History of Princess Peach

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Princess Peach has made many appearances in the Super Mario franchise, from video games to publications. Her main appearances often involve her being kidnapped by Bowser.

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Peach's first appearance

For the Super Mario videogame series, Peach (under the name "Princess Toadstool") makes her debut appearance in the Super Mario Bros. game. In the very first game of the Super Mario series as a whole, Bowser invades the Mushroom Kingdom, transforms its inhabitants into various objects, and kidnaps the princess so she cannot reverse his spell. Mario or Luigi go to rescue her. After they defeat Bowser, the brothers rescue Toadstool. In the Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. Deluxe versions, Toadstool also gave her hero a kiss on the cheek, which depending on what form the player was in upon rescuing her, she either knelt down to Mario/Luigi (small form) or otherwise stood on her tiptoes (Super/Fire forms) to do so. Note that this only applied to the Deluxe version, as the All Stars version had Mario being supplied with a Mushroom to automatically restore him to Super Mario if he was Small Mario. Depending on the version, where she was found also varied. In the original game as well as the Deluxe version, she was merely found on the floor behind the destroyed bridge. In Super Mario All-Stars, she is instead found in a cage dangling above a lava pit.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels[edit]

In Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Bowser kidnaps Peach again. Mario and Luigi travel through the Mushroom Kingdom again to save her. After defeating Bowser, the Bros. save her again. In the original version, she was found in a room behind a door, and her subjects celebrated around them after she recited a poem. In the Deluxe version, due to it reusing assets from the first game, she was merely found on the floor behind the destroyed bridge. In Super Mario All-Stars, she is instead found in a cage dangling above a lava pit. In both instances, she largely reused her speech from Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

In Super Mario Bros. 2, Princess Peach along with Mario, Luigi and Toad, sets out to rescue Subcon from the evil Wart. This is the first time in the overall Super Mario franchise where Peach is a playable character. Her main ability is briefly floating after jumping, but she has slightly poor vertical jumps. Peach is also the weakest character in the game, picking up or pulling out items the slowest. Her equivalent in the game it was derived from, Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, is Lina.

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Peach in Super Mario Bros. 3
Peach as she appears in Super Mario Bros. 3

In Super Mario Bros. 3, Bowser sends his Koopalings to capture parts of the Mushroom World. Princess Peach sends Mario and Luigi to defeat the Koopalings. She helps them by sending them items and supplying advice via letters. After the Bros. defeat Ludwig, the final Koopaling, they are supplied with a letter from Bowser via the Pipe Land King revealing that the Koopa King has kidnapped Peach while the brothers were fighting off the Koopalings. The two travel to Bowser's hideout in Dark Land and rescue her. In the English version, Peach plays a joke on Mario and Luigi at the very end by saying to them, "Thank you, but our princess is in another castle! ... Just kidding!" This joke, however, is removed in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3.

Peach World 8 Help!
Help!

In the GBA remake, her role is slightly extended due to having a cameo in Dark Land. The cameo, which occurs upon the player first arriving at the second area of Dark Land, has Peach transposed on a warp pipe behind a locked gate with the help bubble emerging, before suddenly vanishing while either screaming or crying Mario's name (depending on who the player is playing as at this time). Also, she is seen in the opening, which shows her receiving a letter about how the Koopalings are taking over various lands nearby and then dispatching Mario and Luigi. She is also used for the key art for the Japanese version of the Blue Green Switch card.

In the 25th Anniversary release for Super Mario All-Stars, aside from the role she played in-game, her sending letters in the game was referenced by a letter submitted by Nintendo with her being the in-universe author, with the letter itself stylized more after the SNES version in design. In the letter, she explains that, after so many years writing letters to Mario, she decided it was time to find new pen-pals, and jokingly states that she sent a power-up just for the reader and that they not tell Mario, lest he possibly get jealous. She then gives a hint about how they should keep their power up handy as they re-discover their adventures in Super Mario All Stars. She then closes by stating that to get in touch with her, they simply need to find her "at another castle."

Super Mario World[edit]

In Super Mario World, Mario, Luigi and Peach are having a vacation in Dinosaur Land when Bowser kidnaps Peach again. He takes her to his castle in the Valley of Bowser. He holds her inside his Koopa Clown Car during his battle with the Bros., which allows her to throw them items. After she is rescued, Peach kisses Mario (or Luigi) on the cheek, and during the credits, travels with Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi to Yoshi's House to observe the hatching of the rescued eggs with the other Yoshis.

Aside from this, she also appears in the opening for Super Mario Advance 2, where she accompanies Mario and Luigi via Hot Air Balloon and looks on as Mario and Luigi, gaining Cape forms via feathers found, go and explore the island. When they return, they find her gone (presumably being abducted by Koopas, as some Koopas were seen headed in her direction while they were flying earlier). After Bowser is defeated, the Mario Bros. instead fly behind Peach, who is riding a Yoshi to set up a picnic.

Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

“Dear Mario: Please come to the castle. I've baked a cake for you. Yours truly-- Princess Toadstool, Peach.”
Peach's letter to Mario
Intro Princess Toadstool Peach
Princess Toadstool's letter to Mario in Super Mario 64

In Super Mario 64, Peach invites Mario to the Mushroom Castle for cake, but before he arrives, Bowser takes control over the Power Stars and seals Peach in the fresco over the entrance of the castle. After Mario defeats Bowser and rescues Peach, she thanks Mario by kissing him and baking him a cake.

This installment is the only game for the Super Mario franchise overall to provide both Peach's Japanese and Western names. In the original Japanese version, it was merely listed as "Peach" - in the North American release and subsequent editions, the letter is formally typed with "Toadstool" and personally signed with "Peach" in pink underneath. This marked a transition to the widespread use of her original name in other markets, therefore making it an international standard and the first (and only) time Japan heard the North American name of the princess (in the Shindo Taio Pak Version and its remake), though most of the in-game text refers to her as "Toadstool."

Super Mario 64 DS had the same plot, except this time, Yoshi, Luigi, and Wario also help Mario rescue Peach.

A little known feature of both games is that if the player searches in "The Princess's Secret Slide" room, they will find a memo from Peach. It reads, "My castle is in great peril!! I know it's because of Bowser again. Will he never tire of terrorizing us? He stole the castle's Power Stars and disappeared into the walls along with us! Retrieve all of the Power Stars from the walls and the paintings in the castle." She has another memo in Bowser in the Dark World, teaching Mario how to fight Bowser (though it is only directly addressed as her in the original version).

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Mario and Peach gaze towards the sunset at Sirena Beach.
Peach and Mario on vacation at Sirena Beach

In Super Mario Sunshine, Mario, Peach, and Toadsworth go to Isle Delfino for a vacation. However, Peach notices an ominous figure in the background of the tour video who resembles Mario. She attempts to inform Mario and Toadsworth about what she saw, but they are too busy thinking of the opportunities of the vacation to pay attention. When seeing this doppelganger near the airport after making an emergency stop, she again attempts to no avail to inform Toadsworth and Mario (who are busy discussing how to deal with the dilemma) of the doppelganger's presence, only to notice the doppelganger has disappeared. Before Mario leaves to find help, she warns him to be careful, as she has an ominous feeling about the situation. She also makes an unsuccessful attempt to defend Mario during his trial after it becomes apparent he was framed for defacing Isle Delfino with gunk. While Mario is cleaning Delfino Plaza as part of his sentencing, Shadow Mario grabs Peach and runs off. Mario chases Shadow Mario and rescues Peach. After Mario collects ten Shine Sprites, Shadow Mario kidnaps Peach again and takes her to Pinna Park. He attacks Mario in his Mecha-Bowser, but Mario defeats him. When Mario confronts him after the battle, he reveals that he is Bowser's son Bowser Jr. and says that Peach is his mother (to her shock) and that he is protecting her from Mario. Bowser Jr. then flees to Corona Mountain with Peach. Over time, Mario makes his way to this area and finds Bowser and Bowser Jr. attempting to force Peach into swimming with them in their hot tub. Mario defeats Bowser in a final battle and rescues Peach. When F.L.U.D.D. is damaged from the impact after falling from the mountain, Peach shows Mario that the power of the Shine Sprites brought the sunshine back to Isle Delfino. Peach and her friends than manage to spend their vacation as they had originally intended.

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Princess Peach is kidnapped once again in New Super Mario Bros. As Peach and Mario are taking a walk around the castle, it is struck by lightning. When Mario goes to investigate, Bowser Jr. sneaks behind Peach and kidnaps her. Mario chases Bowser Jr., throughout the Mushroom Kingdom. Eventually, Mario was able to confront both Bowser Jr. and his dad, Bowser (the latter of whom had been revived from an earlier fight with Mario that reduced him to an undead version of himself), rescuing Peach in the end. She then thanks Mario before kissing him.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Princess Peach holding Luma in the Super Mario Galaxy opening sequence.
Peach with a Luma in the opening for Super Mario Galaxy

In Super Mario Galaxy, Peach invites Mario to the Star Festival. When he arrives, Bowser lifts Peach's Castle out of the ground and takes her to the creation of his new galaxy. Mario attempts to ride on the castle, but Kamek attacks him, sending him flying into space. With the help of a Luma, Mario sets off to rescue Peach. Peach sends Mario letters with 1-Up Mushrooms throughout the game. After Mario rescues Peach and the universe is saved, Mario and Peach wake up in the Mushroom Kingdom reunited.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Princess Peach in a cage
Peach inside her cage in New Super Mario Bros. Wii

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Peach is celebrating her birthday with friends at the castle. During that time, Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings bring a cake into the castle and kidnap Peach, taking her to their airship. Mario, Luigi, and two Toads (specifically Blue Toad and Yellow Toad) give chase to hold them accountable. They eventually manage to find her in Bowser's airship, but Magikoopa takes her to Bowser's Castle and locks her in a cage. After being rescued, Peach takes a hot air balloon alongside Mario (with Luigi accidentally being left behind), with Peach either also alluding to a secret world that she has to tell Mario about, or otherwise ask him how his adventure was like.

She was initially planned to have a playable role in the game, although technical difficulties regarding her dress resulted in this concept being dropped in the final version.[1]

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Peach invites Mario to the Star Festival again. When Mario arrives, a giant Bowser kidnaps Peach. Once Mario defeats Bowser, he returns to the Festival and enjoys a giant cake. In the end, when Mario collects the final Grand Star, he and Peach pose together.

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Bowser kidnapping Princess Peach, and with some Super Leaves around them.
Picture of Peach being taken hostage by Bowser after investigating what happened to the Tail Tree after a ferocious storm. (Super Mario 3D Land)

In Super Mario 3D Land, Bowser kidnaps Peach while she was investigating the damage done to the Tail Tree after a ferocious storm. Upon Mario and a few Toads noticing said case the next day at the same location, Mario gives chase to find Peach and bring her back to safety. Postcards from the game reveal that she managed to knock out a Goomba and make a frantic attempt to escape, but failed in the process, with Bowser placing Peach in a cage in close proximity.

After Mario defeats Bowser the first time, Bowser reappears and takes Peach away to his second castle. She is found tied to the level's Goal Pole, and tries to warn Mario (or Luigi, if the player chose to play as him for the level) about Bowser's incoming attack. Once Mario defeats Bowser for good, he frees Peach and they briefly dance together, before the Toads reappear with Super Leaves, which let them and Mario fly Peach back to her castle during the credits.

Once the player fully completes the game, a picture is shown depicting Peach accidentally gaining a Tanooki Suit-styled dress.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

The Koopalings flying away on the Koopa Clown Car.
Princess Peach being kidnapped by the Koopalings in New Super Mario Bros. 2

In New Super Mario Bros. 2, the Koopalings kidnap Peach while Mario and Luigi were exploring the castle grounds, which was filled with a lot of coins scattered all around. When news of the kidnapping was revealed to Mario & Luigi, the two give chase to hold each Koopaling (and Bowser) accountable for the capture and rescue Peach at the end. During the credits, she is carried by Mario until they reach the castle, to which they then do a curtsy.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

Artwork of Princess Peach and two Toads in New Super Mario Bros. U
Peach and her Toad guards in New Super Mario Bros. U

In New Super Mario Bros. U, Peach is held captive in her own castle after Bowser throws Mario, Luigi, Yellow and Blue Toad out during a tea party. When the four notice from Acorn Plains that Peach's castle is held under siege, they give chase to rescue Peach and take back the castle. When the four reach the castle and manage to defeat Bowser for the first time, Peach can be seen high above a lone tower pleading for the heroes' help until bars and a barrier cover up the window and block further communication. She is rescued after Mario, Luigi, Yellow and Blue Toad prevail against the final battle against Bowser and Bowser Jr., and also proceeded to witness alongside the others the Koopa Troop's hasty retreat.

The game's story and objective stated above in this section is the same for New Super Luigi U.

