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The 12 kidnappings of Princess Peach

Mario has rescued Peach 11 times and the rewards are getting worse

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The Kidnapping

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Mario, Luigi and the Toads are enjoying tea with Peach when a giant fist emerges from above, grabs the brothers and their mushroomhead pals and flings them to the other side of the Mushroom Kingdom. So the brothers have to make it back to the castle and rescue Peach. Does it count as a kidnapping? Well, she is still being held against her will. It may be in her own home but she's probably not best pleased about it.

The Reward?

Who knows? But it's got to be better than a curtsey. Mario hasn't even so much as had a peck since 2006.

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  1. samon53 Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 11:48

    Maerio?

  2. JamieRIOT Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 12:04

    I think the New Super Mario Bros. Wii U ending will show a door with Mario's hat hanging on the handle.... If you know what I mean?..

  3. toffeeman30 Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 12:17

    I think the New Super Mario Bros. Wii U ending will show a door with Mario's hat hanging on the handle.... If you know what I mean?..

    please explain

  4. Slinkington Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 12:45

    I think the New Super Mario Bros. Wii U ending will show a door with Mario's hat hanging on the handle.... If you know what I mean?..

    please explain

    You'll understand when you get a bit older. :P

    I'm glad it's not just me that's starting to get incredibly annoyed that it's always "Rescue Peach" every single game. At this point, I'd be happy if we had to rescue Daisy. I strongly dislike Daisy as a character, but anything is better than another "Peachnapping." It's definitely overused at this point. Heck, it was several years ago.

  5. shy guy 64 Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 12:48

    i know your sticking to main series games, but lets not forget that peach threw a couple parades for mario

  6. torterratrainer Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 15:15

    JUST ONCE CAN IT BE DAISY!

    on the 8th month of 2012 my peachy gave to me
    some gold coins
    1 credit card
    and a tower to rescue her from once again

    on the 11th month of 2012 my peachy gave to me
    few hundred thousand extra pixels
    2 new modes
    some gold coins
    1 credit card
    and a bank account error that claims wallet rape

  7. torterratrainer Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 15:18

    Just realised peach is leading mario on

    The Cake is a lie!

  8. Kesskuron Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 15:27

    Peach is the most frigid video game character in history

  9. inuyashaDS Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 16:06

    Peach should learn kung-fu or something...

  10. Kyranosaurus Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 16:31

    Peach should learn kung-fu or something...

    Or maybe she should get better security.

    Am I the only one that was wondering why Peach's royal guards hid behind her in Galaxy? :?

    I don't even-... *sigh*

  11. Pyron12 Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 17:36

    3D Land had the best reward.

  12. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 18:01

    I really couldn't care less that Mario always has to rescue Peach from Bowser. Really, if you're playing Mario and expecting something different in terms of "plot", you've clearly come to the wrong place.
    It's like Roadrunner cartoons. You know that Wile E. Coyote isn't going to catch the Roadrunner - that much is a given - but the fun is seeing how it plays out. In the same way, I just like seeing what Bowser and his minions will do each time to get the ball rolling.
    Seeing all these back to back was a laugh, particularly with the commentary.

  13. imbusydoctorwho Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 19:49

    Seriously why does Bowser always want to kidnap Peach?
    He'd be much better off kidnapping Roselina

  14. tepigoflight Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 19:52

    I actually read the game manuals. I am sure that i am not the only one, right? :?:

  15. shy guy 64 Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 20:07

    I really couldn't care less that Mario always has to rescue Peach from Bowser. Really, if you're playing Mario and expecting something different in terms of "plot", you've clearly come to the wrong place.
    It's like Roadrunner cartoons. You know that Wile E. Coyote isn't going to catch the Roadrunner - that much is a given - but the fun is seeing how it plays out. In the same way, I just like seeing what Bowser and his minions will do each time to get the ball rolling.
    Seeing all these back to back was a laugh, particularly with the commentary.

    to be fair there is a cartoon where wile e catches the roadrunner

  16. LBDNytetrayn Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012 at 20:18

    I actually read the game manuals. I am sure that i am not the only one, right? :?:

    I used to... you know, before they became cheap pamphlets which offered little in the way of useful or even entertaining information.

  17. MartinIsAwesome Thursday 4th Oct 2012 at 10:10

    to be fair there is a cartoon where wile e catches the roadrunner


    The exception that proves the rule. =P

  18. Dancingcyberman Thursday 4th Oct 2012 at 14:47

    Wow this article really put into perspective how many main Mario games we've been getting over the last few year.

  19. shy guy 64 Thursday 4th Oct 2012 at 15:05

    to be fair there is a cartoon where wile e catches the roadrunner


    The exception that proves the rule. =P

    something like that

  20. 9 Times Thursday 4th Oct 2012 at 16:02

    Not only is this 'Peachnapping' thing over used, but practically everyone I ask doesn't actually know the reason WHY Bowser steals her in the first place. The answers either ''Urrrm...I don't know'' or ''To marry her?'' or something ridiculous like that... :roll:

  21. danbish Friday 5th Oct 2012 at 10:56

    The 12 kidnappings of Princess Peach


    What about the Paper Mario Games? She got kidnapped in those too. There's 15 kidnappings right there.

  22. MartinIsAwesome Friday 5th Oct 2012 at 13:29

    The 12 kidnappings of Princess Peach


    What about the Paper Mario Games? She got kidnapped in those too. There's 15 kidnappings right there.


    The introduction does refer to them, but this article describes the main 12 2D/3D Platformers.

  23. smash-brother Sunday 21st Oct 2012 at 15:14

    what's a curtsley :?

  24. Stephen Booker Friday 14th Feb 2014 at 19:17

    Super Mario U Mario Got A Kiss On The Forehead

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