It is the first game to feature Princess Peach as the main playable character. In the game, Bowser has kidnapped Mario, Luigi, and Toad instead of Peach and holds them prisoner at Vibe Island, but Toad escapes from Vibe Island to the Mushroom Kingdom. Peach must go through eight worlds at Vibe to rescue Mario and Luigi.
Super Princess Peach was praised for the role reversal in the plot, but criticized for the nature of how Peach attacked, the marketing campaign, and the simple gameplay. It sold 1.15 million units worldwide.