Wrecking Crew (series)

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Wrecking Crew
Wrecking Crew In-game logo
First installment VS. Wrecking Crew (1984)
Latest installment Wrecking Crew '98 (1998)
Franchise Super Mario

The Wrecking Crew series is a small video game series in the Super Mario franchise, revolving around Mario and Luigi as hammer-using demolition workers.

List of games[edit]

Cover, original release, and system Synopsis
VS. Wrecking Crew
Later VS. Wrecking Crew Japanese flyer.
Japan August 1984
VS. System
VS. Wrecking Crew is a competitive two-player arcade game featuring Mario and Luigi destroying walls while avoiding the enemy Gotchawrenches. A single-player mode also exists, having Luigi be played by the computer.
Wrecking Crew
Wrecking Crew NES cover
Japan June 18, 1985
Wrecking Crew is a home variation of VS. Wrecking Crew, being more puzzle-oriented and based around single-player gameplay. Unlike in the previous game, the hammer-wielding CPU-controlled opponent is the brothers' cantankerous boss, Foreman Spike. This is the first Super Mario game to feature scrolling, albeit vertical scrolling.
Wrecking Crew '98
Wrecking Crew '98 boxart
Japan January 1, 1998
Wrecking Crew '98 is a sequel for the Super Famicom, being both competitive and puzzle-based. Two players destroy and match panels to clear out their playing field, with some panels causing effects to hinder the opponent. The game contains a story mode where Mario has to stop Bowser from building high-rises set up throughout the Mushroom Kingdom.

See also[edit]

  • Mario Bros., a series using a similar layout of stacked platforms.
  • Hotel Mario, a game that also uses a similar layout.