Probably my favorite game with Princess Peach in it, as far as her role in the game that is. Ironically she spends most of the game out of sight, after being captured by Bowser. She originally promised to bake Mario a cake, but he saves her at the end of the day.
For which Mario is rewarded.
With a kiss on the nose... I think Mario has some mental issues to be happy with all that work he did for this, and this is what he got. I hope he at least got the cake.