Foreman Spike

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Foreman Spike is the foreman of the demolition site where Mario and Luigi work in Wrecking Crew. He continuously tries to hinder their progress. Foreman Spike is usually depicted as a bearded man wearing sunglasses.


Wrecking Crew series[edit]

Wrecking Crew[edit]

Artwork of Mario knocking down Foreman Spike

Foreman Spike made his debut in the first bonus stage of Wrecking Crew, where he competes against Mario in finding a coin. While Mario moves in the foreground, Spike runs around in the background, smashing walls with his hammer to find the coin before Mario.

In regular phases, Foreman Spike will follow Mario while remaining in the background. Whenever an object comes between the two, he will hit it with his hammer to knock Mario all the way to the bottom of the stage. However, Mario can do the same back to him. With a Golden Hammer, Foreman Spike can be knocked down without having to hit an object between them. Like the rest of the enemies in the game, Foreman Spike can only be permanently defeated by trapping him, such as dropping a drum on him or knocking him into an isolated floor.

Foreman Spike's in-game appearance showed the same build as Mario and Luigi, a hooked nose, sunglasses, yellowish brown clothing, a beard, and a mouth full of crooked teeth when struck.

Foreman Spike did not appear in the first game of the series, VS. Wrecking Crew. In that game's single player mode, the CPU Luigi fulfills a similar role and can not be damaged by the enemies just like Foreman Spike.

Wrecking Crew '98[edit]

Foreman Spike returns in the Japan-only title Wrecking Crew '98. He is the fourth challenger in the puzzle mode game. In this game, Foreman Spike is working for Bowser, helping him build a series of new hideouts. In this game, Foreman Spike was redesigned to have a mustache, no beard, a cleft chin, straight teeth, more defined arm muscles, and a red nose, resembling Wario.

Mobile Golf[edit]

Mobile Golf artwork

In the Japan-only Game Boy Color golf title Mobile Golf, Foreman Spike is an unlockable character through the Mobile Adapter GB. He has reverted to his original Wrecking Crew design and is now overweight.

NES Remix[edit]

NES Remix stamp

Two of the Wrecking Crew related challenges in NES Remix involve competing against Foreman Spike.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

In Super Mario Maker, one of the Mario costumes the player can get from a Mystery Mushroom is Foreman Spike. Besides a slight color difference, the sprite is identical to the original NES Wrecking Crew title.

Other appearances and references[edit]

Waluigi's Gold Mantis from Mario Kart DS

The Japanese Super Smash Bros. Dojo website stated that Mario's brown 3P costume in the Super Smash Bros. series is based on Foreman Spike's outfit in the original Wrecking Crew for the Famicom.[1] This color choice for Mario would reappear in Super Smash Bros. Melee and subsequent installments in the Super Smash Bros. series, but becoming more black and white than brown and yellow.

Spike's emblem for the upcoming Mario animated film

Waluigi's Gold Mantis kart in Mario Kart DS resembles the excavator Foreman Spike uses in Mobile Golf, while his signature song "Destruction Dance" in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix is a rearrangement of the Wrecking Crew bonus stage music.

Foreman Spike appears in the WarioWare Gold microgame Wrecking Crew, where he sometimes appears behind the blocks after the player destroys them.

Foreman Spike, referred to as simply Spike, is set to appear in the upcoming Mario animated film by Illumination and Nintendo. He will be voiced by Sebastian Maniscalco.[2]

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Edition of the Great Mario Character Encyclopedia[edit]

出身 アメリカ
性格 いじ悪
登場ゲーム クルー

Foreman Spike
Place of origin: America
Disposition: Ill-tempered
Game appearances: Crew
I'm the original competitor.
"My job is to get in the way of Mario's work. I break ladders so he can't climb them."

List of appearances[edit]

Title Year of release System/format Role
Wrecking Crew 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System Enemy
Wrecking Crew '98 1998 Super Famicom Challenger, Unlockable playable character
Mobile Golf 2001 Game Boy Color, Mobile Adapter GB Unlockable playable character
NES Remix 2013 Wii U Enemy on a Wrecking Crew stage
NES Remix Pack 2014 Wii U Enemy on a Wrecking Crew stage
Super Mario Maker 2015 Wii U Costume Mario outfit
WarioWare Gold 2018 Nintendo 3DS Cameo in a microgame

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブラッキー
Blackey / Blacky

Dutch Spike
French Spike
German Vorarbeiter Spike
Foreman Spike
Italian Caposquadra Spike
Foreman Spike
Portuguese Capataz Spike
Foreman Spike
Russian Прораб Спайк
Prorab Spaĭk
Foreman Spike

Spanish Capataz Spike
Foreman Spike



  1. ^ Japanese Super Smash Bros. website lists Mario's 3P palette as originating from "Blackey - FC Wrecking Crew". Retrieved April 4, 2015
  2. ^ Nintendo Direct - 9.23.2021
  3. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 32Media:Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten page 32.jpg.
  4. ^