Released a month before Clash of Clans, Hay Day is another of Supercell’s massively successful mobile titles. Similar in theme and presentation to other popular farm simulators like Farmville, Hay Day is a city/town-management sim with a rural farm setting. The title is classified as “freemium”, with the game being free but featuring an in-game real cash shop for purchasing items.
Hay Day was an immediate success for Supercell, much like Clash of Clans. According to earnings reports published by the developer, the company was earning roughly $30 million daily from their mobile titles. Among their entire library of games, Hay Day continues to be one of the more well-received and persists in popularity. The title currently has a 4.4 out of 5 star aggregate score on Google Play. Additionally, the title holds an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars on the Apple App Store.
Hay Day Premise
Similar to former online farm management sim Farmville, players in Hay Day create and manage a virtual farm. Players begin with a simple plot of land and few structures, eventually growing their farm as well as its crop yield. In addition to planting crops and trees, players can take their harvest to market, compete in derbies and other contests, and decorate their farms and homestead. As players complete activities they earn experience points, which are used to enhance level and reputation.
Reaching new levels grants players new options in terms of how they grow their farm. Further, new level threshholds unlock more gameplay elements, such as the ability to expand your farm or edit the layout of farms. Players can also visit others’ farms and participate in an online marketplace for buying, selling, and trading items. Each of the buildings and areas on the farm serve their own function and relate to a certain component of gameplay, but players also have the fishing lake, town, and valley areas to explore in as well.
Hay Day Main Characters
Hay Day features several characters around the town and farm areas that gradually become familiar faces. Outside these main characters, players will also regularly receive NPC and player visitors to their farms. The main characters in Hay Day include:
- Alfred: Alfred is Hay Day‘s resident mailman. He delivers packages that include items purchased from the in-game catalogue, gifts from Supercell, and rewards from events.
- Angus: Angus is the fisherman who greets players at the fishing lake and walks them through the fishing mini-game. Afterward, he regularly interacts with the player to introduce new fishing mechanics.
- Ernest: Ernest is an NPC helper who resides on the farm and helps keep the Dairy and Sugar Mill running. Players can hire him after reaching level 33.
- Greg: Greg is another friendly NPC and the face of Hay Day. A happy-looking lumberjack dressed in flannel, he regularly visits the farm and can help harvesting trees.
- Maggie: Maggie is an NPC helper unlocked at level 31. She helps customize the appearance of the farmhouse, truck, and roadside shop.
- Rose: Rose is unlocked along with Ernest at level 33 as an NPC farm helper. Players can hire her to care for the livestock on the farm.
- Tom: Tom is another NPC helper players can hire to run errands and find items not including building supplies or expansion supplies.
Other Supercell Mobile Games
Since forming in 2010, Supercell has established itself as a massively successful mobile game developer, with nearly 20 titles to its name. The developer is currently valued at almost $2 billion and continues to produce new mobile games. Other than Hay Day, one of their most popular titles is the hugely popular Clash of Clans. Games from Supercell include:
- Gunshine.net (later became Zombies Online) (2011)
- Pets vs Orcs (2012)
- Battle Buddies (2012)
- Hay Day (2012)
- Clash of Clans (2012)
- Boom Beach (2014)
- Spooky Pop (2014)
- Smash Land (2015)
- Clash Royale (2016)
- Brawl Stars (2018)
- Rush Wars (2019)
- Hay Day Pop (2020)
- Clash Quest (2021)
- Clash Mini (2021)
- Clash Heroes (Unreleased)
- Everdale (2021)
- Boom Beach: Frontlines (2022)
- Squad Busters (2023)
- Flood Rush (2023)
Hay Day Cheats
Because Hay Day is a free-to-play game that relies on microtransactions to help fund development costs, there are no legitimate cheats for the game. There are sites that offer hacks or exploits to earn extra coins or diamonds, but these are almost always scams or require players to relinquish their Hay Day login information. Since most of the items gained from cheating cost real-world money, cheating amounts to theft.
Hay Day Cheat FAQs
How do you get unlimited diamonds in Hay Day?
While there’s no official way to get unlimited diamonds, the easiest and most surefire way to earn the valuable currency is to earn achievements. Most achievements are earned by simply playing the game, meaning players will earn diamonds quickly by completing activities that accumulate toward earning achievements.
Are there cheat codes for diamonds in Hay Day?
There are no legitimate cheat codes or hacks for diamonds or any other resource.