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AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
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Overall User Score (15 votes) 3.4

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These levels are creative enough that you'll want to run them again and the repercussions for dying are so minimal that bold exploration is encouraged in a way that I haven't seen since Super Mario Bros. 3. While it's short and not hard, Peach is also not without its genius.
My only small complaint is that it's not as challenging as its forebears, and holds your hand a bit too much (it basically tells you the secret to each boss before the battle begins), especially considering its relative brevity. But, if that means that more people experience more of this great game, that's a good thing.
The Game Hoard (Jul 27, 2018)
Super Princess Peach is an excellent example of how to design a mellow platformer, with an approachable design for novice gamers but enough meat for more practiced players to sink their teeth into. While the hint blocks are overly kind with their tips, the quest to collect Toads and coins opens up a second layer to seemingly simple level designs to ensure the game isn’t too easy for its own good. Super Princess Peach is a relaxing adventure that pushes back at the right parts to give you enough to engage with but not evoking frustration. Cute visuals and forgiving design choices might give the initial impression this game is too easy, but despite failing to provide closure on Perry’s story, Super Princess Peach’s mechanics make up for what might turn some players away, the emotion powers augmenting the exploratory level design to push it above even some of the earlier Mario platformers.
85 (Mar 27, 2006)
Bowser has been capturing poor Princess Peach for ages now, always leaving Mario and Luigi with the rescue duties with each passing game. Finally, Nintendo has decided to pull a role reversal and put Princess Peach in the spotlight in her own game as the heroine out to save Mario and Luigi for once, and the result is the thoroughly entertaining, albeit somewhat easy, Super Princess Peach for the DS.
85 (May 22, 2006)
En attendant Yoshi's Island 2 et New Super Mario Bros, Super Princess Peach s'impose comme le jeu de plates-formes old school dont tout le monde rêvait. Ne vous laissez pas rebuter par le côté faussement mièvre de ce titre, car il constitue bel et bien un vibrant hommage aux meilleurs opus du plombier en 2D. Totalement inédite, cette aventure rocambolesque vous fera passer d'excellents moments.
N-Zone (Jun 27, 2006)
Niedlich, was Nintendo hier abliefert. Sicherlich erreicht der Adel nicht ganz die Qualität der Mario-Brüder, zeigt aber, dass auch im Zeitalter der 3D-Grafik gradlinige 2D-Jump&Runs begeistern können. Vor allem Parry und die vier Vibe-Power-Fähigkeiten bringen Pep, lassen aber insgesamt etwas Komplexität vermissen.
EL33TONLINE (Nov 30, 2006)
Super Princess Peach was an enjoyable game, craftily designed and excellently executed. Peach is cute, there is simply no other word for it, and you will not regret playing this game.
PlayDevil (Aug 01, 2006)
"Super Princess Peach" is a nice addition to the fun 2D platform games and is an entirely pleasant game experience. Perhaps the more mature games will rather stick to a 2D Mario or Zelda game but nevertheless this game is amusing and in some way a bit innovative since you can use several emotions from Peach. A fun to play game for the Nintendo DS.
UOL Jogos (Mar 13, 2006)
"Super Princess Peach" é o "Super Mario Bros" dos casuais. O nível de dificuldade do game já não é dos mais altos, mas dá mais uma colher-de-chá no que diz respeito a sobrevivência e a ultrapassagem da maioria das partes de plataformas. Ainda assim, é uma obra bem-projetada da Nintendo, especialista no ramo. Para os usuários "hardcore", o jeito é esperar por "New Super Mario Bros".
While completely different pieces of software in terms of design and play style, Super Princess Peach manages to hold its own when faced with New Super Mario Bros. It's a 2-D Nintendo created platformer. It's hard to imagine what could possibly go wrong with that unmistakable combo, and Princess Peach sticks to the expectations.
G4 TV: X-Play (Mar 28, 2006)
Let's face it -- this game is made for little girls. Your powers are based on four different types of mood swings; your sidekick is a talking parasol…a parasol; and everything is drenched in enough pink to make Paris Hilton throw up. And as a game for little girls, it totally succeeds.

But if you're man enough to see past that, there's actually a lot to like here for the hardcore gamer. The platforming is rock-solid and there are a lot of nooks and crannies to explore.

Just don't play it in public, unless you want grade-schoolers calling you a sissy.
