For detailed information about this series, see: Wrecking Crew at Super Mario Wiki

Wrecking Crew is a series of platform/puzzle games by Nintendo starring the popular Mario brothers, making it a spin-off of the Mario series.


A screenshot from the NES version of the game.

Only three games have been released:

  • Vs. Wrecking crew (1984), Arcade.
  • Wrecking Crew (June 18, 1985), NES. Re-released for Wii Virtual Console in 2007, for 3DS Virtual Console in 2011 and for Wii U Virtual Console in 2013.
  • Wrecking Crew '98 (May 23, 1998), SNES. The SNES game was released as a digital download for Wii U in 2016.

The first two are different versions of the same game, but it's unclear if the game was originally intended as a NES game and adapted to the arcade (as the title suggests) or if it was created as an arcade game and later ported to the NES (as some gameplay elements suggest). The third one features a more puzzle-oriented gameplay, but also includes a perfect port of the NES game.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type


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Mario1984 1984The Wrecking Crew series is a spin-off of the Mario series.

5Arrow R Mobile Golf20010511 May 11, 2001Foreman Spike from Wrecking Crew is unlockable in Mobile Golf.

5Arrow R Wario20041014 October 14, 2004Microgame versions of Wrecking Crew are featured in WarioWare: Twisted!, WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase and WarioWare Gold

5Arrow R Chibi-Robo!20050623 June 23, 2005Eggplant Man from Wrecking Crew makes an appearance in Chibi-Robo!

5Arrow R Dance Dance Revolution20050714 July 14, 2005Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix includes a track from Wrecking Crew.

5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20080131 January 31, 2008The Golden Hammer from Wrecking Crew is a usable item in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and its sequels, with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U also featuring a stage based on the game.

5Arrow R Art Style20090128 January 28, 2009Sprites from Wrecking Crew are featured in the game Art Style: Picopict.

5Arrow R NES Remix20131218 December 18, 2013NES Remix includes challenges based on Wrecking Crew.