Destructoid has posted a preview of Natsume’s recently announced Harvest Moon: Mad Dash, which is playable at E3 2019 from June 11 to 13, providing the first information and screenshots of the game.
Harvest Moon: Mad Dash is a multiplayer-supported color matching puzzle game spin-off. At the start of a level, the puzzle field is littered with two or more different types of crops, which are either standalone or linked to more crops. Combining these crops into squares makes them grow to become bigger crops. Combining those crops makes them grow into bigger, fully ripened crops ready for harvesting.
The game is divided into stages with the goal of each being to get a high enough score to earn three stars. Players can choose a stage from the map. A story plays out as you make your way through the map.
Tending to crops is not the only thing players will be doing in each stage. Other elements include handling fish, feeding cows to produce and harvest milk, avoiding falling coconuts, and so on. There is also a special gauge that activates a “Fever Mode” that allows you to harvest every crop immediately.
Harvest Moon: Mad Dash will be priced at $29.99 when it launches for PlayStation 4 and Switch this fall.
View the first screenshots at the gallery.