Planet GameCube (Nov 24, 2005)
Super Princess Peach is the absurd scenario we've been waiting for; Mario has been kidnapped by Bowser and the Princess must rescue him! That's half the fun, telling people what this game is even about. Actually, make that a third. The fun of the game can be divided into three equal segments of absurdity, gameplay, and basking in the cuteness.
GamePro (US) (Feb 27, 2006)
Nintendo executes yet another adventure game starring a character from the Mario series, except this time, it's not a male character ... it's Princess Peach! Super Princess Peach, to be exact. While fans have been wondering if this heroine in pink is self-sufficient without her knights in shining armor, Nintendo's been working on the answer: She's very capable of kicking butt, with or without them.
1UP (Feb 27, 2006)
Super Princess Peach is, at heart, a game designed to appeal to little girls. It's important to keep this fact in mind while playing it because, if you're not a little girl -- and, chances are, everyone reading this review isn't -- it's easy to become distracted by all the little things that don't quite match up to the expectations of the average hardcore gamer. It's not a very challenging game, for instance. The music is relentlessly upbeat, even in the haunted-house levels. Peach's special powers derive from her innate ability to cry and giggle. And it's far, far too pink.
Super Princess Peach isn't just a game for your little sister, or your daughter, or your girlfriend. It's an entertaining platforming game in its own right. It may only take a few hours to complete, but it goes to show that the plumber in red isn't the only Nintendo star who can steal some limelight. I'd highly recommend this game to DS owners, especially those of you who enjoyed Super Mario 64, Kirby's Canvas Curse, or Yoshi's Touch & Go on the handheld. Until Mario steals the show with the "New Super Mario Brothers" later this spring, Peach is your best handheld platforming outlet.
78 (May 27, 2006)
Nein, ein Ersatz für ein echtes Mario-Abenteuer ist Super Princess Peach nicht. Zwar stimmt die optische Umsetzung und das generelle Spielprinzip, aber wäre das durchschnittliche Mario-Jump-n-Run derart leicht, hätte der Klempner wohl kaum seinen heutigen Kultstatus inne. SPP ist bestenfalls für absolute Hüpfneulinge eine Herausforderung, und selbst denen greift das Programm wo es nur kann unter die Arme – Plattformprofis können das Spiel fast blind durchrennen. Natürlich hat es seinen Charme, der an die Bildschirme fesselt, speziell das Vibes-Konzept ist mal was Neues, auch wenn es tatsächlich nur verhältnismäßig selten zum Einsatz kommt. Und natürlich ist es nett, die übliche Mario-Kiste mal seitenverkehrt zu sehen. Nichtsdestotrotz kommt Peach kaum über den Status eines netten Hüpf-Snacks hinaus, der, süß und verspielt, bis zum Erscheinen von New Super Mario Bros den Jump-n-Run-Appetit stillen soll. Auch wenn er durchaus lecker schmeckt - so richtig satt macht er leider nicht.
MAN!AC (Jul, 2006)
Klassische Bitmap-Hüpferei mit einer Handvoll netter Ideen, jedoch auch etwas altbacken.
IGN (Feb 23, 2006)
When Super Princess Peach arrived in the IGN offices, the box it came in literally permeated the air with an overwhelmingly flowery, peach scent. Call it a clue to where Nintendo's targeting its new platformer. Though the final, released game won't be covered in perfume, it should be clear to you just by the title what you're getting into: a Mario-style game that's more likely than not aimed at a more feminine, and less hardcore, girl audience. Even with this aim, Nintendo still manages to produce a fine platformer with plenty of references to its classic Mushroom Kingdom franchise. Just keep in mind that it won't be nearly as challenging to complete.
GameSpot (Feb 24, 2006)
Now that Princess Peach has spent two decades in near-constant peril, the tables have finally turned. Like some kind of Yakov Smirnoff routine come to life, Super Princess Peach sees the perennial damsel in distress fighting through goombas and koopa troopers to rescue Mario and Luigi from Bowser's evil, turtle-y clutches. Despite its familiar cast and plenty of nods to well-worn Super Mario Bros. concepts, Super Princess Peach establishes a more laid-back gameplay style while also offering a sunny look and feel that still manages to fits into the world of the Mushroom Kingdom. It's not really a substitute for a real Super Mario Bros. experience, and the gameplay is much too forgiving, which keeps the experience from being engaging. Still, the game is put together well and it's charming and fairly fun, even if it is a bit too easy.
