- This article is about the recurring location. For other uses, see Peach's Castle (disambiguation). For the court in Mario Tennis Open, see Peach's Palace.
The appearance of Peach's Castle in Super Mario Odyssey
|Series||Mario Kart, Mario Golf, Mario Tennis, Mario Party|
Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! (1986)
With Donkey Kong:
Mario Kart 64 (1996)
Donkey Kong franchise:
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (2006) (cameo)
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022)
With Donkey Kong:
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (2019)
Donkey Kong franchise:
Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge (2016)
|Inhabitants||Princess Peach, Toads|
Peach's Castle (also named Princess Peach's Castle or the Mushroom Castle) is the most prominent landmark of the Mushroom Kingdom in the Mario franchise. It is a castle where Princess Peach and her subjects, the Toads, live. Peach's Castle made its first overall appearance in the Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! film, and would not appear in the games until a decade later, with the release of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The first time Peach's Castle appeared alongside Donkey Kong is in Mario Kart 64, and its first appearance within the Donkey Kong franchise is Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis.
The general appearance of Peach's Castle was codified in Super Mario 64, in which it is characterized by a tall tower supported by four towers along the outside walls. Peach's Castle is usually surrounded by a moat and located in a hilly grassland. Some appearances also have a town of varying size in its proximity, such as Toad Town in the Mario role-playing games. "Inside the Castle Walls" is the theme commonly associated with Peach's Castle.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong series
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
- Main article: Toadstool Castle
Peach's Castle can be seen drawn in the background of the first floor, Mushroom Mayhem, of Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. Peach's Castle appears as the sixth floor as well, under the name Toadstool Castle.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars
Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge
Related game appearances
Mario Kart series
Mario Kart 64
The castle first appears in Mario Kart 64 in the track Royal Raceway. It has the exact same design as in Super Mario 64. Players have a choice to explore the grounds if they wish, but they cannot enter the castle itself. The Award Ceremony also takes place at the castle where the top three racers will drive there to celebrate after winning. In the reappearance of the course as a retro course in Mario Kart 8, the physical appearance of Peach's Castle and the area around it are changed. Furthermore, the entrance to it has been blocked. Thus, racers can no longer explore the area around Peach's Castle.
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
In Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Peach's Castle can be seen in the background of Rainbow Road atop Bowser's Castle, just like in Paper Mario. It also appears in Peach Circuit, Mario Circuit 1, Mario Circuit 4, and Battle Course 3 as an object in the background.
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
The castle appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! twice: once on Mario Circuit, and again in the background on Mushroom Bridge, just before the first tunnel. In Mario Circuit, the castle is completely cut off from the road and separated from the track by walls. Also, in Mushroom Bridge the castle can be spotted vaguely obscured by fog in the background.
Mario Kart DS
In Mario Kart DS, the castle reappears once more in its iteration of Mario Circuit, where the castle is situated on a large lake in the middle of the track. A country estate with a similar design appears in Peach Gardens.
Mario Kart Wii
Peach's Castle appears again in Mario Kart Wii's Mario Circuit. A small town is found near it, like in Super Mario Galaxy. Shy Guys and Hammer Bros. watch the race as they sit on the fences surrounding the castle and houses. The typical Mushroom Kingdom hills can be seen in the background along with a rainbow. Yellow sunflowers are neatly placed along the grasses of the track and a hot-air balloon labeled "MARIO" floats and travels over the grounds.
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX
Peach's Castle reappears as a course in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX simply titled Peach Castle. Players are once again able to drive inside the castle, although it is much larger in scale than in Mario Kart 7, and it features pieces of character artwork that pop out of boxes in the background similar to jack-in-the-boxes.
Mario Kart 8
In Mario Kart 8, another Mario Circuit is built around Peach's Castle. The castle appears to be in a different location from its previous appearances and is on a large hill in the center of the track. It also appears in Royal Raceway with an updated design.
Mario Kart Tour
In Mario Kart Tour, Peach's Castle reprises its role on the returning courses N64 Royal Raceway and 3DS Mario Circuit. In the former game, Peach's Castle retains its design from Mario Kart 8, while in the latter, its appearance has been slightly redesigned to include doors at the front entrance.
Mario Golf series
Mario Golf (Nintendo 64)
- Main article: Peach's Castle (Nintendo 64 golf course)
Mario Golf (Game Boy Color)
- Main article: Peach's Castle (Game Boy Color golf course)
In Mario Golf for the Game Boy Color, Princess Peach invites the protagonist to her castle to compete after clearing the other four tournaments. In this game, Peach's Castle is on a floating landmass in the sky and is reached by blasting out of a cannon.
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Mario Golf: World Tour
Mario Party series
Mario Party 2
Peach's Castle makes a cameo in Mystery Land.
