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Nintendo Puzzle Collection
Developer Intelligent Systems
TOSE Software Co.
Nintendo Software Technology Corporation
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo GameCube
Release date Japan February 7, 2003
Genre Puzzle
CERO:CERO rating A - All ages
Mode(s) 1–4 players
Nintendo GameCube:
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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. Dr. Mario was previously released in North America as Dr. Mario 64, Panel de Pon was ported from the unreleased Panel de Pon 64,[1] and Yoshi no Cookie is the only game that appears to not be originally developed as a Nintendo 64 title since it has native 480p and uses the system font.

Copies of the Nintendo Puzzle Collection were bundled with a Link Cable that allowed players to play the original Family Computer entries of the three games on a Game Boy Advance, with the exception of Panel de Pon, which boots a simplified rendition later used in Dr. Mario & Puzzle League. Wario World had a similar feature where players could play WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! microgames on their Game Boy Advances.

Nintendo Puzzle Collection was tentatively titled Masterpiece Puzzle Collection in development,[2] and it was planned to have a release outside Japan.[3] However, the English localized version, despite being given an E rating by the ESRB,[4] ended up being canceled.

Story and gameplay[edit]

Dr. Mario[edit]

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

Panel de Pon[edit]

The Panel de Pon game is a sequel to the Super Famicom original with additional modes, a new set of characters, and more stages. Feature-wise, it is similar to Pokémon Puzzle League, including the same set of puzzles.

Yoshi no Cookie[edit]

The Yoshi's Cookie remake is a complete revamp of the original. Vs. Mode can be played with up to four players. Unlike the original, however, it has a story mode, wherein Mario and Yoshi decide to take a nap after making too many cookie deliveries, but Bowser steals their cookies. 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.

Round number Stage appearance Confetti type
1 Background of Make Eggs, Throw Eggs Red, purple, and blue flowers
2 Background of the cavern background of The Cave Of Chomp Rock Red, green, and blue mushrooms
3 A castle level similar to Salvo The Slime's Castle or Marching Milde's Fort Yellow and blue Lemon Drops
4 Background of Jungle Rhythm... Green and yellow leaves
5 Background of Ride Like The Wind A flock of Goonies
6 Background of the first area of Ride The Ski Lifts Snowflakes
7 A fortress level similar to Sluggy The Unshaven's Fort Coins
8 Background of Shifting Platforms Ahead Small green, yellow, and blue stars
9 Background of Beware The Spinning Logs Red, blue, and green watermelons
10 Background of the final area of King Bowser's Castle Green, orange, and red Yoshi eggs

Cutscenes between rounds have changed from the NES, Game Boy, and SNES versions, and are as follows:

