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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/PC action video game in the Despicable Me franchise.
Players can do various tasks like defeating villains to earn the title "Minion of the Year".
Players can play the game by controlling a minion, and the minion can be either Dave (the default character), Carl, or Jerry; and they can compete with others in hilarious, fast-paced challenges.
While the minion runs, there are three lanes on the track, with some floating bananas on it, which minions can collect them by controlled to move left or right to running through them. Minions should avoid obstacles and attacks from bosses unless they are equipped with certain power-ups, and they can get prizes, including bananas or tokens, when the player collects all fruits in a Jelly Lab machine or matches certain qualifications in global races or events.
There are a few game modes in Minion Rush, and they are: Jelly Lab mode, Global events mode, Special Mission mode, and Races mode.
The beginning of Minion Rush is the Jelly Lab, in which the levels can be unlocked by completing goals from previous one (but levels can't be skipped). By completing enough number of levels, new machines and locations can be unlocked and players will be awarded. In each updates since early 2015, new levels will be added.
Events are daily, multiple day, or weekly contests where players compete to win prizes like tokens, prize pods, and bananas. Each event has a goal like highest score, furthest distance, highest despicable multiplier, or most bananas collected in a run, and each one takes place in a particular location. The top prize is typically either a costume or a number of tokens, with less prizes for players in lower ranks. The player can choose any costume to compete, although occasionally particular costumes will get a bonus abilities.
In special missions, players need to collect special items in appointed locations during the run, and it's independent from Jelly Lab, events, or races.
There are three stages in each special mission, and the items collected are different in different stages; by finishing completing all of them, players can receive many prizes (including a costume, some prize pods and tokens, and more) as a reward. If the player already possesses the costume, they will receive more tokens instead.
In minion races, players can play as Dave (can be with costumes), Carl or Jerry and race two other opponents chosen randomly in the world. The player should choose a kind of weapon, called gadgets, to participate the race. Some gadgets can be used offensively or defensively. After downloading the game, a whole set of gadgets are given to the player for free, however, after the first few races, players can spend 7,000 Bananas for a basic set of gadgets or use tokens to purchase much more useful sets of gadgets. Players are given prizes for winning continuously in a race, and the number of continuous victory will be recorded on a brand-new counter called streak. However, one will lose the winning streak if they lose once, unless they spend some tokens to maintain the streak.
In addition to defensive and offensive, gadgets are also categorized in three levels: one-star, two-star, and three-star, higher level makes the minion powerful in races.