This page explains in detail the interactions between the Super Smash Bros. series and the Wrecking Crew series. Note that Wrecking Crew is often considered part of the Mario series, in the Super Smash Bros. series. For more details see Mario X Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros.
January 21, 1999
While no element from the Wrecking Crew series is featured directly in Super Smash Bros. Mario's 3P costume is called "Blackie Colors: Wrecking Crew FC" and is based on Foreman Spike, known as Blackie in Japan, while Luigi's 4P costume, called Strawberry Luigi, is based on his own appearance in Wrecking Crew.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
November 21, 2001
Super Smash Bros. Melee still doesn't feature any Wrecking Crew element directly, but it features a Wrecking Crew trophy, listed in the unrepresented series (as a side note this implies that Wrecking Crew is not considered part of the Mario series in Melee):
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
January 31, 2008
Super Smash Bros. Brawl features an actual item from Wrecking Crew, coming with its trophy and its own music. These are:
An item that in the original Wrecking Crew was a very rare, but more powerful version of the regular hammer. Here it's role is the same, being a rare and much more powerful version of the Hammer, but due to the regular Hammer being based on Donkey Kong, also the Golden Hammer in this game works like the hammers from Donkey Kong. While using the Golden Hammer characters are also able to float in the air for a short period.
Sometimes the Golden Hammer will be the undistinguishable Squeaky Golden Hammer, a totally harmless version of it, much like the Headless Hammer is to the Hammer, but even the squeaky version grants the floating ability.
The only Wrecking Crew Trophy is the Golden Hammer trophy, and it's listed in the items section.
The only music track taken from the Wrecking Crew series is:
- Power-Up Music - Taken directly from Wrecking Crew, just like in the original game it plays when a character picks up the Golden Hammer.
Additionally the Famicom Medley track, a medley of many Famicom/NES songs, includes the Bonus Round theme from Wrecking Crew.
Copyrights for both series are held by Nintendo.