  • Round 1: Mario throws a Yoshi Cookie to Yoshi, who eats it by catching it with his tongue. Mario then throws another Yoshi Cookie to Yoshi at a higher arc, accidentally hitting Yoshi in the head, knocking him out. The cookie bounces past Yoshi and lands in front of Bowser, who happily stomps the ground.
  • Round 2: Mario throws a Yoshi Cookie to Yoshi, who eats it by catching it with his tongue. Yoshi then acts strangely before spitting the cookie out. The cookie turns much larger, surprising Mario and Yoshi.
  • Round 3: Mario throws a fireball at a Yoshi Cookie that comes out of a Warp Pipe, toasting it, while Yoshi, standing on a block next to the Warp Pipe, catches the toasted cookie and eats it. Another Yoshi Cookie shoots up from the Warp Pipe, much higher than the last. Mario throws a fireball at it, but he misses, accidentally hitting Yoshi instead and burning him.
  • Round 4: Bowser conjures a Bill Blaster in front of Mario and fires a Yoshi Cookie at him, and Mario throws a fireball at it to disintegrate it. Bowser fires another cookie, and Mario throws a fireball at it, toasting it. Mario then catches the cookie and eats it, to Bowser's shock.
  • Round 5: Bowser conjures a Bill Blaster in front of Mario and fires a metallic Yoshi Cookie at him, and Mario jumps out of the way. Bowser then conjures up a larger Bill Blaster, and it fires a partially eaten Yoshi Cookie. The Bill Blaster misfires two times before firing Yoshi out from it, surprising Mario and Bowser.
  • Round 6: Mario and Yoshi are running and jump over a Yoshi Cookie rolling on the grass, then over a giant one. Mario and Yoshi then come to a halt as they see Bowser inside a rubber ball chasing after them and run away from him.
  • Round 7: Mario and Yoshi are at a running track, with Yoshi at the starting line. Mario blows a whistle, and Yoshi runs down the track, disappearing on the right side of the screen. Mario then throws a Yoshi Cookie in the air, and Yoshi reappears from the left side of the screen and catches the cookie as he reaches the finish line. Yoshi then acts strangely and starts to run much faster on the track. Mario throws another Yoshi Cookie, but it turns large and Yoshi crashes into it, knocking him out.
  • Round 8: Bowser sees a Yoshi Cookie on the ground and discovers a trail of cookies left behind by Yoshi, who is carrying a bag of them with a tear at the bottom. Bowser then collects the fallen cookies in his own bag, and Yoshi turns around and sees him. As Bowser laughs, he turns around and notices Mario eating a Yoshi Cookie that came out from a tear in the bottom of his bag, to his shock.
  • Round 9: Mario uses matches to light a fuse for fireworks and takes cover. A green fireball is shot out from the cannon and turns into several Yoshi Cookies. A second fireball is shot out, and Bowser, while on a cloud, catches the cookies it turns into with a net.
  • Round 10: Mario sees a Yoshi Cookie roll along the ground and chases it, but he gets distracted by a shooting star in the distance. Mario then brings a telescope and looks at the sky through it. In first-person perspective, another shooting star appears, which turns out to be a Yoshi Cookie and gets closer and closer until it breaks through the lens of the telescope. Mario falls to the ground, and the small cookie pops out from the telescope's eyepiece into Mario's hands.


The first five stages offer different non-playable opponents depending on the difficulty. All of the non-playable opponents in the story mode appear in Super Mario World, with the exception of Blooper and Hammer Bro.

Regardless of the difficulty, the final two stages offer the same non-playable opponents, though their skill differs between each difficulty. Stage 6 lets the player face off against Thwomp, followed by Kamek. Stage 7 is a best-three-out-of-five match against Bowser himself.



Release Reviewer, Publication Score Comment
Nintendo GameCube Michael Cole,
Nintendo World Report
8/10 Dr. Mario 64 is pretty bad, and more games would have been appreciated, but Yoshi’s Cookie and Panel de Pon are more than enough to make up for NPC’s weaknesses. Nintendo Puzzle Collection is highly recommended, and hopefully NOA will release it here in the future.
Nintendo GameCube Cory D. Lewis,
N/A As a standalone GameCube title, Nintendo Puzzle Collection isn't exactly a shining benchmark of the hardware's computing power. Sure, the visuals are every bit as bright and colorful as they were in their previous incarnations, but don't expect any GameCube specific enhancements here. Thankfully, with classic 2D gameplay this tight, much more really isn't needed to keep your mind glued into the Nintendo puzzle groove. GameCube owners looking for an excellent pack of timeless puzzle titles will be wise to anticipate Nintendo Puzzle Collection.
Compiler Platform / Score
GameRankings 75.00%


