Nintendo Puzzle Collection

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Nintendo Puzzle Collection
Developer(s) Intelligent Systems
TOSE Software Co.
Nintendo Software Technology Corporation
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo GameCube
Release date Japan February 7, 2003
Genre Puzzle
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Mode(s) 1-4 players
Media CD icon.png Optical disc

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 Boy.

It was tentatively titled Masterpiece Puzzle Collection in development,[1] and was planned to have a release outside Japan.[2]

Story and Gameplay[edit]

Dr. Mario[edit]

The Dr. Mario 64 port offers the same graphics and gameplay as the original Nintendo 64 version.

Panel de Pon[edit]

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[edit]

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.


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.



Main article: List of Nintendo Puzzle Collection staff



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  • Characters that appear in both the Super Famicom and Nintendo Puzzle Collection renditions of Panel de Pon were planned to appear in Panel de Pon GB, which was released as Pokémon Puzzle Challenge.[3]


  1. ^ Gaban, Desmond (November 13, 2002). "Gamecube Masterpiece Puzzle Collection revealed". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  2. ^ IGN (May 14, 2003). "Nintendo Puzzle Collection E3 2003 Trailer". YouTube. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  3. ^ TCRF. Pokémon Puzzle Challenge. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved August 28, 2018.

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