Mario Party 3
Peach's Castle appears in the intro and "hub" of Mario Party 3. Entering it lets one play any unlocked minigames and music. The player can also change the options of the game there. The castle makes a background appearance in the 4-Player Minigame Curtain Call.
Mario Party 4
Peach's Castle is seen at the opening sequence of Mario Party 4. Briefly, the bag that covers the Party Cube casts a shadow on Peach's Castle. At the main menu, Peach's Castle is seen in the background.
Mario Party 5
Mario Party 6
Mario Party 7
At the end of a Party Cruise game in Mario Party 7, there is an end-of-game ceremony that takes place at Peach's Castle in the MSS Sea Star. Here, Toadsworth announces the game's current scores and gives out the three Bonus Stars to the players based on their performance during the game. When it's time to reveal the Superstar, all four (or eight) contestants will enter the castle to determine the champion. Once they get to the top of the castle, the doors will open and the winner is revealed. That player (or team) is the superstar. The castle can also be seen on a painting in the Duty-Free Shop.
Mario Party 8
Mario Party 9
In Mario Party 9, the intro and ending for Solo Mode take place outside Peach's Castle. Both parts of the story feature the characters looking through a telescope outside the castle to view the Mini Stars. Additionally, the castle can be seen in the background on the main menu.
Mario Party 10
A toy version of the castle appears on Princess Peach's amiibo board in the top left section, where the player can play a game to earn coins.
Mario Party: The Top 100
Yoshi's Island DS
In Yoshi's Island DS, Peach's Castle makes a small cameo in the intro. When the Toadies are kidnapping babies, Baby Peach is taken from her castle, along with Baby Mario and Baby DK from their respective houses. It is later seen in the credits when the stork takes her back.
Fortune Street series
- Main article: Peach's Castle (board)
Mario & Sonic series
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
In the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, a background based on Peach's Castle appears in the third segment of the Mario World routine in Dream Figure Skating, using its design from New Super Mario Bros.. Peach's Castle also returns in the background of Mario Circuit.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Peach's Castle appears in two of the backgrounds for Mario's Figure Skating Spectacular, using its design from Super Mario 3D Land. It appears in the distance on the first background, and then forms the majority of the final one.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Mario Sports Mix
- Main article: Peach's Castle (court)
The main gimmick of this court is sprinklers that turn on and off. In dodgeball, the water acts as the dividing line between the two sides of the court. When the water goes down, players can move anywhere on the court, even the other team's side. In basketball, it acts as an obstacle to stop players from getting to the hoop. In hockey, it blocks the puck from going into the goal immediately. In volleyball, it will cause the ball to bounce back.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
The castle returns as the hub world of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. The castle cannot actually be entered in this game, but it can be circled around while accessing various nearby locations.
Super Mario Odyssey
Peach's Castle appears in Super Mario Odyssey. It can be glimpsed in the opening cutscene, but it, like the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom, can only be visited after completing the game. Its design is heavily based on its appearance in Super Mario 64, and features several references to that game.
The roof of the castle can be accessed by throwing Cappy onto a nearby Scarecrow, which creates a temporary set of stairs. Yoshi can be found on top of the roof like in Super Mario 64, albeit encased in a Yoshi Egg; breaking the egg will release Yoshi and allow him to be captured. A Power Moon can be found on one of the castle's towers.
Behind the castle is a small ledge where Goombette can be found, and in the castle's moat is a Warp Pipe blocked off by a Berry. They can both be accessed by draining the moat, which is done by removing the four poles located underwater; this will also play the "puzzle solved" tune from Super Mario 64. The Warp Pipe takes Mario to a painting of the Ruined Dragon, allowing him to rematch the boss.
The castle's interior is heavily based on the main room of the first floor of the castle from Super Mario 64, complete with a rearrangement of "Inside the Castle Walls" as the background music. Toadette can be found inside the castle, and will give Mario Power Moons in exchange for accomplishing certain achievements. Two Power Moons can also be found there, one of which is collected by standing on the sun rug at the center and looking at the ceiling, which is a reference to how the Tower of the Wing Cap is entered in Super Mario 64. Three regional coins can be collected behind Peach's throne, and the kingdom's Hint Art can also be found inside the castle. Like in the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom, the Power Moons obtained in the castle have the appearance of Power Stars, and play the corresponding jingle from Super Mario 64 when collected.
After 999 Power Moons are collected, the castle's tallest tower will be covered by a giant top hat. Climbing on top of it and throwing Cappy at the glowing spot will trigger a short cinematic, showing a display of fireworks as Peach and Tiara wave towards the camera from the castle balcony and a triumphant rearrangement of the level clear tune from the original Super Mario Bros. plays. However, if a Goomba Tower with a stack of ten is at the front of Peach's Castle while the celebration plays out, Peach and Tiara do not wave and instead become scared.
