Wrecking Crew



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“Wrecking Crew has aged much better than many of the NES launch titles, especially in this reviewer’s personal opinion, and still offers a rewarding time.”
– from the full review, which you can read here
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Seriously, I like Wrecking Crew better than Kung Fu and Excitebike. Yep.

And let’s be honest: No matter where you place it in the ranking of NES launch titles (or overall library regardless), a rational, objective observer would notice that Wrecking Crew does not quite get the accolades or the continual visibility that those other early games do. Kid Icarus got a sequel on 3DS, great; but what about Mario’s adventures in demolition, and why can they honestly not see a resurfacing as well? I get that it is a long, complex, difficult process to just launch a franchise all willy-nilly, but seriously, why did Nintendo never at least try t–

Well, there was that 16-bit Wrecking Crew sequel, but it was a Japan-only release, of course. Learn more about it in NESQuester’s take on Wrecking Crew. Good times.

But really, Wrecking Crew is fun. That is the point. This is a fun little video game. Make no mistake, though: It is not easy. But you can stage-select your way back to wherever you left off!

Read The Full Review For: Thoughts on Wrecking Crew’s graphics and sound, many comparisons to other games, and something about eggplants.

NES Gameplay Tips For Wrecking Crew: I do not consider myself a great Wrecking Crew player, so I would just generally encourage you to not give up, keep trying, and write down the last stage number you were able to beat. The nice thing about Wrecking Crew is that you can always come back to it. One helpful tip: While the game is paused, you can press Up and Down to scroll your view of the level, which can come in handy.

Screenshots, go.

I love retro level-start transition screens. Classic.

I love retro level-start transition screens. Classic.

Eggplant Men!

Eggplant Men!

That's how you do it. Awww yeah.

That’s how you do it. Awww yeah.

Bonus stage!

Bonus stage!

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Level editor menu.

Level editor menu.

This is stage 88. What a crazy whacko.

This is stage 88. What a crazy whacko.

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