Harvest Moon: Mad Dash is a color and shape matching puzzle game. When you start a level, the puzzle field will be littered with two or more different types of crops. These crops will either be by themselves or linked with one or more crops. The object is to combine these crops into squares, at which point they blossom and become bigger crops. Combine those crops to make even bigger squares and you'll end up with fully ripened crops ready to be harvested. The levels are presented with their own unique challenges and goals.