Retro Gamer (May 25, 2006)
An enjoyable, if fairly unexciting platformer that's solidly put together, but doesn't exactly bring any exciting additions to the genre. It's also rather simple to complete - better keep that receipt...
Nintendo Life (Apr 02, 2006)
If you’re looking for a game to get you more hyped up for New Super Mario Bros., I suggest looking further. This game is too different from the style of the old school Mario Bros. games. However, if you are just looking for a solid DS game to play, I would recommend checking this title out. Super Princess Peach is packed with a handful of addictive mini games, fun gameplay, and has a cool new style for you to try out.
70 (Jul 16, 2006)
If you can chew past the game’s candy-coated veneer, you’ll find a solid, rewarding platformer that is a welcome addition to the Mario Bros. lineup.
In this Mario-style platformer, you control the princess as she skips through eight worlds to rescue her plumber boy.
Yahoo! Games (Mar 07, 2006)
"Pink" is perhaps the easiest way to sum up Super Princess Peach. This is a very pink game, and one with princesses, no less. Set against the everyday ranks of violent, male-oriented shooters, and beat-em-ups where women serve as sex appeal, a Mario-style platform game with the decor of a Victoria's Secret store looks somewhat out of place. But Princess Peach brings us a piece of Mushroom Kingdom role-reversal -- here, it's the traditional damsel in distress who has to rescue the guys.
70 (Jun 16, 2006)
We zijn allemaal op de hoogte van het overbekende Super Mario-verhaal waarin Princess Peach ontvoert wordt door Bowser, waarna Mario en Luigi erachteraan gaan om haar en het Mushroom Kingdom te redden. Dit verhaal is inmiddels bekender dan de beschreven levensjaren van Jezus Christus, de tocht van de Fellowship uit The Lord of the Rings, of het mysterie in de vele werken van Leonardo Da Vinci. Goed, misschien is dat wat overdreven, maar wellicht is het eens tijd voor een andere insteek waar het de gebeurtenissen in het Mushroom Kingdom aan gaat.
GameSpy (Feb 27, 2006)
It's been a long time coming, but Nintendo has finally seen fit to give Peach her own first-party 2D platfomer; the system of choice being the Nintendo DS. I could waffle on about how the game could be conceived to be aimed at a younger female target audience, but when a new platformer related (whether it be directly or indirectly) to the hallowed ground that is the Mushroom Kingdom arrives, all eyes are looking for something more than just average. And for the most part, Super Princess Peach is above average.
What’s this? Has Mario developed an affinity for women’s clothing and rain protection? No, it appears that Nintendo has promoted Peach to heroine status. Move over Samus, Peach is sharing the limelight now, but instead of Nintendo equipping Peach with a futuristic suit and arm cannon, Peach gets a parasol, a talking parasol. Before the piece de resistance, which is due out in June (New Super Mario Bros.), Nintendo have served up at first glance, what appears to be a tantalising, albeit controversial peak at how Nintendo are handling revisiting their classic genre, whilst aiming it at a female audience – and how does it fare? Well, to put it in the words Peach uses once she clears a level “That was easy.”
Gamereactor (Sweden) (May 08, 2006)
Struntar man i tuggmotstånd och speltid så är Super Princess Peach klassiskt Nintendo-socker som bjuder på söta och salta karameller handplockade från företagets långkörare.
60 (UK) (Mar 07, 2006)
Viewed through one lens of the great telescope of personal truth, the Mario series is the shining star of the games industry; a cherished intellectual property that Nintendo isn't afraid to have fun with. As comfortable expanded and re-imagined in the joyful Mario & Luigi titles as it is as disposable family entertainment in Mario Party, the Mario series will always be a vital and magical part of gaming.
The Video Game Critic (Jun 10, 2006)
There's a lot to like about Super Princess Peach, but as I progressed through the game my enthusiasm waned. Many stages tend to be dull, mazelike, and some contain annoying "memory" style puzzles. The controls are generally good, but it's easy to slip off narrow platforms. The graphics and sound are rather bland and not particularly memorable. Super Princess Peach is definitely on the easy side, and experienced gamers may become bored with it over time. Perhaps younger gamers will appreciate it more, but I found Super Princess Peach to be pretty average stuff.