Every Main Costume in Princess Peach Showtime Ranked

Princess Peach goes through 10+ costume changes during her time in Princess Peach Showtime, but not all fits are created equal. Let's rank the main 10.

Princess Peach Showtime Key Art. Courtesy Nintendo
Princess Peach Showtime Key Art. Courtesy Nintendo /
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8) Swordfighter Peach

Swordfighter Peach - Princess Peach Showtime
Princess Peach Showtime screenshot via Nintendo Switch. /

This is the first one you're introduced to and when you see it, it's pretty cool. But the execution when it comes to introducing you to her controls absolutely sucks.

Did you know that she has two different forms of parry that you're supposed to use in different situations? I didn't either until I accidentally hit the wrong button. Did you know that if the game goes from 3D movement to 2D side scrolling Peach gets new moves? Like if you hold up when you attack she does this massive upward spiral strike to take out things above you? I didn't either.

The other thing I don't like is that her movement sometimes goes from smooth and well thought out to clunky and unresponsive. She showcases her speed but sometimes an enemy just gets past your attacks and strikes you and it's never really clear how you missed them. Especially when there's like 8 enemies all on top of each other during the side scrolling bits.

02 - Swordfighter Peach - Princess Peach Showtime
Princess Peach Showtime screenshot via Nintendo Switch. /

As for the outfit? Listen. It's good, okay? Peach looks fantastic in white pants in a way no one really should. She looks fantastic but that hat is too much.

Designer: "Hey, I'm designing Swordfighter Peach? Do you know what kind of accessories you could put on a hat?"

Employee: "We can do a large flower, or a large piece of vertical plumage, or if that's two much you can have several feathers come off the back in a more subtle way, if those are two much, you can do a bright detailed edge around the rim. So yeah, which one of those are you thinking?"

Designer: "Yes, that sounds good. I'll do those."

It's too much. I love Peach's attitude and the way her posture changes so significantly, it's a great start at showing how much change she goes through with her outfits, but there are definitely cooler ones.