Hay Day – Simulation Games App Review

Farming sim has lots of features but slow progression. GameAdvice.org Gives This A 4/5 Overall Rating.

Quick Content Overview of What Your Child Will Experience:

  • App Play Simplicity: 3
  • Level of Fear and/or Violence in App: 0
  • Amount of Sexual Content: 0
  • Level of Bad Language: 2
  • Amount of Drug Use and/or Smoking: 0
  • Amount of Consumerism: 3

Get Hay Day Now

Apple App Store | Google Play | Amazon App Store

Some Things To Keep In Mind

Parents need to know that Hay Day is a resource-collecting and simulation app, similar to Farmville. The app’s terms of service require users to be 13 or older. The game is free to play, but everything seems to take a long time to build, grow, find, or create. Players can use real money to buy in-game diamonds to speed things along. The app can connect to Game Center (on iOS devices) and Facebook, allowing players to buy resources from other players. Until Level 29, this is done by visiting other farms and using an in-game “newspaper ad” to request items. At Level 29, players can unlock “neighborhoods.” Neighborhoods are in-game communities of up to 30 players that include unmoderated chat. Neighborhoods can be open to anyone, join-by-request, or invite-only. A basic filter is in place for language, but players can easily share full names, email addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information. Chat can be disabled in the settings, but there is no password control on that feature.

Hay Day is a Simulation Games app that is designed for those 13.  The app has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 and a learning rating of 2 out of 5.

Hay Day is available for Free (with in-app purchases) On The Following Devices:

iPhone
iPod Touch
iPad
Android

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Our Thoughts on the Level of Engagement:

With plenty of crops, animals, products, and activities, Hay Day is ever-changing. Slow growing and building times keep it from being a total home run. 

The Support Level for Hay Day is about a 2 out of 5.

Although in-app help is often lacking, an active Facebook page, a support page, and a forum provide help and community.

We’d like to thank C.S.M for providing some of the information on this page.

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April 28, 2016