For the New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe installment, Toadette gains a form known as Peachette (after obtaining the Super Crown), which causes her to look much like Peach and gain Peach's Floating Jump. If the player fights Bowser and Bowser Jr. as Peachette, just prior to the boss fight, Peach will notice Peachette and express confusion before the barrier covers up the window.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Artwork of Princess Peach from Super Mario 3D World Artwork of Cat Peach from Super Mario 3D World.

Artwork of Princess Peach from Super Mario 3D World demonstrating her ability to perform the Floating Jump and Cat Peach
Peach explores the canyon at Ant Trooper Hill.
Gameplay featuring Peach in Super Mario 3D World

Princess Peach makes a return in Super Mario 3D World alongside Mario, Luigi and Toad as a playable character, which is the first time since Super Mario Bros. 2 (in 25 years) that she has been playable in a mainstream Super Mario game, her first playable appearance in a platformer since Super Paper Mario, and also the first time she is playable in a 3D Super Mario title. Initially, Peach was not intended to be playable before game producer Yoshiaki Koizumi suggested to the development team that she should be included.[2]

At the beginning of the game, the Princess is out for a nighttime walk with Mario, Luigi, and Toad. Toad spots a broken Clear Pipe sticking from the ground, prompting the Mario Bros. to repair it. Once they do, various items and power-ups spew from it before the Green Sprixie Princess emerges and explains that her kingdom is under attack from Bowser, who has kidnapped the other six princesses and sealed them in bottles. Bowser soon emerges from the Clear Pipe as well and captures the Green Sprixie Princess. Princess Peach is the first of the foursome to try and stop Bowser, immediately running for the Pipe and ultimately falling into it. She joined by her friends in their quest across the realms of the Sprixie Kingdom and eventually helps to defeat Bowser.

Peach is the second slowest of the playable characters after the unlockable character Rosalina, while her jumps are tied with Mario's for the third-best in the game. However, she also has the ability to temporarily hover in the air, as she did in Super Mario Bros. 2. Like every other character in the game, she can use all of the power-ups that appear. Her appearance changes slightly when using some of the power-ups, most notably the Fire Flower; when she grabs one, her hair, which is normally worn hanging down, is pulled back into a ponytail. Additionally, her Tanooki Suit is darker and has puffy pants and dark boots, rather than its Super Mario 3D Land design. When power-up forms and items are set to match each characters' color, Peach's are always pink (Fire form aside, as that form is white and red instead), as her Cat Suit, Boomerang Suit, Koopa Shell (while shell dashing), Propeller Box, Cannon Box, Light Box, and Ice Skate are all that color.

She returns in the game's Nintendo Switch port, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, but only appears as a playable character in the Super Mario 3D World mode. However, in Bowser's Fury, the kittens' colors other than the calico ones match those of Super Mario 3D World playable cast's Cat forms other than Mario, with the magenta one matching Peach's.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Peach also makes some appearances in Super Mario Maker. In the 10-Mario and 100-Mario Challenges, Peach is kidnapped by a group of Goombas, so Mario goes to rescue her, successfully doing so in the latter challenge after the player completes a set number of levels uploaded by other players chosen at random. In addition, Peach appears as an unlockable Mystery Mushroom costume, which can be unlocked either at random upon completion of the 100-Mario Challenge, or by scanning a compatible Princess Peach amiibo. Said costume replaces the usual Super Mario Bros. sound effects with sounds from Super Mario Bros. 2.

Super Mario Run[edit]

Although once again the damsel in distress of the game's story mode, Peach returns as an unlockable playable character in Super Mario Run (along with Mario, Luigi, Toad, Toadette, the colored Yoshis and Daisy). She is added to the overall roster after the player defeats Bowser in Bowser's Bob-ombing Run at least once. While playing the game as Peach, her special ability is her Floating Jump, which has her slowly descend in midair, rather than briefly hover.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Artwork of Princess Peach in her wedding apparel, from Super Mario Odyssey
Artwork of Peach in her wedding dress for Super Mario Odyssey

Peach appears again in Super Mario Odyssey, once again taking her signature role as the damsel in distress. In the game, Bowser makes an attempt to marry Peach, and large billboards and posters advertising the marriage can be seen throughout the different kingdoms in the game. Peach spends the majority of the game wearing a special wedding dress called the Lochlady Dress. Peach is also seen to be wearing a tiara, instead of her usual crown. The tiara is revealed to be Cappy's sister, Tiara.

Mario eventually rescues Princess Peach at the Moon Kingdom, but while he is competing with Bowser and advancing at Peach for the marriage, it ultimately results in Peach rejecting them both, much to their disappointment. When she decides to leave for home on the Odyssey, she beckons them to join her. In the post-game, Peach disappears from her castle, having decided to explore the various kingdoms on her own terms with Tiara. She can be encountered at various kingdoms in a variety of outfits, where she provides Mario with the relevant Power Moon when talked with. After giving Mario the Power Moon, she then makes a brief comment that hints at her next destination. After meeting and obtaining a Power Moon from her in every kingdom, she returns to her castle, though the player can still see her in kingdoms where she was previously encountered, where she now gives comments that are related to the kingdoms.

Concept art for the game, touched up in a Japanese artbook, reveals that Peach at one point was going to be captured by Bowser.[3] Another concept art from the same book indicated that Mario and Peach would have actually married.[4] In addition, at least two cut outfits were unveiled in concept art, including one depicting Peach in a Japanese-style coach wearing a pink kimono as an initial version of the outfit she wore at Bowser's Kingdom. The other was her wearing a pink-colored Arabian bellydancer outfit while sitting near a camel, presumably meant to be used at the Sand Kingdom.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Peach appears in Super Mario Maker 2 at the end of the story mode. She appears once the player rebuilds her castle and kisses Mario as a reward. In addition, after her castle is rebuilt, she will offer two jobs, each rewarding her outfit and a wig resembling her hair for the player’s Mii. Her final job can be offered if the player gives Chief 1,000 coins up to ten times to complete a statue of Mario. She rewards the player with her tennis outfit once the job is completed. Her 8-bit form from the Mystery Mushroom in the previous game also briefly appears when the player starts a new game in Course World's Endless Mode.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder[edit]

Peach is one of the playable characters in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.[5]. Unlike her previous playable appearances in the Super Mario series, Peach does not have her innate Floating Jump ability and has the same attributes as Mario and most other characters. Using powerups, she can transform into her Elephant form, Bubble form, or Drill form. She also does not have her hair tied up into a ponytail in her Fire form, with her appearance now in line with The Super Mario Bros. Movie and her alternate costume in the Super Smash Bros. series. If Peach is chosen for the level The Final Battle! Bowser's Rage Stage, Bowser will call Peach his beloved and Peach will react in shock.

Anime[edit]

Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen![edit]

Princess Peach as she appears in Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen!

Peach appears in Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! as the damsel-in-distress. The story begins with Mario playing a video game at night. After the power for the TV cuts out, Peach jumps from the screen with enemies chasing her. She explains that she is a princess and asks for his help. Mario instantly becomes lovestruck, but King Koopa appears and kidnaps Peach, leaving behind her Brooch. The next day, Mario and his twin brother Luigi seek out the origin of the Brooch, and a dog named "Kibidango" is tasked with guiding them there. After they stumble into the Mushroom Kingdom via pipe, a wise sage reveals that King Koopa is madly in love with Peach and wants to force her to marry him, hastening Mario's resolve.

After many adventures in the strange kingdom, they finally arrive at Peach's castle (then transformed into a stronghold for King Koopa), and manage to defeat him. After returning the Brooch to Peach, she reveals that there is a legend of a matching gem owned by a wonderful prince. Kibidango reacts to the Brooch and transforms into his human form, Haru-ōji of Flower-koku, who is said prince. Mario is heartbroken over this, but accepts it.

Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Princess Peach as she appears in Super Mario Issun-bōshi

In the story of Momotarō in the Super Mario anime, two elderly Hammer Brothers, Ojīsan and Obāsan, are grandparents to the beautiful girl "Princess Peach". Because of her great beauty, King Koopa kidnaps her, and Momotaro (Mario) goes to rescue her.

In Issun-bōshi, another story in the series, Peach rescues a small Mario and then shows him around the city.

Finally, Peach plays the role of Snow White in the third story, Shirayuki-hime.

Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bōken Land[edit]

In the interactive OVA Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bōken Land, Princess Peach is vacationing in Dinosaur Land with Yoshi. She sends a postcard to the Mario Bros., and they decide to join her, only to discover that, as usual, she has been kidnapped by King Koopa, who has begun an invasion of Dinosaur Land. When she is rescued, she joins Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Red Yoshi for a picnic and some cake, in one of its earliest appearances.

Mario Kirby Meisaku Video[edit]

Peach has a fairly minor role in the Mario segment of the story, as she informs Mario that treasure from a certain school had been stolen by someone calling themselves the Mysterious W.

DIC cartoons[edit]

“The Mario Brothers will save me, and they'll wipe that reptile smile right off your rotten face!”
Princess Toadstool, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
Princess Toadstool in the Super Mario World TV series
Princess Toadstool and King Koopa in the intros of the Super Mario World cartoons

In the DiC Entertainment cartoons The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World, Princess Toadstool appears regularly. She has red hair rather than her usual blond, as her appearance was derived directly from the NES sprite for Super Mario Bros. 2. Toadstool is usually kidnapped alongside Toad, so Mario and Luigi save her often. Toadstool also gets herself out of trouble much of the time.

Robot Princess
A robotic copy of Princess Toadstool in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

Toadstool searches for someone to defeat King Koopa in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, but she also takes the time to help others. She is very charitable, helping orphanages and opening a school. A special form of Toadstool, Super Princess, appears in the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "The Trojan Koopa".

Sometime after the events of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 series finale "Super Koopa", King Koopa, the Koopalings, and their armies are banished from the Mushroom Kingdom. Princess Toadstool, Mario, and Luigi go on vacation to the Dinosaur World, but Toadstool is kidnapped by King Koopa and his minions. After adventuring and befriending Yoshi, Mario and Luigi manage to rescue Princess Toadstool from King Koopa's Neon Castle and decide to stay in Dome City with the Cave People.

Dr. Mario series[edit]

Artwork of Nurse Toadstool from Dr. Mario & Puzzle League
Nurse Toadstool as she appears in Dr. Mario & Puzzle League
Dr. Mario, something terrible has happened!”
Nurse Toadstool, Dr. Mario NES manual, page 3

In the Dr. Mario series, Peach wears a pink nurse outfit. In localizations of the original NES game's instruction booklet, she is mentioned and given the name Nurse Toadstool, although this was revised as Nurse Peach in one of the "Tips" of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Nurse Toadstool would presumably be Dr. Mario's close personal assistant, but she does not have a major role in any version of the game and she is barely seen outside promotional artwork.

In the Club Nintendo comic "Süße Weihnachten", Nurse Toadstool assists Dr. Mario.

She appears in Dr. Mario World, this time referred to as Dr. Peach and is one of the game's playable characters. She decides to assume this role in order to help out her subjects, who have been infected by the Viruses. She is available as one of the doctors after beating stage 3, or by beating the special stage in World 14. She wears a soft-pink lab coat, unlike other characters who wear white coats, and white heels instead of her usual red. When activated, Dr. Peach's skill is represented by multiple silhouettes of her, and a pink beam of light appears and clears a random column on the board[6]. Columns with at least one virus are prioritized if one exists, followed by other column with at least one object otherwise. In stage mode, only one column is affected, but in versus, this skill hits one column at level 1, two columns at level 2 to 4 (the skill charges faster at higher levels), and three columns at level 5 (same charge speed as level 4).

Nintendo Comics System[edit]

Toadstool appears in the Nintendo Comics System comics as a semi-recurring main character with a semi-regular feature called Dear Princess Toadstool. Several characters, including Luigi and King Bowser Koopa, send letters in for her to answer.

Toadstool often appears in the main comic, usually as the damsel but sometimes as a heroine. Notable adventures of hers include A Mouser in the Houser, in which a group of Mousers crown her their queen; Bowser Knows Best, when the Koopalings kidnap Toadstool as a present for their father; Magic Carpet Madness, in which she is hypnotized into a bad girl; and The Legend, a recap of Super Mario Bros.

Notably, the comics feature one of the few direct appearances of her father, the Mushroom King. He is depicted as out of touch but ultimately benevolent. It is shown that others such as his daughter and the royal mushroom assistant, Wooster, strongly aid him in his decision-making. He would also reappear in the Nintendo Adventure Books.

Club Nintendo[edit]

Peach regularly appears in the German Club Nintendo magazine comics. After several minor appearances, she plays her first leading role in the story "Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit." With the help of a manipulated Alarm Clock, Dr. Wily manages to take over Mario's hometown and win Peach over, turning her into an evil black-dressed witch. However, this is only one of Mario's dreams.

