controls Mario. He has to use his hammer to break all of the stone walls on the construction site while avoiding the enemies.

Luigi

Luigi

In the 2-Player game, Player II controls Luigi. The two players take turns to play.

Enemies & Obstacles

Foreman Spike

Foreman Spike

The mean foreman who wants to sabotage Mario and Luigi's efforts. He will appear on some stages and try to knock you off platforms with his hammer. You also have to race him to the coin in the Bonus Game.

Gotcha Wrench

Gotcha Wrench

An angry cross between a dragon and a wrench. It runs around on the construction site, chasing after Mario. It will climb ladders and try to trap you. The purple variety is faster than the red.


Eggplant Man

Eggplant Man

Often found in groups, Eggplant Man runs in one direction, dropping off platforms and climbing up any ladders it encounters. It doesn't chase Mario, but they can trap him if he's not careful.

Fireball

Fireball

If Mario spends too much time standing on a single platform, a fireball will appear at the side and move across the stage, disappearing at the other end. They are tricky to avoid.

Stage Features

Wall

Wall

The standard walls that Mario must break to clear the stage. The basic white walls only take one hit, the white bricks take two and the grey bricks take three hits before they crumble.

Door

Door

A metal door. If struck with the hammer, it will open and enemies can run through. While in the background, enemies can't hurt Mario.


Pillar

Pillar

A supporting metal strut. When hit with the hammer, whatever is on top will drop down to the level below.

Drum

Drum

Also known as the dead-end drum, these steel drums block Mario's path. If you hit a pillar with a drum on top, the Drum will trap enemies (or Mario) under it.


Ladder

Ladder

Mario can use these to go up and down between the levels of the stage.

White Ladder

White Ladder

A breakable ladder that counts towards the stage clear. Make sure not to break a White Ladder before using it to reach any high Walls.


Bomb

Bomb

An explosive that breaks any walls on the same level when hit with the hammer until it reaches a gap. If Mario doesn't move fast enough, it will also knock him to the bottom of the site.

Secret Items

Pig

Pig

May appear when you hit a certain bomb third in a stage. Awards 800 points.

Santa Claus

Santa Claus

May appear when you hit a certain bomb third in a stage. Awards 1600 points.


Lucky Cat

Lucky Cat

May appear when you hit a certain bomb third in a stage. Awards 3200 points.

Golden Hammer

Golden Hammer

May appear when you hit a certain bomb third in a stage. Awards 3200 points and makes Mario extremely strong. He can hit enemies, float over gaps and break walls with ease.


Letters

Letters

If you break certain walls in a specific order, you will reveal the letters to Mario or Luigi's names. Reveal them all to receive a 1UP.