- Last update: 3 years ago
- Version: 1.32.74
- Size: 88.41M
- Compatibility: 4.0.3 and up
- Author: Supercell
- Content rating: Everyone
- Package name: com.supercell.hayday
- Last update: 7 years ago
- Version: 1.36.212
- Size: 119 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Supercell
- Content rating: Rated 4+
- Languages: English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- In-App Purchases:
- Pile of Diamonds $1.99
- Bag of Diamonds $0.99
- Sack of Diamonds $9.99
- Box of Diamonds $2.99
- Chest of Diamonds $39.99
- Bag of Coins $2.99
- Pile of Coins $0.99
- Trunk of Diamonds $69.99
Content quality checked
Hay Day - Time to Harvest Your Crops Review
Have you ever dreamed of abandoning your hectic lifestyle and moving away from the hustle and bustle of a big city? Does farming have a natural appeal to you, and you wish that you could grow your own crops and always have fresh milk and eggs in the kitchen? Do you have a bright rational mind that enjoys devising strategies and implementing them to see how they work out? If you answered “Yes” to at least one of those questions, you’re bound to like Hay Day - a major hit on both Play Market and App Store. Read on to find out what is the fuss around this game all about.
Describing the functionality of a game isn't always easy, and Hay Day is just one of those cases when listing all in-game actions and options in a reasonably sized article just isn't possible. So here’s a brief description of what you can do in Hay Day.
The game’s success might be due to the fact that it combines elements of a strategy with the currently opular farming theme. As a new player, you begin with a basic level 1 farm, which you supposedly inherited from your uncle. The farm is pretty run-down, so during the first couple of levels (which happen to coincide with an extensive in-game tutorial) you’re repairing and expanding it. The tutorial introduces you to the core actions: working with crops and animals. As you level up, you unlock more plants and animals to grow and look after.
After a while, Hay Day begins to introduce some additional gameplay elements to keep you interested and alert. For instance, your neighbors will start coming to you to buy something of your farm’s production. Also, starting with level 5, you get a truck that can go to the places nearby and deliver orders. Orders can be seen on a special board, and completing them will bring you coins and additional experience points, so try to manage your production in such a way that you can process lots of orders. Such strategy will allow you to level up faster. Also, be sure to check out the ship when it appears because the ship orders are often better priced than those of the truck and they are time-limited, so you don't want to miss them.
The higher you level gets, the more in-game assets become available to you. Soon you’ll be able to construct buildings, such as bakery, dairy, popcorn pot and so on. Buildings allow you to process the raw materials that you get from crops and animals. So, for instance, you can bake a loaf of bread by gathering three units of wheat and putting them into the bakery. The further you level up, the more options you get, so it is important to know the whole production system quite well to be able to complete the orders quickly and efficiently.
Hay Day also has a social element to it. You can use Facebook to sign in and sync your account to the game so that you can interact with your neighbors (Facebook friends who play Hay Day too). You’ll need a lot of resources while playing, and all of them can be traded using a special cart that stands on your farm. You can place stuff you want to sell there, “advertise” it (make it visible to other players through a local newspaper) and someone’s bound to buy it, often in just a matter of seconds. When you reach level 24, you can build a “neighborhood house” and join a neighborhood (basically, a group of players who can chat within Hay Day). Doing that gives you some additional perks, such as the ability to participate in a weekly derby.
In a nutshell, this is the essence of Hay Day: you produce different types of farm goods and find ways to make the most out of them. This task may seem easy, but maintaining a level 40 farm with several dozens of various buildings and places is quite a challenge. Overall, you couldn't possibly want more from Hay Day in terms of functionality. It is definitely a fun game and it’ll take you a lot of time to get yourself familiarized with all of its features and possibilities.
You really shouldn't expect super-realistic graphics from a game like Hay Day, and as long as you don't set your expectations too high, you should be fine with the game’s design. The animals are kind of cute, the crops are easily recognizable, so you won't have any problems telling them from one another, and the buildings are all multicolored and look quite authentic, making you feel like you really are on a “classic” farm.
The app is stable, so you shouldn't experience any bugs, crashes or freezes while you’re playing. Hay Day also takes a reasonable amount of time to load even on budget-friendly or older devices. The controls are rather convenient, and it won't take you long to get used to them. Overall, there is no reason why you should have any problems with Hay Day in terms of usability.
Cross-Platform Use 8/10
Hay Day is officially available only for phones and tablets which run on Android and iOS. There’s no way to play it on a Windows or Blackberry phone, but with some tweaking, you can have an unofficial version of Hay Day installed on your PC.
The game is free to play, but it offers in-app purchases (you can buy in-game diamonds for real-world money and use them to buy stuff or speed up production).
Hay Day is a good game, and it is definitely capable of getting people who think strategically hooked for a long time. It boasts a considerable amount of diversity, which means that you have to stay alert and ready to embrace new features. Also, you’ll enjoy it if a peaceful rural lifestyle seems tempting to you because Hay Day brings that experience straight to your mobile device.Collapse
If you are fascinated by either strategies or farming, you’ll definitely find Hay Day a not bad way to relax in the evening, and if you have a soft spot for both those things, Hay Day may easily become your favorite mobile game for a long time.
Pros : A free, high-quality farm life simulator;
Lots of diverse features (production facilities, animals, crops, etc.);
A well-functioning social component;
A level system is a good motivator, setting goals and bringing rewards for reaching them;
Cons : Limited crossplatform availability;
Playing without investing real money might be a bit too slow and dull.
Did you enjoy this review?
Can I transfer my Hay Day farm from my iOS to Android device?
Yes, but it's only possible if you use a Facebook account. Plus, it's necessary to have access to both your iOS and Android devices.
How do I get diamonds in the Hay Day game?
You get them after leveling up, finding and opening red tool boxes, completing the achievements, catching a new type of fish, and so on. You can also buy them for real money if you want.
How to get coins in the Hay Day game?
You can find and open the red toolboxes, play in the wheel of fortune daily, sell your products, complete car orders, load cargo for the boat, serve Town visitors, participate in rewarding, and buy them for real money.