"Super Mario in Die Nacht des Grauens" features a second major appearance of Peach. In this story, she lives together with Mario and several other Nintendo characters in a Brooklyn skyscraper. Wario signs a contract with Abigor, a demon, allowing Abigor to take over the skyscraper in exchange for him manipulating Peach's brain so she falls in love with Wario. The spell ends up turning her into a zombie. When Mario and his friends Link and Kirby try to rescue her, the only thing they find is a magical golden die, which takes them to the underworld. They meet Abigor and his allies there. After defeating them, they find the princess, who is still a zombie. Mario gives her a hug, and she returns to normal.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

Princess Peach. Page 179, volume 16 of Super Mario-kun.
Peach in Super Mario-kun

Peach also appears in the Japanese-exclusive Super Mario-kun manga series. She is a less frequently occurring character as Mario, Luigi, or Yoshi, but she serves her role as damsel-in-distress. Also in the manga, it is seen that she shares a good friendship with other characters, such as Rosalina. In volume 38, for example, Rosalina talks with her as if they are old friends.

Otenba Peach-hime[edit]

A young version of Peach appears as the lead in the manga strip Otenba Peach-hime.

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Mario Golf series[edit]

NES Open Tournament Golf[edit]

Artwork of Peach kissing Mario for NES Open Tournament Golf

In NES Open Tournament Golf, Peach appears as Mario's caddy. She also sometimes appears on the menu when on the green when a Cup-Out is declared. This is the second out of the only two NES games (the first being her cameo appearance in the NES version of Tetris) in which Peach is depicted with blonde hair in game, which reflects her artwork by Yoichi Kotabe (all other NES games depict her as either a redhead or a brunette), and also the only game where Peach never wears her crown (or any headwear) at all, even though the illustration of her kissing Mario depicts her with her crown on her head.

Mario Golf (Nintendo 64)[edit]

Peach makes her first Mario Golf playable appearance in Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64. She has one of the lightest hits, best control, great spin, and hits the ball straight despite lacking distance. In single-player modes, she is one of the four default characters.

Mario Golf (Game Boy Color)[edit]

In Mario Golf for the Game Boy Color, Peach appears as a supporting character. She appears in Peach's Castle when the player gets first place in every tournament, Peach sends a letter, inviting players to participate in her tournament. When the player gets at least third place in the tournament, Peach appears in the awards ceremony to hand out the trophy.

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour[edit]

Toadstool Tour character
Peach
Princess Peach from Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour.
Drive 203 yards
Star Drive 235 yards
Trajectory Straight
Height Moderate
Impact 14
Star Impact 11
Control 13
Spin 05

Peach reprises her role as a playable character in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. Her shot path is straight, but her max yards is a below-average 203. Her shot height is medium. Her impact and control is fairly good, but her spin is low. She holds a tournament in her course named Peach's Castle Grounds.

During the opening cinematic, Peach, Mario, Luigi, and Daisy form a quartet and go on an adventure in a freestyle golfing exhibition. As the adventure unfolds, Peach makes her shot first, then after her comes Mario, Daisy, and Luigi. Near the climax of the scene, Peach and her quartet are strolling in the wilderness until they see Bowser's Castle in the distance. Peach is seen closing her eyes in defense after witnessing an unexpected explosion from the distance.

This installment marks the debut of Peach starting to wear her modern and current traditional sports attire for the Super Mario sports series overall.

Mario Golf: Advance Tour[edit]

Peach yet again appears as a playable character in Mario Golf: Advance Tour. In the primary mode of this installment, she invites Neil and Ella to participate in her Open once they have proven themselves in their world. When Neil or Ella gets first place in every Tourney in singles or doubles, she sends them a letter inviting them to her tourney. When Neil or Ella gets at least third place in the tourney, Peach oversees the ceremony as Toadsworth hands out the trophy.

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

Peach appears in Mario Golf: World Tour as a default playable character. She once again plays with an easy-control, low power style. In the game there are Peach-related clubs and gear for the player's Mii to use. Although Peach wears her sports dress during gameplay itself, she also wears her main dress during the Castle Club mode as well as magically changing into it during post hole celebrations (when the player scores a Birdie or better as her). Additionally, Peach has a course which is designed after her, located in Peach Gardens.

Mario Golf: Super Rush[edit]

Peach reappears in Mario Golf: Super Rush as a Control character. She has the Spiral Stinger as her Special Shot and the Ribbon Dash as her Special Dash. In this installment, Peach wears a newer outfit, which is based on what golfers wear in the real world.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Official LINE sticker for Mario Kart 8.
Peach with a Super Star in a LINE sticker for Mario Kart 8
Peach's horn emblem from Mario Kart 8
Princess Peach Horn from Mario Kart 8

Princess Peach has always been a playable character in the Mario Kart series, where she is usually referred to as Peach. She also has several courses that are themed around her. In Mario Kart 8's Toad Harbor, a statue of Peach based on the Statue of Liberty can be seen in the background. Princess Peach also appears on the posters featuring Sweet Sweet Canyon for the sponsor Galaxy Air.

Super Mario Kart[edit]

In Super Mario Kart, when controlled by the CPU, Peach can use Poison Mushrooms to shrink the other drivers. This game only refers to her as "Princess".

Mario Kart 64[edit]

Peach returns in Mario Kart 64 as a playable character, and the Royal Raceway course is themed around her. She is classified as a light driver.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Peach returns in Mario Kart: Super Circuit with her own course, Peach Circuit. Like in Mario Kart 64, she is a lightweight driver. This was the last game for her hair to be loose while kart-racing until Mario Kart Tour.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Peach is classified as a Medium driver. Her default partner is Daisy, and their special item is the Heart. Peach's personal kart is the Heart Coach, which is available by default. Her own course is Peach Beach. Starting with this game, Peach wears her hair in a ponytail when kart racing.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

In Mario Kart DS, Peach is a Light driver, and her karts are the Royale and the Light Tripper. In Mission Mode, she has to race against King Boo. She is advanced at drifting corners and has average item use. The Peach Gardens course is themed around her, and GBA Peach Circuit returns as a classic course.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Peach appears in Mario Kart Wii as a Medium-size driver, and has an Acceleration Bonus Stat of +5 making her the easiest Medium driver to reach top speed; in this game, she also wears a biker/jumpsuit outfit when the player chooses motorbikes. A statue of Peach appears in the battle course Block Plaza, a billboard featuring her appears in Moonview Highway, and her emblem is seen in Dry Dry Ruins. GCN Peach Beach and DS Peach Gardens return as classic courses.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

In Mario Kart 7, Peach is classified as a light racer. While she does not have a race course, she has a battle course called Sherbet Rink.

Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Peach is a returning playable racer in Mario Kart 8, and she retains her jumpsuit from Mario Kart Wii when she is driving bikes/ATVs, while her signature dress is used exclusively for karts. Pink Gold Peach, a character who appears to be to Peach what Metal Mario is to Mario, is also introduced as an unlockable playable character in this game. Peach reprises her role in the Nintendo Switch port Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

One of Peach's tricks involves blowing a kiss that varies depending on which vehicle that she is riding; if the player is using a sport bike, she blows the kiss with her right hand,[7] and when using a standard bike, she uses her left hand.[8]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

In Mario Kart Tour, Peach is an unlockable driver. Her special skill is the Heart.

Peach has several variants of herself appear.

In total, Peach has 7 different playable variants (not including Pink Gold Peach, Cat Peach, and Dr. Peach).

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit[edit]

Peach appears as a playable character in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, where she is a selectable character in the game's Relay Mode.

Super Mario Adventures[edit]

Princess Peach
The Princess dressed up as Luigi

Princess Toadstool also appears in the Super Mario Adventures serial in Nintendo Power. In this story, Bowser proposes marriage to her, but she refuses. Despite being held captive by the Koopalings, she does not give in easily. In the fourth installment she beats up all the male Koopalings and locks them in her own cell, then messes up Wendy O. Koopa's room and threatens to shred her favorite dress. She then drops out of their tower, using a Cape to fly away. On the way, though, she is knocked off-course by a Bullet Bill carrying Mario and lands unconscious. Luigi, Yoshi, and Toad find her. Luigi then sets off to rescue Mario as the others keep an eye on Peach.

When she awakens from a nightmare, she learns from Toad that the Koopalings are holding Mario for ransom and becomes determined to break him out, despite Toad's warning that she might spoil Luigi's plan (infiltrating the tower disguised as her). With some assistance from Yoshi and Friendly Floyd, the Princess busts back into the tower, saying she will light a pack of Floyd's bombs unless Mario is set free. After a lot of chaos the group escapes Wendy's Tower.

Bowser recaptures the Princess later in the story to force her hand in marriage, also threatening to curse the Mushroom Kingdom's denizens if she refuses. However, as his planned wedding draws near, she still refuses to marry him and attacks all the Koopa Troopas attending to her in her dressing room. When trying to sweet-talk her does not work, Bowser realizes that he needs a hypnotist, so he has a Magikoopa brainwash her into agreeing to marry the Koopa King. As a result of this, she is unable to fight back until a herd of Yoshis destroy the magic wand, thus breaking the spell. Mario, Princess Toadstool, Luigi, and Yoshi escape and Peach kisses Mario on the cheek.

Mario's Early Years! series[edit]

Peach also appeared in Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters where she, along with Mario and Yoshi, traveled in a wooden boat learning about grammar and letters. She also appeared in Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers and Mario's Early Years! Preschool Fun.

Yoshi's Safari[edit]

In Yoshi's Safari, Bowser attacks Jewelry Land. Bowser catches King Fret and Prince Pine and holds them captive. Being a good friend of Prince Pine, Peach sends a letter to Yoshi and Mario to help them. It is also the very first game to call her Princess Peach in the Western games, as opposed to Princess Toadstool.

Wario franchise[edit]

Mario & Wario[edit]

Peach appears in Mario & Wario. She, Mario, and Yoshi need Wanda's help after Wario drops buckets on their heads. Peach is the slowest but easiest character to direct.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

While Peach does not physically appear in WarioWare Gold, in the microgame amiibo Tap, she is one of the amiibo that can appear, alongside Mario, Yoshi, and Samus. Peach in her standard and wedding outfits from Super Mario Odyssey also appear as crude drawings if the player scans the respective amiibo in Wario's amiibo Sketch, an appearance shared with most Nintendo characters with amiibo.

Yoshi's Cookie[edit]

Peach also appears in Yoshi's Cookie, where she is a selectable character in the VS Mode.

Her stats are the following: 1 ATT - 3 DEF - 3 MES - 2 LIM

Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium[edit]

Background splash image from Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle.

Peach appears in the Japan-only game Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium, where she is a playable character (along with Mario, Luigi, Toad and Wario). She also proceeds to kiss Mario if he wins first prize (with Wario being "bumped").

Hotel Mario[edit]

Toadstool is the damsel-in-distress in Hotel Mario, where she is kidnapped by Bowser and the Koopalings. Mario and Luigi set out to rescue her by destroying the hotels she is trapped in. Once the player beats Bowser, the Princess kisses Mario and Luigi on the cheek. The Princess, Mario and Luigi then proceed to call the player "the best player ever".

Mario Teaches Typing series[edit]

Peach is also playable in several educational computer games. She is one of the playable characters in Mario Teaches Typing, where she gives the typing lessons, then she appears in Mario Teaches Typing 2, with the same role. In these two games, her dress is colored purple instead of pink compared to her other appearances.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Artwork of Princess Toadstool from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Toadstool in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its Nintendo Switch remake, Peach is one of Mario's party members, along with Mallow, Geno and Bowser. In the original game, Peach uses her original name Toadstool, whereas the remake uses her modern name. At the beginning of the game, Bowser kidnaps her with his Koopa Clown Car, while she is sitting outside of Mario's Pad interacting with flowers and butterflies. Mario goes to Bowser's Keep to save her, and defeats Bowser after a battle. Shortly after, Exor crashes into Bowser's Keep, sending the three flying in different directions. Peach lands in Booster Tower. Booster instantly falls in love with her, and plans to force her to marry him, despite her cries of "MARIOHELPMEMARIOHELPME". After Mario has charged Booster Tower and defeats Knife Guy and Grate Guy, Booster grabs Peach and run away with her up Booster Hill. He reaches Marrymore, where he wants to marry Peach as soon as possible. Mario manages to stop the wedding, and take Peach back to Mushroom Kingdom. She is put under the eyes of the Chancellor, who, desperate for the princess's safety, does not want her to follow Mario on his quest against Smithy. However, Peach escapes from the Mushroom Castle with the help of her Granny, who dresses herself up as the princess, and joins Mario's party to help them defeat Smithy. At the end of the game, Peach and Mario return to Mushroom Kingdom together.

Peach also has a clone version of herself that Belome can transform into named "Peach Clone" (originally named "Toadstool 2").

