My son’s first exposure to the Mario Bros characters was Mario Kart. Then it was Mario Party. In these games most of the characters are playable at some point. His 3rd game was New Super Mario Bros Wii. This was a little frustrating for him. If he plays by himself he can ONLY be Mario. The worst crime in his eyes is that he can’t play as Princess Peach. Mario, Luigi and Peach are his 3 favorites but now in this newest game for him she’s just a prize instead of the character he likes to pretend to be.