Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date


  • US 18th Oct 1985
  • EU 15th Oct 1987

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 19th Nov 2007, 500 points
  • EU 24th Aug 2007, 500 points
  • JP 5th Feb 2008, 500 points

3DS (3DS eShop)

  • JP 19th Sep 2012, ¥500
  • US 7th Mar 2013, $4.99
  • EU 9th May 2013, £3.59

Wii U (Wii U eShop)

  • JP 19th Jun 2013, ¥500

Wii U eShop

  • EU 20th Jun 2013, £3.49
  • US 20th Jun 2013, $4.99

Nintendo Switch Online (Subscription)

  • Available Now
Controller Support


  • Review Wrecking Crew (Wii U eShop / NES)

    It's wrecking time!

    Mario's claim to fame has often been jumping; a simple skill, but unfailingly entertaining. It can be tough to remember a time when he traded high-flying acrobatics for a hammer and an insatiable appetite for destruction, but that's exactly the case in Wrecking Crew. Smashing things to bits is the straightforward goal, but...

  • Review Wrecking Crew (3DS eShop / NES)

    I'm gonna wreck it!

    It’s common knowledge for most gamers that Mario has been in countless games over the years, in which he has taken on a bevy of different roles and occupations. From race-car driver to boxing referee, Mario has done it all. Curiously enough, just about the only job Mario hasn’t performed in a video game is that of a plumber,...

  • Review Wrecking Crew (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

    Wreck, not dreck

    Wrecking Crew's a bit of an oddball. Despite starring Mario, it flies under many peoples' radars, partly because it launched simultaneous with the legendary Super Mario Bros. and several other titles, thus meaning it was quickly overshadowed. Wrecking Crew's genre is hard to nail down, but is essentially a mix of a platformer and...

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Wrecking Crew Guides

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About The Game

In NES classic Wrecking Crew, Mario swaps his plumber’s cap for a hard hat as he takes on the unique role of a demolition engineer!

Your aim is to demolish every obstacle in each enemy-infested level, while working out the most destructive route through the networks of ladders and scaffolds.

Wrecking Crew was part of the NES “Programmable Series” so it also includes a mode for designing your own levels. This Virtual Console version also features the ability to save your creations, which was not possible in the original.