Princess Peach: Showtime! Reviews

Princess Peach: Showtime! is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5.5 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2024

All the way down, the theme of “not enough” pervades Princess Peach: Showtime! The costumes Peach wears look cute but their gimmicks are limited both in terms of their abilities and the game’s implementation of them. The lack of imagination is unbecoming of Nintendo, and it’s a real shame because Peach deserves a much better game. It’s like nobody’s heart was in the making of this, and while there are some entertaining moments, Showtime! simply has very little to show for itself.

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IGN
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7 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2024

Princess Peach: Showtime! is a simple, cheery romp with a variety of neat styles and a fun theater-inspired setting.

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4 / 5
Mar 21, 2024

Nintendo's second-ever Peach game finally realises the character is destined for smart level design and center stage.

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Mar 21, 2024

Princess Peach: Showtime fills its short runtime with a tremendous variety of levels and transformations, elevating each with charming details and a surprising amount of spectacle. Its only real limitation is its own lack of ambition, leaving this a memorable adventure, but not one for the ages.

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GameCentral
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5 / 10
Mar 21, 2024

A disappointingly shallow and unfocused adventure that is aimed solely at a young audience – and even they're likely to feel somewhat bored and patronised by the end.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2024

Princess Peach: Showtime could be a decent first game for young Peach fans, but longtime Nintendo players looking for the Princess’ equivalent of a quality Kirby platformer will likely be underwhelmed. Stylistically, however, the game is a success and, in typical Nintendo fashion, features an exciting finale. I just wish the difficulty had been more balanced in one direction or the other.

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GameSpot
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7 / 10
Mar 21, 2024

Princess Peach Showtime is a breezy exploration of genres aimed at novice gamers.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2024

I was pleasantly surprised by Princess Peach: Showtime, and the aforementioned unpredictability is a huge reason why it will likely remain in my permanent rotation of Mario games going forward. I’d love to see Nintendo give more mascots a showcase like this, with a similar go-for-broke variety format. Keep ’em coming!

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80 / 100
Mar 21, 2024

Princess Peach Showtime! It's the typical case of a game that doesn't attract attention, but if you give it a chance, it has weapons to win you over. It is a simple game, for all audiences, that manages to catch you with a varied development and an overflowing sympathy. It's in a different league than Super Mario Bros. Wonder, but it's fun.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2024

Princess Peach: Showtime! It is a game that should be looked at from the perspective that it is a product for all audiences, with all the good and bad that this entails. It may not be the game you were hoping for, but it is the one that is sometimes necessary to take care of the inner child in you.

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7 / 10
Mar 21, 2024

Princess Peach: Showtime! is a good game, but It will not be for everyone and those with decent gaming experience won't find a challenge here... but that isn't the point. This foray with Peach into acting scratches that itch of a game that is just a fun little time within minimal stress or worry – something we all need right now. Peach's adventure isn't anything groundbreaking, but the commitment to its theming and spades of the classic Nintendo charm make it worth sticking with until the curtain call.

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7 / 10
Mar 21, 2024

Even with some flaws, Princess Peach: Showtime is worth its price of admission. Peach shows her superstar potential by stepping into nearly a dozen roles and nailing them all. After spending almost four decades as a princess, it's nice to see her show some range.

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VG247
Top Critic
Mar 21, 2024

Peach’s foray onto the stage is is full of whimsy and many moments of sheer joy, just as 2023's Super Mario Wonder is, but the difference is that this is Peach’s game – and hers alone. Despite the Sour Bunch trying to sully the Sparkle Theater’s reputation, Princess Peach is here - as a Cowgirl, Ninja, Detective, and so forth - to put a stop to that. And she puts on a wonderful, replayable, empowering performance while doing so.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2024

Princess Peach: Showtime! is a simple game, but it once again demonstrates the potential of a character in Mario's shadow. Nintendo has taken the opportunity to create a visually attractive game that combines many elements of video games: combat, stealth, puzzles, platforms or shoot 'em up.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2024

Peach makes a comeback with a fun and artistically inspired video game perfect for kids, a little less so for hardcore gamers.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2024

Princess Peach: Showtime is a lovely time full of clever ideas, and a great way for Peach to make her solo debut.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2024

Much like Elle Woods, Peach is a smart, capable woman who also just happens to be able to rock a pink gown and a golden crown. Keep reading.

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Guardian
Top Critic
Mar 22, 2024

Kids will enjoy the pomp and colour, but Princess Peach's long-awaited star turn is disappointingly shallow

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GameMAG
Top Critic
6 / 10
Apr 7, 2024

Princess Peach: Showtime! gives mixed impression. It's the second solo Princess Peach game after the Super Princess Peach, and another game that kind of misses the mark of Nintendo's usual splendor.

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Apr 3, 2024

It may be a fairly simple and straightforward experience, but there’s so much to see and do, and it’s hard not to suggest this to Nintendo fans of all ages.

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