This page explains in detail the interactions between the Super Smash Bros. series and the Wrecking Crew series. Note that Wrecking Crew is often considered part of the Mario series, in the Super Smash Bros. series. For more details see Mario X Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros.

19990121 January 21, 1999


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While no element from the Wrecking Crew series is featured directly in Super Smash Bros. Mario's 3P costume is called "Blackie Colors: Wrecking Crew FC" and is based on Foreman Spike, known as Blackie in Japan, while Luigi's 4P costume, called Strawberry Luigi, is based on his own appearance in Wrecking Crew.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

20011121 November 21, 2001


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Super Smash Bros. Melee still doesn't feature any Wrecking Crew element directly, but it features a Wrecking Crew trophy, listed in the unrepresented series (as a side note this implies that Wrecking Crew is not considered part of the Mario series in Melee):

# Name Image First Game / Move Description How to Unlock
279 Eggplant Man SSBM Trophy 279 Eggplant Man Wrecking Crew
Eggplant Man debuted as an enemy in the NES game Wrecking Crew. Even though his movement pattern was very simple, he was a fairly formidable foe, since Mario and Luigi had limited means of attack. You could beat this enemy by dropping a Dead-End Drum on him or by trapping him behind a door and blowing up the room.Available in the Lottery

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

20080131 January 31, 2008


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Super Smash Bros. Brawl features an actual item from Wrecking Crew, coming with its trophy and its own music. These are:

Golden Hammer

SSBB Golden Hammer

An item that in the original Wrecking Crew was a very rare, but more powerful version of the regular hammer. Here it's role is the same, being a rare and much more powerful version of the Hammer, but due to the regular Hammer being based on Donkey Kong, also the Golden Hammer in this game works like the hammers from Donkey Kong. While using the Golden Hammer characters are also able to float in the air for a short period.

Sometimes the Golden Hammer will be the undistinguishable Squeaky Golden Hammer, a totally harmless version of it, much like the Headless Hammer is to the Hammer, but even the squeaky version grants the floating ability.


The only Wrecking Crew Trophy is the Golden Hammer trophy, and it's listed in the items section.

Name Image First Game / Move Description How to Unlock
Golden Hammer SSBB Trophy 507 Golden Hammer NES Wrecking Crew A hammer that glows with golden light. It's easier to swing than a normal hammer, and more powerful too. If you tilt the Control Stick and press the attack button repeatedly, you float in midair. It's a very powerful item, but one that rarely appears. There's also a Golden Squeaky Hammer that does absolutely no damage at all. It's what you would call a fake.Get 15,000 m/45,000 ft in total (summing all fighters' records) in Home-Run Contest

Music tracks

The only music track taken from the Wrecking Crew series is:

Power-Up Music - Super Smash Bros

Power-Up Music - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Power-Up Music - Taken directly from Wrecking Crew, just like in the original game it plays when a character picks up the Golden Hammer.
Famicom Medley - Super Smash Bros

Famicom Medley - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Famicom Medley. The Bonus Round music can be heard at 0:02.

Additionally the Famicom Medley track, a medley of many Famicom/NES songs, includes the Bonus Round theme from Wrecking Crew.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and for Wii U

September 13, 2014 (3DS); November 21, 2014 (Wii U)


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Name Image Console, game Description 3DS Wii U How to Unlock
Golden HammerSSB4 Trophy GoldenHammerNES Wrecking Crew (10/1985)NTSC: This special hammer is several times stronger than the regular hammer. While wielding it, jumping repeatedly will let you float in the air. It doesn't appear often, so grab it when it does! However, watch out for the squeaky version. It looks like the normal one but is really useless.
PAL: This special hammer is much stronger than the normal one. And on top of that, it has a special ability - press the jump button repeatedly while holding it to float in the air. These things don't show up often, though, so if you see one, grab it fast! Just watch out for the Golden Squeaky Hammers - they look the same, but do exactly zero damage.

Wrecking Crew

The stage based on Wrecking Crew is a playable stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.


Copyrights for both series are held by Nintendo.