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Wrecking Crew is a platform action game for one or two players. Players control Mario and Luigi, who need to demolish various buildings. After each wall in the building has been destroyed, players move on to the next (and more difficult) building. Many of the buildings have a puzzle element to them; players may need to find the path to reach all of the walls without the heroes getting trapped at a dead end. Wandering throughout the buildings are dangerous creatures and the construction foreman, all of whom will stop Mario and Luigi from completing their task. The game features 100 levels. A construction set is included, allowing players to create and play their own buildings.


Wrecking Crew NES Title screen
Wrecking Crew NES Trapped!
Wrecking Crew NES A more challenging level
Wrecking Crew NES The bonus stage

Promo Images

Wrecking Crew Screenshot
Wrecking Crew Screenshot
Wrecking Crew Screenshot
Wrecking Crew Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Vs. Wrecking Crew" -- Arcade title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス VS. レッキングクルー" -- Japanese Switch spelling
  • "Arcade Archives: Vs. Wrecking Crew" -- Switch title
  • "レッキングクルー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Questicle.net Feb, 2014 A- 91
Génération 4 1987 85 out of 100 85
1UP! Oct 06, 2008 83 out of 100 83
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Sep 22, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Retro Game Reviews Jul 25, 2017 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Tilt Dec, 1987 10 out of 20 50
Power Play 1987 3.5 out of 10 35


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Saving progress

Virtual Console versions allow you to save custom level designs. The original Famicom version also allowed saving through the use of a peripheral called the Famicom Data Recorder, which recorded game data onto audiocassettes. Since this peripheral was never released elsewhere, no non-Japanese versions of the original game were capable of saving. However, the North American manual for the game mentions that the save and load functions "have been programmed in for potential product developments."
Servo (57355) added Wrecking Crew (NES) on Nov 05, 2002
Other platforms contributed by ResidentHazard (3564), Michael Cassidy (21110), Kam1Kaz3NL77 (461932), Sciere (789518), Freeman (65727) and Pseudo_Intellectual (64438)
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