#ThrowbackThursday: My favorite female character is none other than Princess Peach
The love of my life, the Princess to my Peach, my throwback Thursday goes to the female who has been around for the longest, and done more in video games than most people do in their lifetime. She even has her own month dedicated to her, and she’s Nintendo’s flagship female.
Since 1985 and her NES days, Peach has been making her place into the hearts of male and female gamers alike. By 1988 she had become one of the first female playable characters of all time. She was also one of the first females featured in a video game EVER. She is the quintessential Princess, who has a plethora of talents including fighting, golf, racing, and rescuing. She even captured her very own title, and most recently her own Wii controller designed after her Princess Peach perfection.
With 73 games under her belt, she is officially the first female character that has appeared in so many titles, and the number is still growing. She has the distinction of being a character that hasn’t let the years, or societies perception change her. Princess Peach continues to be the woman who wears pink dresses, has a high pitched voice, and is a force to be reckoned with on any field she finds herself against the men in her life.
Peach dons her iconic pink outfits, and bright blonde hair and bejeweled crown in everything she does. She’s spawned a number of Nintendo women who have followed in her footsteps, but she’s definitely the only Princess Peach Nintendo has. Daisy is not quite as Dainty, Samus is not quite as surefooted, Rosalina isn’t quite as well rounded, and Toadette is not quite as terrific.
Mario Kart for WiiU and Super Smash Bros for WiiU and 3DS see Peach back in her prime and as active as ever. With 29 years under her belt, she shows no signs of slowing down. To 29 more years and beyond, we love Princess Peach.