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Wrecking Crew

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Wrecking Crew
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Developer(s): Nintendo R&D 1
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: NES
Category: Puzzle
Players: 1-2
Predecessor: VS. Wrecking Crew
Successor: Wrecking Crew '98
Release dates
N. America: October 18, 1985
Japan: June 18, 1985
Europe: October 15, 1987
PEGI: 3+

Wrecking Crew is a Nintendo Entertainment System game. It is a port of the debut game in the VS. Wrecking Crew, the first in the series; a sub-series of the Mario series. Originally, it was released as part of the Family BASIC programmable series, with Mach Rider and Excitebike.


Mario (and Luigi) must demolish objects with a hammer in a playfield. Once the playfield is cleared, a new level begins. The player can move up and down ladders, and detonate bombs. Foreman Spike, Gotchawrench and Eggplant Man will sometimes appear to disrupt the player.

In Design Mode, the player can create their own stages. The Japanese version featured support for the Famicom Data Recorder. The later Wii Virtual Console release added back this compatibility, but not the Nintendo Switch Online release.

Technical details

Technical details
Media: NES Game Pak
Gameboy Advance Cartridge
Digital download (Wii, 3DS, Wii U)
Download size: Wii: Unknown
3DS: Unknown
Wii U: Unknown
Save data size: Wii: Unknown
3DS: Unknown
Wii U: Unknown
Supported features: Off-TV Play (Wii U)
Input / compatible controllers: Original: NES controller
Wii:Wii Remote (Sideways), Wii Classic Controller
Wii U: Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote (+ Nunchuk)

Other Releases

Title Cover art Platform Release date(s) Notes
Wrecking Crew Famicom Disk System JP: February 3rd, 1989

Famicom Mini: Wrecking Crew Game Boy Advance(Famicom Mini) JP: May 21th, 2004

Wrecking Crew Wii (VC) EU: August 24th, 2007
AU: August 24th, 2007
NA: November 19th, 2007
JP: February 5th, 2008

Wrecking Crew Nintendo 3DS (Ambassador's Program) JP: August 31st, 2011
NA: August 31st, 2011
EU: September 1st, 2011
AU: September 1st, 2011,

Wrecking Crew Nintendo 3DS (VC) JP: September 19th, 2012
NA: March 7th, 2013
EU: May 9th 2013
AU: May 10th, 2013
KR: May 18th, 2016

Wrecking Crew Wii U (VC) JP: June 19th, 2013
NA: June 20th, 2013
EU: June 20th, 2013
AU: June 20th, 2013

Wrecking Crew Nintendo Switch (Nintendo Switch Online) JP: July 17th, 2019
NA: July 17th, 2019
EU: July 17th, 2019
AU: July 17th, 2019
HK: July 17th, 2019
KR: July 17th, 2019


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