Excerpt: Nintendo has a history of trying new things, and Super Princess Peach on the Nintendo DS is no exception. Princess Peach was out for a stroll when Bowser came a kidnapping. Since he was not able to get the princess, Bowser settled for Mario and Luigi. In an amazing role reversal, the damsel saves the heroes. This damsel has all kinds of distress in her lengthy adventure to save all the Toads, then Luigi, and finally Mario.
Excerpt: For several decades now, Princess Peach has been stuck on the sidelines, serving not only as the Princess of Mushroom Kingdom and the love interest of Mario, but also as a simple plot device for countless Mario games. We as gamers have been saving Princess Peach from the clutches of Bowser since the 1980s.
Excerpt: Mario may be twenty-seven years old, but not even age can prevent the bearded plumber from effortlessly losing his beloved princess in countless generic castles operated by arch nemesis Wario & Co. With this in mind, it came as a huge surprise to pick up a copy of Super Princess Peach and discover gender role reversal of the pocket-sized sort.
Conclusion: A game to get to ease your wait until Super Mario Brothers DS? I'd say so. And it's ok...if you are a guy, you CAN buy the game without too much flack from retailers. I mean, it's not THAT embarrassing...mostly...
Excerpt: Kind of like saccharin, bubble gum, and Barbie dolls, it comes in a pink package. Unlike saccharin, bubble gum, and Barbie dolls, the stuff inside this pink package is very, very good. Before you pass off Super Princess Peach as a no-boys-allowed, chicks-only version of the Mario universe, play it. The story takes place on Vibe Island, which rests not far from the Mushroom Kingdom's shores. Otherwise, it's a cut-and-dry direct role-reversal of the standard Mario plot.
Excerpt: Come on, Miyamoto, where's Mario? The world clearly wants more, but it's been ages since gamers were treated to a true sequel that takes it to the next level. The wretched Super Mario Sunshine doesn't count since all parties involved have basically admitted it was a one-off, and all these random sports and party games do is remind people that one of the world's most recognized icons has yet to make the appearance that we're all waiting for.
Excerpt: If you’ve played New Super Mario Bros. and are looking for another game just like it ‘ don’t bother with Super Princess Peach . There. I’ve said it. But why’ When Nintendo are looking for new game ’stars’, they have a rich catalogue of titles to draw from, so a game based on the heroine from the Mario series of titles seems like a great idea. Unfortunately, all great ideas require great execution ‘ and that is sorely lacking here.
Excerpt: has a slightly different target audience than the normal Mario platformers. While it still targets anybody who enjoys a good platformer, it's easy to see that it has a distinct girly feel. The Princess is all about girl power (overly emotional girl power in this case), we have a boatload of pink, and the music is quite upbeat throughout the game. Even some of the enemies seem friendly enough to give a big hug to.
Conclusion: Overall the game is immensely fun. It’s easy to play but somehow manages to hold your interest all the way through. Top notch music, sound effects and animations. If you get over the overtly sexist nature of the game you can really dig in and learn something about Princess Peach as a person … oh wait … never mind. Either way, it’s the best game your girlfriend can ever buy.