The Princess Peach
The Princess Peach is a location in Paper Mario: The Origami King, a cruise ship named after Princess Peach. It is found floating in The Great Sea, located in the purple streamer district. Paper Macho Gooper Blooper is fought here. The Princess Peach is first visited after Bob-omb's epiphany in Sweetpaper Valley, in which he asks Mario to return to Toad Town and use a boat to travel out to sea.
According to Bob-omb, a while back, he was traveling aboard The Princess Peach with his Bob-omb friends in the VIP room. It was a wonderful trip until Gooper Blooper attacked. He joined the others in trying to defend the ship, but ended up getting his fuse cut off and falling into the sea. He washed up at Toad Town without a fuse or any memories. He set off on a journey to see some sights to recover his memories and eventually met up with Mario and Olivia on the tram. He finally remembered his fate during the fireworks scene at Shogun Studios, and decided to return to the ship to retrieve his best friend's fuse, hidden away in the VIP room. He uses the fuse to detonate himself for the sake of destroying the boulder and rescuing Olivia.
The Princess Peach is bright and colorful, with an interesting design. It is found in The Great Sea, so it can only be accessed via boat. Right after Mario and Bob-omb get off the boat, they can head up the steps onto the main layer of the cruise ship. This takes them up to a small pool with a few origami Cheep Cheeps in it, as well as a few Not-Bottomless Holes along the edge. From here, Mario can head behind the stairs leading to the second layer to find a short trail of Coins leading to a treasure chest containing a collectible. After this, Mario can head up the stairs to the second layer. On the left side of the large column is a treasure chest containing a MAX UP Heart, giving Mario twenty extra HP. Behind this column are a few worthwhile coins. After Mario opens the chest, two origami Fire Bros drop down from atop the column. They do not have to be defeated, but they do start throwing fireballs at Mario whenever he gets near.
Mario and Bob-omb must then enter the door on the main floor to reach a darkened, spooky room. When they try to use the elevator, it does not work due to the ship not having any electricity. There is a model of The Princess Peach that can be viewed in the northeast corner of this room, as well as a crumpled Toad in the southwest corner. If Mario rescues him, he simply shrieks before passing out. There is also a sign near the northwest corner Mario can view to see his specific position on the ship.
From here, Mario can head left to an adjacent room with two doors to the lounge, which is also in bad and dreary condition. There is a purple polka dot vase nearby revealed to be another traumatized Toad. Aside from this, there is also a nice table next to a sofa, a few tables and pillows tipped over, a large hole in the floor, and a crack in the window. Mario must hammer the crack to break open the window and jump through to reach the deck. If they enter the bow, Bob-omb gets another realization, most likely remembering the battle with Gooper Blooper.
Back on deck, Mario must walk around the left side of the ship and enter the first door. There is a ? Block containing a Flashy Hammer, an origami Snifit huddled in the corner, a ladder leading to the lowest floor, and a set of stairs leading to the higher floor. As Mario and Bob-omb climb these stairs, they accidentally step on another crew member, startling them both. At the top of the stairs are two doors - the one on the right is blocked off by a Scuttlebug, while the one on the left leads to the captain's quarters. Here, there is the wheel to the ship, a few portraits depicting Princess Peach's appearances in past games, and a lever in a glass case in the southeast corner. Mario must break the glass and collect the lever, which can be used on the machine in the basement, restoring power to the ship. However, shortly after the power returns, the ship starts shaking.
Mario and Bob-omb must head back up the cruise ship, where some of the rooms are now covered in black goop that slows him down. Now that the power is back on, they can use the elevator to reach the inside of the second floor. There is a ? Block in the northeast corner containing Shiny Iron Boots, and a door in the northwest corner leading to the VIP room. This is a fancy room with luxury furniture, as well as the safe containing Bob-omb's special item. However, just before they can try to get it open, Gooper Blooper's tentacles break through the windows and grab the safe, dragging it with him to the bow, where he must be fought. After recovering Bob-omb's item, Mario is able to leave, though the captain informs him there are many abandoned passengers stranded in the foggy sea.
If Mario returns here after the fog is cleared, the captain will be informed of it and the ship will begin moving around. After rescuing all Toads across the Great Sea, they will return to the ship and the captain will reward Mario with a collectible treasure of The Princess Peach.
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