Despicable Me Review
If you’ve seen the movie, you are quite familiar with the weird-looking yellow creatures. Now they are available at your mobile device, thanks to Gameloft. You will control one of the minions leading him to glory, supporting his efforts to win the trophy awarded to the minion of the year.
As for gameplay, I have no choice but saying this is just another Temple Run clone. But don’t let that fact discourage you from downloading the game. Keep reading. As you will see, this game definitely has its character, and many people will find it even more interesting than the Temple Run. So, Despicable Me: Minion Rush is a three-lane endless runner, filled with various obstacles you will need to avoid. As you run, change lanes, jump, and dodge obstacles, you will collect bananas and tokens (although don’t expect too many tokens). Bananas are main currency, and they are used for power-ups and various costumes, which enable you to customize your minion.
Tokens are used for revives, as well as for some costumes and other features that cannot be bought for bananas. Tokens could also be used for buying bananas. And your real-life cash can be used for buying tokens. Not very original, I know. As usual, controls are very simple, and they include simple swipes, along with tilting the device left and right. Swipes of the screen are extremely precise.
However, Despicable Me does offer some original features. Unlike most of the endless-runners, this game has levels and bosses, so that makes it a bit more interesting. But the best thing about the game are the characters themselves. I guess not everyone will agree, but there is something about these yellow creatures that makes them so entertaining, even when they are not doing anything special. To me, they are something like Will Farrell – they can just stand and do nothing and still make me laugh (I know many of you will not agree with me on the Will Farrell issue either). You can argue with me on the subjects of minions and Will Farrell being funny by nature, but you will not be able to argue about the graphics. It is amazing. Fantastic details, rich cartoon-like colors, and smooth running of the game make it serious competition to any other endless-runner. Sound effects are good enough, and once again, if you are a fan of the movie, the sounds will amuse you even more.
Regardless you are a fan of the movie or not, this game will offer you solid entertainment, and it is worth a download. It has great graphics and gameplay, addictiveness that can measure with any other game of the genre, and in case you have seen the movie and liked the little minions, you will simply have to find space on your android device for Despicable Me: Minion Rush.