Creation and development Design Before Yoichi Kotabe conceived Peach's finalized character design, a couple of prototype designs were created for the character. One such design, seen on the Super Mario Bros. Japanese box art, depicts her with a long-sleeved dress, no gloves, strawberry-blonde hair, and crown jewels with no distinct colorations. Peach has always been depicted as a blonde in video game artwork, although it was originally of a darker, more strawberry-blonde shade.
On a similar note, her dress had always been depicted as pink in video game artwork, although because of the aforementioned graphical limitations of the NES hardware, her on-screen sprite in the Super Mario Bros and The Lost Levels depicted her as wearing a white dress with red highlights, with her only gaining a pink dress starting with the overseas version of Super Mario Bros 2.
The Thousand-Year Door installment marked the original dress's final appearance. In , the English version of Yoshi's Safari marked the first time that the name "Princess Peach" was used outside of Japan, but the name did not catch on for western players until it was used again in Super Mario Games as of Mario Kart 64 use Peach as her prominent name.
For the most part, however, the "Toadstool" name is hardly used outside of remakes and re-releases of older titles, which most times retain the original localized text. Recently, however, Super Smash Bros. History Super Mario Bros. Peach's first appearance The Super Mario Bros. Bowser invades the Mushroom Kingdom, transforms its inhabitants into various objects, and kidnaps Peach then known as "Princess Toadstool" so she cannot reverse his spell.
Mario and Luigi go to rescue her. After they defeat Bowser, the brothers rescue Toadstool. Deluxe versions, Toadstool also gave her hero a kiss on the cheek. The Lost Levels , Bowser kidnaps Peach again.
Mario and Luigi travel through the Mushroom Kingdom again to save her. After defeating Bowser, the Bros. In the original version, her subjects celebrated around them after she recited a poem. This is the first time in the overall Mario series where Toadstool is a playable character.
Her main ability is limited fluttering time after jumping , but she has slightly poor vertical jumps. Toadstool is also the weakest character in the game and has the slowest "pull time" of vegetables. She helps them by sending them items and supplying advice via letters. The two travel to Bowser's hideout in Dark Land and rescue her. In the English version, Toadstool plays a joke on Mario and Luigi at the very end by saying to them, "Thank you, but our princess is in another castle!
Super Mario Bros 3. Also, she is seen in the opening, which shows her receiving a letter about how the Koopalings are taking over various lands nearby and her dispatching Mario and Luigi. 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.
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.
After she is rescued, Toadstool kisses Mario or Luigi on the cheek, and during the credits travels with Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi to Yoshi's hut to observe the hatching of the rescued eggs with the other Yoshis. Super Mario World , 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. I've baked a cake for you. Yours truly, Princess Toadstool, Peach. This installment is the only game for the Mario series 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 Shindou Edition and its remake , though most of the in-game text refers to her as "Toadstool".
In this remake, she wears a ponytail. 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. However, she noticed something amiss in the tour video: Specifically, that there was an ominous figure in the background in the video who resembled Mario.
She also attempted, to no avail, to defend Mario during his trial at Isle Delfino after it became apparent he was framed for defacing the island with gunk. While Mario is cleaning Delfino Plaza as part of his sentencing, Shadow Mario grabs her and runs off. Mario chases Shadow Mario and rescues Peach. When Mario confronts him, he reveals that he is Bowser's son Bowser Jr.
He attacks Mario in his Mecha-Bowser , but Mario defeats him. Over time, Mario makes his way to that said area and finds Bowser and Bowser Jr. Mario defeats Bowser in a final battle and rescues Peach.
They then managed to spend their vacation for real. 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. Mario chases Bowser Jr. Eventually, Mario was able to confront both Bowser Jr. 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. Wii , Peach is celebrating her birthday with friends at the castle. During that time, Bowser Jr. Mario, Luigi, and two Toads specifically Blue Toad and Yellow Toad give chase to hold them accountable, along with rescuing Peach in the process. When Mario arrives, a giant Bowser kidnaps Peach, so Mario travels through the galaxies to rescue her again.
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. 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 did managed to knock out a Goomba and make a frantic escape, but ended up recaptured by Bowser's army before she could reunite with Mario, with Bowser also placing Peach in a cage in close proximity.
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.
The game's story and objective stated above in this section is the same for New Super Luigi U. 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.
Once they do, 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. Notably, Princess Peach is the first of the foursome to try and stop Bowser, immediately running for the Pipe and ultimately falling into it.
She joins her friends in their quest across the worlds of the Sprixie Kingdom and eventually helps to defeat Bowser. Princess Peach is the second slowest of the playable characters after Rosalina , while her jumps are tied with Mario 's for the third-best in the game. However, she also has the power to temporarily hover in the air, as she did in Super Mario Bros. 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.
When power-ups are set to match each characters' color, Peach's are always pink. In the Mario and 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 Mario Challenge, or by scanning a compatible Princess Peach amiibo.
Said costume replaces the usual Super Mario Bros. 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 consists of slowly descending in midair. Super Mario Odyssey Artwork of Peach in her wedding dress 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 is also seen to be wearing a tiara, instead of her usual crown. The tiara is revealed to be Cappy 's sister, Tiara. Upon Mario defeating Bowser, the latter has the airship fire the onboard cannons to attack the Odyssey and cause Mario, Cappy and the Odyssey to fall to the Lost Kingdom.