Mario Party series[edit]

Artwork of Peach and Daisy holding a Dice Block in Mario Party 9

Peach is also playable in all games of the Mario Party series. For the first installment, Peach competes with the others to determine which of them is the superstar. Aside from this, she also was responsible for creating the Peach's Birthday Cake board, as revealed by Toad in one of his quotes. The second installment has Peach helping out to save Mario Land from Bowser's takeover. The opening also has her suggesting they name the new theme park "Peach Land", with the rest of the cast humorously collapsing in response to this suggestion before resuming their argument. In Mario Party 3's Story Mode, the player has to defeat her on the Blowhard duel board for the Love Star Stamp. On the Mario Party 3 duel boards, she starts with Toad as her partner.

In Mario Party 4, Peach is one of the participants exploring the Party Cube which like previous installments included boards and corresponding minigames. Peach joins her friends in Mario Party 5 to save the Dream Depot. For Mario Party 6, Peach helps out to end a fight between Brighton and Twila. In Mario Party 7, her default partner is Daisy, and their Character Orb is the Flower Orb. Peach appears in Mario Party 8 participating in the Star Carnival alongside her friends. Mario Party 9, has Peach helping the rest of her friends take back the Mini Stars that were stolen by Bowser and his troops.

For the portable installments of the Mario Party series, Peach is one of the playable characters in Mario Party Advance; she must be played in the Love Quest, Love That Princess!, when visiting Mr. I. Peach's second appearance was in Mario Party DS, in which she and her friends answer a fake invitation from Bowser and then are shrunken to the size of chess pieces.

Depending on who she is teamed up with will determine their team name. Peach has earned team names such as "Fan Favorites" (when paired up with Mario in Mario Party DS), "Pink Punishers" (when paired up with Toadette in Mario Party 6), "Black Peaches" (when paired up with Waluigi in Mario Party DS), "Sweetie Pies" (when paired up with Yoshi in Mario Party DS), and "Glamour Hammer" (when paired up with Hammer Bro in Mario Party 8).

In Super Mario Party, Peach's Dice Block allows her to roll a 0, 2, 4, 4, 4, or 6.

Game & Watch Gallery series[edit]

Game & Watch Gallery[edit]

Peach's Castle is used as the setting for the Game & Watch Gallery minigame Fire, and Peach herself appears in the 200-, 500-, and 700-point borders where she blows a kiss, which can be used to redeem an earlier miss.

Peach appears as Mario's partner in the Modern version of Octopus, where she waits in a boat for Mario to retrieve treasure in a sunken ship while he avoids the titular creature. If the player succeeds in getting back to the boat with treasure, she is overjoyed to see Mario.

Game & Watch Gallery 2[edit]

Peach appears in the Modern version of the Game & Watch adaptation of the arcade game Donkey Kong in Game & Watch Gallery 2. Donkey Kong has kidnapped her, and Mario has to rescue her. Peach is also the main character of the Modern version of Chef, where she has to flip eggs, sausages, steaks, fish, and legs of lamb, without letting them fall. Key artwork for the latter minigame shows Peach flipping fish and some meat while sticking her tongue out in concentration, while Toad watches with a very obvious desire to eat the prepping food, while the image representing Chef on the Overseas box art/cartridge art depicts Peach attempting to catch scrambled eggs, a sausage, and some fish that Luigi presumably threw at her.

Game & Watch Gallery 3[edit]

Peach appears in the Game & Watch Gallery 3 minigame Turtle Bridge, where she acts as a recipient for Mario's gifts that Toad has to deliver.

Aside from the game above, Peach also hosts with Mario the Gift Mode of the Gallery section, where she, alongside Mario, explains how to unlock more items as well as what is unlocked if one meets the requirements.

Game & Watch Gallery 4[edit]

In Game & Watch Gallery 4, Peach appears on the swing in the lower right-hand corner in the Modern version of Rain Shower if the player gets a high enough score, and as such, Mario needs to move her out of the way of Bowser's water balloons. Aside from this, she also reprises her roles in the Modern versions of Fire, Chef, Donkey Kong, and Octopus.

Aside from this, Peach also appears in some preview animations for some games if the player selects a game yet does not start it. In particular, she appears in the animations for Donkey Kong and Chef.

In the animation for Donkey Kong, Peach is admirably watching Mario trying to balance on a barrel. However, this ends up turning out badly when Mario starts rolling out of control, forcing Peach to flee until Donkey Kong unwittingly saves her by standing in front of the barrel, sending Mario flying, as she admires Donkey Kong.

In the animation for Chef, Peach flips some eggs to Mario, who is clearly waiting to be fed. Although Mario manages to eat three eggs, several more end up falling down with Peach flipping them to Mario's table at a quick enough rate that he ultimately ends up buried underneath the eggs, clearly overwhelmed by the number, before Yoshi comes in, eats all the eggs, and takes a stunned Mario away.

Mario Tennis series[edit]

Princess Peach returning the tennis ball in Mario Power Tennis
Peach on the court in Mario Power Tennis

In the Mario Tennis series, Peach is a Technique character who has strong ball control. She can send the ball to the edges of the court, potentially forcing the opponent to lose form while trying to retrieve the ball. Her weakest attribute, however, tends to be her power. Her serves are usually below average, putting her at a disadvantage making and returning serves.

Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64)[edit]

In Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64, even though Peach is Technique, she leans more towards all-around. This is because of her height to reach the ball, and her speed and ability to send the ball over the net. In the game's intro, Peach is seen walking in line with the other characters, giving greeting signs. During the tournament, she wins against Birdo to advance to the semi-finals, but loses to Luigi in the following semi-final match. Later, when Wario and Waluigi unexpectedly arrive, Peach is caught off guard. As the commotion between Mario and Luigi against Wario and Waluigi continues to stir up, Peach begins to feel doubtful. After Bowser arrives, the quarrel cools off, and Peach laughs with Daisy standing next to her.

In the game's group artwork, which is also shown on the title screen, Peach can be seen sitting on the referee's seat, despite Mario being the only referee in-game.

Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color)[edit]

Peach alongside Daisy in the Game Boy Color version of Mario Tennis

In the Game Boy Color version of Mario Tennis, Peach is an unlockable character, much like Mario. She appears in her castle, narrating the game. Daisy is at her side all the time. She is unlocked once the player beats the Doubles Mario Tour.

Mario Power Tennis[edit]

In Mario Power Tennis, Peach is a technique player. Her most notable attribute is her control over the ball, allowing her to make sharp hits that touch the sides of the court. Being taller than Mario, she has slightly above average reach. Her biggest disadvantage is her lack of power; her serve is among the weakest in the game. She is also a tad slow, and her lunge is only average. Her Offensive Power Shot is the Super Peach Spin, which is an extreme curved shot that sends opponents walking toward the net, while her Defensive Power Shot is the Sweet Kiss Return, a lob shot. Peach's home turf is the Peach Dome, which is the same place where trophies get handed out when participants win tournaments. Peach appears in a few of the trophy ceremonies for specified characters (when players choose Singles Tournaments). In the event that Peach herself wins a Singles Tournament, her respective trophies are handed out by Mario and Luigi.

During the opening cinematic, Peach is seen on the tournament bracket with her partner Daisy. She is also briefly seen during a match against Yoshi and Donkey Kong as Daisy returns the ball. The princess duo is eventually eliminated from the tournament. During the night of the final match, Peach stands at the upper barracks of the Peach Dome by Toadsworth, who announces the contenders, Mario and Luigi vs. Yoshi and Donkey Kong, but is caught off guard when Wario, Waluigi, and Bowser show up instead of Yoshi and Donkey Kong. Turmoil engulfs the scene as explosives fly everywhere, and at one point, Peach gasps in horror when she witnesses a horde of explosives stowing aboard the underside of Bowser's balloon.

Mario Tennis: Power Tour[edit]

In Mario Tennis: Power Tour, Peach invites Clay and Ace to her tournament after they complete the Island Open. She has them escorted by Mario and Toadsworth on her private plane.

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

For Mario Tennis Open, Peach returns as one of the starting participants. Her home court is now called Peach's Palace, which is a carpet court. She wears her usual sports minidress in this game. She has the same stats as she had in Mario Power Tennis; she is still a technique player. Players can buy an entire Peach gear set from the shop for their Miis, as well as unlocking a Peach costume after they have collected at least eight-hundred points in Ring Shot, one of the four Special Games.

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash[edit]

A screenshot from Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
Peach celebrating her match victory in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Peach appears once again as a default playable character in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. She retains her stats as a Technique character from the two previous Mario Tennis installments before this one. Peach's amiibo can be used as well, and serves as a doubles partner that can be trained by the player.

Mario Tennis Aces[edit]

Peach reprises her role as a playable character in Mario Tennis Aces. In this installment, Peach retains her sports dress, but her footwear is replaced by a set of hard cross-trainer shoes with short white ankle socks. For the majority of modes in this game where the player is allowed to play as Peach, her Special Shot involves her forming a heart with her racket and hitting the ball.

For this game's "Adventure Mode," after winning the tournament with Mario, Peach was to be "bequeathed" alongside the judges (who were Wario and Waluigi in disguise) with the enchanted racket Lucien. However, Luigi ended up intercepting the racket, and was possessed alongside with Wario and Waluigi. Peach, alongside with Daisy, then learned from Toad (after being pressured by the latter) about the Kingdom of Bask and the racket's possible connection to it. Peach stayed at what remained of the stadium at Toad's request alongside Daisy, citing that Lucien alongside the possessed Wario, Waluigi, and Luigi would have exploited their absence to attack the stadium again if they had accompanied Mario and Toad, requesting only that they do not get themselves into extremely dangerous situations. Just prior to Mario and Toad's return, she alongside Daisy received a flyer, advertising that Team Mario should face Team Luigi at Marina Stadium for the five Power Stones, and revealed as much to them upon their return after learning of what they've discovered. Peach, Daisy, and Mario were initially unsure whether they could even beat Lucien, until Astren informs them of how Lucien only controls weak-willed individuals, and also had portions of King Bask's powers donated among them to allow them a fighting chance at defeating them and freeing them from Lucien's control. Peach and Daisy then fought Wario and Waluigi while Mario faced Luigi, ultimately succeeding in freeing them.

Their victory is short lived, with Bowser stealing Lucien. Peach attempts to warn Bowser against stealing it, and implies he is possessed by it, although Bowser makes clear that he was stealing it of his own free will and intending to settle his rivalry with Mario with it before leaving for the depths of Bask Ruins. After Mario defeated the resulting fusion between the two, Bowcien, Peach congratulated Mario for surpassing the odds, and also reflects that true power is to be used for protection instead of controlling others.

Peach was also available to play as in the game's online tournament demo, where she was available from the start.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Princess Peach
Solo art of Peach for Paper Mario

In Paper Mario, Bowser once again kidnaps Peach, this time using his castle to carry her away. While being held captive in her own room in the castle, a Star Kid named Twink comes to help her, and together they find a secret passage out of her room. Peach sabotages Bowser's plots by supplying Mario with a relatively constant stream of information, using Twink as her messenger. She also uses a special treasure chest, where she could store items, and Mario could fetch them at the chest's counterpart at Shooting Star Summit. Peach then bakes a cake for Gourmet Guy, and also participate in the 64th Trivia Quiz-Off run by Bowser's minions. Peach wins a Sneaky Parasol, which allows her to disguise herself as one of Bowser's guards. She could use the parasol to become a Koopatrol, a Clubba and a Hammer Bro. However, her disguise is lifted by Kammy Koopa as Kammy recognizes Peach.

After his defeat, Bowser grabs the princess and runs to the roof of the castle. He then uses the Star Rod to make himself completely invincible. Princess Peach and Twink get into a fight with Kammy Koopa, and defeat her. Peach then wishes that her kingdom would remain safe. Twink and Peach add their power to the Star Beam, then called Peach Beam, enabling it to break Bowser's invincibility. Bowser finally is defeated and Peach's castle returns to its original spot in Toad Town. During the celebrations, she also proceeds to inform the gathered guests about how the Star Haven has been fully restored after Bowser's defeat, and expresses hope for peace for a long time to come before formally announcing the beginning of the celebrations. After the parade, Mario takes Peach to his place to watch the fireworks.

A character named "A gossip-loving Toad" posts gossips about Princess Peach on the back side of the notice board in Toad Town.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Paper Peach
Solo art of Princess Peach for Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Princess Peach possessed by the Shadow Queen
Princess Peach possessed by the Shadow Queen in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, at Rogueport, Peach receives the Magical Map as she is told she has a pure heart, which is needed to be able to open the chest of the map. Sir Grodus, however, kidnaps her. On the X-Naut Fortress on the moon, the base's main computer, the TEC-XX, falls in love with her due to a short circuit in its system, and betrays Grodus to help Peach escape and send an e-mail to Mario. It is later revealed that Sir Grodus has been tricked and is following the plans of the Shadow Sirens to reanimate the Shadow Queen with Peach as a vessel.

