Crystal's Pony Tale is a side-scrolling action-adventure game aimed at kids, mostly girls, that focuses on either the heroine Crystal or as a pony the player has customized themselves. The player's chosen pony travels on a journey to save their other pony friends from the evil witch who has imprisoned them. Over the course of the game, they collect crystals to free the trapped ponies from locations such as a meadow, a cave, and a forest. There are lots of hidden secrets and enemies to avoid. Other items picked up along the way include apples and things that glitter.
After defeating the evil witch, the ponies live happily ever after as they attend a party in a rainbow castle.