Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: A Parade of Princess Peach Prototypes
The prettiest pink princess in video games did not always look how she looks today, it turns out. She wasn’t even always pink.
In doing research for the previous post on how the Goomba might have gotten its name from a language that’s not Italian, I found an early design for Princess Peach that I had not seen before. While I included that in the post, the research ended up taking me to a cache of even more preliminary designs for Peach. And I figured if they were new to me, a guy who has been heavily invested in the Super Mario games since the earliest days on the NES, then maybe some of you all would be surprised by these alternate Peaches that could have been and maybe almost were.