Nintendo Puzzle Collection

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Nintendo Puzzle Collection
Developer(s) Nintendo R&D1, Nintendo Software Technology, Intelligent Systems
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) JP February 7, 2003
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods GameCube Controller, Game Boy Advance
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Nintendo Puzzle Collection (Nintendo パズルコレクション) is a 2003 puzzle video game compilation published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube. The game contains remakes or ports of three Nintendo-published puzzle games: For the GameCube itself, the remakes and ports are Dr. Mario 64, Panel de Pon 64, and a brand-new sequel to Yoshi's Cookie that have yet to receive a full official English release as of February 2024.

All copies of Nintendo Puzzle Collection were bundled with a GCN-GBA cable to take advantage of the game's ability to download simplified versions of its games to a Game Boy Advance console. Those are Dr. Mario (NES), Yoshi's Cookie (NES) (both with their 2-player functions removed), and a GBA-specific Panel de Pon version that would later be fleshed out in Dr. Mario & Puzzle League two years later, albeit with some visual and audio effects not carried over.

Emulation Information

Game Boy Advance ↔ GameCube Connectivity

This is a GBA Connectivity title that supports multiple GBA connections and downloadable minigames. In order to access the downloadable minigames, Controller Port 2, 3, or 4 must have a GBA controller (Integrated or TCP) attached and running the GBA BIOS. Then go to the lower right option of the main menu and select which game to send.

In order to play the main game using a GBA controller, simply set a GBA to Controller Port 1 and the connection process will begin. Additional GBA controllers can be used and will start the connection process once one of the three main games are selected.


DirectX Lock Ups

Due to the lack of an EFB Peek Cache on D3D, the game locks up during transitions in Panel De Pon. See issue 6275 and issue 6572. Fixed by 5.0-9638.


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Nintendo Puzzle Collection since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21606 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
3.0 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-2390T @ 2.7 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6450 Very good! 60FPS most of the time except some massive screen, audio does not decode properly and experienced glitched. I even upscaled to 720p and enable 4x anti-aliasing so if you turn off those features you should be to play smoothly. Nosmas
4.0-6070 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-960 @ 3.2 GHz AMD Radeon HD 5800 Menu transitions in Panel De Pon are very slow, but Panel De Pon itself, as well as menus for other games, experience no slowdown or error at all. Played with Direct3D. UmbraWitchJeanne
5.0-6229 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-7700K NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Played perfect for me. IceStrike256

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