Wrecking Crew (universe)

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Wrecking Crew (universe)
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Genre(s) Action
Console of origin NES
First installment VS. Wrecking Crew (1984)
Latest installment Wrecking Crew '98 (1998) Japan
The cover of Wrecking Crew for the NES (1985)

The Wrecking Crew universe (レッキングクルー, Wrecking Crew) refers to the Super Smash Bros. series' collection of stages and properties that hail from the NES title, Wrecking Crew. It is a sub-universe of the Mario series, and has no characters that hail from it, making it the only Mario sub universe with this distinction.

Franchise description[edit]

Before Mario had cemented his occupation or abilities, Mario and Luigi would have numerous jobs from game to game. In the Wrecking Crew sub-series, their role is that of demolition workers. Wrecking Crew was released in 1985 for the Famicom and NES. In this game Mario could not jump, so he had to approach levels methodically, demolishing them in the right order all while avoiding enemies. It is notable for being one of the first games with a custom level editor.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

One of Mario's palette swaps resembles Foreman Spike; this costume reappears in all future Smash titles.

One of Luigi's palette swaps resembles his outfit from Wrecking Crew. This costume reappears in all future Smash titles.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]


  • Eggplant Man

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]


  • Power-Up Music (this song is used both as a proper music track on the Mario Bros. stage and when using the Golden Hammer item.)


In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The Wrecking Crew universe is given greater representation in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with a stage, two music tracks and a masterpiece unlike Melee.



  • Wrecking Crew Medley
  • Wrecking Crew Retro Medley


In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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  • An entirely new Wrecking Crew Medley, seen in the Sound Test and heard in the August 8th, 2018 Direct.
  • Super Smash Bros. 4 "Wrecking Crew Medley": returns from Smash 4. Seen in the Sound Test in the August 8th, 2018 Direct, mislabeled as originating from Brawl.
  • Super Smash Bros. 4 "Wrecking Crew Retro Medley": returns from Smash 4. Seen in the Sound Test in the August 8th, 2018 Direct.


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