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First appearance VS. Wrecking Crew (1984)
Latest appearance Ultimate NES Remix (2014)

A Gotchawrench[1][2], or Gotcha Wrench[3], is a living metal wrench. It has huge teeth to attack, and dinosaur legs to help it climb around.


VS. Wrecking Crew[edit]

Gotchawrenches first appeared in the VS. Wrecking Crew arcade game for the VS. System, where they were among the only major enemy obstacles. They appear much as they do in the subsequent console game. Red ones move slowly while purple ones are quick. Starting in Phase 11, red ones are replaced by unnamed hatchet enemies that behave the same.

Wrecking Crew[edit]

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WC Red Gotchawrench.png

Gotchawrenches appear on the first stage of the game Wrecking Crew. A Gotchawrench climbs around the construction site chasing Mario. They come in two colors, purple (Gotchawrench) and red (Gotchawrench Jr., which moves more slowly).

Wrecking Crew '98[edit]


Gotchawrench is the third challenger in Wrecking Crew '98. Gotchawrench is purple and looks the same as he does in the original. He also appears in the port of the original game, which is on the same cartridge.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スパナゴン
"Spanner Gon", a portmanteau of the word 「スパナ」 spanner (another name for a wrench) and the word 「ドラゴン」 dragon.


  1. ^ "You’ll have hours of fun demolishing monsters like Gotchawrench and Eggplant Man, and blowing up a building you built yourself, in this off-the-wall demolition game!" - Wrecking Crew back of the box.
  2. ^ Wrecking Crew instruction booklet, pg. 5 & 8.
  3. ^ Wrecking Crew instruction booklet, pg. 2.