Wall (Wrecking Crew series)

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Screenshot of some types of walls for demolition

Walls for demolition[1] or mashable walls,[2] also referred to as walls for short, are objects in VS. Wrecking Crew and Wrecking Crew that are required to be destroyed in order to complete the phase. Mario, Luigi, and Foreman Spike are able to break them, as well as dynamite. They also appear in the bonus stages, where the player has to find the coin hidden behind one of them. If it is behind the first wall to be smashed, 10,000 points will be added to the points in the countdown timer. In 59 stages of Wrecking Crew, destroying specific walls in a certain order will reveal letters of the name of the player's character.


Walls for demolition include:

  • A wall that breaks in one hit
  • A brick wall that breaks in two hits
  • A darker brick wall that breaks in three hits
  • A ladder wall that breaks in one hit, which can also be climbed. Unlike VS. Wrecking Crew, ladder walls in Wrecking Crew can stack above each other. Breaking the ladder wall at the bottom causes all of the ladder walls above it to break.

Breaking walls grants 100 points, except for ladder walls which grant more points the taller the ladder stack is. This also applies to walls broken with dynamite.

In Wrecking Crew, the Golden Hammer can smash any wall with a single swing.

Appearances in other games[edit]

In the WarioWare series, ladder walls appear in the Wrecking Crew microgame in WarioWare: Twisted! where the player has to destroy them with bombs to defeat Eggplant Men. Ladder walls also appear in Wreck. Crew, a microgame in WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase, in which they are used by Gotchawrenches. Single-hit walls appear in the Wrecking Crew microgame in WarioWare Gold where the player has to find the coins hidden behind them, similar to the bonus stages.

Many Wrecking Crew challenges in NES Remix involve breaking walls.

Walls for demolition also appear in the Wrecking Crew stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They are only broken by dynamites, and if there are not enough walls to support the platform above, the platform falls.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たたき壊す壁[3]
Tatakikowasu kabe
Kowareru kabe
壊せる壁 (Virtual Console)[5]
Kowaseru kabe
壊せるもの (Virtual Console)[6]
Kowaseru mono
Walls to tear down

Destructible walls

Destructible walls

Destructible things
Russian Стены[7]