Princess Peach is undeniably one of the most well-known female characters in the Super Mario franchise. Since the release of her initial concept in the mid 1980s, this princess has always been considered a fan-favorite among gamers from around the world.
However, the games often portray her as a helpless damsel in distress. What many don’t know is that Princess Peach becomes more capable of herself in later games in the franchise. Find out more about this fictional princess with these hidden Princess Peach facts that you might have missed when you were younger.
- Shigeru Miyamoto drew the first concept art for Princess Peach.
- Princess Peach first appeared in the game Super Mario Bros. in 1985.
- Princess Peach debuted as a 15 year-old in the original series, but is currently around her 20s.
- She stands 183 cm tall or 6”1.
- Princess Peach is also said to weigh around 60 kg.
- Originally, the old English versions of the game named her Princess Toadstool.
- Princess Peach serves as the Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom.
- In many of the Super Mario games, Peach plays the damsel in distress.
- Princess Peach is also considered the main female character in the game series.
- She also appears in the majority of the Super Mario game franchise.
- Princess Peach is considered one of Nintendo’s major lead female characters.
- As of 2007, Samantha Kelly is the most recent English voice for Princess Peach.
- Her eyes were originally meant to be more cat-like.
- Her Japanese name is Peach-Hime which translates to Princess Peach in English.
- She has not been noted to be as aggressive as other playable characters in the Super Mario franchise.
- She lives in the castle along with Toads as her companion.
- Princess Peach’s signature color is pink.
- She has more voice actors in English than in the original Japanese.
- Princess Peach has her crown as a trademark symbol.
- Princess Peach is often depicted as a well mannered young girl with a sweet personality.
Princess Peach has been featured in Forbes Magazine.
In the year 2007, Princess Peach was featured in Forbes’ list of Wealthiest Fictional Characters list. According to the list, Princess Peach holds a fortune of more than 1.3 billion dollars which is confirmed due to her status as royalty within the realm of the Mushroom Kingdom.
This could also be related to her relationship with Mario as he collects an abundance of gold coins during his adventures and his rescue attempts to save the Princess. Additionally, Princess Peach is said to own over 600 different outfits in her signature pink color and also owns the royal castle found in the Mushroom Kingdom.
She is a playable character in her game Super Princess Peach.
Super Princess Peach is Princess Peach’s feature game where she acts as the main protagonist of the story. Essentially, the game reverses the roles of the usual setup, with Princess Peach going on a quest to save Mario, his brother Luigi, and Toad from Bowser.
The game also features a different setting called Vibe Island which was first announced by Nintendo in the year 2004. The game Super Princess Peach was first released in Japan during October 2005 and worldwide the following year. Selling around 1.15 million units in total, Super Princes Peach ranks as one of the best-selling Nintendo DS games of all time.
Princess Peach was also featured in Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine.
The Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine is an American monthly magazine that features game news and other events within the gaming industry. In one of its features, Princess Peach made the list of the Gaming Monthly Magazine’s top 10 video game politicians.
Coming in 10th place, Princess Peach’s status as the rightful heir to the Mushroom Kingdom implies that she also handles political issues within the kingdom. Additionally, Princess Peach is often said to be the sole royalty to take care of the needs of the residents of the Mushroom Kingdom which is considered more difficult as they are not human.
Princess Peach is often depicted as a blonde apart from a few games.
In many of the official artworks done by Nintendo, Princess Peach has always appeared as a natural blonde in all of the video games that she has made appearances in since the Japanese version of the Super Mario Bros. franchise. However, in the games Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros, and Super Mario Bros 2 and 3, Princess Peach appeared more as a brunette with brown hair.
At the time, this was caused by the graphical limitations of the NES gaming hardware which could not create the blonde gold color of Princess Peach’s hair. As a result, Princess Peach appeared to have brown or red hair outlines which were also used as a reference in the DiC Entertainment cartoons.
In many games, Princess Peach can temporarily float using her skirt.
In many games where Princess Peach makes her appearances, she has a common trait of being able to use her skirt as a special ability. In these games, when Princess Peach falls from a certain height, her skirt can act as a parachute which temporarily causes her to float down to safety.
In other versions, Princess Peach carries a parasol with her that acts the same way as her skirt does when she falls from specific heights. This ability of hers was first featured in Super Mario Bros 2, Super Paper Mario, and the Super Smash Bros series.
Princess Peach wanted the Mario brothers to team up with Bowser.
In the Super Mario game franchise, Princess Peach often gets kidnapped by the antagonist of the series, Bowser. However, when a greater force than Bowser threatens the Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach convinces the Mario Brothers to team up with Bowser.
This major plot point first appeared in the Paper Mario series that released in the year 2007 for the Nintendo Wii. The game follows the Mario brothers, Princess Peach, and Bowser was they collect Pure Hearts to save the universe from the evil Count Bleck and his treacherous minions.
Her main love interest is often considered to be Mario.
In the majority of the Super Mario game series, Princess Peach is often considered to be the main love interest of the protagonist Mario. However, despite this, in some games, Princess Peach has been noted to show the same kind of friendliness towards Mario’s brother Luigi.
Additionally, many fans also theorize that she is actually in a relationship with Bowser and is constantly interrupted by Mario in his attempts to break the couple up and take the Princess for himself. Despite being famously known as the main love interest of Mario, Nintendo has also never given official confirmation of their relationship status apart from promotional material where the two characters appear to be a couple.
Princess Peach has made small appearances in the Legend of Zelda franchise.
Outside the MArio franchise, Princess Peach has made minor appearances in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. In the first Legend of Zelda game, Princess Peach only appears in a painting that can be found in the Castle of Hyrule.
Additionally, in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening game, Princess Peach also appears in a photo that is sent to Mr. Write that came from the goat from the animal village with the name Christine written underneath the photo. Princess Peach has also made several other small cameos in other games made by Nintendo such as Nintendogs, Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Pikmin 2, and is also mentioned in Donkey Kong Country 2.
Princess Peach was also featured in the Guinness World Records.
In the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition, Princess Peach ranked in the list of the most popular video game characters of all time in 2011. Placing 44th, Princess Peach garnered votes from fans from all over the world.
Additionally, the featured list also included other characters from the Super Mario Bros franchise with Mario ranking in the first place.
Before Princess Peach was made, Mario’s love interest was originally a girl named Pauline.
Originally, Pauline was also known as the Beautiful Girl or ‘The Lady’ during the earlier concepts of the Super Mario Bros games and was made to be the original damsel in distress before Princess Peach. While many fans believe that Pauline was simply an early version of the modern Princess Peach, Nintendo has stated that this is not the case at all.
Pauline first made her appearance in the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong and later made her way into the Super Mario Bros franchise as Mario’s love interest.