Vs. Wrecking Crew is this latest Arcade Archives release

Break the wall dowwwwwwn

For this week’s Arcade Archives release, publisher Hamster are sneakily putting out another “Vs.” title, (essentially slightly modified NES games made available in coin-op form).  This time it’s the turn of block-busting platformer Wrecking Crew.

Released for the NES back in 1985, Wrecking Crew sees players in the roles of two construction workers, (invariably Mario and Luigi in some territories), as they smash their way through 100 levels of demolition action. Players must use forward-thinking to plan their route through each stage, being careful not to paint themselves into a corner. Our heroes must also watch out for various hazards, such as fireballs and an angry site foreman who chases the mallet-wielding duo throughout the stage. Never send a plumber to do a builder’s job.

You can check out a video of the game in action below, courtesy of YouTuber Old Classic Retro Gaming. Vs.Wrecking Crew is available to download now on Nintendo Switch, priced at around $8.

Chris Moyse
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