Puzzle Panel

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Puzzle Panel

Puzzle Panel is one of Yoshi's minigames in Super Mario 64 DS and a Puzzle minigame in New Super Mario Bros. It is based on the game Lights Out.

A harder version of the minigame called Puzzle Panic also appears in Super Mario 64 DS as one of Yoshi's minigames.


The player must match the Touch Screen picture with the top screen picture. Both pictures are made of a grid of panels with Mushrooms on the front and Cape Feathers on the back. Touching a panel with the stylus causes it to flip over, along with the surrounding panels. If the panels are flipped correctly, the two Yoshi statues on the left and right blast off, and the player advances to the next level. Later levels take more flips, or "turns," to complete. On each level, the player has three chances. If the player fails to match the two pictures correctly three times, the minigame ends.

In multiplayer, this minigame is timed for 30 seconds. If the panels are flipped incorrectly, one point is lost and the two Yoshi statues react in alarm; if they are correctly flipped, the player earns one point and moves to the next level. When the timer reaches zero, the player with the most points wins.

In-game instructions[edit]

  • Single player: "Match the Touch Screen picture to the top screen. Touch a panel to turn over the surrounding panels. Harder levels will take more turns to solve."
  • Multiplayer: "Match the Touch Screen picture to the top screen. Touch a panel to turn over the surrounding panels. The first player to touch the winning panel is the winner."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パズルパネル
Pazuru Paneru
Puzzle Panel
Chinese 谜题面板
Mítí Miànbǎn
Puzzle Panel
French Puzzle Puzzle
German Puzzlemanie Puzzle-mania
Italian Puzzle pazzo Crazy puzzle
Korean 패널 퍼즐
Paeneol Peojeul
Panel Puzzle
Spanish Puzle de paneles Panel Puzzle


  • In Super Mario 64 DS, the minigame's music is the same theme used in Mix-a-Mug. In New Super Mario Bros., the music used instead is the theme from Lethal Lava Land and Shifting Sand Land. Puzzle Panic in Super Mario 64 DS uses the latter theme.