Nintendo Puzzle Collection
Nintendo Puzzle Collection (ＮＩＮＴＥＮＤＯ パズルコレクション) is a Japan-only Nintendo GameCube game released in 2003. It is a three-in-one compilation game containing sequels to three Nintendo action puzzle games: Dr. Mario, Panel de Pon, and Yoshi no Cookie. While the other two games are completely new, the Dr. Mario sequel was previously released as Dr. Mario 64.
Copies of the Nintendo Puzzle Collection were bundled with a GameCube to Game Boy cable that allowed players to play the original entries of the three games on a Game Boy Advance. Wario World had a similar feature where players could play WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! microgames on their Game Boys.
Story and gameplay
The Dr. Mario 64 port offers the same graphics and gameplay as the original Nintendo 64 version.
Panel de Pon
The version of Panel de Pon found in this game is more of a sequel to the Super Famicom original; it has new features, a whole new set of characters, and more stages.
Yoshi no Cookie
The Yoshi's Cookie remake is a complete revamp of the original. It adds a story mode to the game, wherein Mario and Yoshi get exhausted from countless cookie deliveries, and Bowser steals their cookies while they sleep. Background music is remade from the soundtrack from the Nintendo Entertainment System version of the game.
Backgrounds in Action Mode use background tilesets from stages of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Each round has different confetti when the player clears a stage.
Cutscenes between rounds have changed from the NES, SNES, and Game Boy versions and are as follows:
The first five stages offer different opponents depending on the difficulty. All of the opponents in the story mode are taken from Super Mario World, with the exception of Blooper and Hammer Bro.
Regardless of the difficulty, the final two stages offer the same opponents, though their skill differs between each difficulty. Stage 6 lets the player face off against Thwomp, followed by Magikoopa. Stage 7 is a best-three-out-of-five match against Bowser himself.