Location and appearance
In most games, the castle is normally gray marble, but in some games, it is white. Since Super Mario 64, it has kept its original highest tower emerging from a wider circular tower underneath - both always in the center of the castle. Normally, the main feature of the castle is a rectangular or square shape, with nearly always four towers supporting this part. The roof is usually a shade of red. A window is usually at the front of the castle, with an image Princess Peach embedded, painted, or carved onto the window.
The design and features of Peach's Castle in Super Mario 64 (later returning in the remake Super Mario 64 DS) is referenced to a degree in most of its following appearances, including those with Donkey Kong-related elements, and it greatly overshadows the respective designs from Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
In Super Mario 64, Peach's Castle is a large palace consisting of several rooms and secret areas. Despite having several rooms, Peach's Castle does not include some of the common rooms featured in regular households, such as a bedroom or kitchen. Most of the rooms consist of one or more paintings in them. The castle also has a basement, which has a floor coated in water. The castle grounds are quite spacious, and it features several trees that Mario or another character can clumb up. A body of water surrounds the castle, which eventually leads into a small pond. The castle has its own Courtyard not visible from either the front or on the roof of Peach's Castle, although the front area is visible from the Courtyard.
In Super Mario Odyssey, the castle is largely similar in design to in Super Mario 64, although it has a flagpole on top, as well as a balcony. In addition, the turrets surrounding the castle are shown to be hanging over rather than directly connected to the moat. The brochure for the Mushroom Kingdom reveals that the reason for the stained glass image of Peach near the top of Peach's Castle is as a form of comfort for the kingdom's inhabitants because Peach is sometimes absent from the kingdom, either from being kidnapped by Bowser or leaving on her own accord. Aside from the turrets of the main castle, there are additional turrets that were originally watchtowers, but were converted into art storage depots containing magical paintings.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the castle largely has the same design as Super Mario 64, although the central turret had part of the top removed and has platforms.
In The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the castle is located on top of a mountain overlooking the entire Mushroom Kingdom.
In some of her appearances, Peach has sometimes had different castle. An entirely different one, Peach Field, appears in Mario Hoops 3-on-3. It stands on a gigantic and poorly structured rock out in the sea. The castles of Super Mario Bros. and its sequel, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, are also said to be in the Mushroom Kingdom and invaded by Bowser.
In the Modern remake of Fire featured in Game & Watch Gallery and a separate one in Game & Watch Gallery 4, the main setting is outside a burning castle presumably belonging to Princess Peach. Here, Mario and Luigi has to evacuate Toads, Yoshis, and Donkey Kong Jrs. into a nearby Mushroom carriage.
Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy
- "The home of Princess Peach. Bowser's troops make frequent assaults on the place, but the Toad guards keep them at bay."
Mario Kart: Super Circuit sprite
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! screenshot of Peach's Castle in the background of Mushroom Bridge
Data-based screenshot of Peach's Castle in Mario Circuit in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Data-based screenshot of Peach's Castle in Mario Circuit in Mario Kart DS
Data-based screenshot of Peach's Castle in GCN Mario Circuit, an unused course in Mario Kart DS pre-release builds
Names in other languages
|Japanese||キノコ城 (Super Mario RPG, Super Mario 64, Paper Mario, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time)
ピーチの おしろ (Super Mario 64)
ピーチ城 (Super Smash Bros. series and starting with Super Mario Galaxy)
Táohuā Gōngzhǔ Chéngbǎo
|Princess Peach Castle|
碧姬公主城堡 (New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe)
Bìjī Gōngzhǔ Chéngbǎo
Princess Peach Castle
|Dutch||Peach' kasteel||Peach's castle|
|French||Château Champignon (Paper Mario)
Château de Peach
|Italian||Castello di Peach||Peach's Castle|
|Korean||버섯 성 (Super Mario 64 DS, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time)
피치 성 (New Super Mario Bros. 2)
|Portuguese||Castelo da Peach||Peach's Castle|
|Spanish||Castillo de Peach||Peach's Castle|
- In the Super Mario Mash-up of Minecraft, there is a painting of the stained glass window featuring Princess Peach. Peach's Castle appears in the premade world for the pack.
- Although Peach's Castle's overall design resembles a traditional stone European castle from fairy tales, the LINE calendar entry for May 2018 features the grounds of the castle possessing water ponds with Toads and a Boo farming in a manner similar to that of rice paddies in Asian countries.
- Super Mario 64 Japanese instruction booklet, page 4.
- Super Mario 64 DS Japanese instruction booklet, page 5.
- Official Chinese website for the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary. Retrieved February 7, 2021.