In Petalburg, there is a Koopa Troopa Peach fan who collects posters and pictures about Princess Peach. Between Chapters 2 and 3 of the game, one of his posters, which is life-sized, is mistaken by Bowser as the real thing.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Princess Peach
Solo art of Peach using her pink parasol for Super Paper Mario.
Wedding Peach.png
Peach in her wedding dress.

In Super Paper Mario, Peach, along with Bowser, Luigi, and Bowser's minions, are kidnapped by Count Bleck. Bleck forces Peach and Bowser to marry, as doing this is the only way to form the evil Chaos Heart, which would destroy the world. As Luigi, who is attending the wedding, stomps on the Chaos Heart in an attempt to stop it, everything is destroyed. Peach, however, survives and later escapes Bleck's Castle (with the help of Private Koopa and Dimentio, a follower of Count Bleck). Peach falls from the sky into Flipside; although she is temporarily unconscious when Mario find her, she recovers and joins the team after Mario gives her some Spicy Soup. Peach can float and shield herself from enemies using her parasol. Luigi and Bowser later join the cause, although Bowser has to be convinced by Peach and Mario first.

She eventually is sent to the Overthere after Dimentio seemingly vaporized her as well as Bowser and Mario, and ended up unknowingly eating a Golden Apple which left her in a deep sleep. She is eventually awoken after Mario fed her a Black Apple to forcibly wake her up.

Over time, Peach and the rest of the gang eventually make it to Count Bleck's lair. In Chapter 8-2, Mimi, a loyal minion of Count Bleck, taunts her for having been kidnapped so many times and for being rescued by plumbers instead of just rescuing herself. Peach and Mimi battle soon after. When Peach wins, a trap door is activated and Mimi falls through it. However, Peach saves her. The two fall down the shaft and are believed to be lost, but both survive. Peach comes back during the final battle against Count Bleck. As it is revealed, Dimentio was the real threat, as Bleck only wanted to destroy the world after the loss of his girlfriend. His girlfriend, however, turns out to be Tippi, a member of Mario's team. After defeating Super Dimentio and freeing Luigi, Peach witnesses the marriage of Bleck and Tippi in order to stop The Void.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Princess Peach first appears in the intro of Paper Mario: Sticker Star, when she is hosting Sticker Fest, a holiday where wishes come true with the power of the Royal Stickers and the Sticker Comet. However, Bowser crashes the festival and steals the Royal Stickers. He also kidnaps Peach and the local Toads, sticking them with Bowser Tape. Mario soon saves the Toads and eventually Peach. She then thanks him for allowing everyone's wish to come true - a peaceful kingdom. The Sticker Fest returns and Peach once again congratulates Mario and the kingdom for their efforts.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Artwork of Princess Peach from Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Peach's appearance in Paper Mario: Color Splash

Peach first appears in the intro of Paper Mario: Color Splash, where she hands Mario a postmarked colorless Toad. She then accompanies Mario on their voyage to Prism Island. After Mario meets Huey for the first time, Peach occupies a hotel room in Port Prisma and heals Mario whenever his HP is low. However, after Mario obtains the red Big Paint Star, she is kidnapped by Black Bowser. She then sends various Holo-Peaches to Mario as he progresses throughout his adventure, telling Mario her whereabouts and spying on Bowser, attempting to learn his plans. However, after a certain point, Black Bowser finds out what she is up to and orders for her color to be drained. The final battle has a color-drained Peach on display above Bowser's throne, and is used beforehand to lure Mario into a battle with Roy.

After beating Black Bowser and restoring him to his original form, Mario recolors Peach, and together they escape Black Bowser's Castle. Peach is later seen next to Mario at Port Prisma in the celebration of the return of the Paint Stars to Prism Island, cheering him up over the loss of Huey, saying that he would probably be watching over the island right then.

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

Artwork of Origami Princess Peach in Paper Mario: The Origami King
Princess Peach folded into Origami
Sprite of Princess Peach from Paper Mario: The Origami King
Princess Peach restored to paper
“Why are you still so...flat? Why haven't you joined me in folded glory... Come...we can reshape you...”
Princess Peach, Paper Mario: The Origami King

In Paper Mario: The Origami King, Peach invites Mario and Luigi to Toad Town to celebrate at the Origami Festival. However, she is transformed by King Olly into one of his Folded Soldiers, which causes her to obey him and her demeanor to change completely to become far more distant. When Mario encounters her in this state at the beginning of the game, she suggests in a series of questions to Mario that the Mushroom Kingdom be "refolded" and her Toad subjects be "silenced" (foreshadowing King Olly's hatred of Toads), and also offers to recruit Mario as one of the Folded Soldiers. Regardless of whether Mario replies "Yes" or "No" to her questions, she says his replies are meaningless and "paper thin" and traps him in her castle's dungeon.

Eventually, she was turned into a tapestry hanging over Olly's throne after her castle transforms into Origami Castle. She is eventually restored to her original self as a result of Olivia's wish to undo Olly's actions to the 1,000 cranes, with her wondering why Mario, Luigi, the Toad Origami Craftsman, Bowser, Bowser Jr., and Kamek were present. She eventually accompanies Mario to the Origami Festival, and upon noticing Mario staring at an empty throne in a scale model of the Origami Castle, assures Mario that Olivia is with them in spirit, and wishes she could personally thank Olivia for what she has done.

Peach, or rather her origami form, was planned to be a boss at one point, even having some moves programmed in.[9]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

The Super Mario franchise emblem, from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.
Super Smash Bros. fighter
Peach
Princess Peach from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (unlockable)
Special moves
Standard:  Toad
Side:  Peach Bomber
Up:  Peach Parasol
Down:  Vegetable
Final Smash:  Peach Blossom
Battle entrance
Peach appears from a swirl of hearts with her parasol, waves and exclaims, "Hi!"

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

SmashWiki article: Peach (SSBM)

For the Super Smash Bros. installments, Peach debuts in Super Smash Bros. Melee as one of the starting characters. While her design in this game is based on her earlier design, her appearance is still significantly different from her normal design, having a more realistic appearance than she does in actual Super Mario games. Peach's attributes are similar to Super Mario Bros. 2, in that while she is slow and not as powerful, she can move more quickly and falls more slowly in the air, and has the unique ability to temporarily float through the air by holding down the jump button. She is voiced by Jen Taylor in this game, who provided her voice for the late Nintendo 64 Super Mario games and voiced her in several games since. Peach is a lightweight fighter, weighing 89 units in this game and all subsequent installments.

Peach's standard special is Toad, in which Peach pulls out and hides behind Toad, who counterattacks if hit. Her side special is Peach Bomber, in which Peach flies forward hips-first into opponents. Her down special is Vegetable, which, based on Super Mario Bros. 2, allows Peach to pull a turnip from the ground. Her up special move is Peach Parasol, which allows Peach to fly into the air and float to the ground with her parasol.

In Adventure Mode, Peach is fought at the end of the first stage. The player will have to fight her and Mario or Luigi. Peach's Castle is also a course in the game.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

SmashWiki article: Peach (SSBB)
Princess Peach

Peach reappears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Her appearance in this game is now based on her more recent appearances, though with much more detail, such as several overskirt layers and lace trims, which is an original design for the Super Smash Bros. series. She is also now voiced by Samantha Kelly, her current voice actress. While her moveset is unchanged from Super Smash Bros. Melee, her Final Smash move is Peach Blossom, which puts enemies to sleep and spawns peaches that allow her to recover damage. She also does not move as quickly in the air, and her second jump does not give her as much height.

Alongside her Super Smash Bros. trophies, Peach also has two trophies for her Paper Mario appearances and her as Baby Peach. Her stickers are based on game artworks for Super Princess Peach, Mario Superstar Baseball, Mario Strikers Charged, and Super Mario Bros. 2.

Her tendency to get kidnapped by Bowser and be rescued by Mario was referenced in Solid Snake's codec call while fighting Peach. Although Mei Ling considers it somewhat romantic that someone's always there for her even in the worst situations, Snake was less than impressed, bluntly stating that Mario should be smart enough to tell Peach to stop getting herself kidnapped, with Mei Ling then inferring that Snake does not get much dates for that reason.

Role in The Subspace Emissary[edit]

Peach's snapshot in The Subspace Emissary, alongside Princess Zelda

In The Subspace Emissary, Peach is watching Mario and Kirby fighting together with Zelda, and run down to assist them after the arrival of the Primids. However, she is soon captured by Petey Piranha and put into a cage along with Zelda. Kirby, who battles Petey Piranha, has the choice to rescue either Peach or Zelda. If she is not rescued, Wario appears and uses a Dark Cannon to transform her into a trophy and runs off with her. Peach is later taken by King Dedede along with Luigi and Ness. After Mario and Pit defeat Link and Yoshi in a misunderstanding (having beforehand defeated a dark clone of Zelda when Bowser ambushed and turned her into a trophy), Mario briefly sees Peach's trophy in Dedede's possession. Peach and the trophies are taken to Dedede's Castle, where King Dedede gives them special badges. However, Dedede's Castle is raided by Bowser and his forces, who takes her with him upon noticing her in the rubble. Peach's badge is knocked off when Bowser is accosted by Mario and Pit.

Peach after being turned into a trophy by Wario

If Peach is rescued, she will team up with Kirby and escape the stadium on a Warp Star after Wario takes Zelda. Peach and Kirby are chased by the Halberd and are forced to land on it. However, an Arwing, which was hit by the Halberd's artillery, knocks them off the ship. Later on in the story, Kirby leaves Peach behind, making her an easy target for Bowser, who turns her into a trophy (with a clone of Peach left behind with a Dark Cannon). As Link and Yoshi slay this clone, Mario and Pit believe that they attacked the real Peach, putting the two teams into a brief conflict.

Regardless of Peach and Zelda's predicaments, the very latter part of the Subspace Emissary story shows them found on the Halberd held captive in trophy form. After Shadow Bugs sneak in to engulf their trophies and copy their forms (resulting in their forming false versions of Peach/Zelda for a second time), they challenge Meta Knight, Lucario, and Solid Snake, who just entered the room. Once the "false forms" of Peach and Zelda are defeated, Peach and Zelda are rescued, though Snake instructs they remain in the room. The princesses disobey and explore the Halberd. When Fox McCloud battles the Halberd a second time, Peach is nearly caught in the crossfire. Zelda (as Sheik) attacks the Arwing in self-defense. Before their fight can escalate, Peach breaks them up, offering tea. Shortly afterwards, the three, along with Snake, Lucario, and Falco Lombardi defeat Duon. Peach then gifts her parasol to Duon's original state, Mr. Game & Watch, after briefly scolding him. Uniting with all the other fighters, Peach also goes into Subspace with the others, where they all find Tabuu, the true enemy. She gets hit by his Off Waves and turns back into a trophy along with everyone, but Kirby, revived by one of King Dedede's badges, manages to save her and some of the others before going to face Tabuu in a final battle.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

SmashWiki article: Peach (SSB4)

Peach makes an appearance as a returning playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. While her appearance is mostly the same as in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, her design is now less detailed to reflect her cartoony nature. She retains her moveset from the past installments, though many of her moves now have added aesthetic effects such as rainbows, hearts, and sparkles. Her running animation has also been changed to be based on Super Mario 3D World. In addition, she has two additional color palettes, with one of them being based on her Fire Flower color scheme from Super Mario 3D World. Her eighth color palette features a black dress, while the panniers, stripes, and hem are electric yellow.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

SmashWiki article: Peach (SSBU)

Peach returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable character, where she is unlockable for the first time in the Super Smash Bros. series. When Peach grabs an opponent, Toad appears and attacks them instead of Peach for her pummel, and two of her throws. The Toad special move itself has also been slightly changed, with Toad appearing in front of Peach when the move is used instead of Peach holding him up. Daisy also makes her playable Super Smash Bros. debut as an Echo Fighter (a fighter whose attacks, animations and abilities are directly based on those of another fighter in the game) based on Peach. Owing to this, Peach's second costume is changed to being a pure gold dress. Peach's forward smash is now known as A Tool for Every Job, while her up smash is called Ribbon Dance.

On a side note, as with several other returning characters, Peach's victory theme, which is the orchestral arrangement of the level clear theme from Super Mario Bros. (and is shared with Mario, Dr. Mario, Luigi and in this game, Daisy), has been slightly shortened and sped up compared to the previous installments.

Two spirits in the game are based on the adult form of Peach, aside from her fighter spirit. One of them is her Cat form, known as Cat Princess Peach in-game, while the other is based on her wedding appearance from Super Mario Odyssey. The latter is an Ace-class support spirit that helps the user recover a large amount of health when they are critically damaged during a fight. The spirit can be encountered in The Final Battle portion of World of Light, or obtained from Peach's Super Mario Odyssey amiibo. In the spirit battle, the player, who takes constant damage, faces Peach and Mario in their wedding costumes on the New Donk City Hall stage. To win the battle, only Peach has to be defeated.