Main article: List of Nintendo Puzzle Collection staff



  • 「グゴゴゴゴゴゴ・・・・・ おのれ〜! ゆるさんぞ〜! マリオ〜!」
    • ("Ggogogogogo... Onre~! I won't let you get away with this! Mario!")
  • 「よくも わがはいの かわいい ぶかたちを いじめてくれたな・・」
    • ("How dare you pick on my pretty, little sculpture?")
  • 「グワハハハ! え〜い やかましい! とちれるほうがわるいのだ!」
    • ("Gwahahahaha! Yea, you're jealous! It's worse to be taken!")
  • 「さあ おしやべりはここまでだ! やちれた ぶかたちのぶんまで ばいにして かえしてくれる!」
    • ("Well, so much for the chatter! They'll make up for it and take their revenge!")
  • 「クツ・・こ・・この わがはい・・が まける・・な・・んて・・・」
    • ("Kkk... Koo... Koo... Koo... This is my dance. I'm going to lose. I... I can't...")
  • 「ウデをあげたな・・マリオよだが・・わがはいは・・なんどでもふっかつする・・」
    • ("You've improved your skill. Mario, you're... My skill is... I will rise again and again...")
  • 「わがはいは・・おまえに・・いじわる するの・・が・・いきがい・・なのだ・・グ・・グハハハ」
    • ("My man... I... I'm... I... I want... to... I want... I'm not... Guhahaha...")
  • 「その・・ときまで・・たのしみに しているが・・よい・・グハ・・グワハハハハハ・・・」
    • ("Well... Until the time... I'm looking forward to it. Good. Guhahaha. Guwahahahahaha...")


  • あしたは ピーチひめの たんじょうび
    • (Tomorrow is Princess Peach's birthday!)
  • いつもなかよしの マリオとヨッシーは、いっしょに ピーチ姫への プレゼントの クッキーを っているようです・・・
    • (Mario and Yoshi, who are good friends, make cookies as a present for her.)
  • エツホ! エツホ! よしよし うまくやけた! きつとピーチひめもよろこぶぞ・・とマリオはまんぞくがお
  • ヨツシーも おいしそうた やけた クツキーをはこびながうよろこんでいます
  • やがて クツキーが かんせいろと きゆうに ドツとつかわが やつてきました
  • つかわたヨツシーモ ねむそうに おおあくび・・・
  • いつしようけんぬい クツキーづくりをしていたふたりは そむつてしまいました・・・
  • そこにしのびよる あやしいかげ・・・
  • ああ! たいへん! クツパは ふたりが つかわて ゐむりこけているのを みつけると・・・
  • しぬしぬ いまのうちに・・・とふてきな えみをうかべながち さつていきした・・・
  • ・・・しばらくたつて・・・
  • さきにおきた ヨツシーは クツキーがないことにきづき おおあわて
  • いそいでマリオ をおこし まだ ねむいぬをこすつている マリオに あたふたと せつめいしました
  • あ〜〜〜! クツキーがない〜〜! ・・とようやくことの じゆうだいさに きがついた のんきなマリオ
  • だわがこんなことを・・・ そのときマリオは あしもとに いっつうの てがみが おちているのをゐつけました
  • マリオは りかリにふるえなら よみあげます・・・
  • 「ガハハ〜! ねぼすけマリオカたちよ! うまそうなクツキーはいただいたぞ! かえしてほしければ とりもどしに きてみろ! ガハハ〜!」
  • なんということでしよう! クツパは ふたりがねているスキに せつかくつくつたクツキーを ひとつ のこちず うずいさつていたのです
  • ゆるさーん! クツパぬー! と マリオとヨツシーは カンカンです
  • こうしてふたりは うばわれたクツキーを とりもどしに クツパいちみに たたかいを いどむ たびにでました
  • さてさて どうなることやち・・・
  • クツパのてがかりを さがして へいげんにやつてきた マリオとヨツシー
  • STAGE 1 「クリボン/ノコノコ/メツト」とうじょう!
    • (STAGE 1: Galoomba/Koopa Troopa/Buzzy Beetle appeared!)
  • がんばれ! マリオ! こんなところで まけるわけには いかないぞ!
  • なんなくたおしたマリオたち さーて どんどんすすみましよう!
  • ゴボゴボゴボゴボ・・・ クツパをおつて うみのなかに やつてきました
  • STAGE 2「プクプク/ゲツソー/グースカ」とうじょう!
    • (STAGE 2: Cheep Cheep/Blooper/Rip Van Fish appeared!)
  • うみのなかでも がんばるマリオ! ぬのまえのテキを やっつけろ!
  • なんとか しようり! こんどくるときは カエルスーツを わすわずに・・・
  • やがて そちのせかいに たどりつきました ながめがさいこうです・・
  • STAGE 3 「パタパタ/キラー/ジュゲム」とうじょう!
    • (STAGE 3: Koopa Paratroopa/Bullet Bill/Lakitu appeared!)
  • そちのうえでも やすむヒマは ないようです・・たたかえマリオ!
  • そちのうえでも つよいぞマリオ マントがあれば もつとちくに たたかえたかも??
  • ヒユ~~ドロドロ・・なんだかせすじが さむくなつて きました
  • STAGE 4 「テレサ/テレサウルス/スプーク」とうじょう!
    • (STAGE 4: Boo/Eerie/Fishin' Boo appeared!)
  • ゆうきをだして がんばれマリオ!
  • こんども しようり! はやくここかち だつしゆつ しましよう!
  • いつのまにか ひがくれて しまいました かなりとおくまで きたようです
  • STAGE 5 「トゲゾー/パックンフラワー/ハンマーブロス」とうじょう!
    • (STAGE 5: Spiny/Piranha Plant/Hammer Bro. appeared!)
  • クツパのおしろな ちかいぞマリオ! テキをたおして いそげいそげ
  • のこゆは クツパのおしろだけ! さあさあ さきを いそぎましよう!
  • とうとう クツパのおしろに たどりつきました
  • STAGE 6 「ドッスン」「カメック」とうじょう!
    • (STAGE 6: Thwomp and Kamek appeared!)
  • たいへんたいへん! こんどは テキ2ひきがあいてです
  • がんばれマリオ! ヨツシー! もうひとふんばりだ!
  • なんとか クツパのてしたを ぜんいんやっつけました のこすはクツパだけです・・
  • ついに あちわれたクツパ! マリオたちな 「クツパーをかえせ!」とひつしにさけんでいます
  • さあさあ! さいごのたたかいです! きようてきクツパをたおして うばわれたクツキーを とりもどしましよう!
  • こうして マリオとヨツシーは ちかちをあわせて うばわれた クツキーを とりもどすことが できました
  • めでたし・・めでたし・・

