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Peach's Castle

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For the similarly-named stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee, see Princess Peach's Castle.
Super Mario
Peach's Castle (64) Super Smash Bros. 4
Peach's Castle Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SSBU-Peach's Castle.png

Peach's Castle as it has appeared in the Smash series.
Universe Mario
Appears in SSB
Home stage to SSB:
Dr. Mario
Rosalina & Luma
Bowser Jr.
Dr. Mario
Rosalina & Luma
Bowser Jr.
Piranha Plant
Availability Starter (SSB and Ultimate)
Downloadable (SSB4)
Crate type Normal
Maximum players 4 (SSB and 3DS)
8 (Wii U and Ultimate)
Bolded tracks must be unlocked
Super Smash Bros. Peach's Castle Sky Stage
for 3DS Main: Peach's Castle Stage
Alternate: Main Theme (Super Mario 64)
for Wii U Peach's Castle Stage
Main Theme (Super Mario 64)
Ground Theme (Super Mario Bros. 3)
Ground Theme (Super Mario Bros. 2)
Ultimate Super Mario Bros. series music
Main: Ground Theme - Super Mario Bros. (64)
Alternate: Super Mario Bros. Medley
Tournament legality
Super Smash Bros. Singles: Banned (US National ruleset)
Banned (Japanese ruleset)
Doubles: Banned
Smash 4 Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Ultimate Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Article on Super Mario Wiki Peach's Castle
A bumper floats above the center of this stage. Watch where you jump, or you'll get bumped sky-high!
—Super Smash Bros's instruction manual

Peach's Castle (ピーチ城上空, Above Peach Castle) from Super Mario 64 is Mario & Luigi's home stage in Super Smash Bros. In 1P Game, the player fights a team consisting of Mario and Luigi on this stage. Luigi is also fought here in his unlocking battle in the same game.

Even though this stage did not return in Super Smash Bros. Melee, a portion of the music that plays on it plays during the cutscene where Luigi takes Mario's place in Melee's Adventure Mode. Additionally, a similar stage called Princess Peach's Castle was a playable stage in Melee.

Peach's Castle returned as downloadable content in both versions of Super Smash Bros. 4 on July 31st, 2015, alongside Hyrule Castle. Like other returning stages from the first Smash game, some of the textures are slightly higher in quality, but the general overall primitive look of the original is retained. Peach's Castle also returns as a familiar stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Stage overview[edit]

Peach's Castle has two main platforms, one on top of another. The top platform is a soft platform that slants upwards to the left, and downwards to the right. The bottom platform is a solid platform that slopes slightly downwards on both sides. The bottom platform partially comprises a block that moves left and right, which acts as a semisoft platform. On the top two corners, there are two floating, inward-angled platforms that move slowly up and down and prevent characters from being smashed away too easily. These platforms are very easy to DI off of as well.

The stage has a floating Bumper in the middle above the second platform of the stage. This bumper moves slightly left and right (it remains stationary on 1P Mode though).

In Smash 64, it is difficult for most characters to recover on this stage since the two floating platforms limit recovery to the top platform and there are no ledges that can be grabbed. The moving block platform on the bottom of the stage greatly aids recovery, but it isn't always on the side the player is on. In Smash 4 and Ultimate however, fighters can now grab onto the bottom platforms.

Ω forms and Battlefield form[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. 4, the Ω form removes all features but the main platform, which is extended and flattened.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the main platform of the Ω form and Battlefield form is similar to SSB4's Ω form; however, it is resized and reshaped to match Final Destination and Battlefield, respectively. The design of the three soft platforms of the Battlefield form is based on the wooden soft platform in the center of the regular form.

Hazards Off[edit]

In Ultimate, with hazards off, the Bumper is not present, the triangle platforms do not move, and the semisoft platform on the bottom is stationary and is completely centered.


Peach's Castle as it originally appeared in Super Mario 64.

This stage is loosely based on various elements of Princess Peach's Castle from Super Mario 64, along with other elements from the game, such as the bridges (which resemble the broken bridges in Cool, Cool, Mountain), and the design of the triangular platforms in the upper corners (which resemble the starting platform of Bowser in the Dark World). An aerial view of Princess Peach's Castle can be seen in the background, and in SSB, a Lakitu Bro. will occasionally appear.

Tournament legality[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

In Smash 64, for a long period according to the old American ruleset, Peach's Castle was usually considered a counterpick stage in singles. This is because of the inability to grab the edges, meaning that some characters can be gimped or edgeguarded much easier than usual, and because of the Bumper hazard and angled platforms on the side of the stage that can prevent KO moves that would have otherwise KO'd. However, the Bumper can be used for various unique combos, and can also be used by characters such as Pikachu to escape pressure. The stage is often counterpicked by Jigglypuff and Kirby players and the lack of edges that can be grabbed serves as a disadvantage to characters such as Link and Captain Falcon. However, most recently the stage was banned. In doubles tournaments, the stage is usually banned, due to the listed reasons above along with the fact that the stage is too small.

In the Japanese ruleset, the stage is always banned in all formats as is every other stage except for Dream Land, due to the reasons mentioned above.

Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Unlike in SSB, Peach's Castle has been banned since launch. Alongside the great advantage the stage provides some characters compared to others, there are also more legal stages to not consider the stage as potentially legal.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Peach's Castle remains banned in Ultimate for the same reasons as Smash 4. There are also now even more stages, further distancing it as potentially legal.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ピーチ城上空 Above Peach Castle
UK English Peach's Castle
France French Château de Peach Peach's Castle
Germany German Toadstools Schloß Super Smash Bros.
Peachs Schloss Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Toadstool's Castle Super Smash Bros.
Peach's Castle Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Spain Spanish Castillo de Peach Peach's Castle
Italy Italian Il castello di Peach Peach's Castle
China Chinese (Simplified) 桃花城堡 Super Smash Bros.
桃花公主城堡 上空 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Peach Blossom Castle
Above Princess Peach's Castle
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 碧姬公主城堡 上空 Above Princess Peach's Castle
South Korea Korean 피치 성 상공 Top of Peach's Castle
Netherlands Dutch Peach Kasteel Peach Castle
Russia Russian Замок Пич Peach Castle
Portugal Portuguese Castelo da Peach Peach's Castle


  • In early screenshots of the stage select screen of the original Super Smash Bros., this stage went by the name "In the Sky of Castle Peach".
  • One of Peach's Castle's hazards is a bumper, which is mostly used as an item. Coincidentally, this is the first stage to use an item as a hazard, and have a hazard outside of its own universe, as the Bumper is part of the Super Smash Bros. universe.
  • Even though the bumper was updated in Super Smash Bros. 4, its original design and animation is retained in this stage.
  • In Smash 4 and Ultimate, the moving platform will "thud" when it stops moving and then a grinding noise when it starts up again.
  • In Ultimate, the two potted plants always face the camera in the regular version of the stage, but in the Ω and Battlefield forms, they always face forward.
  • Lakitu occasionally appears in the background of this stage in Smash 64, but not in Smash 4 or Ultimate.
  • The following Assist Trophies cannot appear on this stage: Skull Kid, Andross and Devil. Additionally, Xerneas cannot be summoned here either.