REBECCA PARKS- GRZEXP.com Staff
Supercell, a mobile game company, has released five games and had total revenue of $1.48 billion in 2020. One of those games, named Hay Day, makes about 15 million US dollars a month, alone. Hay day is a mobile farming game that deals with profit, marketing, and budgeting. At first glance, this game seems pretty darn boring. Who would want to work with money for fun? It turns out, a daily 4 million players would.
When first starting out, I was given an old rusty farmland. The goal of the game is to pass levels in order to unlock more farming materials. You raise livestock, grow and harvest crops, and expand your farm. You can then sell the goods to real life people in order to make a profit. The profit you receive can then be used to buy and make more goods. Starting out can be a little tedious, but once you get going, the game is a bit addicting.
With every surpassing level, you unlock new machines and items. I enjoy leveling up, but the levels progressively get harder and harder to pass as time goes on, as any game would. This leads to long periods between each level. I’ve been playing this game since the quarantine hit and am now on level 48. The game often gets repetitive and therefore boring. On Google Play Reviews, Mystery Pie states, “…It gets boring after level 20.” There is really no way to change this matter of fact. However, another point that is given in his review is that slow gameplay allows for a leisurely pace. Hay Day truly depends on one’s personal gameplay preferences.
You can purchase extra coins and items, but I have to say it’s not worth your money. The currency in the game is in the form of coins and diamonds. The pricing for the minimum of 50 diamonds is $1.99. and for 2,070 coins, it is 99 cents. Prices range from 99 cents to about $100. These coins and diamonds won’t get you very far in the game either, I do not recommend purchasing them. Other than those two items, there are no other in-game purchases one can make.
Like any other game, Hay Day has its flaws. I enjoy the fact that there is a way to play at your own pace, but I’d like to see some advancement in the future. After all, a game is meant to help one’s boredom, not make one bored. I recommend giving Hay Day a shot and see how it works out for you.
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