Princess Peach[edit]

  • さあさ! みなさん!
  • クツキーが やけましたよ!
  • たのしい げき のあとは・・
  • おやつの じかんにしましよう!


  • パチパチパチパチ・・・・・・
    • (Clap, clap, clap...)
  • すごく たのしかつたよ〜!
  • マリオとヨツシーはつよいや!
  • あ! みてみて! マリオだよ!
  • ほんとだ! ヨツシーもいる〜!
  • ワ~イワ~イ!
  • おやつだ! クツキーだ〜!






  • Characters that appear in both the Super Famicom and Nintendo Puzzle Collection iterations of Panel de Pon were planned to appear in Panel de Pon GB, which was released as Pokémon Puzzle Challenge.[5]
  • The version of Panel de Pon featured was planned for the Nintendo 64 under the title of Panel de Pon 64, but was canceled for the system. It was retooled in the west as Pokémon Puzzle League.[6] A prototype of the canceled game was discovered years after its cancellation, with one of the main differences being the title screen.[7]
  • The world map artwork found in the difficulty settings of Yoshi no Cookie depicts a massive sword piercing Bowser's Castle. This sword references Exor of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, who pierced Bowser's Keep during the events of that story.


  1. ^ Gamers Manuel (July 19, 2020). FOUND: PANEL DE PON 64 (N64 PROTOTYPE), UNRELEASED!!!. YouTube. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  2. ^ Gaban, Desmond (November 13, 2002). "Gamecube Masterpiece Puzzle Collection revealed". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  3. ^ IGN (May 14, 2003). "Nintendo Puzzle Collection E3 2003 Trailer". YouTube. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  4. ^ ESRB. Nintendo Puzzle Collection. Entertainment Software Rating Board. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  5. ^ TCRF. Pokémon Puzzle Challenge#Other Leftovers. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Hard4Games (November 12, 2020). Nintendo Toys"R"Us TRAINING Kit - Holiday 2000 | VHS/Catalog/Swag. YouTube. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  7. ^ Gamers Manuel (July 19, 2020). FOUND: PANEL DE PON 64 (N64 PROTOTYPE), UNRELEASED!!!. YouTube. Retrieved July 21, 2020.

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