Classic Mode route[edit]

Peach's Classic Mode route has her fight villains who kidnap damsels on a recurring basis. The vast majority of the fighters in this route are Super Mario characters.

No Damsel in Distress
Round Opponent(s) Rule Stage Song
1 Bowser Jr. Mushroom Kingdom Delfino Plaza
2 Ganondorf Mushroomy Kingdom Dark World (for 3DS / Wii U)
3 Donkey Kong (red costume) 75 m (Battlefield) Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong Jr. Medley
4 Lemmy, Morton, Larry, Wendy, Iggy, Roy, Ludwig Horde Battle Mushroom Kingdom U Fortress Boss - Super Mario Bros. 3
5 King K. Rool Jungle Japes Gang-Plank Galleon
6 Bowser Peach's Castle King Bowser - Super Mario Bros. 3
Final Master Hand, Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher) Final Destination Master Hand
Master Hand / Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)

Luigi's Mansion series[edit]

Luigi's Mansion[edit]

Although Princess Peach herself does not make an appearance in Luigi's Mansion and its Nintendo 3DS remake, she is mentioned by Toad who says that she sent them to look for Mario and help Luigi.

Luigi's Mansion 3[edit]

Peach makes her first physical appearance in the Luigi's Mansion series in Luigi's Mansion 3, where she is invited to The Last Resort alongside the Mario Bros. and a few Toads, only to be trapped in a painting like everyone else, except for Luigi. Peach is the last to be freed from her painting, right after Mario is freed and leads Luigi to it; however, King Boo immediately traps her and everyone else in a single painting, again with the exception of Luigi, who was saved by Polterpup. After King Boo is defeated, Luigi frees everyone from the painting, and Peach then contributes in rebuilding the hotel.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Artwork of Princess Peach in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Solo picture of Peach for Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Prior to the events of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Peach is notified by the Beanbean Kingdom that the witch Cackletta would come and try to steal her voice. Cackletta wants to do this in order to wake the Beanstar, a star-shaped bean which can grant wishes to everyone. The Beanstar has been sleeping and can only be waken by a pure voice, in order to prevent abuse. Peach takes precautions, and when Cackletta and Fawful, dressed as ambassadors, arrive at her castle, they are not received by Peach, but by Birdo, who is disguised as the princess. Cackletta and Fawful unknowingly steal Birdo's voice and escapes from the castle, leaving Birdo with a voice of exploding characters. However, Mario, Luigi and Bowser, who are not aware of the true identity of the "princess", follow Cackletta to the Beanbean Kingdom before the real Peach is able to stop them (with Bowser's presence in particular also forcing her to avoid telling Mario and Luigi this).

After Mario and Luigi have presumably killed Cackletta at the Woohoo Hooniversity, Peach goes to the Beanbean Kingdom by plane. Peach reveals Birdo's disguise, thanks Mario and Luigi for taking care of the Cackletta problem, and decides to spend the holidays in the Beanbean Kingdom. She express the wish to travel to Little Fungitown, a settlement of Toad emigrants, which is lying across the dangerous Teehee Valley. Toadsworth insists that Mario and Luigi should accompain the princess on this journey. During their venture through Teehee Valley, Peach has to be protect from any harm in the desert. When she disappears from Mario and Luigi's view, Gritty Goombas appear instantly and take her to an underground dungeon. If talked to her, she will also head in the opposite direction, due to a suggestion made by Toadsworth earlier. At the valley's end, Peach run into Trunkle, a giant rock monster, but Mario and Luigi save her from it before it is too late.

Later, Bowletta kidnaps Peach in order to make sure to awake the Beanstar this time, which is showing angry reactions when confronted with Birdo's voice. She takes Peach, who is at the Mushroom Kingdom embassy of Little Fungitown at the time, using Bowser's Koopa Clown Car. However, because the Beanstar had earlier self-destructed under a fit of rage from the Peach-Bot's voice, Cackletta is no longer in the possession of the Beanstar itself. When Mario and Luigi meet Bowletta in Joke's End, Luigi dress himself up as Princess Peach (as Toadsworth had previously provided them with an extra dress for the princess), to fool Bowletta and Fawful, by thinking that he is Peach. The plan succeeds, and Bowletta releases the real Peach, and kidnaps Luigi instead. In the meantime, Mario receives a kiss from Peach. After Luigi's escape from the repaired Koopa Cruiser, Peach stays in the Little Fungitown embassy until Bowletta is defeated.

The key artwork for "Peach" in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions is technically Birdo in disguise, since she is shown using explosive vocabulary.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Princess Peach's artwork in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time / Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Solo picture of Peach for Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
See also: Baby Peach

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time starts with a flashback to the past. Toadsworth the Younger greets Baby Mario and Baby Luigi and tells them that the princess needs playmates. When they enter the room she is in, Baby Bowser has taken Peach. After Baby Mario defeats Baby Bowser, the Shroobs invade the Mushroom Kingdom and attack the castle. Baby Bowser calls Kamek to escort them out of the castle, who arrives and takes them out with the Koopa Cruiser just in time.

In the present, Peach, Toadiko, and Toadbert use Prof. E. Gadd's time machine to travel back to the past, unaware of traveling to the time where the Shroobs were attacking. When they get to the past, the Shroobs corner Peach and the Toads. The Elder Princess Shroob, the leader of the Shroobs, and Princess Shroob, her younger twin sister, attack Peach. Peach grabs the time machine's power supply, the Cobalt Star, and traps the Elder Princess Shroob inside it. Then she breaks the Cobalt Star into pieces, while the Elder Princess Shroob is still inside. While the Cobalt Star shards are spread around the world, Peach is held captive by Princess Shroob.

While Mario and Luigi team up with their baby selves to recover the Cobalt shards, which they need to save Peach, according to Professor E. Gadd. However, she is swallowed by Petey Piranha. The Mario Bros. and their younger selves defeat Petey Piranha, although Kylie Koopa, who also got swallowed by Petey, says that Peach was spat out earlier. Further into the Gritzy Caves, they find Princess Shroob, disguised as Peach. She is brought to the present by the brothers accidentally. The Toads tell the fake princess to take a rest. However, while she is doing so, Bowser come and kidnaps her, believing that she is Peach. The Mario Bros. only find out the true identity of Princess Shroob when they are all dragged into the Shroob Mother Ship in the past. During all this time, the real Peach is still trapped in Shroob Castle.

When Mario and Luigi get into the Shroob Castle, they see Peach, but Princess Shroob interrupts their conversation at the point where Peach is going to explain why the Cobalt Star should not be completed and a battle begins. After it, Baby Bowser reunites the Cobalt Star Shards all together, making the Elder Princess Shroob appear and giving back all her power. During the first phase of the final battle, Peach throws stars at Mario and Luigi, which they can use to destroy the UFOs, and she occasionally heals them with mushrooms. However, she is unconcious during the second phase. After the battle, Peach and the others return to the present.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story / Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

In the third installment of the Mario & Luigi series, the Mushroom Kingdom's citizens fall victim to a mysterious disease known as the blorbs. Upon hearing this news, Peach proceeds to hold a very important meeting in her castle to discuss the matter at hand (along with Starlow, who explains further about the disease itself). As Peach is proceeding to give said details, Bowser crashes the meeting twice. Upon being knocked out by Mario, he is ejected by Peach (with the help of Starlow) the first time. But Bowser manages to return to the castle the second time, but under the control of Fawful, because he ate a Vacuum Shroom. As a result, Bowser inhales everyone at the meeting, including Peach.

Peach is found by Mario and Luigi in the Flab Zone of Bowser's body. Their reunion is cut short, however, when a group of Beta Kretins captures her and takes her deeper into the area. When the brothers catch up and free Peach, the Kretins attack and are subsequently defeated. After the said ordeal is over, Peach, along with Mario, Luigi, and Starlow, overhear Fawful conversing with Bowser about taking the princess from his body. After which, Peach theorizes that Fawful's real plan is to take over the Mushroom Kingdom by using an ancient artifact known as the Dark Star, hidden beneath Toad Town. She also informs them that she is the only one who can release the seal on the Dark Star's power. However, after relaying said information to the two about the impending danger, Fawful quickly captures her through the use of an odd invention that enables him to reach into Bowser's body with a hand-shaped beam and then takes her to her own castle (which was also under Fawful's control at the time, with it being heavily implied that he got Bowser extremely obese in the first place in order to draw Peach out into the open). While the story passes, Peach is held captive by Fawful, having her energy absorbed. She is later inhaled by Dark Star, or rather, Dark Bowser, which had been created via Dark Star absorbing parts of Bowser's DNA, in an attempt to get more dark power, although since she was devoid of dark power, he does not gain any power whatsoever. Dark Bowser eventually removes Peach from his body (off-screen) after absorbing Dark Fawful and gaining his full power back.

Upon Mario, Luigi, and Bowser finally countering the sources of the blorbs threat, along with defeating the Dark Star itself for good, everything in the Mushroom Kingdom returns to normal and Peach is rescued at last. She also manages to regain consciousness as well, after being awakened by Bowser ejecting the remaining inhabitants of Bowser's body. Though Bowser attacks the Mario Bros. and still attempts to kidnap Peach directly after the Dark Star is defeated, Peach still express her gratitude toward Bowser for his role in saving the world by sending him a cake.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

Princess Peach artwork from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
Solo picture of Princess Peach for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

In Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toadsworth travel to Pi'illo Island for a vacation they were invited to. After arriving at Pi'illo Castle and watching a brief presentation on the history of the island, Peach begins searching the presentation room at the mention of Pi'illo Castle's hidden treasure. After being implored to stop being so reckless by Toadsworth when she steps on the nearby platform, they both accidentally cause it to blast deeper into the castle.

Peach is eventually found with Toadsworth in the same room the immobilized Prince Dreambert rests, surrounded by Smoldergeist. Mario and Luigi's arrival causes the Smoldergeist to flee, only for them to return later to attack the Bros. The group end up entering the collection room after escaping the depths of Pi'illo Castle, where Luigi takes a nap on Dreambert and a bed put on display, which creates a Dream Portal that sucks Peach into the Dream World.

She is later found in Dreamy Pi'illo Castle getting carried by the kidnapper who is revealed to be Antasma, who manages to escape the pursuing Mario and Luigi by creating a temporary path to Dream's Deep. After Mario and Luigi find access to Dream's Deep through exploring Mushrise Park and later Dreamy Mushrise Park, she and Antasma are found there. After Bowser's arrival, Mario, Luigi and Peach are all felled by Bowser's power upped flames and left there, but are rescued by Eldream who takes them back to the Real World. Eventually, Peach heads back to Pi'illo Castle with several Toads.

At some point afterwards, Peach is secretly kidnapped by Kamek, who pretends to be her until he exposes his identity to Mario and Luigi in Dreamy Driftwood Shore. She is held captive in Neo Bowser Castle from then on until Mario and Luigi's arrival at the castle's outdoor area, where a Paratroopa is holding her and eventually takes her to the balcony of the castle. She is later found in a cage, and assists in the destruction of the Dream Stone when Bowser tries to destroy the Bros. with it.

After Mario and Luigi defeat Bowser as Dreamy Bowser, the Bros., Starlow, Dreambert and Peach barely manage to escape on the Zeekeeper and safely return to the castle, where they finally begin their vacation.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Artwork of Princess Peach and her paper counterpart for Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
See also: Paper Peach

In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Peach meets her paper counterpart when Luigi accidentally releases the Paper Mario world into the Mario & Luigi universe. After some disagreements, Bowser and his paper self kidnap her and her paper counterpart, respectively, forcing Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario to rescue them. The Bowser Jrs take the princesses to Mount Brrr, where they are spotted by some Toads. Toadette builds a Papercraft version of Peach that defeats the Papercraft Bowser Jr. However, the Bowser Jrs escape with the princesses, going back to Bowser's Castle.

The princesses are able to escape at Bowser's Castle, but are soon caught and recaptured by the Bowser Jr. duo. Despite this, the Bowser Jrs are promptly defeated by Mario's team and the princesses escape with them. They return to Peach's Castle and reassemble it after it was blown up by the Koopa Troop as retaliation for the Bowser Jrs' loss to Mario's team. Once the Mario team defeats Shiny RoboBowser, they regroup at the castle. She says goodbye to her paper self as she returns to the Paper Mario world.

Mario Pinball Land[edit]

In Mario Pinball Land, Peach and Mario visit the Fun Fair. Peach is enthralled by the Sky Cannon and decides to try it for herself. After she is in the cannon, a pair of Goombas rotates the cannon so that it points at Bowser's Castle, causing Peach to be blasted right into the castle's gates. Mario turns himself into the shape of a pinball in order to progress through the pinball levels to rescue Peach. After he rescues her from Bowser, they both return to the Fun Fair to ride the roller coaster together.

