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Wrecking Crew (game)

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Wrecking Crew
Box art of Wrecking Crew.
Developer(s) Nintendo R&D 1
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Released JapanJune 18, 1985
USAOctober 1985
EuropeOctober 15, 1986
Genre(s) Puzzle/Platformer
Platform(s) Nintendo Entertainment System
Virtual Console
Article on Super Mario Wiki Wrecking Crew

Wrecking Crew (レッキングクルー, Wrecking Crew) is a puzzle/platformer video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. In it, Mario is a construction worker who must destroy a series of brick walls and ladders while avoiding enemies.

It is available as a default Masterpiece in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

A screenshot from Wrecking Crew, featuring a Golden Hammer.
Gameplay of Wrecking Crew.


The stage Wrecking Crew in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is based on this game.


The Golden Hammer debuted in this game.


Two tracks based on this game's music, Wrecking Crew Medley and Wrecking Crew Retro Medley, are available in the eponymous stage.


In Melee[edit]

Name Image First Game Description
Eggplant Man Eggplant Man trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee. 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.

In Brawl[edit]

Name Type Picture Description
Golden Hammer Item Golden Hammer trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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.

NES: Wrecking Crew

In Smash 4[edit]

Both versions[edit]
Name Category Picture Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Picture Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Description
Golden Hammer Item GoldenHammerTrophy3DS.png GoldenHammerTrophyWiiU.png

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.

NES: Wrecking Crew (10/1985)

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 Golden Squeaky Hammers – they look the same, but do exactly zero damage.

NES: Wrecking Crew (10/1987)


No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability
SSBU spirit Eggplant Man.png
Eggplant Man
1 954 4773 434 2172 520 2601 No Effect


Mario's black alternate costume in all games is based on the character Foreman Spike.