DSes now feeling Peachy

Nintendo's dual-screen handheld gets a dose of girl power with Super Princess Peach; roles reversed as Peach rescues Mario.

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The classic damsel-in-distress story has always been a staple of gaming. Not many characters have been on the side of overcoming unbearable odds to rescue a helpless hostage more than Nintendo's Mario. Over the last several decades, the unlikely hero has battled giant apes and giant reptiles all in the name of chivalry.

Things have changed since the 1980s.

Nintendo is giving one of Mario's rescuees, Princess Peach, a chance to repay the favor in Super Princess Peach, now available for the Nintendo DS. The game is rated E for Everyone and retails for $34.99.

Bowser has once again captured one of the Mushroom Kingdom's crew, only this time he snagged the man who has foiled his plans several times: Mario. Using her dainty umbrella, Peach comes to the rescue and storms through the game's side-scrolling action, rescuing imprisoned Toads and defeating enemies on Vibe Island. Her emotions may get the best of her, but they become valuable powers in battle. She can fly when she is happy, water plants when she is sad, and catch on fire when she's angry.

For more information about Super Princess Peach, read GameSpot's review.

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