Mario Baseball series[edit]

Mario Superstar Baseball[edit]

Peach preparing to pass the ball, in the opening cinematic of Mario Superstar Baseball
Peach on the fielding end for Mario's team in the Mario Superstar Baseball opening

Peach is a playable character and team captain in Mario Superstar Baseball. This marks the first game she wears her two-piece athletic uniform free from a third-party crossover. She is tied with Boo for having the second best pitching stat in the game, trailing only to Waluigi and Bowser. Her fielding stat is also tied for the second best in the game with Diddy Kong, only being slightly worse than Magikoopa's. Her batting is slightly below average while her running is average. Her fielding skills are the Super Catch and Quick Throw. She can also make home-runs at times even though she is not as strong as other captains. Her special pitch is the Heart Ball. In the Challenge Mode, Peach learns it by purchasing the Lovely Heart item. She is the Team Captain for the Peach Monarchs (consisting of several Toads, Toadsworth, Toadette and Daisy as sub-captain). In the Exhibition Mode, alternate names for Peach's team include the Peach Roses, Peach Dynasties or Peach Princesses.

During the opening cinematic, Peach is seen receiving a flyer with Bowser depicted on it with a description "Challenger Wanted", whereas other captains receive the same thing. During an exhibition game with Yoshi, Peach hits a home run off Yoshi after the ball bounces off a music note block. Peach is teammates with Mario during an exhibition game between Mario and Wario. Peach, Daisy, and Red Toad are seen blacking out, fearing that Mario is going to be tagged out as Donkey Kong tries to receive the ball, but Mario nevertheless scores. Peach then receives the ball from Daisy and throws the ball to Yoshi to get Waluigi out at home plate. After Mario hits a walk-off home run, Peach and others storm the field to celebrate.

For the Challenge Mode section of Mario Superstar Baseball, Peach is one of the playable captains that the player can choose when she answers a challenge from Bowser to compete against his team. In order to advance, Peach has to go against the other captains working toward the same goal. Upon meeting certain criteria during matches, the opposing team that Peach's team was victorious against is now able to join hers. At some certain points, she has to answer a challenge from Bowser Jr..

In the final cinematic that plays after completing Challenge Mode via Special Cup, Peach is seen with other characters at the baseball field.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

Peach about to pass the ball to Mario in the Mario Super Sluggers opening

Peach reprises her role as a playable character in Mario Super Sluggers as one of the Team Captains. Although Peach serves as the founder of Baseball Kingdom, she also participates in the baseball games themselves (as seen in the game's overall opening). Her home stadium is the Peach Ice Garden, which has the appearance of an ice palace; it can be played in both daytime and nighttime setting. Outside of the stadium is a rose and flower garden. Peach's batting and running stats remain unchanged from before, but both her pitching and fielding have been improved, and she is now tied with Boo for having the best pitching stat in the game. She loses her Super Catch ability, but still has the Quick Throw.

During the opening cinematic, Peach is seen at the entrance of the Baseball Kingdom with Toadsworth, greeting the other characters who arrive on a yacht. Later in the scene, she is shown to be passing the ball to Mario during a game.

As the story unfolds for Mario Super Sluggers' Challenge Mode, Bowser and Bowser Jr. invade the Baseball Kingdom, sparking a civil war. During the course of gameplay for this mode, Peach is one of the five captains the player can adventure around with, but she first has to be rescued from Bowser Jr. by the entrance of the Peach Ice Garden. Upon being added to the Challenge Mode roster after completing the said case involving Peach, she has a unique talent to aid in exploration around stadiums using her well-known heart trademark, resembling her overall personality. Also at that point, she is able to assist in finding the other required Team Players to make up her team, the Peach Monarchs.

In a cinematic after defeating Bowser in Challenge Mode, Peach is seen celebrating with the other characters in the middle of the infield. Afterwards, Peach and the others march towards the entrance of the Baseball Kingdom to gaze towards the sunset before the lights come on for the night. Defeating Bowser a second time, Peach invites him to play with everyone, an offer he only takes for Bowser Jr.'s wish to have fun. In the fourth and final cinematic, Peach stands by a table next to the umpire Lakitu at the Daisy Cruiser, where everyone else is having some desserts. When a display of fireworks set off, the characters retreat to Mario Stadium to witness a show of Bob-omb Derby, much to their excitement viewing the show of fireworks.

The icon for the Peach Monarchs team includes a sparkling heart with Peach's brooch in the middle, and has a crown on top.

Super Princess Peach[edit]

Gameplay of Super Princess Peach

Super Princess Peach marked a change of roles in the Super Mario franchise - Peach now has to save Mario and Luigi from Bowser. With the aid of a talking umbrella known as Perry - who was an amnesiac and therefore possessed a mysterious past - Peach travels to Vibe Island, where Bowser moves his operations in order to obtain the Vibe Scepter. However, the Goomba who brought it to him had been affected by its magic, and with a calm, playful attitude, he uses the scepter on the entire island, thereby creating chaos.

With this, Peach is capable of using four Vibe Techniques to help her through the areas. Princess Peach also was capable of floating for a short period of time like she was in Super Mario Bros. 2 (and subsequently, the Super Smash Bros. series), only this time she used Perry to hold her aloft rather than her dress. This ability is available on Toad's shop, and costs 100 coins.

Eventually, Peach fights her way through the island's many hazards and rescues Luigi and many Toads after defeating Giant Kamek. Perry also become less amnesiac as time went on, eventually recovering his memory. After Peach defeats Bowser, she then rescues Mario. Ignoring Luigi completely, she shoves him to the side as she runs to Mario, and they swing around together, before he picks her up into his arms and gives her some flowers. Everyone then returns home together.

Mario Strikers series[edit]

Peach performing Freeze Frame! in Mario Strikers Charged.
Peach performing her Freeze Frame! ability in Mario Strikers Charged

Super Mario Strikers[edit]

Peach is a Playmaker captain in the Mario Strikers games. In Super Mario Strikers, her Super Strike is the Royal Strike.

Mario Strikers Charged[edit]

In Mario Strikers Charged, Peach has a different play style as compared to the previous installment. She is the most agile and her passing is the fastest. As a trade-off, her shooting ability and tackling strength is the weakest. Her deke involves her jumping a short distance, avoiding any possible body checks and even allowing her to jump over obstacles and goalies. Her Super Ability is Freeze Frame!. When Peach initiates her Super Ability in Mario Strikers Charged, cameras flock in and start to take pictures of her and traps any opponents in picture frames. Cameras were also seen taking pictures of Peach during her ground entrance and on certain occasions when she is celebrating after scoring a goal for her team. When Peach executes her Mega Strike, she turns into an angelic creature with wings, prior to knocking the ball down toward the goalie. Her number is 10 and her uniform colors are pink and blue. Peach's mission level is to defeat Daisy for the Star Cup. She is also the opponent of Bowser in his mission mode. Her theme song is a techno-inspired tune.

Mario Strikers: Battle League[edit]

In Mario Strikers: Battle League, Peach retains being a speed-oriented character; her speed and technique are her strongest statistics, while she has weaker strength and shooting. In fact, her speed ranks among the best in the game alongside Toad, while her strength and shooting rank among the worst.

Mario Hoops 3-on-3[edit]

In Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Peach is a Technical character. She excels in shooting the ball at a distance. Her special shot is the Heart Shot. To execute it, Peach starts by dribbling out the shape of a triangle. As she spins and flips a sea of hearts appear. The hearts lift Peach and the ball into the air. After one spin she blows a kiss and the ball, followed by the hearts fly into the net. The hearts then form a large heart from a bunch of small ones around the hoop. Peach's home turf is the Peach Field.

Peach wears her two-piece athletic uniform in the game, but an alternative outfit can be unlocked for her, by completing the Mushroom Cup as her (which is her sports dress).

Mario & Sonic series[edit]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games[edit]

Peach celebrating her after-event results in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Peach appears as a playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, the first crossover sports installment featuring characters from both the Super Mario and Sonic universes competing in the Olympic events. In this installment, Peach is classified as a skill character sporting excellent ratings in events such as the track, archery, skeet, and aquatics. She has the highest level of skill of all female characters but the lowest power. Peach is also one of the fastest characters. Peach uses her heart abilities again in the Dream Events for this game. In Dream Fencing, Peach charges up and releases a huge pink heart. When the heart hits her opponent it explodes into smaller hearts. It has a very long range and Peach does not have to be close to her opponents. In Dream Table Tennis, Peach can make the ball disappear making it difficult to find. When she unleashes her shot, she spins around in a sea of hearts and then hits the ball. In the game's opening, Peach is seen in the ceremony and competing in 100m and 100m Freestyle.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Peach, Daisy, Amy Rose, and Blaze the Cat hang out together in the opening cinematic.
Peach (third from left) posing with Blaze, Amy, and Daisy. (Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games)

Peach reprises her role as a playable character in the Mario & Sonic series as a Skill-type character in the follow-up to the original, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, and a costume of her a Mii can wear can be bought from the in-game store. Like the other female participants in this game, Peach wears a specialized winter outfit that corresponds with and matches the overall theme of the Winter Olympic events. In the Wii version of the game, Peach has a very high Skill stat, with average Acceleration, slightly lower Power and an incredibly low Speed. In the DS version, Peach has high Jumping and Technique stats, average Speed and slightly lower Power and Stamina. Peach's special abilities include the Mid-Air Float ability (for both versions) and the Princess Dash ability, exclusive to the DS version. In the game's opening, Peach is seen in the ceremony and competing in Figure Skating with Amy.

In the DS version's Adventure Tours story, Peach initially goes to Sparkleton to peek at the snow festival, and upon Mario and Sonic finding her, she is challenged by Mario to the Snow Machine Fight dream event, and is defeated, joining the group afterwards. She later competes in the Snow Machine Fight dream event again for the sake of a Goomba who wants to see how good she is. After winning the event, she receives a Shooting Rifle the Goomba obtained from Bowser that allows the group to compete in games that include shooting. Once the group returns to Frostown and encounters the unhappy Thwomp there, Peach cheers up the Thwomp and gets it to move, allowing everyone to now access the area at the end of the newly opened path.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games[edit]

Peach competing in Rhythmic Ribbon in the opening of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Peach reappears as a Skill type playable character in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, wearing her usual athletic uniform for most Events, her winter outfit for Equestrian events and a leotard for Gymnastics and Aquatics events. Peach appears in the opening with all of the other athletes at the start, as well as later competing in Synchronized Swimming with Amy, Daisy and Blaze and Rhythmic Ribbon. A Mii outfit based on Peach returns, but has been updated to use her regular sports outfit rather than her winter one, and Peach also appears as a character that can be spoken to in order to play minigames and earn stickers in London Party mode.

In the Nintendo 3DS version, Peach is included in the Girls group, alongside Amy, Daisy, and Blaze, meaning that she is only playable in certain events. In the Story Mode, Peach first appears with Blaze protecting a group of Toads from some imposters, which they manage to defeat and then rescue Daisy and Amy. When the group find Rouge, Peach defeats her in an event to stop her brainwashing, and then Rouge leads the group to the fog machine in Hyde Park, which Blaze destroys. Peach decides to stay in Hyde Park with the other Girls to keep an eye on things there, and the group later call Mario, Luigi, Sonic and Tails when they face Bowser and Dr. Eggman to offer support. Peach later appears at the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games. In the bonus episodes, Peach volunteers to help with the invitations for the Olympic Games, and when Daisy visits them and offers to take Amy shopping, Peach defeats her in an Olympic event to convince her to help. When Bowser's invitation is accidentally damaged, Peach ends up rewriting it. Peach also helps Amy defeat Bowser and Dr. Eggman when they come for their invitations early, but decides to let them have them anyway as they hadn't caused any trouble. When Peach returns after finding Bowser and Dr. Eggman's invitations missing, the group find that they have left and assume that they must have found their invitations anyway, and they head on a shopping trip to celebrate. A badge of Peach can be obtained from the badge machine.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Peach appears in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, once again as a Skill-type character. She has a high technique stat, as well as above average acceleration, max speed, and stamina, but low power. In this game, she shares special animations with Mario, demonstrating their relationship.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[edit]

Peach appears as a Skill-type playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in both the 3DS and Wii U versions. On the Opening Segment, Peach Appears in The Opening Ceremony and Competing in Duel Beach Volleyball. In the 3DS version, she is exclusive to the Golf and 100m Freestyle Swimming events, as well as their Plus versions. In the game's opening, Peach is seen in the ceremony and competing in Duel Beach Volleyball.

