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Princess Peach's Castle
Peach's Castle - Overview - Super Mario 64
Princess Peach's Castle as it appears in Super Mario 64
Nickname(s) Mushroom Castle
Castle Toadstool
Located Toad Town
Inhabitants Toads
Princess Peach
First game Super Mario 64 (1996)

Princess Peach's Castle, also known as Mushroom Castle or Castle Toadstool, is the home of Princess Peach Toadstool and the centerpiece of Toad Town. It appears in a plethora of games; Most notably in Super Mario 64 and it's remake, where it is the Hub of all Worlds.

Appearances

Throughout the years the Castle has varied in appearance greatly, it is still quite likely caused by variety in artistic direction, and not actual redesigns of the Castle. The following list describes the appearance of Princess Peach's Castle, game by game, in the order of which each game was released.

Super Mario series

Super Mario 64

In Super Mario 64, the Castle and it's surrounding areas make up the Hub, providing access to the game's Worlds. It is in this game that we are given our first, in-depth look at the Castle, establishing many of its recurring themes; Including it's stain-glass Portrait of the Princess, it's bridge & moat, red-tile roof, and it's light grey brick exterior.

Super Mario Galaxy

In Super Mario Galaxy, Bowser uses the power of the Grand Stars to transport the Castle, with Princess Peach within, to the Center of the Universe. In appearance, the Castle looks like a modernized version it's Super Mario 64 design, maintaining all major elements from its Predecessor.

Super Mario Galaxy 2

While only seen during the Introduction, and End Credits, the Castle makes no changes to its Super Mario Galaxy design.

Paper Mario series

Paper Mario

In Paper Mario, the Castle is nearly identical to its design in Super Mario 64, differences include the stain-glass window being replaced by a bronze Super Mushroom Emblem, the Castle's flags changing in color from red to blue, and some of the spare rooms being put to use; For example, there is now a door at the top of the stairs in the Main Hall that leads into the Ball Room, which in turn connects Peach's Room, and the Castle Balcony.

New Super Mario Bros. series

New Super Mario Bros.

It only appears briefly at the beginning of the game, when Mario and Peach are taking a walk, Lakithunder attacks the Castle, distracting Mario long enough for Bowser Jr. to kidnap the Princess. It looks aesthetically identical to its appearance in Super Mario 64.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

With no apparent changes from its New Super Mario Bros., and Super Mario Galaxy design, the Castle is used as a place to purchase Hint Movies in exchange for Star Coins.

Mario Kart series

It has appeared multiple times throughout the Mario Kart series, beginning with Royal Raceway in Mario Kart 64. It then appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! in Mario Circuit and is located in the center of the course. It later appears in Mario Kart Wii in Mario Circuit once again. Later in Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS, Mario has his own track based on Peach's Castle. Here, you can actually drive IN the castle in a loop before gliding back to the ground.

Mario & Luigi series

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

It is taken over by the Shroobs during the events of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

It makes a major appearance in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, when the Castle was temporarily taken over by Fawful.

The castle was given the ability to turn into a giant robot by Fawful. It fought with Giant Bowser. It had the ability to turn invisible and shoot black holes.
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Princess Peach's Castle as seen in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Princess Peach's Castle is seen briefly in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team where Mario, Luigi, Peach, and the rest receive an invitation to Pi'illo Island. This design is very similar to the Princess Peach's Castle on Mario Circuit from Mario Kart 7.

Non-Canonical Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

The Castle is also used as a Stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and has a bit more of a brownish brick color to it rather than the more white color that has been seen in other Mario games. Players fight on the roof of the castle in this game. The castle also appears as an unlockable trophy throughout the game.

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