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Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Full Name Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Developer(s) GameLoft
Platform(s) iOS
Windows 8.1(v1.1.0 for Windows 8.1)
Release date June 13, 2013 (iOS, Android)

June 28, 2013 (Kindle Fire) December 29, 2013 (Windows 8.1)

Genre(s) Platformer
Mode(s) Single Player
Latest version 1.8.1g
Latest update May 26, 2014
Description Gru’s loyal, yellow, gibberish-speaking Minions are ready for their toughest challenge in Despicable Me: Minion Rush. Read more

Despicable Me: Minion Rush (commonly known as Minion Rush) is a mobile action video game inspired by the Despicable Me franchise. It is part of the promotional campaign for Despicable Me 2.

Players play as Dave (The default character in the game) or other Minions and compete with others in hilarious, fast-paced challenges. Players can do various tasks like defeating villains to earn the title "Minion of the Year". The game also allows customization of the Minions.

As of version 1.6.0, players are able to upgrade every costume's special ability.

As of version 1.8.1, new updates added in this game which includes new locations, where in this version, the Minions explore the secrets in the Super Silly Fun Land, as well as new secret area where the Minion experience the roller coaster ride in the Secret Area to collect bananas. New villains are added in this version where players must defeat The Villaintriloquist and his evil puppet, as well as the new power-up, the PX-41 drinking serum which allows your minion to become invincible and run faster. Other updates include the Astronaut and Tourist added into the Minion's costume list and overall bug-fixes and optimizations.


In Minion Rush, players can customize, buy and unlock different costumes.







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  • The Universal Pictures logo makes a cameo on the screen in the Paradise Theater in the Mall.
  • If you touch the classic minion in the home screen, it will react in different ways.  However, the other minions do not have a reaction to you touching it.  
  • The main theme music played during the game is the same music played during the scenes in the first Despicable Me when the Minions hurry to meet Gru. It is also played when the Minions steal the shrink ray from Vector. Part of it is also heard when the Minions crash into the mall entrance in Despicable Me 2.
  • The game's gameplay is very similar to games on handheld devices such as Temple Run and Subway Surfers.
  • The various animations that will play whenever the minion crashes into an obstacle and gets hurt, ending the game include:
    • Falling backwards and pouting (all)
    • Falling on his face (all)
    • Falling backwards, punching himself in the hand and screaming in pain (all)
    • Being thrown against the camera (all)
    • Being electrocuted (Gru's Lab, Residential, Downtown, and AVL)
    • Falling into a void (all indoor locations except the Mall)
    • Being pulled under a sweeper and thrown out causing him to get dizzy (Mall only)
    • Tripping on some rolling rockets (Gru's Lab only)
    • Being tossed into the air by a small rocket (Gru's Lab only)
    • Being bonked by a toppled rocket (Gru's Lab only)
    • Being crushed by a toppled totem pole (El Macho only)
    • Hitting a saw and becoming confused (Gru's Lab and El Macho)
    • Tripping on a hammock, line divider, or banner and groaning (Mall, Beach, and SSFL)
    • Falling into a puddle and splashing in it (Mall only)
    • Falling into a cooler and eating a watermelon inside (Beach only)
    • Being sprayed by a fire hydrant, falling over and spouting water (Residential and Downtown)
    • Hitting a Lane Closed sign, causing it to fall on him (Residential only)
    • Hitting a sonar device, causing a satellite dish to to fall off and pushing it aside (AVL only)
    • Being burned by a flamethrower, causing him to run around and sit on his burned bottom (El Macho only)
    • Being flattened by a rolling evil minion cage (El Macho only)
    • Being scrubbed by a car wash scrubber (AVL only)
    • Being burned by a torch and flying off the path (El Macho and Beach)
    • Hitting a blue car, and being buried under falling suitcases (Residential only)
    • Screaming in pain and falling over (Downtown and SSFL)
    • Falling backwards, and bickering with a background minion (Downtown only)
    • Being defeated by a boss (Gru's Lab, Residential, El Macho, and SSFL)
  • The appearance of bosses in this game is hinted to the player by a sudden disappearance of obstacles and items in their path. 
  • It's unknown of how and why Vector would appear in the game as he was already stranded on the Moon at the end of the first Despicable Me film with no method of returning to Earth.


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