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Despicable Me: Minion Mania



Great puzzle adventure -- with or without its movie tie-in.

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Ease of play

The challenges get increasingly more difficult as you go along, but the increase is a gradual one.

Violence & scariness

The adorable minion creatures can get burned, shocked, frozen, or otherwise zapped by high-tech obstacles. It's all very cartoony.

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The app is a tie-in to the new movie, Despicable Me, though there's no hard sell for the film here, and you don't need to have seen the film in order to play.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Despicable Me: Minion Mania is a puzzle-based adventure game featuring the cute, minion characters from the new animated film, Despicable Me. The plot of the movie and its other characters are incidental here -- this game is all about the minions. In order to help them find the pieces to their supervillain master's new mega-device, you'll need to help the minions navigate obstacle- and trap-filled rooms. Some of the traps will lead to the minions getting hurt, but only in cartoony ways.

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DESPICABLE ME: MINION MANIA is a top-notch mobile game and would be a fun and challenging puzzle adventure even if it had nothing to do with the 3-D animated movie. The minions make cute and endearing little protagonists, and the maze-like puzzle levels offer loads of brain-teasing enjoyment as users try to figure out how to best traverse them. Winning costume pieces to dress up and customize the minions adds a bit of bonus fun.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:June 28, 2010
Category:Strategy Games
Publisher:Namco Networks America Inc. Games
Minimum software requirements:iOS 2.2 or later

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