In the arcade version, Peach is a Technique-type playable character, with excellent technique and above average speed, though also with lower power.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020[edit]

Peach reappears in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 as a playable character, now wearing appropriate sporting clothing depending on the event. In addition to being playable in the Tokyo 2020 events, she is also among the eight characters playable in the Tokyo 1964 events, using her appearance from Super Mario Bros. In the Story Mode, Peach is first encountered in Chapter 11, where she is shown to be competing in the Archery event; she then joins the player's party after Daisy defeats her. Later on, in Chapter 13, she beats Larry Koopa in Equestrian in order to win back the Excitement Battery, before teaming up with Yoshi to beat Shadow and Knuckles in Badminton during Chapter 15. At the end of the game, she is shown rejoicing alongside Amy. In the game's opening, Peach is seen participating in Equestrian.

In the arcade version, Peach is a Technique character, having the same statistics as the arcade version of the previous installment.

Itadaki Street series[edit]

Peach, along other Super Mario franchise characters and several characters from the Dragon Quest series, appeared in the game Itadaki Street DS. In that game her castle was also a playable stage.

Peach also appears in Fortune Street, as an unlockable character, unlocked by placing first or second on the Peach's Castle board in Tour Mode. She is a rank S character, which means when she is played by CPU, she is a very hard character to beat.

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

Peach appears in Mario Sports Mix as one of the Technical characters for the game. She has a high technique stat and average speed, but her power stat is very low. Like in Mario Hoops 3-on-3, her home court is her castle which is compatible with the four featured sports (basketball, volleyball, hockey, and dodgeball). Her special move in this game involves releasing four large hearts that will stun characters of the opposing team upon their contact with them.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Peach appears as a helper character in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. She is unlocked after the player completes World 8, and her attribute is Light.

As a helper, Peach's skill restores half of the party's maximum HP, while her helper skill raises the ATK of all teammates by 3x, as long as the party's current HP is at or above 50% its maximum value.

Another version of Peach, called Super Peach, can also be unlocked by completing ★World 8. Her main attribute and sub-attribute are both Light.

Super Peach's skill fully restores the party's HP, along with removing the paralysis condition from all paralyzed teammates. Her helper skill raises the ATK of all teammates by 4.5x, as long as the party's current HP is at 100% its maximum value.

All Peach variations have RCV as their strongest stat, while their HP and ATK are only at average levels.

Mario Sports Superstars[edit]

Peach is a playable character in Mario Sports Superstars. In all sports, she is a technique-oriented player, giving her better shot accuracy or horse control. In golf, her default drive is 206 yards, and her shot travels straight and medium-low. In most sports, she wears her two-piece athletic uniform from such games as the Mario Baseball series, while in tennis and golf she wears her sports dress.

Mario + Rabbids series[edit]

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle[edit]

Peach reappears as a playable character in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Peach, along with Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi, was sucked into the vortex linking the Rabbids to the Mushroom Kingdom at the beginning of the game, and later rejoiced when Mario returned safely. She later freed Mario and one of his Rabbid partners from Icicle Golem in the level It Came From the Freezer, and joins as a playable character afterwards.

Peach's primary weapon is a Boomshot, a short-range weapon that can hit more than one target in front of her, and her secondary weapon is a Grenaduck. Her weapons' Super Effects are Burn and Freeze. Peach has balanced offense and defense with high mobility, possessing the second highest health points after Yoshi. Her Team Jump can heal heroes within landing radius. Her techniques are a reaction shot called Royal Graze and Protect, which allows her shield her allies from damage by absorbing some (if not all) of their damage. Also, she has her Rabbid counterpart, Rabbid Peach, who gets jealous of Peach being with Mario all the time.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope[edit]

Peach returns as a playable character in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. She now wields the Boom-Brella,[10] an umbrella-shaped weapon with a cannon attached to it that fires a powerful cone attack. Her technique is Team Barrier, which protects her allies similar to Protection. This effect also applies with her unlockable Barrier Jump skill.[11]

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LEGO Super Mario[edit]

On Mario Day 2022, a LEGO Peach figure was announced for the LEGO Super Mario line. It was released on August 1, 2022.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie[edit]

Princess Peach from The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Artwork of Peach as she appears in The Super Mario Bros. Movie
“I'm taking you to see the princess. She can help you. She can do anything!”
Toad, The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Peach appears as a major character in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. She is voiced in the English version by Anya Taylor-Joy and in the Japanese version by Arisa Shida. She presides over the Mushroom Kingdom in her castle and enlists the help of Mario and Toad on an adventure to defeat Bowser and stop him from taking over the world. Her dress is more detailed than her video game counterpart, and her crown and jewelry look more realistic. In addition, her eyebrows are longer and some pink leggings are visible under her dress. She appears in both her normal dress outfit and her biker outfit that debuted in Mario Kart Wii, and is seen wielding an axe. Her Fire Peach form also appears.

Peach announces her plans to the Toads to stop Bowser by teaming up with the Great Kong Army. She then meets Mario, excited at meeting another human, and decides to test to "see what [Mario is] made of" as he asks to help save Luigi. During their training, she effortlessly completes the course, though despite Mario's several failed attempts, she decides to take him and Toad along.

When Peach, Mario, and Toad are camping in a field of Fire Flowers, she explains that she had originally wandered into the Mushroom Kingdom as a baby via a pipe, and was lucky enough to have encountered Toads who took her in and raised her as one of their own, eventually crowning her as their princess. Mario suggests that maybe she came from the same world as he did, and she smiles and responds by saying that there is a huge universe with a lot of galaxies, leaving her true origins ambiguous.

After Mario wins the duel at the Great Ring of Kong, she praises Mario for winning, realizing he never knows when to quit. As they drive on Rainbow Road, she and Mario interact before getting interrupted by Toad and Donkey Kong. As the Koopa army blows up Toad's kart and sends him flying, Peach immediately saves him. They are both devastated at Mario being seemingly killed by the Koopa General's attack, head back to the Mushroom Kingdom to warn the Toads, and head to the balcony to confront Bowser, who proposes to her. Though she quickly denies, she reluctantly accepts as Bowser tortures Toad.

During the reception, she knocks out Kamek, transforms into Ice Peach with the Ice Flower smuggled in her bouquet, and battles Bowser before she loses her power caused by King Bob-omb exploding. She and the others are then transported to Brooklyn and she is restrained by Bowser's army before the Mario brothers become invincible and defeat them all. A vanquished Bowser tries to plead mercy, but a disgusted Peach force-feeds him with a Mini Mushroom. She and the gang are then cheered as heroes of Brooklyn.

A portrait of Peach as she appears on her letters to Mario in Super Mario Bros. 3 can be seen in the antiques shop.[12]

Princess Peach: Showtime![edit]

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Peach appears as the protagonist in Princess Peach: Showtime!, marking the first game since Super Princess Peach to feature Peach as the main character.[13]

One day, she received an invitation to the Sparkle Theater. However, while there, a witch named Grape alongside her group, the Sour Bunch, invaded the theater and took its occupants hostage. Teaming up with the guardian of the theater, Stella, Peach attempts to save the theater.

Other appearances, cameos, and references[edit]

Artwork of Princess Peach in NBA Street V3
Artwork of Peach for NBA Street V3

Peach is a minor character in Dr. Mario, appearing as Nurse Toadstool. Nurse Toadstool also had a brief cameo alongside Dr. Mario on the Japanese instructions for cleaning Famicom cassettes, with some official artwork cropping her lower half off.[14][15] Peach appears as a guest character in the GameCube version of SSX on Tour, donning her sports mini dress. She also appears as a guest character in the GameCube version of NBA Street V3, where she wears her uniform consisting of a sleeveless top and shorts for the first time.

Princess Toadstool makes a cameo in Game B of the NES version of Tetris alongside the Mario Bros. upon completing one of the heights, specifically height 5. Toadstool in particular is atop the highest turret applauding, and is the only one of the characters that appear that neither use a musical instrument or, in the case of the Mario Bros., do any dancing. As noted above, this was also one of her only two NES appearances that depicted her as having blonde hair in-game, the only other being NES Open Tournament Golf.

Like the other Mario characters, Peach also frequently appears in the gag manga series Super Mario by Kodansha manga, with her appearing in the Mario Kart volume as well as the cover of the Super Mario World third volume.

Peach also makes an appearance in the Nintendo Monopoly board game, where her space costs $220 and takes the place of Indiana Avenue. In addition, Peach is one of the four base Characters included in the Standard Edition (five in the Collector's Edition) of Monopoly Gamer.

Although Peach, or more accurately, Toadstool, herself does not physically appear in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, she is mentioned in the game's manual, and in addition, a massive statue in her likeness played a major role in the game's story as the Black Sugar Gang had stolen it, and Wario had set out to retrieve it with the ulterior motive of holding it for ransom in order to gain his own castle. However, Wario would never get the chance to hold it for ransom as Mario managed to airlift it away after Wario defeated the Syrup Gang, including their leader Captain Syrup.

Toadstool only appears in the CD-ROM Deluxe version of Mario is Missing! However, her likeness is used for the curators in the SNES version of the game, which is partly derived from her appearance in Super Mario World.

Christine the goat sent a Princess Toadstool picture to Mr. Write as if it were herself. Christine the goat sent a Princess Toadstool picture to Mr. Write as if it were herself.
Peach's portrait in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

Peach has made numerous cameo appearances outside of the Super Mario franchise. In F-1 Race, she appears on the fourth course waving, just before the player begins the race. Similarly, in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, she is located in the audience along with other Super Mario characters. Peach also made a cameo in The Legend of Zelda series, including a painting of her in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time that could be seen through a window at the Hyrule Castle courtyard. In The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, a goat character named Christine sends Mr. Write (based on Mr. Wright from SimCity) a portrait of Peach through a letter. In the Nintendo Switch remake, the portrait is replaced with promotional artwork of Peach holding her parasol. An item called the Peach Kart, a remote control kart with the princess, appears in Nintendogs, and is only unlockable in Lab & Friends; puppies like to chase after it, and when it drives around, the music from Peach Beach plays.

In addition, numerous other games make reference to her. One of the treasures in Wario Land: Shake It! is called Peach Sandals, the description claims they have been worn by a princess, probably Peach, because of the name. This treasure was found in the first underwater level of this game, Wavy Waters of Wiggly Wilds. And in Ridge Racer DS, a car featuring Peach's face on a hood is unlockable.

The Animal Crossing series also features multiple references to Peach. In City Folk and New Leaf, an item is available called Peach's Parasol that can be obtained respectively from Tom Nook's shop if the player earns 4,000 points or from Timmy and Tommy's store from purchasing a fortune cookies to win a prize. Pocket Camp features Peach's Crown and Peach's Dress as clothing items, and in New Horizons, the Princess Peach dress, Princess Peach crown, and Princess Peach shoes can be obtained from Nook Shopping to celebrate Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary. Additionally, the yellow variant of the tulip surprise box will, when interacted, display a Princess Peach doll.

Peach also appears on the Puzzle Swap panel "Starlets" in StreetPass Mii Plaza, alongside Rosalina, Pauline, Zelda and Toon Zelda.

Bayonetta in her Princess Peach costume.
Bayonetta in her Peach costume

A wide range of Peach-themed merchandise has appeared to the public over the years. Items include plush dolls, action figures, slippers, key chains, mugs, wallpaper, DS kits, and shampoo bottles. Peach was also included in Super Mario Chess as one of the Bishops, alongside Princess Daisy. Peach had a central role in the story accompanying the CD White Knuckle Scorin', and was even named in the opening song "Ignorance Is Bliss". Various official game soundtracks also make reference to Peach in their song title.

Peach has cameos in the DSi apps Mario Calculator and Mario Clock that appear via easter eggs. In the former, the player if they implement a number that matches their birthday, has Peach emerge after a flagpole sound effect, with four fireworks appearing. In the latter, collecting 1200 coins has Peach appearing in World 8-4 to congratulate either Mario or Luigi (depending on which character the player used to reach the threshold) and tell them she is sending them on a new quest. In both instances, due to the apps being derived from the initial Super Mario Bros, she utilized her NES sprite.

In the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, Peach does not legitimately appear, but her mini toy version does. Also, in some of the game series, her castle is one of the stages.

In the Wii U version of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2, there is an unlockable costume for Bayonetta and Jeanne that resemble Princess Peach, as well as a special moveset based on Mario and Peach's abilities. The costume consists of a shortened version of Peach's dress, with Mario dolls attached to it, and golden details. A palette swap for it is available, and resembles Princess Daisy, but it lacks the Mario doll and instead has a Luigi doll. In both versions, her summon is Bowser.

In Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition, one of the costumes is based off of Peach.

In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Peach appears as a playable skin, along with a Cat Peach skin.

Peach, or more accurately, her Cat Peach form, is a character on the Virtual Console series The Cat Mario Show.

In the Nintendo Switch Online trailer in the September 13 Nintendo Direct, she was seen as one of the players in various portions of the Online Play, and during the NES portion showing online gameplay, Peach and Bowser Jr. were shown playing against each other remotely with the Dr. Mario NES game.

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