Wrecking Crew (universe)
Wrecking Crew logo

Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Genre(s) Puzzle
Console of origin NES
First installment Wrecking Crew (1985)
Latest installment Wrecking Crew '98 (1998) Flag of Japan

The Wrecking Crew universe (レッキングクルー, Wrecking Crew) refers to the Smash Bros. series' collection of stages and properties that hail from the NES title, Wrecking Crew. It is a sub-universe of the Mario series, and has no characters that hail from it.

Franchise description

Before Mario had cemented his occupation or abilities, Mario and Luigi would have numerous jobs from game to game. In the Wrecking Crew sub-series, their role is that of demolition workers. Wrecking Crew was released in 1985 for the Famicom and NES. In this game Mario could not jump, so he had to approach levels methodically, demolishing them in the right order all while avoiding enemies. It is notable for being one of the first games with a custom level editor.

In Super Smash Bros.

One of Mario's palette swaps resembles Foreman Spike; this costume reappears in all future Smash titles.

One of Luigi's palette swaps resembles his outfit from Wrecking Crew. This costume reappears in all future Smash titles.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee


  • Eggplant Man

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

The Wrecking Crew universe is given greater representation in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with a stage and a masterpiece unlike Melee.


Wrecking Crew Icon SSBWU


  • Wrecking Crew Medley
  • Wrecking Crew Retro Medley